Joseph Mascolo
Mascolo joseph


March 13, 1929


West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Date of Death

December 7, 2016 (age 87)





Years Active


Joseph Mascolo joined Daytime in 1982 in the iconic role of Stefano DiMera on Days of our Lives, a role he has played on and off over the last three decades. Mascolo has also appeared on Santa Barbara, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful. Mascolo died on December 7, 2016 at age 87 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.  Mascolo's final appearance on DAYS aired in February 2017.

Personal LifeEdit

Mascolo was married to Patricia Schultz from 2005. until his death in 2016. Mascolo was previously married to Rose Maimone (1953-1986; her death). Mascolo shares one child with Maimone.


  • Stefano DiMera on Days of our Lives (01/18/1982-03/08/1983; 03/02/1984-05/11/1984; 10/19/1984-02/22/1985; 11/04/1988-12/19/1988; 09/17/1993-08/04/1994; 11/04/1994-08/14/1996; 0/04/1996-12/24/1996; 02/07/1997-02/13/1997; 06/13/1997-06/14/2001; 06/07/2007-02/29/2008; 08/05/2008-02/09/2017)
  • Carlo on Santa Barbara (1985)
  • Nicholas Van Buren on General Hospital (1989)
  • Massimo Marone on The Bold and the Beautiful (08/23/2001-07/07/2006)

Awards and NominationsEdit

Soap Opera Digest Awards

1984 Outstanding Daytime Villain Stefano DiMera, Days of our Lives W
1985 Outstanding Daytime Villain Stefano DiMera, Days of our Lives W
1997 Outstanding Villain Stefano DiMera, Days of our Lives W

Gold Derby Awards

Year Category Series W/N
2010 Supporting Actor - Daytime Drama Stefano DiMera, Days of our Lives N

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