Days of our Lives premiered on November 8, 1965

Days of our Lives
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Debuted

November 8, 1965

Created by

Head Writers

Ron Carlivati

Executive Producer

Ken Corday

Network

NBC

Running Time

  • 30 Minutes (1965-1975)
  • 60 Minutes (1975-present)










Contract Cast

As of 12/31/2020 (per NBC end credits)

ACTOR CHARACTER TENURE
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Suzanne Rogers Maggie Kiriakis 08/20/1973-10/01/1984; 08/28/1985-11/10/2003; 01/07/2004-04/29/2004; 06/14/2004-present
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James Reynolds Abe Carver 10/29/1981-08/23/1990; 08/31/1991-09/29/2003; 12/03/2003-04/29/2004; 05/26/2004-present
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Lauren Koslow Kate DiMera 01/25/1996-present
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Josh Taylor Roman Brady 07/18/1997-01/16/2004; 02/18/2004-03/29/2004; 05/24/2004-present
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Eric Martsolf Brady Black 11/13/2008-present
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Deidre Hall Marlena Black 06/21/1976-04/24/1987; 08/02/1991-01/23/2009; 09/26/2011-present
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Mary Beth Evans Kayla Brady 05/23/1986-05/26/1992; 06/12/2006-02/17/2009; 06/18/2010-06/29/2010; 09/23/2010-02/15/2011; 12/14/2011-present
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Lamon Archey Eli Grant 02/23/2017-present
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Drake Hogestyn John Black 01/24/1986-01/23/2009; 09/26/2011-07/18/2013; 03/04/2014-11/01/2016; 04/03/2017-present
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Sal Stowers Lani Price-Grant 09/25/2016-06/09/2016; 12/19/2016-present
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Robert Scott Wilson Ben Weston 5/22/2014-12/08/2015; 03/11/2016-06/24/2016; 09/28/2017-11/30/2017; 05/04/2018-present
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Linsey Godfrey Sarah Horton 10/26/2018-present
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Matthew Ashford Jack Deveraux 10/30/1987-10/12/1996; 02/05/2000-10/27/2003; 06/22/2004-09/21/2006; 04/02/2007-04/04/2009; 09/23/2011-08/15/2012; 05/24/2013-06/20/2016; 12/20/2017; 12/28/2018-present
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Arianne Zucker Nicole Brady 02/27/1998-02/08/2006; 04/02/2008-10/20/2017; 10/05/2018-10/22/2018; 09/05/2019-present
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Paul Telfer Xander Cook Kiriakis 03/24/2015-08/25/2015; 09/08/2016-10/17/2016; 04/27/2017-09/25/2017; 05/11/2018-06/12/2018; 10/08/2018-01/28/2019; 04/29/2019-present
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Billy Flynn Chad DiMera 09/12/2014-02/21/2019; 11/11/2019-present
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Stephen Nichols Steve Johnson 06/13/1985-10/26/1990; 06/09/2006-02/17/2009; 08/28/2015-08/31/2018; 11/27/2019-present
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Jay Kenneth Johnson Philip Kiriakis 12/27/1999-12/25/2002; 01/12/2007-04/20/2011; 08/18/2020-present
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Lucas Adams Tripp Dalton 03/23/2017-08/29/2019; 09/04/2020-present
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Emily O'Brien Gwen Rizczech 06/05/2020-present
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Lindsay Arnold Allie Horton 06/10/2020-present
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Isabel Durant Claire Brady 08/12/2020-present
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Brandon Barash Jake Lambert 04/24/2020-present
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Marci Miller Abigail DiMera 11/10/2016-11/19/2018; 09/04/2020-present
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Mike C. Manning Charlie Dale 10/06/2020-present
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Cady McClain Jennifer Deveraux 10/21/2020-present
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Tamara Braun Ava Vitali 02/08/2008-08/04/2008; 12/09/2015-03/01/2016; 11/13/2020-present
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Galen Gering Rafe Hernandez 10/31/2008-08/28/2020; 11/27/2020-present
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Camila Banus Gabriela Hernandez 10/04/2010-06/12/2014; 12/22/2014-12/29/2014; 09/17/2015-08/28/2020; 11/27/2020-present
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Nadia Bjorlin Chloe Lane 11/24/1999-06/13/2003; 12/24/2003-01/12/2004; 08/13/2004-09/16/2005; 11/29/2007-09/28/2011; 01/04/2013-04/16/2013; 09/24/2013-09/25/2013; 08/03/2015-08/04/2015; 01/08/2016-01/28/2016; 06/10/2016-08/29/2019; 08/03/2020-08/04/2020; 12/03/2020-present
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Brandon Beemer Shawn Brady 09/28/2006-03/24/2008; 01/19/2016-09/12/2016; 11/15/2016-02/20/2017; 12/04/2017-12/28/2017; 03/20/2018-03/27/2018; 08/22/2018-07/09/2019; 06/12/2020-present
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Martha Madison Belle Black 08/10/2004-03/24/2008; 11/25/2015-09/12/2016; 01/24/2017-02/20/2017; 12/05/2017-12/28/2017; 03/22/2018-03/27/2018; 08/21/2018-07/09/2019; 06/08/2020-present
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Stacy Haiduk Kristen DiMera 08/23/2018-10/31/2018; 05/24/2019-05/12/2020; 09/03/2020-present

Recurring Cast

U/5 - Under 5 lines and are often uncredited

Cast and Crew Changes

IN

  • Jackee Harry (Paulina) - March
  • Linda Dano (Vivian)

