The last time we saw Philip Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives, John-Paul Lavoisier was playing the role and the character remained in Salem briefly before leaving town again. Now, an Instagram post has fans wondering if Jay Kenneth Johnson, the original teen Philip, will be returning to the role.
A Jay Kenneth Johnson Comeback?
According to Soaps.com, Lauren Koslow had posted a snap of herself and Johnson, saying the actor was with her for an interview and they were catching up. The snap was quickly removed, but a fan got a screenshot and tweeted it, sparking a rumor that the actor is returning to the soap.
With the pic quickly being taken down, that adds fuel to the rumor as that often means the soap doesn’t want the news out there.
With so much happening on DAYS in the coming weeks, including a wedding, November sweeps, the show’s anniversary and a time jump that will change how daytime works for an entire year, anything is possible.
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Jay Kenneth Johnson played Philip from 1999-2002 and again from 2007-2011. Kyle Brandt played the role in between Johnson’s stints. Right now, the possible return is just a rumor, but Soap Hub will make sure to inform you if the rumor is confirmed. Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.
— Tommy Figueroa (@Soridic) October 23, 2019