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Days of Our Lives Comings and Goings: Zach Tinker Weighs In On Exit

Days of Our Lives Comings and Goings: Zach Tinker Weighs In On ExitDays of Our Lives comings and goings reveal Zach Tinker’s time in Salem coming to an end — for now.

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Sonny Decides To Be With Will

Sonny Kiriakis seemed to really prefer living in Salem with his family, but husband Will Horton (Chandler Massey) is also his family and Sonny couldn’t stand the idea of being apart from him any longer. Will’s job as a writer takes them elsewhere too often and Sonny has grown weary of all the separations.

To that end, he decides to leave town again with Will after nearly blowing up their entire relationship for Leo Stark (Greg Rikarrt). He thought Leo had changed his ways and was giving him the benefit of the doubt, but Will knew Leo was still a conniving manipulator. Yes, he has softened some but he still ended up in that horrible situation with Xander Cook (Paul Telfer) and Gwen Rizcech (Emily O’Brien).

The End Of Zach Tinker’s Run

The Young and the Restless vet Zach Tinker took over the role of Sonny for Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem from Freddie Smith and has played him ever since. However, it was his decision to leave Sonny behind for the moment. He landed a role on the new CBS series Fire Country and is going to give primetime a go.

Days of Our Lives Comings and Goings: Zach Tinker Weighs In On Exit

“It’s already picked up for season 2 so we know it’s going for at least another season,” Tinker said in the February 27, 2023, issue of Soap Opera Digest. “I’m playing a guy named Colin O’Reilly, a firefighter who’s the son of a legendary firefighter that passed away. He’s trying to prove himself. It’s a great role.”

That still doesn’t mean he is not sad to see his DOOL role go. He will also miss a few co-stars, including Greg Rikaart and Billy Flynn, who plays Chad DiMera.

“I’m going to miss Greg a lot. I’m going to miss Billy,” Tinker said. “Those were my two main dudes when I was there. Greg, coming from Y&R, he and I really clicked and have history, and Billy and I really connected too.”

As with many soap actors, Tinker is also not ruling out the possibility of a return. Stream new episodes of Days of Our Lives weekdays on Peacock starting at 6 AM EST.

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