List of Days of Our Lives characters (2010s)

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A list of notable characters from the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives that significantly impacted storylines and debuted between January 1, 2010, onward.

Jane Smith[edit]

Jane Smith is the warden of the Salem County Correctional Facility, the prison where Hope Brady serves time in 2010. She works with an inmate, Lee Michaels, to kill inmates during routine medical procedures in order to harvest their organs in an operation run by Stefano DiMera. Jane first appeared on September 21, 2010. Stacy Haiduk had been hired to portray the role but, wasn't able to fulfill the commitment so the role was recast with Gina Gallego

Ben Walters[edit]

Ben Walters
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byTy Treadway
Duration2010–11
First appearanceSeptember 17, 2010
Last appearanceFebruary 2, 2011
Created byDena Higley
Christopher Whitesell
Introduced byKen Corday
Gary Tomlin
ClassificationFormer; recurring
Profile
OccupationDoctor at Salem University Hospital

Ben Walters was portrayed by Ty Treadway from September 17, 2010 to February 2, 2011.

Lee Michaels[edit]

Lee Michaels is a trustee in the prison where Hope Brady serves time in 2010. She is a doctor who was imprisoned for illegally prescribing pain killers to her patients. She is assigned to the prison's infirmary, where she works with Warden Jane Smith to kill inmates during routine medical procedures in order to harvest their organs. Lee is played by Robin Mattson and first appeared on October 5, 2010 to 2011.

Parker Jonas[edit]

Parker Jonas
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed by
  • Ellie and Rose Karchmer (2010–11)
  • Bailey and Rowan McAlevey (2010; temp.)
  • Rheya and Thea Readmond (2010; temp.)
  • Anton and Preston LeBlanc (2011)
  • Evan and Luke Kruntchev (2013–15)
  • Christian Ganiere (2016–)
Duration
  • 2010–11
  • 2013–
First appearanceNovember 11, 2010
Created byDena Higley and Christopher Whitesell
Introduced byKen Corday and Gary Tomlin
ClassificationPresent, recurring
Profile
Other namesParker Kiriakis
ResidenceSalem, Wisconsin

Parker Daniel Jonas is the son of Daniel Jonas and Chloe Lane, although Philip Kiriakis was long thought to be his father. He was born on November 11, 2010 in the Horton cabin after his mother Chloe Lane goes into premature labor. There are complications with the birth (the umbilical cord is wrapped around his neck), and Chloe is assisted by Parker's assumed older sister Melanie. Philip and Daniel later show up, just as Parker is born. Chloe and Daniel go to the hospital and name him Parker Jonas, after Daniel's mother. While Daniel was initially assumed to be the baby's father, it was later revealed (incorrectly) that Parker was conceived during a one-night stand between Chloe and Philip. When Chloe takes a paternity test, the results are changed by Caroline Brady to make her believe that Daniel is the father. When the assumed truth about Parker's paternity was revealed, Daniel left Chloe. On March 2, 2011 Philip became Parker's legal father and Parker's last name was changed to Kiriakis. On January 7, 2013, Chloe returned to Salem and informed Daniel that he was in fact Parker's biological father.

Dario Hernandez[edit]

Dario Hernandez
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed by
Duration
  • 2011
  • 2016–17
First appearanceMarch 9, 2011 (2011-03-09)
Last appearanceSeptember 26, 2017
Created byDena Higley and Christopher Whitesell
Introduced by
ClassificationFormer; reoccurring
Profile
Occupation
ResidenceSalem, Illinois

Dario Hernandez is a fictional character on the NBC daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives. The role was played by Francisco San Martin who originated the role from March to September 2011 and Jordi Vilasuso from February 2016 to September 2017.

In December 2010, it was reported that Francisco San Martin would play the role of Dario, Rafe and Gabi Hernandez's (Galen Gering and Camila Banus) brother as a way to fill the void left following their sister Arianna's (Lindsay Hartley) death. San Martin previously played Javier Rodriguez, a patient of Nathan Horton (Mark Hapka) for one episode on November 16, 2010. San Martin's first airdate aired on March 9, 2011.[1] Three months later in June 2011, following the departure of head writer Dena Higley and the appointments of new writers Marlene Clark Poulter and Darrell Ray Thomas Jr., it was reported that San Martin was among the list of actors let go from the show, San Martin's last airdate was on September 19, 2011.[2]

In August 2015, nearly four years after San Martin's exit, it was reported that former Guiding Light and All My Children actor Jordi Vilasuso will take over the role of Dario.[3][4][5] Vilasuso made his debut on February 19, 2016.[6] In July 2017, it was reported that Vilasuso will be departing the show with his last airdate airing July 31, 2017.[7] Vilasuso made further appearances on September 26, 2017.[8]

Quinn Hudson[edit]

Quinn Hudson
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byBren Foster
Duration2011–12
First appearanceMay 5, 2011
Last appearanceFebruary 22, 2012
Created byDena Higley
Christopher Whitesell
Introduced byKen Corday
Gary Tomlin
ClassificationFormer, regular

Quinn Hudson, played by Australian actor Bren Foster[9] is the son of Vivian Alamain. He surfaces in Salem in 2011, and is part of a plot by Kate Roberts to bring down Chloe Lane. Quinn blackmails Chloe into being a call girl like Kate used to be a long time ago. Quinn changes for Taylor Walker and tells Chloe to stop. Quinn leaves Salem with his mother, Ivan and Taylor. He returns for a short while before departing again.

Maxine Landis[edit]

Maxine Landis is a fictional character from the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives . She was portrayed by Aloma Wright from 2008 to 2015 when the character just dropped off the canvas.

Aloma previously made a one episode appearance as a nurse named Jillian in 2007.

