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Soaps Spoilers’ Days of our Lives comings and goings 2022 reveal which actors will appear on the NBC soap, which are leaving, and which of them have changed their contract status.  

Who is leaving Days of our Lives in 2022? Who is returning to Days?

Take a look at the past comings and goings. To read the upcoming storyline spoilers for Days of our Lives’ comings and goings, check out SoapsSpoilers’ Days’ spoilers section.

William Christian

William Christian, Ex Derek Frye from All My Children, will be coming to Days of our Lives next week to portray the role of the financier of Johnny DiMera’s (JoDevil) movie. He’s also got another tie to another Salemite. Find that out in the spoilers. This isn’t his first foray into Salem. He also played a minion in 2018, in four episodes and was Dr. Marshall Redd on Another World in 1990.

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Chuck Saculla

Chuck Saculla will portray the part of Duke the Bear in a scene with Ava (Tamara Braun). Duke will appear on Days January 18.

Kyle Lowder

SoapsSpoilers has learned that Kyle Lowder has already wrapped things up in Salem with this latest visit as Rex Brady.

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Jay DeVon Johnson

Judge Kirk Barnes will be played by Jay DeVon Johnson the week of January 10 who will preside over EJ’s case.

Patrika Darbo

Patrika Darbo is set to make a return to Days of our Lives as Nancy Wesley. She will be seen first on January 13. Darbo also portrays Sally Spectra, great-aunt to Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope) who soap hopped from Bold and Beautiful to Young and the Restless, where Darbo was seen last in 2021.

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Linsey Godfrey

Linsey Godfrey appears as Days of our Lives as Sarah Horton during the week of January 10 and returns to Salem on January 19. Details about that in our Days’ spoilers.

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Kevin Spirtas

Viewers will be seeing Kevin Spirtas return to Days of our Lives as Craig Wesley Friday January 21. He’ll be in scenes with Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) and Patrika Darbo (Nancy Wesley). Wesley was last seen on Days in 2009 when Chloe was in a coma, and then on the digital series, Last Blast Reunion in 2019.

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Ellen Crawford

SoapsSpoilers has learned that Ellen Crawford will appear on Days of our Lives as Mother Superior on January 13 in scenes with Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans). Folks may remember her from Desperate Housewives, ER, Boomers, or Grey’s Anatomy.

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Ali Sweeney

Ali Sweeney returned to Days of our Lives as Sami Brady on November 19 for several episodes. She left again Monday, January 3 with Lucas (Bryan Dattilo). Bryan Dattilo will be returning to Salem Friday January 14. The reason for his return is in the spoilers for January 10-14.

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Thaao Penghlis & Leann Hunley

Penghlis and Hunley return to Days as Tony and Anna on Friday, January 7.

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Greg Vaughan

Greg  Vaughan left Salem as Eric Brady in December 29  and there are rumors that he may be back permanently in 2022.

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James Read

James Read confirmed to be back to Days of our Lives portraying Clyde, something the new cast photo on the NBC Days Twitter page. Clyde remains in prison currently, revealed ahead to schedule. There is no word on what will come for his character or when we end up seeing him on our screens.

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Greg Rikaart

Greg Rikaart is returning to Days, this is confirmed. He as well was in the cast photo from the Days‘ anniversary party. The actor was last seen playing Leo Stark in Beyond Salem, and could be making his way to Salem once again or in the new Christmas special, A Very Salem Christmas. Take a look at the image and see who else you can spot.

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