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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 11/06/2017 (per NBC end credits)

ACTOR CHARACTER TENURE
Rogerssuzanne
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
Reynolds-James
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
Alfonso-Kristian
Kristian Alfonso Hope Brady 04/14/1983-04/20/1987; 04/27/1990-08/03/1990; 05/06/1994-present
Koslow lauren
Lauren Koslow Kate DiMera 01/25/1996-present
Taylor josh
Josh Taylor Roman Brady 07/18/1997-01/16/2004; 02/18/2004-03/29/2004; 05/24/2004-present
Gering galen
Galen Gering Rafe Hernandez 10/31/2008-present
Martsolf erc
Eric Martsolf Brady Black 11/13/2008-present
Reeves melissa
Melissa Reeves Jennifer Horton 10/09/1985-12/15/1995; 10/06/2000-09/21/2006; 06/10/2010-07/06/2010; 11/12/2010-present
Hall
Deidre Hall Marlena Evans Black 06/21/1976-04/24/1987; 08/02/1991-01/23/2009; 09/26/2011-present
Moss
Casey Moss JJ Deveraux 05/07/2013-present
Flynn
Billy Flynn Chad DiMera 09/12/2014-present
Sean
Christopher Sean Paul Narita 11/07/2014-present
Evans marybeth
Mary Beth Evans Kayla Johnson 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
Nichols stephen
Stephen Nichols Steve Johnson 06/13/1985-10/26/1990; 06/09/2006-02/17/2009; 08/28/2015-present
Banus camila
Camila Banus Gabriela Hernandez 10/04/2010-06/12/2014; 12/22/2014-12/29/2014; 09/17/2015-present
Penghlis
Thaao Penghlis Andre DiMera 1982-1983; 1993-1995; 1996; 2002-2004; 2004-2005; 2007; 09/25/2015-present
Pettis
Kyler Pettis Theo Carver 11/03/2015-present
Keegan
Olivia Rose Keegan Claire Brady 11/25/2015-present
Bjorlin Nadia
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-present
Smith freddie
Freddie Smith Sonny Kiriakis 06/23/2011-08/18/2015; 10/12/2015-10/22/2015; 07/26/2016-present
Williamsv
Vanessa Williams Dr. Valerie Grant 10/25/2016-present
Millerm
Marci Miller Abigail Deveraux 11/10/2016-present
Vaughan
Greg Vaughan Eric Brady 11/13/2012-04/15/2016; 01/17/2017-present
Archey
Lamon Archey Eli Grant 02/23/2017-present
Adamsl
Lucas Adams Tripp Dalton 03/23/2017-present
Hogestyn
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
Massey chandler
Chandler Massey Will Horton 02/01/2010-01/02/2014; 09/15/2017-present
DePaiva Kassie
Kassie DePaiva Eve Donovan 06/18/2014-02/02/2016; 09/08/2016-12/12/2016; 10/27/2017-present

Recurring Cast

U/5 - Under 5 lines and are often uncredited

Cast and Crew Changes

OUT

  • Kyler Pettis (Theo Carver)

IN

  • Martha Madison (Belle Brady)
  • Brandon Beemer (Shawn Brady)
  • Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain)
  • Tyler Christopher (TBA)
  • Lisa Rinna (Billie Reed)
  • Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady)
  • Greg Rikaart (TBA)
  • Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan)

Production Staff

Executive Producer: Ken Corday

Co-Executive Producer: Greg Meng and Albert Alarr

Producer: Janet Spellman-Drucker

Coordinating Producer: Randy Dugan

Producation Coordinator: Sara Peterson

Executive in Charge of Production: Greg Meng

Writing and Directing Staff

Head Writer: Ron Carlivati

Story Consultant: Sheri Anderson and Ryan Quan

Associate Head Writers: Lorraine Broderick, Christopher Dunn, Jeanne Marie Ford, Dave Ryan, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits

Staff Writers: Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Cydney Kelly, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson,

Script Editor: Fran Myers

Directors: Sonia Blangiardo, Grant Johnson, Noel Maxam, Scott McKinsey, Herb Stein, Phil Sogard, Angela Tessinari, Steven Williford

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.

Preceded by
Ryan's Hope (1977);

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

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

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


Preceded by
Another World (1975);

The Young and the Restless (2011)

Writing Team Winner
1976, 2012
Succeeded by
Ryan's Hope (1977);

The Bold and the Beautiful (2013)

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