Storylines Maxine is the head nurse at Salem's University Hospital. She often gets into the lives of the Salemites to offer a piece of advice. She played an instrumental role in helping to shape Melanie Jonas from a spoiled self-centered brat into a kind and compassionate woman, who eventually wanted to become a nurse. As a result, she and Melanie eventually became good friends. She has mentioned having two children in the past, a son and a daughter, and her husband Carl has passed away. She has been friends with Dr. Daniel Jonas and Jennifer Horton, and is now starting to date Abe Carver. Maxine and Abe must have split because Abe is now with Valerie Grant.

Sheila Watkins[edit]

Sheila Watkins was played by Tionne Watkins from November 2016 to January 2017, and again from September 2017 to November 2017. She returned to the role in September 2018. Sheila and her friend Coco were prison inmates that harassed Hope Brady while she was in prison. They also attempted to intimidate any new inmates, but Hope protected them while she was protected by Chille. Shiela and Coco realized they would never be able to get to Hope while Chille wasn't around, so they killed Chille by stabbing her in the chest. The duo later attacked Hope in her cell and stabbed her, but she survived and was admitted to the prison hospital. Hope intended to fight against the duo, but Hattie helped her escaped, so they attacked her and put her in the hospital.

In September 2017, Sheila was released from Statesville. Adrienne Johnson convinced her to go to the Kiriakis mansion and give a letter to Justin Kiriakis. Everyone thought Adrienne was Bonnie Lockhart, but Shiela decided to humour "Bonnie", and soon found out she was telling the truth when she came face to face with Bonnie, who was staying at the mansion. Sheila was persuaded to keep quiet by accepting payment from Bonnie and took a job as a maid at the Kiriakis mansion. Sheila reconnected with her old friend Eli Grant, and eventually fled town when Bonnie was exposed.

Sheila returned in late 2018 to help Bonnie when she was arrested. Shiela brought Bonnie's assumed daughter with Lucas as a way for Bonnie to get out of prison. Shiela didn't buy Bonnie's claim that the child was hers and Lucas.

Anne Milbauer[edit]

Anne Milbauer
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byMeredith Scott Lynn
Duration2012–2017
First appearanceSeptember 7, 2012
Last appearanceJuly 11, 2017
Created byGary Tomlin
Christopher Whitesell
Introduced byKen Corday
Lisa de Cazotte
Greg Meng
ClassificationPast; recurring

Anne Milbauer has been portrayed by Meredith Scott Lynn since September 7, 2012. She last appeared July 11, 2017.

Arianna Horton[edit]

Arianna Horton
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byHarper and Sydnee Udell
Duration2013–
First appearanceMay 22, 2013
Created byGary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell
Introduced byKen Corday, Lisa de Cazotte and Greg Meng
ClassificationPresent, recurring

Arianna Grace Horton is the daughter of Gabi Hernandez and Will Horton. She is born on-screen May 21, 2013, in an abandoned shed. Her name comes from her late aunt, Arianna Hernandez. Her god-parents are Sonny Kiriakis and Abigail Deveraux.

Arianna is conceived when her parents have a one-night stand in August 2012. When Gabi finds out that she is pregnant she decides on an abortion, but can't go through with it. Gabi is in a relationship with Will's cousin, Nick Fallon, and Nick wants to be Arianna's legal father. Will reveals that he is actually Arianna's father at Nick and Gabi's first attempt at a wedding in January 2013. Will signs away his rights after Nick blackmails him (about him shooting EJ DiMera) in March 2013. Leading up to her birth, Gabi and Nick are held hostage by Jensen, a former prison inmate of Nick's. Sonny and Will arrive and Sonny is able to escape with Gabi; but Will stays to help Nick. Gabi reveals that she has been having small contractions all day and Sonny finds an abandoned shed in which to deliver the baby. Sonny delivers Arianna, and Gabi and Arianna are brought to the hospital, and given a clean bill of health. After she is born, Gabi and Nick sends back her birth certificate before Gabi signs it, to have Will's name stated as "father".

Arianna and her mother move in with Will and Sonny, and they raise Arianna as a three-parent family. In 2014, Sonny marries Arianna's father, Will, becoming her step-father. When Gabi is imprisoned for the murder of Nick, Arianna is raised by her two dads. Arianna is reunited with her mother when she is released from prison in September 2015; but her happiness is cut short when her father Will is apparently murdered, and Sonny, stricken with grief, leaves town, and Gabi is left to raise Arianna on her own. Sonny returns in 2016, and recommences co-parenting her with Gabi. In late 2017, it is revealed that Will is, in fact, alive. He is suffering from amnesia after being strangled and abducted, and has no memory of his life before. As soon as he returns to Salem, Arianna and Gabi come to see him. Despite not remembering them, Will treats Arianna as his daughter, and begins to take part in co-parenting Arianna again. When Will's amnesia leads to Arianna's two dads divorcing, Sonny continues to co-parent her, as does Will.

In 2018, her mother Gabi is wrongfully imprisoned, and Will and Sonny tell Arianna that her mom is working away from home. After Gabi is proved innocent, Will and Sonny tell Ari that her mom is coming home, but Gabi's release is delayed for several more weeks due to a murder at the prison, and when Gabi finally gets out, Arianna, feeling unloved by her mother, is angry and unwelcoming towards her.

Cole Hines[edit]

Cole Hines
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byRiley Bodenstab
Duration2013–15
First appearanceJune 27, 2013
Last appearanceMay 21, 2015
Created byGary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell
Introduced byKen Corday, Lisa de Cazotte and Greg Meng
ClassificationFormer; recurring
Profile
OccupationStudent
ResidenceSalem, U.S.

Cole Hines was created by head writers Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell.

