Days’ Comings & Goings: Cary Christopher’s Back, AnnaLynn McCord Joins Days and Judith Chapman Spills her Return

Soaps Spoilers’ Days of our Lives fall and winter comings and goings 2023 reveal which actors will appear on the 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 Fall comings and goings.

Take a look at the past comings and goings. To read the upcoming storyline spoilers for the next two weeks, check out SoapsSpoilers’ Days spoilers section.

Days December comings and goings

Cary Christopher makes a return

Cary Christopher returns to Days of our Lives as Thomas DiMera.

Fans can look for the little guy on Friday, January 12.

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AnnaLynn McCord to Days

Actress, Humanitarian and model, AnnaLynne McCord just signed a one-year contract on Days of our Lives as Marin.

Marin is described as a “fascinating and complicated woman who is devastatingly beautiful, almost angelic in her outward appearance. The desire of many but her heart belongs to only one man who continues to push her away for her own good,” per Deadline

McCord is best known for portraying Naomi Clark on CW’s 90210 reboot, and other vixen-type roles, but behind the scenes, she is an advocate for mental health, and is dedicated to end human trafficking.  

McCord’s role begins in 2024. 

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Colton Little Returns

Colton Little reappears on Days as Andrew Donovan who reconnects with Theresa (Jen Lilley).

He will be seen on December 20.

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Peter Porte is out as Dimitri

Peter Porte has finished his run on Days of our Lives as Dimitri Von Leuschner.  

The actor began in May. His last airdate is Tuesday, December 12.

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Henry Witcher appears as Thomas DiMera for two episodes as he fills in for Carey Christopher. He was recast temporarily and Christopher will be returning. Below is an old scene of Thomas with his sister Charlotte. 

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Coming up in 2024!

Judith Chapman does double duty!

Judith Chapman returns to Days of our Lives in 2024 in scenes with Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart).

The actress was seen on Young and the Restless in November 2023 and took to Facebook this weekend, December 10, to let fans know “Quick selfie after super work on Days…with dear Greg Rikaart!

We’re assuming she is back as Leo’s mom, Diana Colville/Cooper. We last saw her in 2019.


Days December comings and goings

Jackie Cox

Jackie Cox (Darius Rose) returns to Days of our Lives as herself on December 4.

Viewers will recall that she was introduced on Beyond Salem. She’ll be sharing scenes with Dimitri (Peter Porte) this time around.

For those not in the know, Cox is a drag queen who  Contestant (4th place) who is well known for portraying herself in RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12. She won 4th place and was also seen again in RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked. Cox has already wrapped up things at Days.

This is her below when she dressed up as Billie Reed (Lisa Rinna). Check out her interview on SOD.

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Days November comings and goings

Martha Madison

Martha Madison is exiting her role as Belle Black. Madison told TVInsider, “In my opinion, Belle was never meant to be a peripheral character. She is the only child of Marlena and John, and, after 19 years of coming and going from the show, it just finally clicked for me that they were never going to showcase the character the way I felt she should be. So, I declined the opportunity to recur and shot that last episode in April.”

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Camila Banus

Camila Banus will be exiting Days after 13 years of playing vixen, Gabi Hernandez. 

The actress’ last day of shooting was April 28 and her last airdate is November 9.

In May, Banus told The Wrap, “There’s definitely been a lot of changes at ‘Days’ the last couple of years, one being moving to Peacock. Although it’s been wonderful and we’ve had a super great reception, for me, I felt like that was kind of like the initial start for changes happening in general. And I kind of just saw that as a sign for me to start the next chapter in my life. I was, honestly, open to renegotiating a certain type of shooting schedule where I would have a little bit more time off. But they didn’t go for it.”  

Banus already shared an Instagram tease of new gig she worked on in April.

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Remington Hoffman

Remington Hoffman is exiting Days of our Lives as Li Shin. Who killed Li Shin?

It’s anyone’s guess now.

