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Days of our Lives is casting for smaller roles on the NBC soap for the next six months, since the show tapes that far in advance. Some roles are for one appearance while others are recurring. Check out’s Days’ fall dayplayer roles and watch for what’s to come.


Tanika Ray will be seen on Days of our Lives as a reporter in scenes with Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abigail (Kate Mansi).

Daniel Steven Gonzalez will portray Javier on Days.

Twice the fun

Days of our Lives is looking for a female body double for Lauren Koslow (Kate DiMera). The role is for one day.

Brief appearances

Asher Morrissette returns briefly to Days of our Lives as Thomas DiMera, Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abigail’s (Kate Mansi) son. The little tyke will be seen in one episode before he exits the show.

Sean Zerbe has a new mysterious gig on Days. The actor posted on his Instagram page, “All I can say is thank you!!!!! To everyone @nbcdays cast, crew, casting, production, etc.! Keep an eye out to find out more because of NDA’s!!”

Is someone getting married?

Kevin Gardner (Big Little Lies) plays Pastor Brown on Days in one episode on April 16.

Brief appearance

Victor Turpin will be seen on Days of our Lives as Luca in two episodes – February 4 and 5, as a thug who tries to hurt two Salemites.

Amber Nicole Smith plays Samantha on Days of our Lives Tuesday February 5.

Back to Salem

Ryan Kendrick is back working at Days of our Lives. The actor confirmed on his Instagram account. Fans will remember him as Officer Callahan, who previously had scenes at the SPD with Rafe (Galen Gering), Roman (Josh Taylor), and Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove).


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New minister

Eduardo Antonio Garcia has been cast on Days of our Lives to play the role of Minister Mendez on December 20.

The handsome doctor returns

Andre Khabbazi returns to Days of our Lives as Dr. Shah, the man Jennifer dated last year who also played Abigail and Steve’s doctor. Khabbazi returns December 27.

Bayview orderly

Ben Cain will be seen on Days of our Lives starting Thursday November 29 as an orderly who works in Bayview. He’ll be in scenes with Abigail DiMera (Kate Mansi).

Stefan’s goon is back

Stefan O. DiMera’s goon Frank is back on Days November 29, played once again by Gabriel “G-Rod” Rodriguez.

Stunt double

Tom McComas will be on Days November 27 as a stuntman. The scene he’s in is with Hope (Kristian Alfonso) where a man comes up behind her and she attacks him, realizing afterward that he’s Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini).

Taping Christmas episodes has learned that child actress Stella Hopton just booked a role on Days of our Lives. (Wonder who that is in the bed on the monitor?) Since the show is taping Christmas episodes, she could be one of the kids at the hospital who Doug or Julie reads the Christmas story to or she might have a bigger role. Either way, she’ll be seen around mid-December. Behind Hopton is Kate Mansi, (Abigail Deveraux DiMera)  who is getting made up for her return.