The character first appeared on June 27, 2013 as Bev Walters' boyfriend. He was in this group of drug dealers and users. He and JJ Deveraux get into a fist fight after he started whaling on his late grandfather's tree, the cops appear and grab them only to discover that the boys shoplifted goods and the lady they stole from appears and wishes to press charges against them. Cole and his friend JJ get arrested. They get released after the lady decides not to press charges against them. Bev breaks up with Cole and starts going out with JJ, this upsets Cole so he decides to get back at JJ for stealing his girlfriend. Cole calls the cops when he catches his rival selling drugs to the students and gets him arrested. In January 2014, Cole and his friends get chased by the cops but only Cole gets arrested and hauled to jail, he gets maximum sentence for his case in the robbery. In June 2014, he gets out of jail, and meets up with Bev at the park. He needs some money, which Bev agrees to give him but in return she makes him drop a few joints in Paige Larson's purse. Bev texts Cole to let him know where Paige is, Cole goes to Club TBD, spots her and intentionally spills the drink on her, she goes to clean up at the bathroom and Cole opens her purse just as he was about to drop the joints she catches him red handed, he makes excuses and leaves. JJ shows up, recognizes Cole and goes after him after Paige complains about what Cole just did. JJ grabs Cole and they start thrashing each other until Paige stops the fight and Cole gets away. Paige was about to call the cops, but JJ stops her. Cole meets up with Bev at the park and Paige sees them together. After Cole leaves Paige walks up to Bev to confront her, she lies to Paige and gets away with it. Cole later meets JJ and confesses that Bev made him do it and leaves. Cole then checks himself into a rehab. After months of being in rehab, In January 2015, he finally comes out, and starts attending Salem University. At campus he comes across Paige and apologizes to her for his wrongdoings, she forgives him and they become friends. Cole and Paige start dating briefly afterwards and then break up when she decides to give JJ another chance. Cole starts scheming with Paige's mother Eve Donovan to break Paige and JJ up. Cole takes the risk of breaking into JJ's house and plants drugs in his bag, so he could get sent away forever. But then Paige finds out what he did and confronts him at Salem U when he approaches her, he denies it, thinks she's crazy, and tries to leave, but she stops him and threatens to call the cops on him, he then sorta admits it and tells her she's amazing and that she deserves better and not someone like JJ. Paige asks him to stay away from her and JJ before leaving. Cole calls Eve to inform her about what just happened, she answers and tells him she's dropping off his money and ends the call. Leaving Cole looking perplexed at the Salem U.

Aiden Jennings[edit]

Aiden Jennings
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byDaniel Cosgrove
Duration2014–16
First appearanceJanuary 22, 2014
Last appearanceOctober 25, 2016
Created byGary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell
Introduced byKen Corday, Lisa de Cazotte and Greg Meng
ClassificationFormer; regular
Profile
OccupationLawyer
ResidenceSalem, Illinois

Aiden Jennings was portrayed by Daniel Cosgrove from January 22, 2014 to November 9, 2015, and returned in May 2016. Originally at odds with Hope Williams Brady, they eventually fall in love.

After some time together, Hope starts to suspect Aiden of killing his first wife however, her death is later revealed an accident caused by Chase. Aiden proposes to Hope and she accepts. Soon after, though, André DiMera begins blackmailing Aiden into killing Hope or he will kill Chase. Obeying, Aiden marries Hope and then attempts to kill her. It is later revealed that it was a doppelgänger and not Aiden who tried to kill Hope. The real Aiden loved her too much to go through with it so Andre sent the doppelgänger in his place and held the real Aiden captive. Returning just in the nick of time, Hope's former husband, Bo Brady, stops “Aiden” by killing him. For a brief time, Aiden is then wrongly believed to have been the Necktie Killer. On October 25 he left Salem to go take care of his son Chase.

Chase Jennings[edit]

Chase Jennings
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed by
  • Connor Kalopsis (2014–15)
  • Hyrum Hansen (2014; temp.)
  • Jonathon McClendon (2015–16)
Duration
  • 2014–16
First appearanceFebruary 6, 2014
Last appearanceSeptember 15, 2016
Created byGary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell
Introduced byKen Corday, Lisa de Cazotte and Greg Meng
ClassificationFormer, recurring
Profile
ResidencePortland, Oregon

Chase Jennings is the son of Aiden and Meredith Jennings, most notable for brutally raping his stepsister, Ciara Brady. Chase and his father came to Salem from Portland, Oregon in 2014 and are at odds with Hope and Ciara. Ciara and Chase do not get along with each other at school and the two torment each other. Jonathon McClendon assumed the role of Chase, when the character was aged, on October 21, 2015. On June 30, 2016, McClendon later revealed that he will be departing from the show, the following day it was confirmed by Daytime Confidential, McClendon last aired on September 15, 2016.[10]

Chase likes doing judo and after he exited the wrong building for judo class in April 2014, was attacked by a man wanting his cell phone. Hope showed up and the man claims that "he and his son" were just having a disagreement but Hope knows that is not his son. She gets Chase away from him and the man is arrested. Aiden showed up on the scene and wants to spend the entire day with Chase instead of him going to judo class but Chase wants to go and he continues off to the right building. Hope and Aiden become engaged and Ciara and Chase grow closer. When Aiden tries to kill Hope on their wedding night and is shot by Hope's ex-husband Bo, Chase angrily rejects Hope and Ciara's attempts to bring him into the family and accuses Bo of being a murderer.

Clyde Weston[edit]

Clyde Weston
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byJames Read
Duration2014–2018
First appearanceJune 27, 2014
Last appearanceJuly 9, 2018
Created byGary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell
Introduced byKen Corday, Greg Meng and Lisa de Cazotte
ClassificationPast; recurring
Profile
Other namesJordan Ridgeway[11]
Occupation
ResidenceFlorida, United States

Clyde Weston has been portrayed by James Read since June 27, 2014.

