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Dick Van Dyke Behind The Scenes at Days of our Lives (Photos)

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Television icon, Dick Van Dyke made his debut on Days of our Lives last week on the Friday, September 1st episode of the Peacock streaming soap opera.

Van Dyke is playing an apparent war veteran and mystery man, who has amnesia.  On Monday’s, September 4th episode, viewers learned that the mystery man ‘s name is Joseph Bell, while John (Drake Hogestyn) discovers that Bell served in the same unit in the Korean War with his biological father.  What more will be revealed?

Back in April of this year, Dick Van Dyke taped his guest appearance on the set of Days of our Lives. Dick’s casting came about due to his real-life friendship with gym buddy, Drake Hogestyn.

In-story, Dick has shared scenes with several enduring DAYS cast members including: Deidre Hall (Marlena), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) and Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie).

Here are some behind the scenes snaps of Van Dyke’s visit to Salem below.

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Dick makes Mary Beth Evans crack-up in between scenes.

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Deidre Hall can add “sharing scenes with Dick Van Dyke” to her amazing run on Days of our Lives.

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Did you ever think we would get to see Days of our Lives icons, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes in scenes with Dick Van Dyke?

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Greg Vaughan meets the living legend at the set of Days of our Lives.

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Dick getting some technical direction as he runs his scenes and has a laugh with Deidre Hall.

So, have you enjoyed Dick Van Dyke’s guest-star run on Days of our Lives? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Delightful! Love the little dance scene

Really loved seeing Dick Van Dyke on days.

I watch as long as Dick Van Dyke is on. Otherwise, the show has become so raunchy, in many scenes as well as dialogue. I normally only watch occasionally, and only when the story is a good story and not just the raunch which has nothing to do with it and not needed.

I agree, it is over the top raunchy. I am over the show mostly, just like Paula, I pick and choose what I watch

I have to agree. And then add them going to Peacock…. I miss more than I watch

Same for me!

I agree

Dick van Dyke is an icon he makes u laugh he is a very nice person to be around. I was so excited to see him on my favorite show days since I was 5 years. I love him on the dick van dyke show. Thank you for all the laughs

He’s been wonderful! Always amusing.

Yes I did I enjoyed it immensely seeing him on the show

I love Dick Van Dyke: Mary Poppins, The Dick Van Dyke Show and now Days Of Our Lives. It is he has followed us through generations to entertain and not forget him. God Bless such a kind soul and comedian.

Omg I love Dick van Dyke I watch him on the Dick van Dyke show and diagnosis is murder I watch that every morning for him.hes definitely a legend just like Angela lansbury.and Andy Griffith.

I am so happy to see Mr Van Dyke on Salem. What a hoot! I have been watching DAYS for over 50 hrs. and can’t wait each day to see what is going to happen next.

I really enjoyed Dick Van Dyke on days he still can act

I think it’s a shame that you took DOOL off local TV. After many years of long time senior fans it seems that was a dirty trick. We should have been able to watch it witout sticking us with a bill to watch it. Here’s one of my all time favorite Duck Van Dyke and couldn’t even watch. I never thought I couldn’t watch it since it came on many years a go unless I signed up to pay a monthly fee. Just a dirty trick.

Dick really adds warmth & light to his scenes. And his song & dance number with the Williams/Hayes is delightful!

Dick Van Dyke is always a welcome addition to any scene..Days sometimes drags out storylines and a fesh face is a great satisfier..I have my thoughts on where this goes and can’t wait to see the results. By the way, Victor’s funeral was a real letdown..I guess it was ONLY family? More of Salem should’ve had an appearance..he affected many lives..

I only watch this when he was on, never before, and not after he leaves. General hospital is my favorite. But Dick Van Dyke is amazing!

I have always been a huge fan and I still am of Susan Seaforth and Bill Hayes. I love this special beautiful couple and also individually. I have been.a big big fan of Julie and Doug. I miss Dr Horton and Mrs Horton(Grandmother) who played his wife for over30 years. I have been away for a few years.but myself as well as some other of my family members have been huge fans of Days. We love you.Marlena we love you too and some of the other longtime older Days cast. I have been a fan of Dick Van Dyke for a very long time. Dick I am so glad you are on such a great show as Days of Our Lives. You are doing a amazing job! You are such agreat actor!

I have watched Days from day one. Dick Van Dyke is refreshing addition. I understand the show is trying to attract a younger generation with some of its explicit sexual scenes. However, the majority of the viewers are the ones that have been watching it for years and are 60 years plus. The younger generation, who they are trying to appease with such scenes, do not sit down and watch soap operas anymore; they are too busy looking at all of their technology and phones. I really miss the traditional storyline of Days of our Lives.

Love Day’s of our Lives, always will. Really enjoyed all of the humor bits of Dick’s past roles in movies being included in his lines for this role . Amazing actor, amazing cast

I agree Dats has become very raunchy watching two men and two women getting it on and what Leo says about his lovers body parts. What in God’s name is allowing thus? Duck Van Dyke has brought a nice scene to date.
Writers your losing fans y the day. Shape up on your raunchyness!

Should it be more like Duck Dynasty?

I loved Dick Van Dyke on days. I have been a big fan of his for many years.

It has been such a blessing to see the most wonderful man who I have been blessed to watch since I was a child in the show I have been a loyal fan since I was in grammar school which was a very long time ago
Thank you all for including him in Day’s of Our Lives

He is an amazing actor. He’s almost 98 years old and knew his lines and won over many hearts I’m sure .