The character is killed off the week of November 6.

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Days October comings and goings


David S. Lee

Clyde’s operative Gill who is following Ava (Tamara Braun) around is being played by David S. Lee.

The actor wraps up his role as the disgusting man who tried to rape Ava, mid-November. 

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Kim Coles

Fans haven’t seen the last of Kim Coles. The actress will be reprising her role as Nurse Whitley on Days of our Lives on October 31. This is only for one episode.

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Blake Berris

Blake Berris will be returning to Days of our Lives once again, but this time not as Nick Fallon, but as a similar character named Everett. Everett is the ex-husband of Jada Hunt (Elia Cantu) and the ex-boyfriend of Stephanie Johnson (Abigail Klein). 

Berris portrayed Fallon from 2006-2009 and returned in 2012-2014 until he was killed off. In 2021, during the latest devil storylines, he reprised his Nick Fallon role.

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Brandon Beemer

Brandon Beemer is exiting Days as Shawn Brady.

Shawn left Salem to get help for alcoholism.

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Aketra Sevillian

Aketra Sevillian leaves Days as Talia Hunter.

Talia will head back to California on October 17.

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Bryan Dattilo

Bryan Dattilo returns once again to Days of our Lives as Lucas Roberts.

We’ll see him in scenes in Statesville on October 17.

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James Simenc

James Simenc will appear as a patient of Bayview on Days coming up the week of October 16. He’ll be in scenes with (Tripp Lucas Adams). Spoiler! They have a dangerous encounter

James Read

James Read will return to Days of our Lives as Clyde Weston the week of October 16.

Clyde will be in a few scenes with Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun). Spoiler! He’ll want her to run his drug business for him since he has no leverage over EJ to do it now that Susan’s alive.

There is no word on how long his story arc will be this time around.

If you recall, we last saw Clyde after EJ DiMera (Dan Feuerriegel) shot him and he landed in University Hospital. 

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Louise Sorel

Louise Sorel is exiting Days again in mid-October when Vivian Alamain goes on the lam.

This return was a two-month arc, with her first appearance in Salem on September 7. 

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Jen Lilley

Jen Lilley exits Days once more.

Lilley returned to the show August 28 and has now exited as the actress had another commitment and was unable to keep up her appearance as Theresa Donovan.

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In a radical move, Days of our Lives has hired Emily O’Brien, who already portrays Gwen Rizczech to play double duty (for one episode before Gwen leaves Salem) and assume the role of Theresa.

And we thought the show bringing in Robert Scott Wilson in as Alex Kiriakis after portraying Ben Weston was bizarre.

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Look for O’Brien to take on Theresa on October 6, coming into Salem with Brady (Eric Martsolf) as Gwen hops on a plane out of Salem.

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John-Paul Lavoisier & Nadia Bjorlin

John-Paul Lavoisier (Philip Kiriakis) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) exit Days of our Lives.

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The pair will leave together on Thursday, October 12 as they relocate to New York City.

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Jamie Martin Mann

Jamie Martin Mann has been cast as Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Theresa’s (Jen Lilley) son, Tate.

According to SOD, Mann will first be seen during the week of October 9.

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Ashley Puzemis

Ashley Puzemis joins the cast of Days of our Lives as a SORASd, teenaged Holly, Nicole Walker’s daughter with deceased Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian).

Puzemis first appears during the week of October 9.

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Days September comings and goings

Adam Caine

Adam Caine will make his way back to Days of our Lives as Edmund Crumb, according to Soap Digest.

For those who don’t recall who this is, Edmund was married to Susan Banks (Eileen Davidson) once upon a time after they met at a pub in 1998. They fell in love and Edmund bought a ring, ready to propose when Susan went missing.

He found “Susan” in Salem (it was Kristen) where she had been accused of murdering Kristen DiMera. Edmund thought Kristen was Susan, as did everyone else, and proposed.