When Kate Roberts investigated Jordan Ridgeway's past she discovers multiple driver's licenses with different names in Jordan's apartment. Kate also finds Jordan has a connection to Salem newcomer Ben Rogers. The evidence leads Kate to Poplar Bluff, Missouri where she shows photos of Jordan and Ben and meets with Clyde Weston. Clyde reveals that Ben is his son Ollie Weston and Jordan is his stepdaughter, Tammy Sue. He also reveals they ran away from home years ago and he failed to find them. Kate tells Clyde they are in Salem and Clyde comes to Salem for a reunion but tells Kate to keep their meeting secret. Ben and Jordan are furious when they see Clyde in Salem and its revealed that Clyde's alcoholism lead to verbal and physical abuse of Ben, Jordan, and their mother when they were kids. Clyde insisted they owed him and that he's changed and wanted a relationship with his son Ben and told Jordan not to interfere. Clyde asks Kate for contacts she has from her past dealings with shady business in Salem. Kate referred him to people who arrange a meeting with EJ DiMera. EJ agrees to Clyde's requests to work for EJ's drug ring in Salem but Clyde and EJ soon argue over drug territory and drugs that Clyde is bringing into Salem. During one argument in the park, EJ's disloyal bodyguard Miguel, who Clyde turned against EJ, shoots and kills EJ. Clyde and Miguel cover up the crime and make the scene look like EJ was robbed and killed by a low level drug addict. When Miguel begins to panic and fears EJ's father Stefano DiMera will uncover the truth Clyde tells his assistant Jeremiah to murder Miguel and bury the body on Jeremiah's grandfather's farm in Missouri.

Clyde tells Jordan not to interfere with his reconciliation with Ben and if she does then Clyde will reveal to Ben that Jordan caused the car wreck that killed their mother. Jordan backs away when Clyde and Ben become closer but warns her boyfriend Rafe Hernandez, a detective for the Salem Police, that Clyde is dangerous. Rafe becomes suspicious of Clyde and begins investigating him. Clyde begins dating Kate and moves his trucking business, his cover for his drug business, to Salem. Clyde is confronted by Victor Kiriakis and told that the Kiriakis family runs all trucking operations in Salem but Clyde refuses to back down and a war ensues. Victor investigates Clyde's background and uncovers his trucking company and other front businesses are used to launder drug money. Victor also discovers Clyde has managed to seize control of most of the drug business in the Ozarks. Clyde is shot by Victor's hitman Damon and is thought to be dead. Sonny Kiriakis is stabbed in the park and Clyde reveals to Victor that he survived the hit and admits he stabbed Sonny in retaliation. Victor and Clyde call a truce when Victor agrees to back off and let Clyde takeover his territory in Salem.

Clyde's relationships with Ben and Kate improve but when he donates a large sum of money to the local hospital to fund Jordan's project she leaves town and moves to New York. Clyde continues to advise Ben on his relationship with Abigail Deveraux and plots against Ben's new rival Chad DiMera. Kate fails in her scheme to permanently takeover DiMera Enterprises from Stefano and seeks comfort from Clyde. Clyde dismisses Stefano saying he beat Victor Kiriakis and that he can beat the DiMeras. Kate warns Clyde that Stefano has enormous patience and cunning for revenge and unlike Victor the DiMeras are extremely cruel and ruthless with their enemies. Stefano uncovers Ben's past activities with illegal gambling in Florida and ensures the club manager testifies against Ben. Clyde uses his contacts in the drug business to have the manager killed in prison before he can testify against Ben. Clyde finds out Abby cheated on Ben with Chad and discovers she is pregnant. Clyde forces a lab technician to make the tests say Ben is the father. When Stefano returns to Salem Clyde visits him and secretly places a bug in the DiMera house but Stefano orders him to leave and Stefano's henchman take Clyde out. The bug reveals Abby is due to inherit valuable land in Ireland that the DiMeras desperately want but Chad refuses to go along with Stefano's plan to reconcile with Abby and thus get the land. Clyde begins to think Ben and he will benefit from Abby's inheritance. Stefano meets with Victor about Clyde. Victor reveals to Stefano his past dealings with Clyde and assures Stefano that Clyde is a serious threat to both of them and their families. Stefano and Victor agree to work together against Clyde.

Kate breaks up with Clyde when he comes controlling with her time and devotion to her work. She tells him that his confidence was attractive at first but he is arrogant. Clyde is revealed to be local drug dealer Kyle Southern's boss. Kyle, who is dating Paige Larson, hires Paige's ex-boyfriend JJ Deveraux unaware that JJ is secretly working with the DEA and Salem police commissioner Roman Brady. Paige's mother Eve Donovan discovers JJ's secret and tells Kyle that JJ is working with the DEA. Kyle calls Clyde saying he needs to personally deal with the situation. Clyde arrives at Kyle's apartment and Kyle knocks JJ unconscious. JJ awakens to find that Clyde has killed Kyle and Clyde asks if JJ is working with the police. JJ tells Clyde that he had an affair with Eve which caused Paige to disown Eve and in revenge Eve made up the story and told Kyle. Clyde believes JJ and hires him to replace Kyle. Clyde threatens to kill JJ's mother Jennifer Horton, sister Abigail, and ex-girlfriend Paige if he tells Clyde's son Ben about their drug deals. Later Paige is found dead in her dorm and JJ confronts Clyde accusing him of murdering Paige.

