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Days of our Lives Searching For Australian Actor To Play Ruggedly Handsome Doctor In New Role!

If you live down under the search is on for the next hottie with legitimate acting chops to join the cast of NBC’s Days of our Lives, and just in time for the show’s upcoming 50th anniversary come November!

According to multiple Australian press outlets today, DAYS is on the hunt for an Australian male to play ‘ruggedly handsome’ doctor Finn, who comes to Salem to do a residency under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Jonas played by Shawn Christian.

DAYS co-executive producer Greg Meng told Australian Associated Press that the successful applicant will receive a 12 month contract and start appearing on air by mid-to-late October,  “It will be a one year deal … it will be a minimum of 13 weeks and it will be for the anniversary and beyond.  If they’re beautiful and sexy that’s great, but we are looking for somebody who can step in and fill this legitimate role with a legitimate storyline, and a really well constructed character.”

Applications are being accepted until March 22nd, with shortlisted applicants to film a scene and the chosen winner flown to LA.  To apply click here at Days of our Lives Search For A Star.  The requirements are as follows:

You must be an Australian male aged 20-35 years of age.
You must provide proof of previous acting experience or qualifications.
You must upload a 3 minute showreel/video
You must supply 2 recent photos (head shot and full body shot)
You must be able to travel to LA between 13-18 April, 2015.
You must be able to relocate to LA for a minimum of 13 weeks from Monday 18 May, 2015.

So, who will be the next Aussie actor to follow former Home and Away stars Bren Foster (Ex-Quinn) and Justin Melvey (Ex-Colin) with time spent in Salem? 

Share your thoughts on DAYS search down under!  Excited about the idea?  Any suggestion on who should play the part? Let us know!

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Patrick
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Patrick

age 20-35 … DAYS : Mary Beth Evans, the lovely Kayla would like some company

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Enough of these Aussies, already. Hire an American. We have plenty of ruggedly handsome men right here, in this vast, beautiful country of ours. Think Texas, Montana, the Dakotas….etc. If Australians can speak with a ‘patched up’ American accent, so can an American affect an Australian one. I don’t get it…look in your own backyard, casting directors! Let’s go to Days, now…..Am I to believe that Paul is John’s son? I really like that concept…Finally, something meaty for John. He’s not my favorite soap actor, but, now, at least, I will not be as bored or annoyed by him. How… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Soaps are big in Australia. I wonder how many Americans are cast on their soaps?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

If that is the case, Timmm, where there is an even balance?…..Then, I will eat my words and take everything I wrote back.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Of course Daniel is involved with this…may as well call it ‘Daniel Of Our Lives!’

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Too many newbies…all i like is Paul and his mother…Eve, Paige, Serena, Daniel, Melanie, and Erik can all leave town. Why does this show need Roxanne(she is sort of ok) when it already has Bev…and why cant Paige be seeing Rory, the cool one, instead of TheNewKidOnTheBlock?

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I don’t know how this is going to be possible, but the way Paul’s mother reacted to both Marlena and John– I bet my last donut, that John is going to be Paul’s father.

Patrick
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Patrick

Perfect : ‘Daniel Of Our Lives!’

darned if you do and darned if you don’t : right?

How is it possible that one “anointed” person is ALL Salem Needs?

like CeeCee said above…. I’m glad as well.. that John Black gets story… and YES! it’s Paul Norita…
I was instantly taken with his mother

I also agree… that watching Eve jealous… surprised me… I’m still not undone by the story… if the writing improves… these two able actors are ready

Mo
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Mo

What about Bren Foster? 🙂

I guess since B&B and Y&R both have Australians, Days wants to compete. 😉

I’m not necessarily excited. Just want the show to improve.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Compete for what, Mo? Who has more Australians? Seriously? We are swarmed by them……meanwhile, there are starving American actors who are struggling right here in the US of A.

Harry
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Harry

What is Ingo Rademacher (formerly GH’s Jax) up to these days?

