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DAYS Casting Contract Role Of New Doctor! Who Would You Suggest For The Part?

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Looks like there will be a new doctor in the house on Days of our Lives.

According to a casting notice shared on Soap Opera Digest, the long-running NBC daytime drama series is casting the contract role of Dr. Caleb Cooper.

The soap is seeking a strong, established actor between the ages of 45-55 for the character, who is described as a “Good-looking loner. He lives on a self-sustaining farm in middle America, completely off the grid… He finds peace and joy in nature. He keeps his past as a doctor secret, hiding the truth about a traumatic tragedy from his past.”

The role of Caleb will begin taping in August.

So, put on your casting director hats now DAYS fans! What actor familiar to daytime or primetime audiences, or perhaps someone the show should be aware of but may not, do you think would be a good fit for the part? Comment below!

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Patrick
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Patrick

Vincent Irizarry !

so much upheaval… it’s been blundered… that distending belief

is

Deimos has a twin brother !

Celia
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Celia

Love it, Patrick.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Ok you hold a national talent search in Australia for a new doctor.. Fly him to America… Exhaust all airtime killing off favorites.. Making favorites murderers and out of character hypocrites and somebody says.. OMG.. Doctor Flynn.. Who.. That Aussie actor..oh shiznit.. let’s kill Daniel.. Give Brady his heart.. Ooooo.. and give him hallucinations.. Yeahhhh.. of a girl Flynn knows.. Now toss him to Nicole.. NOW. Ooooo.. wait for it.. He knocks boots with KAYLA… the brass says we need another brooding doctor.. Oh.. yeah.. Too bad that Aussie didn’t work out… AAAAAHHHHH….OMG.. so over it.. and just because Kate… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Robin Christopher ! and/or bring back Crystal Chappell

Boes
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Boes

You’ll be shocked to find out your nominee’s for the role of the male doctor are both women.

Celia
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Celia

Yes, and yes!!

Mo
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Mo

They’re looking for a man.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Will his past include a heart transplant that results in having memories that belong to the organ donor?

Celia
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Celia

Lol, Tomas….my sentiments, exactly.
I was thinking Michael Muhney. He would be perfect…..let’s have a brooding doc, with a bit of mystery. Isn’t that the theme on all soaps for a doctor? Male or female?

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

But doctors have to “touch” patients quite abit, Celia. It might be OK if breast exams arent needed, LOL!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

*aren’t

Celia
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Celia

@4ever DAYS.
LOL, 4ever. Great paly-on words. So apropos. Too funny!!

Patrick
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Patrick

they should try… Jon Hensley…. ex-Holden Snyer, ATWT

smoldering intensity… I say he still does

Anne
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Anne

Yes. yes. yes. I was thinking the exact thought. The perfect soapy hunk. Says so much with his presence. He should be back on a soap now.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

That’s a good idea, too! B&B put him a white coat for nothing more than a glorified walk-on.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

How about Bradley Cole (formerly Prince Richard on Guiding Light)?

TMJ
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TMJ

Jon Hensley

Lisa
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Lisa

Ricky Paull Goldin. Would love to see him back on a soap.

Phil
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Phil

Ricky Paul Goldin or Grant Alexander or Michael O’Leary… please also bring back Kassie DePaiva FT pronto!

Celia
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Celia

Love Ricky!! Yeah!

vinman
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vinman

Ted King……50 yrs.old….possible love interest for Nicole…..or for returning Eve.They played good together on OLTL.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Mike Horton…

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Mike Horton, too, Jimmy. All good suggestions.

Hayjay
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Hayjay

I’m still wishing for a Jonah recast & a Stephanie recast. So, this character doesn’t excite me. However, I miss seeing Grayson McCouch, Rick Hearst, Kurt McKinney & so many others.

Softjohn
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Softjohn

I think Jonathan Jackson could play a good doctor!

Phil
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Phil

Nope! He needs to go back to GH as Lucky!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i agree…

Timmm
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Timmm

Paging Dr. Alan Quartermaine!

denisefan
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denisefan

I suggest someone who wants to work part-time and is comfortable with a boss who is impulsive.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Scott Reeves. Scott Reeves. Scott Reeves.

Phil
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Phil

Good idea…didn’t think of him

Dr Helen Ruth
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Dr Helen Ruth

If only they had saved Vincent Irizarry for this role. They are ruining him on DOOL and limiting his future.

