Credit: Jill Johnson/JPI has learned that James Lastovic is leaving “Days of our Lives” August 22 as Joey Johnson. In a tweet in March of this year, Lastovic’s mother, Lucienne Lastovic, mentioned that her son’s contract was not renewed. August 16 the actor posted on Instagram, “Words can’t describe what it’s been like to get to work with this beautiful family almost every day for 2 years. Thank you @nbcdays for the extraordinary and life changing experience. And a special thanks to @marybeth.evans and @stephen_e_nichols for your love and support every step of the way. Click the link in my bio to see how it all ends. Also, prepare yourself for another Marybeth Emmy.”