“Susan” accepted and eventually had to marry Edmund. When Kristen tried to escape with Stefano (Joe Mascolo), Edmund confessed to killing Kristen. Fake Susan ended the engagement and the real Susan was on an island, almost ready to be executed.

When she was released, she learned Edmund accidentally killed Susan’s sister Penelope Kent (Eileen Davidson), who was already dying. Edmund and Susan were married, while Kristen was sent to the island to take her place.

Edmund was last seen in 1998 and will be seen this time around with Ava (Tamara Braun) and Harris (Steve Burton) who seek him out in order to find Susan (Stacy Haiduk).

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Zach Tinker

Zach Tinker returned to Days as Sonny Kiriakis during the week of August 28 for Victor Kiriakis’ (John Aniston) memorial. 

Tinker also portrays Fen on Young and Restless and has been playing Sonny since 2021, a role in which Freddie Smith originated.

Tinker will be last seen on September 29 when the actor and character exits Salem once again.

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John Kapelos

John Kapelos returns to Days as Constantine, the man that Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Alex (Robert Scott Wilson) meet in Greece.

He was in Beyond Salem when Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Harris (Steve Burton) met him the first time. 

He will be seen the second week of September in a handful of episodes and will return Thursday, October 12.

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Charles Shaughnessy

Charles Shaughnessy returns to Days of our Lives once again as Shane Donovan.

Donovan’s an ISA agent and will first be seen in Greece the week of September 25 where he will run into his daughter Teresa (Jen Lilley).

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There is no word yet on how long the actor will stick around.

Shaughnessy first appeared as the DOOL agent from 1984 – 1992 and has returned for quick episodes over the years, also making an appearance on Beyond Salem as the same character.

In May 2023 he left his role on General Hospital as dastardly Victor Cassadine, a role he portrayed since September 2021.

Incidentally, the role of Cassadine was originated by Thaao Penghlis (Days’, Tony DiMera).

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Colton Little

Colton Little reappears on Days as Andrew Donovan who reconnects with Theresa (Jen Lilley).

He will be seen on September 14.

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Christopher Sean

Christopher Sean returns to DOOL as Paul Narita, who comes home to meet his new family member, his grandfather. 

Watch for Sean on September 14.

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Darren Richardson

Darren Richardson, who portrayed Elliot Roth, wrapped things up and is exiting Days.

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Sarafina King appears on Days on September 13 as Joyce, the hit woman Jada (Elia Cantu) questions. 


Yvans Jordain

Yvans Jordain appears on Days as Dugan, a man that Steve (Stephen Nichols) and John (Drake Hogestyn) meet on September 4. 

Rachel Melvin

Rachel Melvin makes a surprising return to Days of our Lives after not having been seen or barely spoken of since 2009 as Chelsea Brady, Bo (Peter Reckell) and Billie’s (Julie Pinson/Lisa Rinna) daughter. 

Melvin will appear on September 7 for Victor’s funeral. She’ll be gone before the week is out.

The actress told Soap Digest, “I had kind of put it out into the ether when John Aniston [ex-Victor] passed away that he meant a lot to me because he did. He was one of the people that I had the most fun with on set and I just really enjoyed him. I had talked to Martha Madison [Belle] and said, ‘I know you’re on the show right now. If you hear of any funeral arrangements or anything like that, please let me know because I really want to pay my respects.’ I don’t know if maybe that got passed around or something, but before I knew it, my manager was calling and said, ‘Hey, DAYS would like to invite you back for a memorial episode,’ which, of course, I was l more than willing and excited and happy to do.” 

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Louise Sorel

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!

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Days September comings and goings


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 September for a handful of episodes.

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. It turns out he’s John Black’s (Drake Hogestyn) real father, Timothy Robicheaux. 

He will exit the week of September 11.

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The actor detailed watching soap operas recently in order to prepare and get his delivery down pat. 

“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.

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Jen Lilley

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.

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John-Paul Lavoisier

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. 

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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).

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