A secret investigation of Clyde leads to a sting operation involving JJ, Roman Brady, and DEA agent Watts leads to Clyde's arrest for drug trafficking. A furious Clyde discovers during his arrest that JJ was secretly an informant and that Clyde's drug ring has been exposed to the Salem Police and DEA. Clyde calls his son Ben and claims to be set up by JJ but Roman reveals that Clyde is being extradited to Florida for a murder charge there. On October 20, 2015, Ben is brought to a meeting at the police station with Clyde who tells Ben he is being extradited to Florida that day. Ben reveals to Clyde that he is the "necktie killer".

In 2016 Chad revealed that Clyde was imprisoned in a federal penitentiary for murder.

In September 2016 Clyde calls Marlena and asks her to come and visit him in prison. Marlena goes to see Clyde, and he asks her to evaluate him. Marlena says she could, but there is no guarantee things will go the way he wants them to. She says Clyde has no control in prison and that must be frustrating. She also adds that he must be feeling jealous of people who have there freedom. Clyde says he would rather be stuck in prison than deal with the good people of Salem. Marlena states she will make sure to put that in his evaluation before leaving. Another man comes in, and asks if that was Marlena. Clyde says it was, and adds that he can tell he has some history with her, and doesn't like her. Clyde asks his name, and he says he is Milo Harp, but used to be called Orpheus. Clyde and Orpheus bond over their mutual dislike of the people of Salem, and plot a breakout. Clyde gets transferred into Orpheus's cell and recruits Xander Kiriakis. During a transfer, Eduardo Hernandez kills about inmate, believing he was responsible for threatening their family. Orpheus knocks the driver unconscious and the prison van crashes. Clyde eventually makes his way to Kate Roberts' house and pulls a gun on her. Chad DiMera arrives just in time and fights Clyde for the gun. Clyde punches Chad and manages to get away for police arrive. Clyde, Xander, and Orpheus regroup in a small shack on the pier. Clyde has some of his old contacts provide them with new clothes and weapons to help them take their revenge. The trio hit the Johnson house where they kidnap Kayla Brady and Joey Johnson. Steve Johnson attempts to cause some dissent among the ranks by rattling Clyde and Xander's faith in Orpheus. Steve and Orpheus get into a fight, and the villainous trio once again get away. Clyde and Orpheus corner Marlena, Claire, and Kate in the pier. John shows up and Orpheus is shot in the struggle. Clyde takes Orpheus back to their hideout where he attends to his wound. Clyde also expresses dissatisfaction with Orpheus' leadership. The trio decide to publicly make their demands known, and then flee to the Kiriakis compound. Clyde finds a case full of weaponry that his former partner-in-crime Jeremiah arranged for him. Getting a good vantage point, Clyde waited for Orpheus to make their demands known before he attempted to shoot Aiden Jennings, but shoots Abe Carver instead and fled before the Salem Police could retaliate. Wracked with guilt over shooting an innocent man, Clyde started drinking and told Orpheus his entire life's story: Clyde was abused by his father and realized that he treated Ben and Jordan the way his father treated him. He also expressed regret that Jordan wants nothing to do with him. Orpehus ordered Clyde and Xander to watch Joey while he went to kill John Black. Clyde stood guard of Joey on the pier and Abe's son Theo Carver confronted him with a gun. He hesitated, and Clyde took advantage of the opportunity. Steve and J.J. revealed themselves, and Clyde fled while sending a text message to Orpehus, telling him to "abort". Irritated with their lack of success, Clyde decided to kill Chad and kidnap his son Thomas DiMera. After stealing some baby clothes for Thomas, Clyde encountered Andre DiMera, and was shocked that Stefano had another son. After briefly mocking Andre over Stefano's death, Clyde threatened to kill Andre, but Andre offered to help him get into the DiMera mansion, and steal Thomas. Andre said he wanted control of the family business, and was willing to take down Chad to get it. With Andre's help, Clyde got into the mansion through the secret tunnels and held Chad at gunpoint. After Andre left the room, Chad and Clyde had it out over Ben until Andre returned to the room with Lucas Horton and Adrienne Johnson tied up. Clyde tried to threaten them into telling him where Thomas was, but then Andre shot Chad. Clyde asked Andre to hold Lucas and Adrienne while he went to go look for Thomas. Clyde heard a baby crying, and followed it into a safe room where he found it was a trap, and the door closed and trapped him inside until the Salem Police came to arrest him. Clyde was brought into the main room where he learned Chad was fine. He warned Chad to watch his back around Andre, but Chad was confident he didn't have anything to worry about. Gabi Hernandez brought Thomas into the room, and Clyde raged that the baby belonged to his son Ben, before being dragged out of the mansion. Once at the Salem Police station, Aiden was very happy to book Clyde and make sure that not only would be to back to prison, but he would be held in solitary confinement for a long time. On October 13, John revealed that Clyde is back serving his original 25 to life prison sentence and that new charges from the prison break have also been added to his sentence.

Serena Mason[edit]

Serena Mason
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byMelissa Archer
Duration2014–15, 2017
First appearanceDecember 5, 2014 (2014-12-05)
Last appearanceOctober 31, 2017 (2017-10-31)
Created byGary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell
Introduced byKen Corday, Lisa de Cazotte and Greg Meng
ClassificationFormer; regular
Profile
OccupationMedical journalist

Serena Mason is a fictional character on the NBC daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives. The role was played by Melissa Archer from December 5, 2014 to August 28, 2015 and a brief reappearance on September 28, 2015. Archer returned to the role once again during a one-off appearance on October 31, 2017.

