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Drake Hogestyn Halloween Tweet On His DAYS Return As John Black!

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So many long time fans of Days of our Lives have been ecstatic at the news that fan favorite, Drake Hogestyn is finally back in the saddle at the NBC soap as John Black.

And today on Halloween, Hogestyn tweeted  his confirmation on his arrival back in Salem,  “Happy All Hallow’s Eve! The Treat?…I’m back in Salem! The Trick?…I sold my house and have no place to live! Now that’s scary! Yikes!”

Due to DAYS production schedule, in which they tape four months ahead, look for Drake to be back on your screens in early 2014!

Excited to hear confirmation on his return to DAYS from Drake himself?

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  1. Linda

    October 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    OMG Michael, OVER the top giddy doesn’t even begin to explain how overjoyed I am to hear confirmation that Drake is back on DAYS! Talk about receiving the best EARLY Christmas present ever! I haven’t watched DAYS since this amazing actor was removed from my television screen, so it looks like next year DAYS goes back on my lineup! Drake’s Tweets are so much fun to read! WELCOME BACK, DRAKE!

  2. Kristine Ali

    October 31, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I am sooooooo beyond excited. I was so happy to meet you at the book signing in Durham, NC. You are the sweetest person. I loved hearing your story of your Aunt that lives here. I can NOT wait to see you blessing my screen again. Days has NOT been the same without you 🙂

  3. Chloe

    October 31, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Yes!!!!! Yes!!!! Yes!!!!! The way the writers had John treat Marlena made no sense. I wish they could erase those scenes but since they can’t, I hope they will so something to reunite them [after he grovels for forgiveness. LOL]. I’m just happy that John Black is coming back to town. And that’s a fact!!!

  4. Dorothy Patterson

    October 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Welcome back my friend; Salem was not the same without you. We missed you greatly!!

  5. Katarina

    October 31, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Very excited, Drake is my favourite actor on Days, by FAR. So I am thrilled to see him coming back – I just hope it will be the true John Black, which his fans love and expect without a breath. <3

  6. Joshua

    October 31, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    That poor old man.

  7. Ann

    October 31, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I’m MORE than thrilled that Drake is back where he belongs – DAYS – where he never should have been benched! Thanks so much for confirming the news for us, Michael and Drake! We’re counting down the days until we can turn our TV’s back on to watch him again. He’s been very much MISSED! We love you, Drake!

  8. Annie

    October 31, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I’m so HAPPY that Drake is coming back home to Days! It has not been the same since he left! maybe him and Doc can get back on straight! Brady can be ok and we get rid of Kritter! I want to see him and Stefano to get into a BIG ARGUMENT! Let Stefano take Doc and let John find his wife! The fans want a GOOD love scene too and we want an explanation why he fell had feeling for kritter! Brady needs to go in a psych ward and they need to bring BELLE back!

  9. heidi

    October 31, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    They should keep him around for awhile this time!

  10. Cathy Eriksen

    October 31, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Thrilled to see Drake off the bench and back in the lineup !! SCREAMSSSSSS ~ You have been dearly missed can’t wait to early 2014 hope its even sooner !! Welcome Back Drake !!

  11. Karen

    October 31, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    The BEST news!!! Welcome Back Drake!!!

  12. Dee

    October 31, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    So GLAD Drake is back!
    Hoping for super good spy storyline with some hot J&M romance!

  13. Jennifer

    October 31, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Best news ever! I’m so happy that Drake’s back! It hasn’t been the same since he left. Hopefully we’ll get to see him make things right with Marlena (and Brady) and he gets lots of screentime, too!

  14. Michael

    October 31, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Hands down the worst actor on daytime. Save Deidre Hall’s job and find her a real actor to match her talents.

    • eileen hargis

      October 31, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      go post somewhere else, MICHAEL, ur outvoted and shut down!

