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Roger Howarth - Actor Profile and Biography


Roger Howarth - Actor Profile and Biography

Actor Roger Howarth

© Copyright, 2012

Character on 'One Life to Live':

Todd Manning

Date of First Appearance on OLTL:


Date of Birth and Location:

September 13, 1968 in Westchester, New York

Martial Status and Children:

Married since 1992 to Cari Stahler (actress)

Julian (born July 1992) and Claudette (born April 2002)

Interesting Facts for Roger Howarth:

  • Roger’s father wrote plays.
  • He performed in his first play at the age of seven in The Grand Duke.
  • He joined his high school drama department and performed in several plays.
  • He was active in soccer until the age of 19 playing in countries with the Puma Shoes U.S. National Soccer Team.
  • Howarth appeared in several TV shows and theatre plays but returned to OLTL.

Television Roles:

Liebestraum… Boy, 1991
Guiding Light… Jory Andros, 1992
Loving… Kent Winslow, 1992

ONE LIFE TO LIVE… Todd Manning, Jr., 1992-2003; 2011-Present
Diagnosis Murder… Kip Hicks, 1996
Prey… Randall Lynch (4 episodes), 1998
Dawson’s Creek… Professor Greg Hetson, 2002-2003
As the World Turns… Paul Ryan, 2003-2010

Theatre and Broadway:

The White Rose… 1998
Henry IV… 1998
You Touched Me…1998
Mother Courage…1998
Orestes… 1998
The Lion In Winter… 1999

Awards and Nominations:

Daytime Emmy Award… Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series, 1994 (won)
Soap Opera Digest… Outstanding Villain, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2005 (Nominated)
Daytime Emmy Award… Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, 1995, 2002, 2004, 2005 (Nominated)
Soap Opera Digest… Outstanding Younger Lead Actor, 1995, 1998 (won)

Biography and Credits for Roger Howarth:

Roger Howarth was born in Westchester County, New York. He was exposed to dramatic arts at an early age due to his father working in theater and writing plays. Though interested in the arts, Roger pursued soccer and played in several countries until the age of 19 and later studied political science at George Washington University. Howarth dropped out of college to join an acting program at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut.

Mr. Howarth was discovered in a nationwide talent search and won the role of Kent Winslow in the daytime drama, LOVING. After the short-lived series ended, he was cast in GUIDING LIGHT and later on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Todd Manning. He portrayed the character from 1992-1995. After leaving the show to pursue four episodes of the sci-fi series, PREY cast as Randall Lynch, Howarth returned to OLTL then left again in 1998. He starred in Broadway in several plays. Most notably alongside Stockard Channing and Laurence Fishburne in THE LION IN WINTER. Roger appeared in many television series such as DAWSON'S CREEK and DIAGNOSIS MURDER.

Roger won many awards for his powerful performance on OLTL, making him an iconic villain. His character’s interaction with Kassie DePaiva's Blair Cramer Manning storyline won the hearts of his fans.

Howarth met his wife, actress Cari Stahler while both were starving actors. They went to Coney Island on their first date and later fell in love. Howarth married her and they have two children, Julian and Claudette.

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