In August 2014, Soap Opera Digest reported that former One Life to Live actress Melissa Archer, famous for her 12-year stint of Natalie Buchanan has been cast in an unknown contract role, later revealed to be Serena Mason, the ex-girlfriend of Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan.[12][13] She made her first appearance on December 5, 2014.[14] In April 2015, Soap Opera Digest confirmed Archer had been let go from the show.[15] Archer last aired on August 27, 2015, when her character was killed off as part of a serial killer storyline to commemorate with the show's 50th anniversary.[16][17][18] Archer appeared in additional flashback scenes on September 28, 2015, when Serena's death at the hands of the Necktie Killer were shown.[19] In October 2017, Archer reprised the role of Serena as part of special dream-sequence episode on October 31, 2017.[20]

Serena is introduced as a friend of Melanie Jonas (Molly Burnett) and a former lover of Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan), during the pair's time in South Africa, prior to Eric's joining of the priesthood. Serena had a rivalry with Nicole Walker due to her past with Eric and her fascination for one of Eric's African artifacts, which were revealed to have been used to smuggle blood diamonds. Serena confesses that she was forced to use Eric to smuggle the diamonds out of Africa by Eric's former friend and Serena's former lover Xander Cook. When Serena's secret is revealed, Eric breaks up with her, and he and Nicole are nearly killed by Xander. She ends up back in Eric's good graces when she saves his grandmother Caroline Brady's life. In August 2015, Serena is sued by Nicole due to her involvement with Xander. After a drunken night at Club TBD with Chad DiMera, she is murdered by a serial killer and Chad is named the prime suspect. It was later revealed Ben Rogers murdered her.

In December 2015, Ben was later arrested for the murder of Serena, Paige and Will. On Halloween, Serena was a part of Abigail Deveraux's nightmare, in which she murders Chad DiMera and Abigail.

Tori Narita[edit]

Tori Narita
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byHiro Ambrosino
First appearanceJanuary 20, 2015
Last appearanceMay 6, 2015
Created byGary Tomlin
Christopher Whitesell
Introduced byKen Corday
Lisa de Cazotte
Greg Meng
ClassificationFormer; recurring
Profile
ResidenceSan Francisco, CA

Tori Narita is the mother of Paul Narita and was portrayed by Hira Ambrosino from January 20, 2015, to May 6, 2015.

Tate Black[edit]

Tate Black
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed by
  • Peter and Thomas Machala (2015–16)[21]
  • Matthew and Nathan Goss (2016)
  • Jacob and Wyatt Walker (2016–18)
  • Colin and Kyle Schroeder (2018)
Duration2015–18
First appearanceMarch 30, 2015
Last appearanceJuly 19, 2018
Created byGary Tomlin
Christopher Whitesell
Introduced byKen Corday, Lisa de Cazotte and Greg Meng
ClassificationFormer, recurring
Profile
Other namesChristopher DiMera
Tate Donovan Black
ResidenceLos Angeles, California

Tate Black is the son of Brady Black and Theresa Donovan.

In November 2014, Theresa discovered she was pregnant with Brady's child. Kristen DiMera overheard Theresa sharing her news and decided to steal the embryo. Before Theresa has a chance to tell Brady about the pregnancy, Kristen sets her plan in motion. She hires goons to knock Theresa unconscious and they take her to a warehouse outfitted with gurneys and other medical supplies. Kristen arrives at the warehouse and the procedure begins. Brady and Theresa's embryo is transferred into Kristen's womb. Afterward, Kristen calls Brady to tell him that she will be leaving town with a piece of him. Kristen leaves town and evidence of Theresa's pregnancy is erased. Brady does not believe Theresa when she eventually gets the chance to tell him she was pregnant.

The baby appeared for the first time on March 30. On April 14, it is revealed that Kristen gave birth in Italy and named Brady and Theresa's baby boy, Christopher, presumably after herself. Melanie Jonas finds out what happened and tells Brady. Brady goes to Italy and finds Kristen with Christopher, along with Theresa who had been kidnapped by Kristen. Brady and Theresa are reunited with Christopher and Kristen is presumed deceased. The baby boy is returned to his parents thanks to Melanie and taken home to Salem. He undergoes a successful bone marrow transplant, with his mother as the donor. Later, his parents rename him Tate Donovan Black.

Deimos Kiriakis[edit]

Deimos Kiriakis
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byVincent Irizarry
Duration2016–17
First appearanceJanuary 18, 2016 (2016-01-18)
Last appearanceOctober 30, 2017
Created byJosh Griffith and Dena Higley
Introduced byKen Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng
ClassificationFormer; regular
Profile
Other namesRobert Tasso
Occupation
ResidenceSalem, Illinois

Deimos Kiriakis is portrayed by Vincent Irizarry. He is the half-brother of crime boss Victor Kiriakis.

Deimos arrives in Salem at the Kiriakis mansion where he is confronted at gunpoint by Victor Kiriakis. Its revealed that Deimos is Victor's brother and has spent the past 30 years of a life sentence in prison. Deimos says he's doesn't want revenge against Victor but only wants to rebuild his life and asks Victor for a job. Victor tells Deimos he is not welcome or wanted in Salem and is dead to him but Deimos replies it's because he reminds Victor of his past, which he can't escape. Victor introduces Deimos to his son Philip Kiriakis but tells Philip to stay away from Deimos because he is trouble.

Later Victor reveals his past history with Deimos to his wife Maggie: 30 years ago Deimos, the 20-year-old son of Victor's father and his second wife, had a "big mouth and big chip on his shoulder" and wanted everything that was Victor's including Victor's fiancée Helena Tasso. Four days before Victor and Helena's wedding day, Deimos seduced Helena. An enraged and furious Victor confronted Helena, who admitted it and ran off to Deimos. The following morning Helena was found dead at the bottom of a cliff. According to the police Helena had help jumping off the cliff and Deimos was sentenced to life in prison. Victor, unable to look at anything reminding him of Helena, left Greece for a fresh start in the United States.On June 29, 2017, Deimos is stabbed in the chest and he is pronounced dead by Hope Brady.