      • Linda

        November 1, 2013 at 9:10 pm

        WOO HOOOOOO! YOU GO Eileen! Yes, the haters ARE outnumbered in a HUGE way, that is why they’re sulking and being so mean spirited! Thanks for defending Drake, Eileen!

    • Linda

      November 1, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      I’ll just say I could not DISAGREE with you more Michael and leave it at that. I do NOT engage haters such as yourself!

  15. jimh(leave it to beaver)

    October 31, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Its great Drake’s back…however, i hope the writers have a good storyline for him!!!

  16. Tammy Carr

    October 31, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I’m so beyond thrilled that Drake is finally back Where He belongs. Now I will definitely be watching Days again. I just hope he’s here to stay this time. Hopefully He will have a kickingstoryline. Welcome Back Drake!

  17. Chris

    October 31, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    So happy and excited to see Drake back in Salem where he BELONGS!!! 2014 is going to be a great year! Black is Back!!!

  18. johnny

    October 31, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    who cares about drake. i used to like john black. the man needs acting lessons now.

    • eileen hargis

      October 31, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Yeaah, thats why hehas been on Days,for more than 20 yeats, poor acting, lol.

      • Linda

        November 1, 2013 at 9:13 pm

        It is the SAME haters, Eileen, PAST old IMO! They just use different screen names, OY!

  19. Pam

    October 31, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Am I happy that Drake is back in Salem? Is the Pope Catholic? Of course I am! SCREAMS…. Drake Hogestyn should NEVER have been benched!! I’m a LONG time DAYS watcher(since 1972) & I haven’t watched for weeks because Drake/John hasn’t been in Salem!! The writers have certainly lost the romance & humor of the DAYS of the 80’s & 90’s. I hope & pray they get their act together & give Drake a nice LONG storyline;like I expected last Fall but didn’t get! Drake Hogestyn MAKES DAYS now! I am a FAN of Drake’s for life! He’s a wonderful man & actor who has always been LOYAL to DAYS since he first arrived in 1986! I have NEVER met another person like Drake! I can’t wait till the new year to start watching DAYS again!!!!!

    P.S. DAYS writers please write story lines that Tom & Alice would be proud of once again! They are probably rolling over in their graves with the story lines now!

  20. chris

    October 31, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I am so HAPPY DRAKE IS BACK ON DAYS WERE HE BELONGS. Now John has to make thing right with MARLENA so they can live Happy Ever After.

  21. eileen hargis

    October 31, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Only two posters not happy about Drakes,return and they are both men, FIGURES,.jealous, guys?????

    • Linda

      November 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      ROTF! *High five*

  22. Patrick

    October 31, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    fans roar… for the DAYS of ole’

    yeah, yeah, yeah…. supercouple intrigue… John Black and lady “GOD”iva Marlena. she upholds her saint so high

    Drake Hogestyn…. needs to nest with Kate….. and/or for the Love of God… already… simply spotlight Nicole’ Mother… sensual seductress “Fay”

    simmer Celeste… for Abe and Stefano

    let’s trot out his stamina Roman

    John and Kate
    John and Marlena
    John and Fay

    that’s enuf energy

    man machinations from Stefano, Roman…

    John loved Kristen

    • Patrick

      October 31, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      i’m giddy now…

      what, about: John & Kayla ?!?!

    • Linda

      November 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      LOL, my dream pairing is John and Kayla, hehe!

  23. Annie

    November 1, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Hi! I have watched Drake ever since the late 80’s. I ‘am SO HAPPY THAT he is coming back to days! This is what I think should happen. Stefano and John get into a big war and Stefano should take marlena and John should come back and rescue her! They should also bring back Belle and let Brady get his head back on straight and when John comes back into town . Marlena should not talk to him at first because she is upset that he supposly had feeling for Kritter! Let them argue and get upset at each other and then a GOOD LOVE scene and then they can get married !

  24. Joyce

    November 1, 2013 at 7:41 am

    I am THRILLED beyond words that The Black is Back! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for John & Marlena!

