Days of Our Lives (DOOL) star Drake Hogestyn is celebrating a birthday today! He was born on September 29, 1953 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The handsome 64-year-old has been married to Victoria Post since December 31, 1986, and they have four children.
Hogestyn didn’t set out to become an actor. He graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida on a baseball scholarship and majored in pre-dentistry. He was drafted by the New York Yankees and played third base for their farm team until he was injured in 1978.
According to the IMDB, in 1998 Shelley Long originally wanted Hogestyn to play her husband on the sitcom Kelly Kelly. He was all set to do double duty with his DAYS role, but his schedule on DAYS conflicted with the filming of the pilot of Kelly Kelly and instead was replaced by Robert Hays.
That wouldn’t have been his first primetime role. Before joining DAYS, Hogestyn starred in the television adaption of the iconic movie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in the early ’80s. A few years later he joined DAYS as John Black but was soon revealed to be Roman Brady. Until he wasn’t. But, fans love him no matter who he plays.
Soap Hub wishes the actor the best of birthdays, and you can tweet the actor your own birthday wishes with the link below.
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