Soaps Spoilers’ Days of our Lives summer comings and goings 2023 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 2023? Who is coming back to Days? Find the newest Days of our Lives Summer comings and goings.
Days September comings and goings
As reported in April, Louise Sorel was back filming at Days of our Lives, according to the actress herself who revealed this to Harvey Brownstone in an exclusive interview on YouTube in April.
The actress also talks about how she got into acting and how encouraged she was by her drama teacher before she touched base about some of her past roles.
Watch the interview and tune in Friday, September 8 for her first return appearance.
Readers will recall that Vivian’s voice was heard on a call with Stefan from Statesville on January 30.
SoapsSpoilers doesn’t have an airdate for Vivian’s return.
Watch our newsroom for updates!
Dick Van Dyke
Most will recognize him from either The Dick Van Dyke Show or Mary Poppins and now, Dick Van Dyke will be guest-starring on Days of our Lives in one upcoming episode.
Access Online refers to his character as a “mystery man with amnesia.” You can head over there to watch a clip of the actor working alongside Deidre Evans (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John).
Van Dyke told the website, “I have played old men before, but comedy old men. [This is the] first time I have ever just played my 97-year-old self.”
Folks will see Van Dyke Friday, September 1.
“Some of the people have been doing it for 20 years,” Van Dyke said.
“That’s all the homework I can do, watch one and see how they do it. The other thing, you have to hold, ‘duh duh,’ there’s the sting of music and we’ve said something exciting.”
How the actor got the part? That was all thanks to Hogestyn who works out at the same gym as the Mary Poppins star.
Zack Tinker returns to Days as Sonny Kiriakis during the week of August 28 for Victor Kiriakis’ (John Aniston) memorial, according to Soap Opera News.
Tinker also portrays Fen on Young and Restless and has been playing Sonny since 2021, a role in which Freddie Smith originated.
Jen Lilley makes her way back to Days of our Lives to once again reprise her role as Theresa Donovan during the week of August 28.
The last time we saw Lilley as Donovan was in July of 2018.
Her return this time around will be brief.
John-Paul Lavoisier returns to Days of our Lives as Philip Kiriakis on August 28, 2023.
We wonder if his return could be the beginning of the show’s tribute to John Aniston (Victor Kiriakis) who died on November 11, 2022 at the age of 89.
Kim Coles will be exiting her role as Whitley King in August.
Martha Madison exits Days of our Lives as Belle Black after 19 years in the role.
She tells fans on Twitter, “Feels like yesterday and a million lifetimes ago all at the same time. Thank you to all the fans who supported me on my bumpy journey through Salem. It was a wild ride.”
There is no word on her last airdate or if they will recast the role.
We’ll update you when more information comes in.
Feels like yesterday and a million lifetimes ago all at the same time. Thank you to all the fans who supported me on my bumpy journey through Salem. It was a wild ride. 😘😘😘 https://t.co/MhNjyiV6Wp
— Martha Madison (@Marth27) August 10, 2023
Linsey Godfrey & Kyle Lowder
Linsey Godfrey (Sarah) and Kyle Lowder (Rex) were last seen Tuesday, May 30.
The actors make their return this coming week, on August 11.
They’ll be in scenes with Maggie (Suzanne Rogers), according to SOD.
Josh Flagg Brings Yuri Back
Josh Flagg returns to Days as Yuri, the tech giant, who has a meeting with Stephanie (Abigail Klein).
Greg Vaughan Temporary Recast
Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) will not be seen for a few episodes during the month of August. The actor had a stint in hospital with COVID-19, six months ago when this part of the story was written and viewers will see a temporary recast with Jason Gerhardt.
According to SOD, Gerhardt will be in scenes with Sloan (Jessica Serfaty).
Gerhardt also portrayed Cooper Barrett on General Hospital from 2007 to 2008. He moved on to portray Zack Kilmer on Mistresses.
Unfortunately, I tested Positive for Covid & TPTD had to keep moving forward & thanks to our incredible #marniesaitta casting; my old friend / Castmate Jason Gerhart stepped in that week for 4/5 shows 👊🏼 talk more on @Soaphub_Ent 8/17 tune in ❤️ https://t.co/l9HAYGYWBm
— Greg Vaughan (@greg_vaughan) August 3, 2023
Kassie DePaiva Returns
Kassie DePaiva returns to Days of our Lives as Eve Donovan.
This is only for one episode in a scene with Steve Burton (Harris).
Tamara Braun returns to Days as Ava Vitali, who will meet Harris (Steve Burton) in Bayview.
Braun hasn’t been seen since December 20, 2022, when Ava was taken to Bayview after driving herself and Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk) off a cliff.
Days July comings and goings
Lisagaye Tomlinson will appear on Days as a baby specialist named Dr. Sorenson.
She’ll meet with EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker) on July 25.
Marla Gibbs will be returning to Days of our Lives on June 19 as Olivia Price. She’ll be there for her daughter, Paulina Price Carver (Jackee Harry). Gibbs’ wraps up this stint the week of July 10.
Grayson Berry joins Days as Clint Rawlings, the acting mayor of Salem.
