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Days of Our Lives is a long-running American television soap opera drama, airing on NBC. Created by Ted and Betty Corday, the series premiered on November 8, 1965.[1] The longest-running cast member is Suzanne Rogers, who has portrayed Maggie Horton since August 20, 1973, making her one of the longest-tenured actors in American soap operas.[2] Original cast member, Frances Reid, was previously the soap's longest-running cast member, portraying Horton family matriarch, Alice Horton, from 1965 to 2007.[3] Actresses Susan Seaforth Hayes and Deidre Hall, who portray Julie Olson Williams and Dr. Marlena Evans, are currently the second and third longest tenured actors on Days of Our Lives, joining in 1968 and 1976, respectively.[4][5] The following list is of cast members who are currently on the show: the main and recurring cast members, or those who are debuting, departing or returning to the series.

Cast

Main cast

Actor Character Duration
Lucas Adams Tripp Dalton 2017–
Kristian Alfonso Hope Williams Brady 1983–87, 1990, 1994–
Gina Von Amberg 1998–2001, 2012
Lamon Archey Eli Grant 2017–
Camila Banus Gabi Hernandez 2010–
Nadia Bjorlin Chloe Lane 1999–2005, 2007–11, 2013, 2015–
Mary Beth Evans Kayla Brady 1986–92, 2006–
Billy Flynn Chad DiMera 2014–
Galen Gering Rafe Hernandez 2008–
Rafe Hernandez 2 2011
Deidre Hall Dr. Marlena Evans 1976–87, 1991–2009, 2011–
Samantha Evans 1992, 2008
Hattie Adams 2004, 2016–17
Gabrielle Haugh Jade Michaels 2017–
Drake Hogestyn John Black 1986–2009, 2011–
Vincent Irizarry Deimos Kiriakis 2016–
Vivian Jovanni Ciara Brady 2015–
Olivia Rose Keegan Claire Brady 2015–
Lauren Koslow Kate Roberts 1996–
James Lastovic Joey Johnson 2015–
Eric Martsolf Brady Black 2008–
Marci Miller Abigail Deveraux 2016–
Peggy McCay Caroline Brady 1983, 1985–
Casey Moss JJ Deveraux 2013–
Stephen Nichols Steve Johnson 1985–90, 2006–09, 2015–
Thaao Penghlis Tony DiMera 1981–85, 2007–09
André DiMera 1983–84, 1993–96, 2002–05, 2007, 2015–
Kyler Pettis Theo Carver 2015–
Melissa Reeves Jennifer Horton 1985–95, 2000–06, 2010–
James Reynolds Abe Carver 1981–
Suzanne Rogers Maggie Horton Kiriakis 1973–
Charles Shaughnessy Shane Donovan 1984–92, 2002, 2010, 2012–13, 2016–
Drew Donovan 1988–89, 2017–[6]
Christopher Sean Paul Narita 2014–
Freddie Smith Sonny Kiriakis 2011–
Sal Stowers Lani Price 2015–
Josh Taylor Chris Kositchek 1977–87
Roman Brady 1997–
Greg Vaughan Eric Brady 2012–
Jordi Vilasuso Dario Hernandez 2016–
Vanessa A. Williams Valerie Grant 2016–
Arianne Zucker Nicole Walker 1998–2006, 2008–
Helena Tasso 2016