OUT

Production Staff

Executive Producer: Ken Corday

Co-Executive Producer:  Albert Alarr

Senior Producer: Janet Spellman-Drucker

Producer: Randy Dugan

Producation Coordinator: Sara Peterson

Production Manager: Jeff Voorhees

Executive in Charge of Production: Greg Meng

Writing and Directing Staff

Head Writer: Ron Carlivati

Story Consultant: Ryan Quan

Associate Head Writers: Lorraine Broderick, Jeanne Marie Ford, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder

Staff Writers: Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, David Kreizman, Rebecca McCarty

Script Editor: Fran Myers

Directors: Albert Alarr, Sonia Blangiardo-Goins, Grant A. Johnson, Noel Maxam, Scott McKinsey, David Shaughnessy, Angela Tessinari

History of Executive Producers and Head Writers

Executive Producers

Duration Name
11/08/1965-08/02/1966
  • Ted Corday
08/03/1966-12/31/1987
  • Betty Corday
04/20/1977-01/18/1980
01/21/1980-03/1983
05/12/1986-present
  • Ken Corday
04/1996-01/2002

Head Writers

Duration Name
11/08/1965-12/31/1965
01/03/1966-07/04/1966
  • Peggy Phillips
07/05/1966-05/06/1975
05/07/1975-04/19/1977
04/20/1977-02/26/1979
02/27/1979-03/14/1980
03/17/1980-04/18/1980
04/21/1980-10/09/1980
10/10/1980-10/17/1980
10/20/1980-10/20/1981
10/21/1981-04/16/1982
  • Pat Falken Smith
04/19/1982-09/21/1984
09/24/1984-10/25/1984
10/26/1984-11/30/1984
  • Sheri Anderson
  • Thom Racina
12/03/1984-11/10/1986
11/11/1986-11/18/1986
  • Leah Laiman
  • Thom Racina
11/19/1986-03/16/1989
  • Leah Laiman
03/17/1989-01/19/1990
01/22/1990-06/18/1991
06/19/1991-01/30/1992
01/31/1992-06/11/1992
06/12/1992-07/09/1992
  • Sheri Anderson
07/10/1992-08/06/1992
  • Sheri Anderson
  • Gene Palumbo
08/07/1992-12/18/1992
  • Sheri Anderson
12/21/1992-04/28/1993
04/29/1993-11/20/1997
  • James E. Reilly
11/21/1997-01/05/1998
01/08/1998-10/14/1999
  • Sally Sussman Morina
10/15/1999-11/10/1999
  • Lorraine Broderick
11/11/1999-03/28/2002
03/29/2002-03/06/2003
03/07/2003-08/08/2003
08/11/2003-08/15/2003
  • Dena Higley
  • James E. Reilly
08/18/2003-10/04/2006
  • James E. Reilly
10/05/2006-01/24/2008
01/25/2008-04/22/2008
  • None Credited - WGA Writers Strike
04/23/2008-10/10/2008
10/13/2008-08/25/2011
  • Dena Higley
08/26/2011-08/16/2012
08/17/2012-08/18/2015
08/19/2015-09/02/2016
09/06/2016-07/18/2017
  • Dena Higley
  • Ryan Quan
07/19/2017-present
  • Ron Carlivati

Daytime Emmy Awards/Nominations

Winners are noted in bold.

  • Drama Series (24 Nominations/4 Wins): 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Directing Team (25 Nominations/2 Win): 1974, 1975, 1977 (2), 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Writing Team (20 Nominations/3 Wins): 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Lead Actor (18 Nominations/3 Wins):
  • Lead Actress (20 Nominations/3 Wins):
  • Supporting Actor (15 Nominations/2 Wins):
    • John Aniston (2017)
    • Matthew Ashford (2012)
    • Joseph Campanella (1989)
    • Joseph Gallison (1979)
    • Wally Kurth (2020)
    • Eric Martsolf (2014, 2019)
    • Chandler Massey (2018, 2020)
    • James Reynolds (2004, 2017)
    • Greg Rikaart (2019)
    • Paul Telfer (2020)
    • Greg Vaughan (2018, 2019)
  • Supporting Actress (21 Nominations/4 Wins):
    • Tamara Braun (2009)
    • Patrika Darbo (2000)
    • Kassie DePaiva (2019)
    • Jane Elliot (1989)
    • Judi Evans (2008)
    • Linsey Godfrey (2019)
    • Deidre Hall (1980)
    • Susan Seaforth Hayes (2018, 2020)
    • Leann Hunley (1986)
    • Martha Madison (2019)
    • Kate Mansi (2017)
    • Peggy McCay (1987, 2016)
    • Frances Reid (1979)
    • Melissa Reeves (2016)
    • Suzanne Rogers (1979)
    • Arleen Sorkin (1988, 1989)
    • Arianne Zucker (2010, 2013)
  • Younger Actor (22 Nominations/7 Wins):
  • Younger Actress (18 Nominations/1 Win):
  • Younger Performer (2 nominations / 1 win)
  • Guest Cameo/Performer (9 Nominations / 1 Win)
    • Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (2019)
    • Tobin Bell (2017)
    • Robb Derringer (2018)
    • John Enos (2018)
    • Morgan Fairchild (2018)
    • Adam Leadbetter (2016)
    • Kate Mansi (2019)
    • Hugh McPhillips (1980)
    • Thaao Penghlis (2019)
Preceded by
Ryan's Hope (1977);

General Hospital (2012; 2017) The Young and the Restless (2015)

Drama Series Winner
1978, 2013, 2015, 2018
Succeeded by
Ryan's Hope (1979);

The Young and the Restless (2014, 2019) General Hospital (2016)

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