Summer Townsend[edit]

Summer Townsend
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byMarie Wilson
First appearanceFebruary 2, 2016
Last appearanceJuly 29, 2016
Created byJosh Griffith and Dena Higley
Introduced byKen Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng
ClassificationFormer; regular
Profile
Other names
  • Cindi Callahan
  • Danielle Katherine Mullen
OccupationCon-artist

Summer Townsend is a fictional character from the American NBC Daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives, portrayed by former Port Charles and As the World Turns actress Marie Wilson. Wilson previously played the recurring role of Bree Tjaden on the soap from October 31, 2014 until February 9, 2015.[22][23] In October 2015, Wilson was announced to return on Days of Our Lives in a newly created role. Wilson made her first appearance as Summer on February 2, 2016.[24][25] One month after her debuted aired, it was revealed that Wilson was among four actors let go from the show, following the departures of head writers Josh Griffith and Beth Milstein.[26][27][28] Wilson last aired on July 29, 2016.[29][30]

Jade Michaels[edit]

Jade Michaels
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed by
Duration2016–17
First appearanceFebruary 24, 2016 (2016-02-24)
Last appearanceJuly 14, 2017
Created byJosh Griffith, Dena Higley and Beth Milstein
Introduced byKen Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng
ClassificationFormer; regular
Profile
OccupationStudent
ResidenceSalem, Illinois

Jade Michaels was created by Josh Griffith and Dena Higley and introduced by Ken Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng. Paige Searcy debuted in the role on February 24, 2016 and departed on January 9, 2017.[31] Gabrielle Haugh took over the role on January 17, 2017.[32] She is friends with Joey Johnson and soon learns from Joey that he murdered Ava Vitali. Jade later becomes pregnant with Joey's child, but has a miscarriage and loses the baby.

Thomas DiMera[edit]

Thomas DiMera
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed by
  • Grace & Jeffrey G. (2015)
  • Elowen & Willow S. (2015–2017)
  • Justin Allan (2018)
  • Asher Morrissette (2018–2019)
Duration2015–2019
First appearanceNovember 24, 2015 (2015-11-24)
Last appearanceFebruary 21, 2019
Created byJosh Griffith and Dena Higley
Introduced byKen Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng
ClassificationFormer; recurring
Profile
Other names
  • Colin Weston
  • Thomas Jack Deveraux
ResidenceSalem, Illinois

Thomas Jack DiMera is the son of Chad DiMera and Abigail Deveraux. He is also the nephew of JJ Deveraux, and the grandson of Stefano DiMera, Madeline Peterson Woods, Jennifer Horton, and Jack Deveraux.

Holly Jonas[edit]

Holly Jonas
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed by
  • Cara and Sienna Gwartz (2016–17)
  • Oakley and Taytum Fisher (2017)
  • Harlow and Scarlett Mallory (2018–)
Duration2016–
First appearanceDecember 21, 2016
Created byDena Higley and Ryan Quan
Introduced byKen Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng
ClassificationPresent, recurring
Profile
Other namesHolly Lane
Holly Walker

Holly Fay Jonas is the biological daughter of Nicole Walker and Daniel Jonas, but was carried by Chloe Lane, who didn't reveal Holly's biological parents until after her birth. Chloe was implanted with the embryo after Daniel's death. She was born on December 21, 2016, delivered by her mother Nicole.

Haley Chen[edit]

Haley Chen is a fictional character on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives portrayed by Thia Megia.

She first appeared on December 20th, 2018 as a troubled nurse who attempts suicide but is saved by JJ Deveraux.

At the hospital, Haley overhears her boss Dr. Kayla Johnson being upset with J.J. for not reporting Haley's suicide attempt. Haley jumps into conclusion, feels betrayed thinking J.J. told Kayla. However they reassure her that JJ is innocent and that it was another nurse who came forward leaving Kayla with no choice but to take Haley off of the nursing floor until the matter is resolved. PppLater on at the hospital, J.J. overhears Haley on her phone telling someone “Don’t worry. I won’t say anything to Dr. Johnson.” Kayla eventually agrees to let Haley keep her job if she gets counseling from Marlena. If Haley refuses to get counseling from Marlena Kayla will fire her. Haley is revealed to be daughter of Melinda Trask. It is later revealed that she tried to take her life because she is an illegal immigrant in Salem.

Melinda Trask[edit]

Melinda Chen Trask is a fictional character on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives portrayed by Laura Kai Chen. Trask is the aggressive DA who wants justice and enjoys sending people to jail when they break the law. Melinda Trask, played by Laura Kai Chen, is the D.A. that was in charge of prosecuting Sami Brady for Joe Bernardi's murder. Sami was ultimately cleared when evidence proved that she shot Bernardi in defense of Rafe Hernandez, showed up. In 2016, Trask prosecuted Hope Brady for Stefano DiMera's murder, and got her 25 years in prison with no possibility of parole. She has a vendetta against Gabi Hernandez for getting out of jail early after killing Nick Fallon.

After Abigail murdered Andre and was diagnosed with DID in 2018 Trask tried to convince Chad to permanently send his wife to Bayview. She explained to Chad that it was the only way to keep himself and Thomas safe. Trask did this to protect Chad and Thomas from Abigail. Trask is revealed to be the mother of Haley Chen.

Ted Laurent[edit]

Theodore "Ted" Laurent is a fictional character on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives. Ted has been played by Gilles Marini since June 5, 2018.

