The RHF's Biography of Roger Howarth


Roger Howarth was born on September 13, 1968, in Westchester County, New York. He was exposed to the arts at a very early age, and even performed in the play "The Grand Duke", at the age of seven. He was very active in his high school drama department, and performed in numerous plays at school.

Roger played soccer from the time he was a small child up until he was 18 - 19 years old. When it was offered to him, he took the opportunity to play in other countries with the Puma Shoes U.S. National Soccer Team. He eventually enrolled at George Washington University, but after only one semester, Roger dropped out of college to pursue acting as his career.

Roger met his wife Cari Stahler, in New York, when he lived above the café where she worked. She asked him out, and their first date was at Coney Island, and they fell hopelessly in love. Roger and Cari have a son, Julian, and they welcomed their second child in the spring of 2002, when their lovely daughter was born. Roger is devoted to his family and he loves spending his free time with them.

Roger was discovered during a nationwide talent search, and was cast in the role of Kent Winslow on ABC's Daytime Drama "Loving", right after Cari learned she was pregnant with Julian. The role was short- lived and when ABC cut the cast, Roger lost his job. He joked that he had just bought a Steinway before he got the news that he had been cut.

It was shortly after he left "Loving" in 1992, that Roger was cast on another ABC Daytime Drama "One Life to Live", in what was supposed to be a day-player role. It didn't take long for Roger's phenomenal talent to begin shining through, and he made Todd Manning a character that was already legendary by the end of his first year with OLTL. In the spring of 1994, Roger won the Daytime Emmy for Younger Actor, and continued to win the accolades of many in the industry. In 1995, he won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor, and in 1998, he won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villian.  Roger also played the role of the murderous Randall Lynch, in 4 episodes of the ABC prime time series PREY in 1998.  And in 2002 - 2003, during the sixth and last season of Dawson's Creek, Roger played the role of Professor Greg Hetson.  

Roger continued to receive praise for his role of Todd Manning over the course of the ten year run for the character. He left the role twice for extended periods, and then in the spring of 2003, he decided it was time for him to move on from OLTL, and the role of Todd. He signed on with the CBS Daytime Drama "As the World Turns", and took over the role of character Paul Ryan in July 2003 to September, 2010, when As the World Turns went off the air. Roger will return to One Life to Live in May, 2011.

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Cari and Roger
Roger & Cari

Roger, Cari & Julian

At the Daytime Emmy's 5/21/04