List of Days of Our Lives cast members

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

Main cast members
Actor Character Duration
Kristian Alfonso Hope Williams Brady 1983–1987, 1990, 1994–present
Gina Von Amberg 1998–2001, 2012, 2017–2020
Lamon Archey Eli Grant 2017–present
Matthew Ashford Jack Deveraux 1987–1993, 2001–2007, 2011–2012, 2016–present
Camila Banus Gabi Hernandez 2010–present
Mary Beth Evans Kayla Brady Johnson 1986–1992, 2006–present
Galen Gering Rafe Hernandez 2008–present
Rafe Hernandez 2 2011
Linsey Godfrey Sarah Horton 2018–present
Deidre Hall Dr. Marlena Evans 1976–1987, 1991–2009, 2011–present
Samantha Evans 1992, 2008
Hattie Adams 2004, 2016–2020
Drake Hogestyn John Black 1986–2009, 2011–present
Victoria Konefal Ciara Brady 2017–present
Lauren Koslow Kate Roberts 1996–present
Wally Kurth[6] Justin Kiriakis 1987–1991, 2009–present
Eric Martsolf Brady Black 2008–present
Chandler Massey Will Horton 2010–2014, 2017–present
Stephen Nichols Steve Johnson 1985–1990, 2006–2009, 2015–2018, 2020
Stefano DiMera 2019–2020
Melissa Reeves Jennifer Horton 1985–1995, 2000–2006, 2010–present
James Reynolds Abe Carver 1981–present
Suzanne Rogers Maggie Horton Kiriakis 1973–present
Freddie Smith Sonny Kiriakis 2011–present
Sal Stowers Lani Price 2015–present
Josh Taylor Chris Kositchek 1977–1987
Roman Brady 1997–present
Paul Telfer Damon 2015
Xander Kiriakis 2015–present
Greg Vaughan Eric Brady 2012–present
Robert Scott Wilson Ben Weston 2014–present
Arianne Zucker Nicole Walker 1998–2006, 2008–present
Helena Tasso 2016
Kristen DiMera 2019

Recurring cast

Recurring cast members
Actor Character Duration
Elin Alexander Holly Jonas 2020
John Aniston Eric Richards 1970
Victor Kiriakis 1985–present
Lindsay Arnold Allie Horton 2020
Brandon Barash Stefan DiMera 2019
Jake Lambert 2020
Julian Barnes Harold 2009–present
Sydney Brower Arianna Horton 2019–present
Laura Kai Chen Melinda Melinda Trask 2013, 2016–present
Cary Christopher Thomas DiMera 2020
Bryan Dattilo Lucas Horton 1993–2010, 2012–present
Billy Davis Jr. Billy 2019–present
Billy Flynn Chad DiMera 2014–present
Stacy Haiduk Jane Smith 2010
Susan Banks 2018–2019
Kristen DiMera 2018–present
Bill Hayes Doug Williams 1970–1984, 1986–1987, 1993–1996, 1999–present
Byron Carmichael 1979
Remington Hoffman Li Shin 2020
Leann Hunley Anna DiMera 1982–1986, 2007–2010, 2017–present
Olivia Rose Keegan Claire Brady 2015–present
Ron Leath Henderson 1987–2004, 2008–present
Emily O'Brien Gwen 2020
Marilyn McCoo Tamara Price 1986–1987, 2019–present
Thaao Penghlis Tony DiMera 1981–1985, 2007–2009, 2019–present
André DiMera 1983–1984, 1993–1996, 2002–2005, 2007, 2015–2019
James Read Clyde Weston 2014–present
Susan Seaforth Hayes Julie Olson Williams 1968–1984, 1990–1994, 1996, 1999–present
Louise Sorel Vivian Alamain 1992–2000, 2009–2011, 2017–2018, 2020
Vanessa A. Williams Valerie Grant 2016–present

Cast changes

Debuting cast

Debuting cast members
Actor Character Date Ref.
Rachele Schank Juliet TBA [7]

Departing cast

Departing cast members
Actor Character Date Ref.
Chandler Massey Will Horton September 18, 2020 [8][9]
Freddie Smith Sonny Kiriakis September 18, 2020 [8][9]
Galen Gering Rafe Hernandez 2020 [10][11]

Returning cast

Returning cast members
Actor Character Date Ref.
Alison Sweeney Sami Brady August 2020 [12]
Kassie DePaiva Eve Donovan TBA [13]
Ivan G'Vera Ivan Marais TBA [14]
Jay Kenneth Johnson Philip Kiriakis TBA [15][16]
Marci Miller Abigail Deveraux TBA [17]

See also

References

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  13. ^ Mistretta, Amy (June 4, 2020). "Kassie DePaiva Confirms Days of Our Lives Summer Return as Eve Donovan". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  14. ^ Mistretta, Amy (June 24, 2020). "Ivan G'Vera Returns to Days of Our Lives as Ivan Marais". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
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