OMG… I was soo excited to see him on Days… I loved him since his show Dick van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore days… he was always so funny.. I just always loved him and I am amazed how well he has played his role on Days. Ageism not a factor. ❤️

Dick van Dyke is an amazing actor has been for very long time it was wonderful to see him on Days of our lives.

I enjoyed dick on the show…

I know this sounds crazy, but I’ve always felt that I was meant to meet Dick Van Dyke.

Yes he is a hoot

I love to watch Days, but I have had enough of the LGBT scenes. I am not homophobic, but I don’t need to watch it daily on a soap opera.

I have really enjoyed seeing him on Days. He is just a sweetheart and I hope that we will get to see more of him.

Love having Duck on the show. Hope he stays!!!!

Loved the scenes with Duck Van Dyke. We should all be that sharp at the age of 97!

I loved seeing dick van dyke on days of our lives…

Love it! What a true delight.

Having Dick Van Dyke on the show and portraying John’s real father is the best thing Days has ever done! Mr. Van Dyke is still handsome and a timelessly great actor. I have enjoyed this segment so much. What a treat and a joy!!

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Adam Caine Reprises His Role of Edmund Crumb on Days of our Lives

Here’s a welcome blast from the past! Coming up on Days of our Lives, look for the return of Adam Caine who reprises his role as Susan Banks’ beloved former boyfriend and husband, Edmund Crumb.

It has been 25 years since Adam played the role of Edmund, as he was only on the long-running soap opera for four memorable months.

Now, according to the latest Soap Opera Digest, Caine returns at the beginning of October in scenes with Tamara Braun (Ava) and Steve Burton (Harris).  With Ava trying to remember what happened the night Susan (Stacy Haiduk) ‘died’ and her part in it, plus the two being in the run, it shall be interesting just how they try to locate or bump into Mr. Crumb!

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Previously, DAYS viewers first saw Caine play the whimsical Edmund Crumb alongside Eileen Davidson’s original version of Susan. Together, they created some of the more hilarious romance segments ever on a soap opera. Eventually, Edmund and Susan married in April of 1998.  The couple moved back to Edmund’s home country of England to live and that is the last we have seen of him, that is until now!

So, what do you think will happen when Edmund reappears on Days of our Lives? Will he be reunited with Susan Banks, now played by Stacy Haiduk? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Favorite Lamon Archey Welcomes Baby Girl

Congratulations are in order for Lamon Archey (Eli, Days of our Lives) and his wife Krissy Terry.  The couple have welcomed a baby girl into this world named Kennedy.

In a beautiful photo of Kennedy with her mom and dad via Instagram, Lamon shared: “Blessings on blessings on blessings on blessings. #Blessed  @monicamartinphotography”

Terry added,“My princess. Kennedy Archey. You are my everything. I pray I am everything you want me to be in a mama. I never thought I’d love so deeply the way I love you, baby-cakes. I’ll forever be your guide, protector, and nurturer.”

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This is Archey’s fourth child. His three other children are: Machiah, 21; Caden, 14; and Gaia, 11

Several of Lamon’s Days of our Lives co-stars shared their well-wishes on his IG post including: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Galen Gering (Rafe) and Sal Stowers (Lani).

Lamon and Krissy were married back on March 25th of this year.

Send your well-wishes for Lamon, Krissy and new little bundle of joy, Kennedy via the comment section below.

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Jen Lilley Signs Off at Days of our Lives: “Playing Jeanne Theresa Donovan Off and On for the last 10 Years Has Taught Me So Much About Empathy and Grace”

This week on Days of our Lives, Jen Lilley will wrap her short-term run as Theresa Donovan. Lilley came back to reprise her role to a be a part of the on-screen memorial for Victor Kiriakis, and to honor one of her her all-time favorite scene partners, the late John Aniston.

While Lilley explained in interviews with the press, that she gave the series a 3 to 4 week window of time she would be available to reprise the role, she noted the long-running soap opera wrote more episodes and story for the character; thus the part will be turned over to another actress for the next leg of Theresa’s return story.

Meanwhile, through the years, Lilley came under fire over her run on DAYS being a devout Christian, and taking on the role of the troublemaking Theresa.  She fired back in one interview, “Why should I play a role like this,’ you know? That’s been something I’ve been asked over and over again, by Christians, like,‘How can you be a Christian and play this role?’ And the truth of the matter is that from a human perspective, Theresa’s kind of a horrible person, but from a God perspective, she’s exactly who Christ came and died for.”

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With her final episode streaming on Peacock on Friday, September 22nd, Lilley took to her Instagram to share her sentiments on her Salem journey over the years.

Jen shared: “Last week of me exploring this girl’s shenanigans on screen. Playing Jeanne Theresa Donovan off and on for the last 10 years has taught me so much about empathy and grace. I have enjoyed every moment of her hilarious sass and ferocity, layered with brokenness. To the cast and crew at @dayspeacock, I love you forever. You’re my family. And to the best fans a girl could ask or hope for: remember there is no pit so deep you could ever find yourself in where God’s love cannot find you still. You are never beyond redemption. You are called by grace and marked with love. Thank you for supporting me on this decade long journey. #Days #RIPJohnAniston #ripvictorkiriakis #DOOL”

No word yet if in the future, and with Lilley’s busy filming schedule (once the SAG-AFTRA and writers strikes are resolved) for Great American Family movies and other projects, if she would be available to return to DAYS should the show decide to write for the character.

So, are you sad to see Jen exit the canvas as Theresa? Curious just who and how will take over her role? There have been plenty of online rumors that a certain actress currently on the show is taking over the part. Comment below.

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