Days of our Lives’ Comings & Goings: Thaao Penghlis and Leann Hunley Appear, Camila Banus Exits and Dick Van Dyke Guests

Soaps Spoilers’ Days of our Lives winter and spring 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 returning to Days?

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.

Find the newest Days of our Lives Winter and Spring comings and goings.

Thaao Penghlis and Leann Hunley


Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera) and Leann Hunley (Anna DiMera) reappear in the May 10 episode of Days when Nicole (Ari Zucker) confides in Anna.

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Luis Moncada

Luis Moncada will appear on Days of our Lives as Barry.

Josh Flagg

Josh Flagg appears as Yuri Kasnov.

Flagg is from the show, Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles

Kristian Alfonso and Peter Reckell

Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) and Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) exit Days. Things wrapped up for the pair on April 28, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Bope returned in March and there is no word on when the two will return for more scenes.

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Peter Porte

According to Soap Opera News, Peter Porte will be joining Days of our Lives as Dimitri Von Leuschner on May 8. He’ll be in scenes with Kate (Lauren Koslow).

Porte was first seen on Beyond Salem as ISA agent, Kyle Graham. It was revealed at the end that he wasn’t who he appeared to be.

For those who haven’t seen Beyond Salem, it’s still on Peacock. 

Porte isn’t a stranger to soaps. He did a stint on Young and Restless as Ricky Williams from 2011-2012.

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Camila Banus

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. 

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.”

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Lauren Koslow

Yes, you heard the rumors that the actress had been axed from Days but it’s not true. Lauren Koslow returns as Kate Roberts DiMera Brady on April 28.

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Ramon Fernandez

Ramon Fernandez portrays Mauricio on Days, a man who is in scenes on the fishing boat with Kate, who returns April 28.

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.”

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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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Jasper Newman

Jasper Newman will portray Colin coming up in April.

He’ll be in scenes with Talia (Aketra Sevillian).

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Eileen Davidson

Eileen Davidson returns to Days of our Lives once again and this time she’ll be portraying Thomas Banks! For those who don’t know the character, Thomas Banks is the brother of Sister Mary Moira, Penelope and Susan Banks. 

Davidson will be seen on Monday, April 17.

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Here’s a video promo from Days of our Lives that shows him at work — Thomas is a hitman, on Megan Hathaway’s (Miranda Wilson) payroll.

In the spoiler video, Thomas brandishes a gun on Stephanie (Abigail Klein) and Chad (Billy Flynn) in Greece. “Now what are you two crazy kids doing here?” He asks. 

John Kapelos

The actor who plays Constantine on Days of our Lives look familiar?

John Kapelos has been in a multitude of movies and television shows over the decades.

Some of the more popular 80s flicks — Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Roxanne, and Weird Science to name a few.

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Charlotte Ross

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…”

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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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Louise Sorel

Louise Sorel is back filming at Days of our Lives, according to the actress herself who revealed this to Harvey Brownstone in an interview on YouTube.

The actress also talks about how she got into acting and how encouraged she was by her drama teacher and about some of her past roles.

Watch the interview!

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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Ashley Lauren Nedd

Ashley Lauren Nedd will be seen on Days of our Lives in scenes with Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso) as Agent Rose.

She’ll be seen in the Maryland ISA compound starting March 20. 
If you recognize Nedd it may be because she has played parts on Criminal Minds: Evolution, and Animal Kingdom (Jamie).
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Helen Day

Helen Day will be seen on Days in March as Dr. Frankel.

She’s a doctor at the ISA in Frederick, Maryland.

Day’s first airdate is March 23 and she’ll be in scenes with Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Harris (Steve Burton).

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Linsey Godfrey and Kyle Lowder

Linsey Godfrey exits as Sarah Horton when she heads to Chicago with Rex (Kyle Lowder). Both have left the show for now.

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Ashley Lauren Nedd

Ashley Lauren Nedd as Rose, crosses paths with Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Harris (Steve Burton) on Days of our Lives.

Victoria Konefal

Victoria Konefal returns to Days as Ciara Brady.

There is no first airdate for Konefal.

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Robert Scott Wilson

Robert Scott Wilson (Alex Kiriakis) does double duty since he will be reprising his role as Ben Weston as a part of Bo and Hope’s upcoming storyline.

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Christopher Sean and Colton Little

Christopher Sean will be returning to Days of our Lives as Paul Narita on Thursday, March 16. He will be on for a few episodes and exiting once again before March 31.

