E.J. DiMera is coming back to Days of our Lives. But it’s not the previous portrayer, James Scott, who’ll be playing the role. Actor Dan Feuerriegel has been hired to play the part.
Dan Feuerriegel Joins Days of our Lives As E.J. DiMera
Deadline broke the news that Feuerriegal has been tapped to bring the role of the DiMera baddie to life. The actor is known for his run as Argon, a gladiator, on Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Viewers last saw Scott in the role after his character had been shot. We later learned that Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) spirited him away. DAYS set the stage for a new actor to take over the role after E.J. was in an explosion and moved to Europe to recuperate.
“E.J. has always been an important character to the Salem landscape,” Ken Corday, executive producer, said, “and we’re thrilled to have found Dan to bring him back to the canvas.” Feuerriegal is set to debut on Wednesday, June 9. “I am so excited to bring E.J. back to Days of our Lives and to see what flavor I can bring to Salem,” said Feuerriegel.
Now that the news is official, the actor’s co-stars are sharing the news of Feuerriegel being the show’s latest cast member. “You will LOVE him!” promises Martha Madison (Belle).
The Australian actor’s other credits include McLeod’s Daughters, Home and Away, and All Saints. In the U.S., he’s appeared on NCIS: LA, Chicago Fire, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Pacific Rim: Uprising.
E.J.’s parents are Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk) and Stefano DiMera. The character is one of Stefano’s few surviving children. E.J.’s late siblings include Lexi (Renee Jones), Benjy (Jim Lunsford), Renee (Philece Sampler), and Megan (Miranda Wilson). E.J. is the father of Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) son Johnny and daughter Sydney. Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.
You will LOVE him! 🥰👏🏻 https://t.co/0oEKCoJyM4
— Martha Madison (@Marth27) May 21, 2021