In November 2018, Gilles was upgraded to contract. Ted is Leo Stark's lawyer, hired by Kate Roberts, to represent Leo in his attempt to sue Sonny Kiriakis for sexual assault. Ted knew the suit was, and Leo was worried that Ted couldn't be trusted. Ted and Kate assured Leo all he cared about was making money, and he would be making a lot after the settlement Sonny would be forced to pay. Ted was confident that he would win in court as Leo had already sent dirty texts to himself using Sonny's phone and used a hidden camera to take photos of him and Sonny in a compromising situation. Ted used the texts to make Sonny seem like a predator and the fact that he slept with Leo before he had officially handed in his letter of resignation didn't look for good Sonny. Ted also pursued Kate. He brought dinner to Kate's room and they talked and bonded. Ted admitted his wife had passed away from cancer and Kate would relate to since she was recently widowed due to her husband being murdered.

Ted was hired by Theresa Donovan to represent her when she sued Brady Black for custody of their son, Tate Black. Theresa's argument wasn't strong enough, so the judge adjourned for the day.

Leo Stark[edit]

Leo Stark is a fictional character on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives, and is portrayed by The Young and the Restless alumni Greg Rikaart.

Rikaart first appeared in 2018 for a multi-episode arc. He debuted in March and last aired on July 3, 2018.

Rikaart reprised the role of Leo on November 28, 2018 on a contract basis.

Leo was hired by Vivian Alamain to date Sonny Kiriakis, and then intern at TITAN where Sonny was CEO. Not wanting to mix business with pleasure, Sonny broke up with Leo, but Vivian then ordered Leo to seduce Sonny as his employee, presumably create a scandal. Leo is found out by Kate, who enlists him to continue the takedown of TITAN after Vivian is killed. Leo gets a hold of Sonny's phone and sends dirty harassing texts to himself. He later tells Sonny that he will quit his job and they make love in the office while a hidden camera catches it all before Sonny can get Leo's resignation in writing. Kate hired Ted Laurent to represent Leo, and he successfully used the texts and the video to their advantage. Eventually, Kate wanted to drop the lawsuit and wanted Leo to take a settlement, which would be next to nothing by the time Ted got his share. Leo went to Sonny and emotionally blackmailed him into marrying him, but then Will showed up and exposed Leo as a prostitute. He also revealed Leo's real name was Matthew Cooper. Leo lost his patience and started strangling Will. Sonny pushed Leo away from Will, and he runs face first into a fireplace, and dies.

Leo turns up alive and taunts Sonny and Will.

Stefan DiMera[edit]

Stefan DiMera
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed by
Duration2017–
First appearanceDecember 29, 2017 (2017-12-29)
Created byRon Carlivati
Introduced byAlbert Alarr, Ken Corday and Greg Meng
ClassificationPresent; regular
Profile
Other names
  • Sam Maitlin (birth name)
  • Stefan O. DiMera
Occupation
Residence

Stefan Octavius DiMera, originally portrayed by Tyler Christopher, made his first appearance on December 29, 2017.[33] Christopher vacated the role on March 20 and was replaced by Brandon Barash on March 22, 2019. Stefan is the previously unknown son of Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel) and Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo). Stefan forces his way into the DiMera family making enemies with his brothers Chad (Billy Flynn) and André (Thaao Penghlis) and sisters-in-law Abigail (Marci Miller) and Kate (Lauren Koslow) when he takes over DiMera Enterprises and buys the family mansion out from under them. Christopher's most notably story includes Stefan's obsession and with Abigail's alternate personality, Gabby. Stefan falls for Gabby when after he frames Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus) for André's murder to protect her. When Abigail gets pregnant, Stefan is ecstatic to learn he fathered her daughter Charlotte. In late 2018, Stefan marries a newly divorced Abigail as she tries to avoid being committed by Chad. But after she gives birth, Chad convinces Stefan to have her committed anyway for her own good. Abigail poses as Gabby to get released and has the marriage to Stefan annulled. Soon after, Stefan is devastated to learn that a spiteful Gabi tampered with Charlotte's paternity test to get revenge for framing her, and Chad is Charlotte's father.

Stefan is notable for being Ron Carlivati's very first creation as head writer since his appointment in January 2017. Christopher had previously worked under Carlivati on ABC's General Hospital where Christopher played Nikolas Cassadine until the summer of 2016. It took nearly 6 months for the writers to set the stage for Stefan's arrival. The role was conceived in an effort to continue the legacy of the legendary Stefano DiMera.

Viewers and critics alike were very excited about the Emmy winner's return to daytime, while others were saddened that Christopher would not return to General Hospital. Due to intense secrecy around the character's identity, there was much speculation about who Christopher would portray, with many assuming he'd been hired as a recast of another role. Tanya Clark from Soap Opera Spy was especially excited about Carlivati getting to write for Christopher again. In 2019, Christopher was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor.

Tripp Dalton[edit]

Tripp Dalton
Days of Our Lives character
Portrayed byLucas Adams
Duration2017–
First appearanceMarch 23, 2017 (2017-03-23)
Created byDena Higley and Ryan Quan [a]
Introduced byKen Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng
ClassificationPresent; regular
Profile
Other namesTripp Johnson
Occupation
ResidenceSalem, Illinois

Tripp Dalton is a fictional character on the long running NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives portrayed by Lucas Adams. The character was first referenced in January 2016 as the presumed dead son of Steve Johnson and his late ex-lover, mafia princess Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun). The character was later developed and introduced by Dena Higley and Ryan Quan on March 23, 2017.[34][35]

Charlotte DiMera[edit]

Charlotte DiMera is the daughter of Chad DiMera and Abigail Deveraux. Originally thought to be the daughter of Chad's half-brother, Stefan DiMera, she is also the niece of JJ Deveraux, and the granddaughter of Stefano DiMera, Madeline Peterson Woods, Jennifer Horton and Jack Deveraux.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The announcement of Steve and Ava's child was shown in 2016, under executive producers Ken Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng and head writers Josh Griffith and Dena Higley. The character was later developed and introduced under Corday, Alarr, Meng and head writers, Higley and Ryan Quan.

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