He’ll be in scenes with John (Drake Hogestyn) and Andrew Donovan (Colton Little), who shares scenes with Steve (Stephen Nichols). 


Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso

Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso return to Days of our Lives on March 16.

Watch the video of the return by clicking the link.

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Matthew Ashford 

Matthew Ashford exits Days of our Lives once more as Jack Deveraux.

He’ll be seen last on March 3.

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Cady McClain

Cady McClain returned to Days as Jennifer Devereaux starting February 10.

She will spend Valentine’s Day with Jack (Matthew Ashford) and they’ll both exit again on March 3.

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Hanna Lee Sakakibara

Hanna Lee Sakakibara returns to Days of our Lives as Nurse Emiko. She’ll be seen Thursday, March 2 in an episode with Sarah (Linsey Godfrey), who gets shocking news. 

Sakakibara hasn’t been seen since October.

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Nadia Bjorlin

Nadia Bjorlin took a brief time off when her character, Chloe Lane, left to get space from Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Stefan (Brandon Barash).

The actress returns as Chloe on February 28.

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Clyde Kusatsu

Clyde Kusatsu returns to Days of our Lives as Wei Shin, Wendy (Victoria Grace) and Li’s (Remington Hoffman) father.

The actor will be seen starting February 23 in scenes with Wendy and Li.

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Miranda Wilson

Miranda Wilson returns to Days of our Lives as Megan Hathaway on February 24.

Wilson shares this on her Twitter account, admitting it’s about a week earlier than she thought.

Zach Tinker

Zach Tinker is leaving the role of Sonny Kiriakais.

The actor only joined DOOL in 2021 and already he’s out. His last airdate is March 2.

It’ll be in scenes with Chad (Billy Flynn), and Alex (Robert Scott Wilson).

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Lindsay Arnold

Lindsay Arnold is out as Allie Horton. The actress who joined Days of our Lives in 2019 has completed filming.

Arnold will exit on February 20.

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Blake Berris

Blake Berris is back at Days of our Lives once again to portray Nick Fallon this February.

You remember he was seen as a part of the Halloween November 1, 2021 episode when MarDevil brought villainous Salemites back from the dead to wreak havoc on Salemites?

The last we saw Nick er alive was just before he was killed by Gabi in May 2014.

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Aketra Sevillian

Aketra Sevillian will be coming to DOOL as Talia Hunter, Jada Hunter’s (Elia Cantu) sister in February.

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Chandler Massey

Chandler Massey will be making his way back to Days of our Lives as Will Horton January 13 in scenes with Leo (Greg Rikaart), Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) and Allie (Lindsay Arnold). Massey will exit the week of February 13 as he has a few more scenes to air before Will goes to New Zealand.

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Judy Evans

Judy Evans (Bonnie Kiriakis) will portray Adrienne Kiriakis in scenes with Kayla Johnson (Mary Beth Evans) starting Friday February 3 on Days of our Lives.

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Chrishell Stause

Chrishell Stause (Jordan Ridgeway) returns to Days of our Lives and will be seen in scenes with Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) the week of January 30.

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Louise Sorel

Louise Sorel returns to Days of our Lives as Vivian Alamain the week of January 30.

She’ll reach out to Stefan (Brandon Barash) via phone and will not be actually seen in the episode.

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Lindsay Arnold

Lindsay Arnold, who has been portraying Allie Horton, Sami and Lucas’ daughter, has been dropped back to recurring status.

This means we will see much less of the character.

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Martha Madison

Martha Madison returns to Days of our Lives as Belle this month.

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Tanner Stine

Tanner Stine is back to Days as Joey Johnson. He’ll arrive in Salem with Tripp for Kayla’s funeral.

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Lucas Adams 

Lucas Adams is returning to DOOL as Tripp Dalton. He’ll be in for Kayla’s (Mary Beth Evans) funeral.

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Kyle Lowder

SoapsSpoilers has learned that Kyle Lowder is back airing at Days of our Lives as Rex, starting December 22. He’ll be seen in several episodes, moving into February 2023.

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George Del Hoyo

George Del Hoyo is back at Days of our Lives to portray Orpheus.

He’ll be in scenes at Statesville with Lucas (Bryan Dattilo).

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Bryan Dattilo Appears

Bryan Dattilo returns to Days of our Lives once again.

We last saw Lucas last summer when he went to prison.

Lucas will make an appearance during Kate’s storyline when she becomes sick again.

Lucas will be around for about two weeks. 

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