Patrick
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Patrick

yes, exactly… my thought

Celia
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Celia

I do believe Deimos is not who he says he is. After today’s episode? He called Khloe and identified himself as Robert? Hmmmmm!!!!!!!
So, Dr Ruth; you may get your wish. LOL.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I didnt hear him say that-must have been distracted with my cat who likes to pick fights with me….that could be interesting….

Celia
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Celia

@ Jimh ( leave it to beaver)
Lol, Jimmy. Now I’m second -guessing myself. I was certain he said…” It’s Robert. I need your help”.
And, yes. This turn of events could get very interesting, if I heard right.

Celia
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Celia

@jimh.
Hey, Jimmy…I replayed that particular part of the episode; and, Deimos said exactly what I heard him say on the phone.

Dr Helen Ruth
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Dr Helen Ruth

I heard that. He has a double life. That was Chloe? She looked slightly different.

Good! Then he has a chance to redeem himself and stay on.

Celia
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Celia

@ Dr Helen Ruth.
I deleted the episode….I think it was Khloe. LOL. As jimh said….interesting.

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m with all of you : Celia / Dr. Ruth / JimH

I hope Deimos is not who he says he is… we want him around

i’m 9 eps behind… I’ll get their

Celia
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Celia

@Patrick.
I guess we were tricked, Patrick, LOL. Deimos is Deimos. Robert is the fake name given to Khloe.
Now, what a coincidence, eh? If TPTB needed her to return to Days, why the rlaborate story? Why enmesh her in Deimos’ life? Hmmmmm. Stranger and stranger, Patrick. Where are they? Where is Khloe’s house?
One thing….I hope he clears Nicole. But, it seems he has no intention of doing so….for a while, anyway.

Jon Hensley
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Jon Hensley

Jon Hensley would make a wonderful doctor.

Patrick
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Patrick

up to this point

Jon Hensley, ex-Holden Snyder, ATWT
Ted King, ex-GH/OLTL , Lorenzo ,
Michael Muhney, ex-Adam, Y&R

why not think about Matthew Ashford ?

Nancy Wilson
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Nancy Wilson

David Fumero or Michael Muhney

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

Michael E. Knight, lol.

Celia
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Celia

I would love Michael Knight. If he dyed his hair, he would look half his age. He has a very youthful face and appearance.

Tim Clarke
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Tim Clarke

I too vote for MICHAEL E. KNIGHT – he is on the West coast now, he is 50’ish and looks younger. Lord knows he has acting chops and would be a welcomed added attraction for Days of Our Lives.
I honestly think he would be a great fit and then he could battle with Deimos and has good chemistry with Vincent who currently plays that role.

damien
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damien

bring back a familiar doc…
mike horton… followed by carrie and austin peck austin!
throw in nicole and u got a love entaglement!
put nicole with characters we care about. i.e eric!… not new characters like daniel or deimos and again we dont need useless newbies to be gone under the next regime change

Chaz
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Chaz

Kamar de los Reyes – 48, perfect age.

Rodd
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Rodd

Hmmm…Have to wonder if his secret is that he’s a also a priest who once had an affair with a police officer’s wife, got shot and is currently on leave from his duties to the church. ??? Oh…no, that’s already happening in GH and soaps never copy. Right? LOL!

It would be lovely if this was really a returning Mike Horton! Then he could have all the secrets he wants as long as a Horton returns to the fold.

Barbara Caponigro
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Barbara Caponigro

I would choose Nathan Fillion as the new Doctor for Salem. He has the looks, the intelligence, the charm and the eyes to hold the secrets of his soul and yours. His eyes speak of pain and mistrust. Yet, he looks at people with sympathy and concern. He needs that one person who truly needs someone to help and he needs someone too.

Michele
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Michele

Michael Muhney. He’s my vote for every new male role. Such a versatile talent.

Soapluv2010
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Soapluv2010

He’s banned! clearly and I’m not sad about it, at all. Talent is easily overshadowed by boorish behavior.

ryan
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ryan

I agree Michele, Michael Muhney is super talented and missed. I’d love to see him on a soap again.

Celia
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Celia

I mentioned MM above, as well. However, considering all the ‘mishaps’ he went through, I doubt any doors are opened; even if he were willing to enter.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Sony owns Y&R. Sony owns DAYS.

