Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Drake Hogestyn’s Milestone, 35th Anniversary As John Black
Days of Our Lives spoilers reveal that Drake Hogesyn is celebrating a special milestone today. It marks his 35th anniversary playing John Black. It has been a wild ride with many different storylines, surprising plots, and includes becoming one part of the infamous fan-favorite couple dubbed “Jarlena.” Keep reading to learn all about this incredible soap milestone.
Drake Hogestyn’s Pre-Soap Career
DOOL spoilers reveal that Hogestyn didn’t start out his adult life intending on becoming a legendary soap veteran. He didn’t even consider a career in acting. His goal was to either go to medical school and become a doctor or be a professional baseball player. He actually did end up spending time with the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees. However, he would get an injury that put the end to his pro ball player dreams.
Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Introducing John Black
35 years ago, Hogestyn made his debut as a mysterious character who had amnesia. He would soon learn that he was Roman Brady, who presumably died after falling off a cliff while battling Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo). Then, writers gave John the story of false memories being implanted in his brain. He played the part of Roman until 1991 when the actor who previously played Roman returned to the soap. However, that wouldn’t be the end of Hogestyn’s daytime career. That is when he was revealed to be John Black.
One Face With Many Names
Days of Our Lives spoilers reveal that John was called by many different names over the years. Some of these include Forrest Alamain, Ryan Brady, and John Robicheaux. Although John was paired with several different women, there is only one that seemed to be his perfect match. Of course, we are talking about the other half of “Jarlena,” Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall). Over the decades, they have been torn apart and separated by everything imaginable. However, they always find their way back into each other’s arms.
Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Hallmark Movie Casting
Besides being an icon on the NBC soap, Hogestyn has appeared in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Otherworld, Generation, Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues, One Stormy Night, Night Sins, and Criminal Minds. Just a few months ago, fans were really excited when he was cast in a Hallmark Christmas movie! He played the role of Benjamin Reilly in Christmas Tree Lane. The movie starred Alicia Witt and Andrew W. Walker.
We want to send a big congratulations to Drake Hogestyn on celebrating his 35th anniversary as John Black. We look forward to seeing more of the character’s scenes in the future. Tell us what your favorite storyline is featuring John and why it’s so memorable to you.
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