Days of Our Lives Cast, Storyline, Spoilers, Family Tree & Characters

Days of Our Lives Cast, Storyline, Spoilers, Family Tree & Characters

Days of Our Lives is an American television soap opera that have been broadcast on NBC. Days of our lives remain the longest-running scripted television programs in the world, airing nearly every weekday ever since November 8, 1965

Days of Our Lives

Days of Our Lives

Days of Our Lives Storyline:

When Days of Our Lives show revolved around the tragedies and triumphs of the suburban Horton family. Over time, additional families were brought into the show to interact with the Hortons and serve as springboards for more dramatic storylines. Originally led by patriarch Dr. Tom Horton and his wife, homemaker Alice, the Hortons remain a prominent fixture in current continuity. One of the longest-running story lines involved the rape of Mickey Horton’s wife Laura by Mickey’s brother Bill. Laura confides in her father-in-law Dr. Tom, and the two agree that her husband Mickey should never know. The secret, involving the true parentage of Michael Horton (a product of the rape) and Mickey’s subsequent health issues as a result of the revelation, spanned episodes from 1968 to 1975.

This plotline was made even more complex with the presence of Linda Patterson (originally Margaret Mason for many years, later Elaine Princi) who claimed that her daughter Melissa had been fathered by Mickey. When Mickey married the lovely Maggie Simmons (Suzanne Rogers), Linda became even more involved in the story line as the show’s main villainess, marrying the wealthy Bob Anderson (Mark Tapscott) and taking over the running of Anderson Manufacturing when he became ill. The story line involving Mickey, Laura and Bill was the first to bring the show to prominence, and put it near the top of the Nielsen daytime ratings.[66] Another love triangle, between lounge singer Doug Williams, Tom and Alice’s daughter Addie, and Addie’s own daughter, Julie, proved to be very popular around the same time. The storyline culminated in the death of Addie in 1974 and the marriage of Doug and Julie in 1976.

In the early 1980s, the Brady and DiMera families were introduced, and their rivalry quickly cemented their places as core families in Salem beside the Hortons. Around the same time, with the help of head writers Sheri Anderson, Thom Racina, and Leah Laiman, action/adventure story lines and supercouples such as Bo and Hope, Shane and Kimberly, and Patch and Kayla reinvigorated the show, previously focused primarily on the domestic troubles of the Hortons. Since the 1990s, with the introduction of writer James E. Reilly, Days of Our Lives has moved from traditional plots to some supernatural and science-fiction-themed stories, in conjunction with the rivalry of good vs. evil, in a Hatfield/McCoy feud style the Bradys versus the DiMeras. Under the tenure of Reilly, ratings rose to number two, and stayed there until he left in 1999 to start his own creation of Passions. Despite the introduction of new head writer Hogan Sheffer in 2006, ratings failed to revive, which led the show’s producers to hire a few past fan favorites to stop the ratings hemorrhage.

Days of Our Cast/Character 2019:

Actor Character Duration
Kristian Alfonso Hope Williams Brady 1983–1987, 1990, 1994–present
Gina Von Amberg 1998–2001, 2012, 2017–2019
Lamon Archey Eli Grant 2017–present
Matthew Ashford Jack Deveraux 1987–1993, 2001–2007, 2011–2012, 2016–present
Camila Banus Gabi Hernandez 2010–present
Brandon Barash Stefan DiMera 2019
Kassie DePaiva Eve Donovan 2014–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, 2016–2019
Stacy Haiduk Warden Smith 2010
Susan Banks 2018–present
Kristen DiMera 2018–present
Drake Hogestyn John Black 1986–2009, 2011–present
Victoria Konefal Ciara Brady 2017–present
Lauren Koslow Kate Roberts 1996–present
Eric Martsolf Brady Black 2008–present
Chandler Massey Will Horton 2010–2014, 2017–present
Thia Megia Haley Chen 2018–present
Casey Moss JJ Deveraux 2013–present
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 Xander Kiriakis 2015–present
Greg Vaughan Eric Brady 2012–present
Robert Scott Wilson Ben Weston 2014–present
Arianne Zucker Nicole Walker 1998–2006, 2008–2018
Helena Tasso 2016
Kristen DiMera 2019–


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