Recurring cast

Actor Character Duration
Réal Andrews Robert Parry 1995
Hal Michaels 2016–
John Aniston Eric Richards 1970
Victor Kiriakis 1985–
Julian Barnes Harold 2009–
Jaime Lyn Bauer Laura Horton 1993–99, 2003, 2010, 2013, 2016–
Kurt Caceres Guillermo 2016–
Patrika Darbo Nancy Wesley 1998–2005, 2013, 2016–
Bryan Dattilo Lucas Horton 1993–2010, 2012–
Kassie DePaiva Eve Donovan 2014–
Robb Derringer Scooter Nelson 2017–
Judi Evans Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis 1986–91, 2007–08, 2010–
Bonnie Lockhart 2003–07
Siena Goines Carol Michaels 1997
Simone 2016–
Bill Hayes Doug Williams 1970–84, 1986–87, 1993–96, 1999–
Byron Carmichael 1979
Alla Korot Janet Bernard 2016–
Wally Kurth Justin Kiriakis 1987–91, 2009–
Jennifer Landon Hillary 2017–
Mark Laursen Petrov 2016–
Ron Leath Henderson 1987–2004, 2008–
Spencer Neville Derrick 2014–
Meredith Scott Lynn Anne Milbauer 2012–
Susan Seaforth Hayes Julie Olson Williams 1968–84, 1990–96, 1999–
Scott Shilstone Zack Brady 2016
Wyatt 2017–
Aaron D. Spears Lt. Raines 2016–
Harper & Sydnee Udell Arianna Horton 2013–
Connor Weil Mark McNair 2016–
Craig Welzbacher Myron 2016–
Aloma Wright Maxine Landis 2008–

Cast changes

Debuting

Actor Character Date Ref.
Andy Demetrio Milos May 9, 2017 [7]
Annalisa Cochrane Alyssa TBA 2017 [8]

Departing

Actor Character Date Ref.
Patrika Darbo Nancy Wesley June 2017 [9]
Vincent Irizarry Deimos Kiriakis TBA 2017 [10][11][12]
Vivian Jovanni Ciara Brady [13]
Arianne Zucker Nicole Walker [14][15][16]

Returning

Actor Character Date Ref.
Paul Telfer Xander Cook April 26, 2017 [17]
Alison Sweeney Sami Brady TBA [18]

See also

References

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  2. ^ Newcomb, Roger (August 20, 2014). "Today in Soap Opera History (August 20)". We Love Soaps. Blogger (Google). Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ Greenblatt, Leah (February 4, 2010). "Frances Reid, Days of Our Lives matriarch, dies at 95". Entertainment Weekly. United States. Time Inc. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Susan Seaforth joins regular series". San Antonio (TX) Light. December 8, 1968. 
  5. ^ Newcomb, Roger (June 21, 2014). "Today in Soap Opera History (June 21)". We Love Soaps. United States: Blogger (Google). Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
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  9. ^ Clifford, Kambra (March 13, 2017). "B&B's Patrika Darbo back to DAYS". United States: Soapcentral.com. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 
  10. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (February 13, 2017). "Vincent Irizarry out at Days of our Lives". United States: Soapcentral. Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  11. ^ Eades, Chris (February 15, 2017). "DAYS OF OUR LIVES Comings and Goings — Vincent Irizarry Leaving!". CBS Soaps In Depth. United States: Bauer Media Group. Retrieved February 17, 2017. 
  12. ^ Bowe, Jillian (February 16, 2017). "Vincent Irizarry to Exit Days of Our Lives". Daytime Confidential. United States: Confidential Media, Inc. (SAY Media). Retrieved February 17, 2017. 
  13. ^ Goldberg, Michael (December 21, 2016). "Vivian Jovanni Leaving Days of our Lives". Serial Scoop. United States: Blogger (Google). Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  14. ^ Maslow, Nick (March 1, 2017). "Arianne Zucker Is Leaving Days of Our Lives". People. United States: Time Inc. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  15. ^ SOD (March 1, 2017). "Arianne Zucker Leaving DAYS!". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  16. ^ Evans, Greg (March 1, 2017). "Arianne Zucker Leaving NBC's Days Of Our Lives; Actress Had Unwitting Role In Trump's Access Hollywood Scandal". Deadline.com. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  17. ^ Fix, Christine (April 7, 2017). "Paul Telfer reports a return to Days as Xander". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  18. ^ SOD (April 17, 2017). "It's Official! Alison Sweeney Back To DAYS". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group Inc. Retrieved April 17, 2017.