Patrick
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Patrick

I”m thinking they need some male hunk to keep Anne, Theresa, Melanie, and Serena company… add in Kayla

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Australians seem to breed hunks, Patrick. Love the accent…nothing like the real thing…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Theresa is still so ” hung over” Brady, Patrick. So, yeah, a hunky doctor for her would sober her up in more ways than one. Anne is just too funny to have a guy come around and kill that in-your-face aura surrounding her. If she falls for some man, she will lose all that spunk I love so much and put all her energy toward impressing her love interest. Serena should take a train, plane or hike back to Llanview. Melanie has Brady, for the time being…hope he goes back to Theresa and both be united with the baby Kristen… Read more »

Tad
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Tad

I wish they would search for a new Will. I wouldn’t mind if Will had an Aussie accent as long he could act.

Michael
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Michael

Yes- I agree Tad- a new Will- one who can ACT woukd be a great improvement. Every single time Guy opens his mouth I cringe. And I really wish Sonny would stop acting like such a pussy. Man up and get angry, upset, etc.- but I’ve had enough of Sonny as ‘victim’.

Patrick
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Patrick

ditto

it just boggles the mind that the DAYS production team keep Guy Wilson and Shawn Christian .

they do not ACT

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Tell me about it, Patrick. I doubt TPTB will rid themselves of Shawn any time soon. He is one of the lead actors, if not the top male character. I also think that Daniel and Nicole really fit…perhaps because they are a couple in real life? I am waiting with bated breath to finally see “them” bring these two together, finally, without a hitch. I really feel they will be explosive because Nicole has that extra ingredient which helps her male counterpart shine. Let’s see what happens. Will? He has never worked for me. After all this time, he is… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Ingo Rademacher.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

He was up for a role on the series back in the early 2000’s, but it fell through.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Since Days is big in the land down under I suspect this is a way to get them involved with the 50th Anniversary of the show– it is a stunt, nothing more, and unless they luck out and find an amazing talent, this guy will last as long as Lexie’s half brother, who I have already forgotten this name- I want to say Cameron is that right? Let’s hope they write him a better story than being a male stripper to pay off medical school loans.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

It does seem obvious John is Pauls father…wish he had been Abe’s instead…for John they shouldve brought back his daughter Belle!!!

steven spiel
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steven spiel

Steven Spiel. Has day time soap experience check out
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y_qX-NuHnyI

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Nah….not hunky enough. Lips too thin…not tall enough….not handsome …JMO.

Lisa
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Lisa

How do we get Zachary Garred in the running? Loved seeing that Aussie on my screen. Granted it would mean having to start watching Days but if it means ZG onscreen, I’ll do it and I bet I wouldn’t be the only one.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Oh yes, I do miss Zachary as Levi on GH. And, I do think it’s very doubtful that DAYS will consider ZG. I think they are really pushing for an Aussie actor who hasn’t appeared on any other American soap.

denisefan
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denisefan

I would love to see Bren Foster return to daytime!

Patrick
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Patrick

@Mo said the same thing above ! YES… even tho he’s been on DAYS before… they wasted him and never utilized his character
(May 2011 – February 22, 2012) he played Vivian Alamains son… Quinn

RETURN HIM as a new Character, or as Quinn….

my other pick would be Ben Lawson….

Nick D.
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Nick D.

Bren was GREAT as Quinn – the most convincingly devlish bad-guy on Days in years. They made a mistake letting him go, imho. Hope they pick someone like that for this new role. The Aussies have charisma to spare (Bren, Ingo, Nathan parsons, etc.)

Side note – Australian … I wonder if he is connected to Tony/Andre? A long lost son?

Tom84
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Tom84

It’s a bit ambitious, but it would certainly help Days ratings if they could land a Hemsworth – they’ve all done soaps before!

Even someone like Jonathon Wood, Wade Briggs, Matthew Le Nevez or Conrad Coleby sound like they’d fit the brief! Not sure whether the first two meet the ‘rugged’ criteria but they’ve all proved they’ve got the chops to handle it!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

OMG. If one of those Hemsworth brothers would even appear temporarily, I would immediately stop picking on the Aussies. Is there a word that supersedes gorgeous, beautiful, perfection, flawless…..?????

curacaoman
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curacaoman

This should go to Nathin Butler, he was gone way too soon from GH

code
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code

Good choice!

Nick D.
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Nick D.

Forgot all about him – he was excellent!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@mar SF. You are right. I had already surmised John being Paul’s father on the previous site. It will be interesting to see the ‘how, when and where’,…..the plot thickens ?????

