What has been your favorite storyline since taking over as Excutive Producer?I'm really enjoying Robin's return right now, but I have to say I loved the Nurses Ball last year.He is smart, has a great sense of humor, he is creative and very sweet in a weird way. What do you bring to the character that is different than James Franco? [Laughter] I sense that [back then] it was necessary to be a darker prince. I think that Franco and Carly have a lot of potential -- I can't wait to see what they come up with there. His little affair with his old girlfriend Lisa Niles. I think Sabrina is a fantastic woman for Patrick to be with, but at the same time Robin is the love of his life. We see that a lot, and I think she has relied on men in her past to get her through.
In 19, he won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor and Outstanding Villain, respectively.The character of Todd Manning was paired with Blair Manning (portrayed by actress Kassie De Paiva) in 1994.Hopefully we will be able to do it again next year.Will the supernatural reappear in Port Charles, like vampires? We have so much going on right now that is reality-based.Roger Howarth played one of daytime’s most famous and loved villains of all time: former Llanview bad boy Todd Manning on “One Life to Live.” Originally envisioned as a temporary character, Todd became a staple on and off on “One Life to Live” for two decades, with Howarth winning a Daytime Emmy for the role.
Howarth's soap opera roles have been controversial characters; Todd was a rapist, and Franco was a serial killer (although his bad acts were blamed on a brain tumor he didn't know he had).
Howarth, at the time, lived above the café and Cari asked him out on a date.
He guest-starred in ABC’s 1998 science-fiction television series "Prey," which only aired for one season and included 13 episodes. During one of Howarth’s acting projects on Broadway, he played alongside actors Stockard Channing and Laurence Fishburne in James Goldman’s 1999 production of “The Lion In Winter.”He was a guest star on "Dawson’s Creek," a teen drama series which lasted six seasons before it was canceled in 2003.
During a nationwide talent search, Howarth was first discovered and was cast for his short-lived role on the daytime soap "Loving." Howarth portrayed the short-lived role of Kent Winslow in 1992.
In 1994, Howarth won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Todd Manning.
One of the things I really like about Franco is he really is different when talking to different characters in his life.