Who’s coming and who’s going from Days of Our Lives for April 1-5, 2019? Are any favorite performers from yesteryear returning to the daytime drama, this week, or in the near future?
Have any new actors or actresses been cast on the show in contract, recurring or day player roles? Are any well-remembered stars from other soaps, past or present, about to join Days of Our Lives fold in surprise new parts? Here’s the latest casting news from the NBC soap.
The week of April 1, 2019
It’s a wrap for two Salem troublemakers. Greg Rikaart has finished up his run as conman Leo Stark. The character left town, last week. Rikaart first appeared as the shady Leo back in March of 2018.
Rikaart posted news of his exit on Twitter, noting, “That’s a wrap on Leo. Thanks for all the love. Playing this role has been a gift. An absurdly fun and delicious gift.”
Meanwhile, Judith Chapman has completed her stint as Diana Cooper, Leo’s mother. Chapman shared news of her departure on Facebook with a post that included the words, “Poor Diana… Adios Diana….” The actress made her debut in the role, which was originally portrayed by Genie Francis, in late January. Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.