Center - Mark Hapka as "Johnny" (Soaps.com)
Considering the Hortons are far and few between these days, we’re happy to report that our account about the possibility of Nick Stabile joining Days of Our Lives
as a Horton has come to pass. Stabile played Mark on the now defunct "Sunset Beach," if you recall and Fox Crane on Passions
in more recent years, in addition to various other television productions and movies. Fans will be seeing this new Horton starting June 25, a few days after Mark Hapka arrives in Salem to portray Nathan Horton, Maggie’s grandson and Melissa's son. (Did Melissa and Pete have a son? Is he a son from someone else or did the writers do a rewrite? Those are the questions of the day!) No word yet on who Stabile, the other Horton is, so this will give us something to look forward to once the duo appears onscreen!
Friday June 12 marked Stabile’s first day shooting as the mysterious Horton. Hapka, on the other hand has been taping for the whole month of June, before he is seen this Wednesday, June 17 in Salem. Incidentally, does anybody remember Hapka from his first stint in Salem as a rapidly aged Johnny, in a fantasy Lucas had, October 25, 2007?
Soaps.com congratulates both actors on their new roles.