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DAYS Jackée Harry Joins Freeform Comedy Pilot ‘Everything’s Trash’ in Recurring Role

Jackée Harry is one busy actress in Hollywood!  On the heels of learning that Harry has signed on more full-time on Days of our Lives in her role as Paulina, comes this bit of casting news.

Harry will join the cast of the Freeform comedy pilot, Everything’s Trash along with another notable actor, George Wallace.  Both will have recurring roles in the show should it go to series.

In story, Everything’s Trash follows Phoebe (Phoebe Robinson), a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life. When her younger brother Jayden emerges as a leading politician, she’s forced to grow up, so she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood, since she doesn’t seem to have a clue. The series is inspired by Robinson’s book, “Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay.”

According to Variety, “Harry will star as Zora, Phoebe and Jayden’s mother. She and her husband are mid-Western transplants, but they have made a home in NY . They love and support their children equally, but truth be known, Zora acts (and dresses) younger than she is and straddles the line between “I’m my daughter’s mother” and “I’m my daughter’s best friend.”  Meanwhile, Wallace will play the role of Abraham, Phoebe and Jayden’s father and husband to Zora.

So, looking forward to hopefully seeing Jackée on a half-comedy sitcom at night, and doing her role on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives 2-Year Renewal from NBC

For the first time since 2014, Days of our Lives has received not just a one-year, but a two-year renewal, from NBC ending the suspense of another renewal negotiations between the series, the network, and Sony.

According to Deadline that broke the good news this will take the long-running and beloved daytime drama series through its 57th and 58th seasons on the air.  In anticipation of the pick-up, the producers had been making if-come deals with key cast members, including signing a new contract with Days favorite Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) and bringing in Jackée Harry  Paulina) who was recurring at first to be more full-time on the show.

In statements on the DAYS pick-up, Michael Sluchan, EVP, Scripted Series & Kids Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming shared: “We couldn’t be happier to bring our loyal fans two more seasons of Days of our Lives and continue what has been an absolutely remarkable achievement in television. A big thank you to Ken Corday and the cast and crew for their incredible passion for storytelling that continues to reach new generations of viewers.”

DAYS EP, Ken Corday shared: “After more than 55 years of bringing drama, adventure and romance to screens around the world, we are thrilled and honored to carry on the Days of our Lives legacy for another two years. We are thankful to NBC for their enduring commitment to the show and grateful to continue this wonderful journey with our fans for years to come.”

Sony EVP, Programming Steve Kent added: “We are incredibly proud of the work being done by Ken Corday, the cast and crew. They continue to tell bold stories through these iconic characters captivating audiences around the world.  We are thrilled to continue the legacy of Days of our Lives and for viewers to enjoy two more seasons.”

So, thrilled to hear about the two-year pick-up for DAYS? Share your congrats to the show via the comment section below.

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Victoria Konefal Will Be Back On Days of our Lives

This week Days of our Lives viewers saw the exit of both Theo (Cameron Johnson) and Ciara (Victoria Konefal), much to the chagrin of Cin fans everywhere! But hold on! Days head writer, Ron Carlivati revealed that Victoria Konefal will be back on-screen this summer on the NBC soap opera.

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Carlivati revealed: “From the moment we were coming to that point and we knew Ciara was going to exit town with Theo, we were immediately pursuing the next chapter with Victoria: When would she be available or willing to come back, and when could we tell the next chapter because I knew that would feel unfinished and be unsatisfying to a lot of people. So that’s why I’m happy to announce here that Ciara is coming back and we are going to tell that next chapter of the story and hopefully, this time, the audience will get the payoff that they’re looking for and hoping for.”

And as to just how long will Konefal who chose to go on recurring status with the show be back for her summer run, Carlivati shared: “At this point, and I can’t speak for Victoria and I can’t speak for the show, and this is not an official announcement in any capacity, but I will say at this point, there is not an end date. We are working with Victoria to keep the story going and keep Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s love story alive.”

Cin fans should note that Carlivati added, “I would encourage the audience to remember that they (Cin) have an important anniversary coming up this summer that may figure into their story, so she will be back sooner than you know.”

So, happy to know there will be more of Ben and Ciara? Where you upset to see Ciara exit the canvas with Theo? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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