  25. No1_ILoveLucyFan

    November 1, 2013 at 8:32 am

    My heart about leapt out of my chest when I heard the news! So glad to hear he’s coming back to Days & we’re hoping they edit him in for some mistletoe-fantasy-smoochin between John & Marlena, we got jipped last year & we need a J&M fix!!

    Welcome back, Drake – we missed you & we NEVER gave up!! <3

    • Patrick

      November 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      “…we’re hoping they edit him in for some mistletoe-fantasy-smoochin between John & Marlena”

      “GREAT IDEA”

      what better way to usher in the possibilities and here HE comes… in to the new year.

      Marlena dreading the holidays… and the new year… and SURPRISE

  26. Phil

    November 1, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Looks like some fast forwarding coming soon to my screen! I like Marlena so much better without him!

  27. annie roney

    November 1, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Happy Days are here again with our Drake Hogestyn back soon. I can hardly wait. It is drakeriffic. Thanks so much for this. anniegabrielpacoattherainbowbridgedrakefansrever

    • annie roney

      November 1, 2013 at 11:11 am

      I forgot to say also, that Drake is my favorite actor ever. To me, when he plays Roman/John, he is the essence of a hero/friend/lover/husband/dad/priest/mercenary, anything that is thrown at him. He gives 110% to any role they give him and plays it has he is that character. I have been a fan since 1986, when I being a born and raised Hoosier was visiting in Denver, and saw the show with him on it. Went back to Anderson, south of Fort Wayne and since then he has been my all time favorite male actor. I can see him in about any role he is given. I am now retired and living in Florida
      Annie Roney

  28. Haley

    November 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    His tweet was the very BEST news!! I can’t wait for him to be back on our screens – and then I can start watching again!!! #wewantjandm

  29. Dave

    November 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Well now, looks like I’m going to start watching DAYS again starting next year. Drake is a fabulous actor, I’ve missed the unique qualities he brings to his role as John, he has been very much missed. My wife, Lisa, also loves both the actor and character! Looking forward to seeing him!

  30. Mary H

    November 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    EXCITED, ELATED, JUMPING FOR JOY, OUR MAN DRAKE is heading back to Salem. Our hopes, prayers, belief in and for Drake were not in vain. The day I heard he was coming back I did my happy dance all afternoon and I am still grinning from ear to ear. WELCOME HOME DRAKE, YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED.

  31. Helen

    November 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    THANK YOU DRAKE FOR THIS WONDERFUL NEWS! My favorite actor on DAYS is FINALLY back on my screen, which means I’ll be watching DAYS again instead of GH! Welcome back to this terrific actor!

  32. Cheryl

    November 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I am so super excited the man himself is coming home to Salem. I’ve missed seeing your handsome face for too long, and maybe now you and Doc can get back to what you used to be . . .

  33. mary

    November 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    FINALLY! WHAT A PERFECT EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT!!!!!!

  34. eileen hargis

    November 2, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Glad to see ur cóming back. Good to see they finally heard us. We have been yelling LONG and loudly forva long time!

  35. Patti

    November 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    SO VERY AWESOME!! Im doing the happy dance all over the place with joy =)
    Drake is the best when it comes to acting, there is no other that can replace him. I cant wait to see him on the screen on Jan!

  36. LUMI/John

    November 3, 2013 at 8:48 am

    I am so happy my John is back on Days,
    more Lucas and John,I got my Christams gifts 🙂

  37. karen

    December 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Marlenanba is a very good actress. However with Drake and Kristen I believe the writers did drop the ball. So much more could we see of Kristens talents as a sophisticated saboteur, possible head of Dimeras against John , mature , sophis, dynamic , puzzling so forth. Not all that non sense. In fact I like John better with Kristen than Marlena, Marlena is dull, no fault of her own lately. I like her now with or without John not because john is a bad actor.

  38. diane s

    January 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    It’s about time!!!!

    I can’t wait to see him in 2014

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