Not going to happen. I absolutely agree that he’s a talented actor. I hope he finds work but I don’t think this is likely.

mike
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mike

Carl T. Evans, Casper Van Dien, or Forbes March

TearyTam
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TearyTam

Yes! Forgot about Carl T. evans

ryan
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ryan

me too, man was he beautiful.

Kim
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Kim

Jeff Branson from Guiding Light

BTripp
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BTripp

Jon Hensley for sure. He’s the right age and extremely handsome and needs to be back on soaps.

Mo
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Mo

I liked him on B&B.

janet Byrnes
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janet Byrnes

MATT jack could return

TearyTam
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TearyTam

Scott DeFrietas, Isaiah Mustapha, James Cho, and of course my love forever….Eddie Cahill

Tivette
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Tivette

Just found out Michael E. Knight is leaving Y&R, so hope DOOL will consider him!!! One can only hope bc he would be such a great catch for the part!

Angie
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Angie

Didn’t Michael Knight just become available!

Tim Clarke
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Tim Clarke

I agree, 50’ish Michael E. Knight sounds like a good match for the role.

ryan
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ryan

Does it really matter at this point? Days has become so unwatchable thanks to Ken Corday and his stuipid moves.

Dean_Morgan
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Dean_Morgan

You guys have mentioned some great actors- Bradley Cole, Ricky Paul Goldin, Jon Hensley are all actors I thought of for the role. There are so many good actors who aren’t working in daytime that would be great in the role. I do hope they stick with recognizable soap names and stay away from primetime vets. I think bringing an actor from AMC or GL could possibly bring more viewers.m

Dean_Morgan
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Dean_Morgan

And to Ryan’s comment about Days being unwatchable, I agree it isn’t the best right now. I have watched for nearly 32 years and would never abandon ship. Dislike: Weaving Nicole into the Deimos vs. VIctor story was a mistake. THe writers should have let Brady/Justin take him on. I also wish Maggie was walking again. The biggest challenge is that they shoot episodes so far ahead that they cannot tell what is working or fix anything for 6-8 months! The Hernandez family eats up airtime with no real storyline. Summer is a bummer. Barely any airtime for Justine and… Read more »

Tim Clarke
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Tim Clarke

I AGREE that it was a poor writing choice to have young Chase rape Ciara – it wasn’t well acted, wasn’t believable – and serves no real purpose. The two young actors involved didn’t have the dramatic skills to make this kind of scene plausible. I also think (this is a little off-topic) that it’s abusurd that Hope would give Aiden a “second chance” and give a little bit of the brush-off to Rafe. Aiden perhaps didn’t “go through” with murdering Hope but he at least CONSIDERED it and that alone should put him on Hope’s S——list. Rafe would be… Read more »

Tim Clarke
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Tim Clarke

I’m sorry I meant to write that he forged those Wedding documents for KATE not Hope.

Jp
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Jp

James depaiva ex max oltl or stephen schnetzer ex cass aw would be two great choices

Lia
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Lia

Definitely Jon Hensley. Right age, and in the white coat he would look like a doctor, and not like a guy playing one. I think he and Kayla would be great, and if they wanted to put him with Jen that would work too.

Celia
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Celia

Kayla belongs with Steve, Lia….LOL.
But, Jen? Yes, definitely….it’s time to breathe some positivity into her life.
Jon Hensley? I am not familiar with his acting. I looked him up, and you’re right. He has the ‘look’ of a doctor.

JR O'Neil
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JR O'Neil

Thom Bierdz – Phillip Chancellor III, Young & Restless is spot on perfect casting for the role of Dr. Cooper on DOOL.

Thom Bierdz, Entertainment Tonight, 2011, Cover Story, “Young & Restless” The Return of Phillip Chancellor III
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrVvCuFU5i0

Thom Bierdz, “Young & Restless”, 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttzfIfq53HY

Thom Bierdz, “Portrait of a Scandal”, 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ-SmX2uG-o

Thom Bierdz, Interview about his acclaimed bestselling book “Forgiving Troy”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iXjVE8QwQA

Helen
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Helen

So … we won’t see him onscreen until early next year given the tape/air schedule.

code85
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code85

Scott Elrod , Ethan Ericksion,Murrary Bartlett , Jason Shane Scott , Grayson McCouch , Rob Estes , or Stephen Martnies

Jaime
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Jaime

Too many new characters! Sorry just had it with the writers at Days.

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