Berry’s first appearance is July 12.
Miranda Wilson exits Days of our Lives for the time being as Megan Hathaway after a short time in the hospital.
The exit is done off-screen with Dr. Rolf (Richard Wharton) on July 7.
Both will return at some point.
Days June comings and goings
Jasper Newman, who plays Colin Petersen on Days is exiting the soap on June 29.
Sal Stowers will make a big return to Days of our Lives on Tuesday, July 4.
Stowers plays Lani Price who spent time in prison. She will be temporarily released to attend Abe’s memorial. Stowers will exit on July 27.
Richard Wharton is back to Days as Dr. Wilhelm Rolf.
Li Shin (Remington Hoffman) called him back to Salem to take part in his plan with Megan Hathaway (Miranda Wilson).
Rolf returns June 26 and exits off-screen on July 7 with Megan.
Terrell Ransom Jr.
Terrell Ransom Jr. is returning to Days of our Lives but this time, not as Theo Carver, a role he originated in 2008 and where he stayed until 2015.
This time, Ransom joins Days in a new role of Jerry Prentiss who is connected to Whitley King (Kim Cole).
There is no word yet on how long this role will last, but we do know that the actor will be seen on June 26 if not earlier, according to Days spoilers. He will exit at the end of July.
Ransom has been busy since his time as Theo in shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, The Gumball Chronicles, Same Time, Next Christmas and Good Trouble.
Lamon Archey returns to Days as Eli Grant.
He’ll first be seen on Monday, June 19 for the Abe Carver (James Reynolds) story. He’ll exit at the end of July on the 27th.
He hasn’t been back to the show since December 2022 when he returned with the twins for the Christmas episodes.
Cameron Johnson is back as Theo Carver.
The actor makes a return to Days on Monday, June 19 as per our Days spoilers. Juneteenth.
The actor was last seen on Days in 2022 before leaving for Africa.
Johnson will exit Salem for South Africa on August 3.
Deidre Hall and Mary Beth Evans
Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans) and Mary Beth Evans (Dr. Kayla Johnson) are playing double duty on Friday, June 9 as soap opera stars in Body and Soul.
Abe (James Reynolds) watches the soap on an old VCR tape as he recovers in Whitley’s (Kim Coles) apartment.
Hall is Charlemagne Delacroix and Evans portrays Kassandra. Read today’s Days recap to learn what they fought about.
Days May comings and goings
Kim Coles will be seen as Nurse Whitley on Days on May 31.
Coles is well known for her role as Synclaire James-Jones on Living Single, and she played various roles in the popular series, In Living Color in 1990, she’s played Judy Owens on The Geena Davis Show and has appeared on Fraiser as Dr. Mary.
Linsey Godfrey & Kyle Lowder
Linsey Godfrey returns to Days of our Lives as Sarah Horton on Tuesday May 30.
She’s been gone since the beginning of March 2023.
At that time, she left Salem with Rex Brady (Kyle Lowder) and Lowder will be returning alongside Godfrey on the same day.
Noah Huntley, who portrayed Lord Sebastian in Beyond Salem (2021), comes to Days of our Lives on May 24.
He comes to take Dimitri Von Leuschner (Peter Porte) back to prison in Alamania.
A reminder, Dimitri is the only son of Megan Hathaway, and the oldest grandchild of Stefano DiMera (Joe Mascolo).
Kate Mansi, who portrayed Abigail Deveraux off and on from 2011 to May 2020, is headed to General Hospital as a permanent recast for Lexi Ainsworth as Kristina Corinthos.
Christopher Sean will return to Days of our Lives as Paul Narita, John Black’s (Drake Hogestyn) son. He’ll be in scenes with John on May 24 when John visits him in San Francisco.
Camila Banus will be exiting Days of our Lives after 13 years of playing vixen, Gabi Hernandez.
The actress’ last day of shooting was April 28 and we will update with her last airdate.
Banus tells The Wrap that she wants to do something different. “I’m ready for pretty much whatever comes my way,” Banus said. “My biggest desire is to work on films. I’m a huge film buff, and I would love to work on big budget films wherever, whenever that is. I’m just excited for cultivating new characters and possibly working on something comedic. I do think that I need to stretch that out because I think there’s a lot of potential there for me. I feel like people are really receptive to my comedic timing and I think that would be wonderful. I’m just excited for this new horizon of whatever is to come because I just love characters. I love cultivating them. The most wonderful thing about acting is playing pretend every day. I love to do that, and I can’t wait to do that with a bunch of other people and make magic again.”
Could Charlotte Ross be returning to Days of our Lives to reprise the role she originated as Eve Donovan?
The actress posted an image of herself with the caption, “About last eve…”
When a fan asked if she was going to return to Days, Ross said, “We’ve had a few conversations lately…”
Ross debuted on July 16, 1987, as a teenager, and stayed until 1991. In 2014, Kassie DePaiva took over the role and was last seen in August 2020.
This conversation with Days had to have taken place at least 9 weeks ago so if the actress does return, it’s likely not to happen for a few months. SoapsSpoilers will update when we know more.
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