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Greg Vaughan Returns To Days of our Lives!

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Days of our Lives is bringing back to the canvas the character of Eric Brady! That is great news since it also means that Greg Vaughan will be reprising the role.  According to EW.com, who broke the news, Vaughan who can currently be seen in OWN’s Queen Sugar as Calvin, will be back on air on the NBC soap starting with the January 17th episode!

In an official statement on his return, Vaughan expressed: “After coming toward the completion of Queen Sugar, I had the opportunity to speak with the executives and head writers at Days of our Lives. I’ve always been proud of my time and the work I contributed to Days, and I was excited at the opportunity to reunite with the cast and crew. I feel my job as an actor is about more than just stepping on stage and taking a role. I’m trying to create a presence that resonates for myself and the core of  Eric Brady. I feel Eric’s journey will have a huge and impactful return!”

Just how will Eric return in story when he was sent away for four years to prison for his drunken vehicular manslaughter in the death of Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian)?  Stay tuned!

But for now, you can check out Vaughan on Queen Sugar where Calvin is currently involved in an extramarital affair with series lead, Rutina Wesley (Nova Bordelon).

So, are you thrilled to hear Vaughan is back at DAYS?  How do you hope Eric returns in story? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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holly
holly

This is great news! I love Greg Vaughn as Eric Brady.

Celia
Celia

Same here! He’s so hot, Holly!!!
But, I can do without the beard and ‘monkish’ hair cut.

Patrick
Patrick

yeah,

do the beard and bring back his sides… hot yeah

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

Thats Eirks prison look…lol

Iakovos
Iakovos

I assume Eric’s pastoral background and caring heart will have won him early release or probation for his crime. That is a plot turn I can accept. This character can have such play on the Salem storyboard. And Mr. Vaughn is genuine talent. I have not been a forever DAYS viewer, but in the few years I have been, there have been so many upsets and reboots. I am praying this legacy daytime program has its ship righted.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Well…that was a quick run on Queen Sugar and a spoiler since I had no idea he was leaving the show and there was no indication that he was.

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

I didn’t see this as he was leaving his prime time gig, just that they wrapped up their season.

In any event, I hope they have something for him. In particular, DOOL seems to bring back characters and give them nothing to do. (Every single return of Carrie/Austin, Belle, Sean, Phillip…. )

I hope he gets a better storyline than the Chloe baby daddy drama. That takes five minutes to wrap up and they’ve been at it for a month already…

Patrick
Patrick

thank you Tomas… I wanted to comment on that… argh! with all due respect the actress who plays Chloe

perhaps after maternity leave… her story will come alive

they brought her back for a reason…. ???

Nancy will light a fire under her arse

Deimos … just doesn’t have a clear path…. to CARE’acter

that family “get together” albeit circumstances…. the 3 amigos wreak havoc

but his character just didn’t jive… not yet anyway

this jealous and/or whatever it is… with the has beens… of Chloe and especially Philip… gawd he’s ruining … will be happy dancing when his arse is let

perhaps VI’ Deimos got a doctorate whilst in prison…

what a cure

that’s a Kiriakis MAN

davlestev1
davlestev1

The season is over they don’t immediately start on season two his schedule is open during the hiatus

Patrick
Patrick

i’m hoping they’ve already wrapped taping for season 1. Queen Sugar has been renewed for another “season”

it just bothers me that shows are only aired for …. 8-12 shows… and have to catch on that quickly an audience

Ryan Quan and Dena Higley… DAYS headwriters stated in the latest SOD issue that … addressing fans wishes… that past cast members will be coming and going… in story arcs

which is a cost cutting measure… thereby no bloated cast… sorry had to use that.
but.. this addresses all the cast that are interested in coming back for story

sounds good to me

so… i’m hoping this is Greg Vaughan using his time away from Queen Sugar

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I don’t know guys…the way Greg phrased it sounded to me like he was done on “Quuen Sugar.” He said, “After coming toward the completion of Quuen Sugar…” He didn’t say the season, etc…

Michael Fairman? Do you know it Gregg will be doing both?

Chuck-off yr
Chuck-off yr

This is exciting news. Greg and Eric have been missed.

damien
damien

thankkkkkkkk goddddddddd!!!!!!
greg vaughan missed u on days!!!
the moment gregs back on days i will return to watching him on days!!
with carrie and austin back im full time days once again and everyting will be right once again in salem…
eric and nicole need to reunite as the supercouple they shld ve been until the hiccup of daniel jonas!… their love story as eric the tempted priest and nicole the sinner was my fave years ago and it was cut too short..
cannot wait
thnx again ptb… do greg and the fans right and pls dont dissapoint… greg is a keeper!

Celia
Celia

Yessss, damien!!!!! A possible triangle? Nicole; Deimos; Eric? Hmmmm.

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

Agree, they were a great fit

Claudio
Claudio

Wow, this is wonderful news. Looking forward in seeing Greg back to Days. Greg is a terrific actor. Now bring back Vivian Alamain, Louise Sorel can act and I miss my madam so much.

Celia
Celia

Oh, Claudio!!!! I have been waiting for ‘Vivian’ forever. She just brought it home…now, she should come home to Salem. Imagine the possibilities!!

Claudio
Claudio

I agree with you Celia, Vivian and her side kick Ivan were funny together. Vivian and Ivan need to come back to Salem. My madam had great chemistry with Ivan.

elm1951
elm1951

omg!! yes i am thrilled to death – he is such a powerhouse actor – tptb at dool had better utilize his amazing acting talents this time around………….
i am so loving greg on “queen sugar”………….

kevin
kevin

Glad to hear Greg is returning to Day’s…I have always been a fan of Greg’s when he started on Y&R as Diego.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Dena Higley giveth what Josh Griffith taketh away!

Eric, the former priest, should join Nicole, then former porn star, to find her daughter who Nicole gave up during her porn DAYS. Maybe Nicole’s daughter is trapped in porn too! Together, Ericole can save her!

Excited for Greg’s return!

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

And in a Sony cross over… she can be working a pole in Genoa City getting pointers from Miss Nikki!!!! LOL.

dante williams
dante williams

Whaaaat? I haven’t watched Days long enough, because I never knew Nicole had a daughter. That’s amazing, and I’m so happy she does. I was always sad that she lost two children, but that would be a great story for her, and Eric. I always felt that they belonged together. I’m happy to hear of his return even though he is great on Queen Sugar, it’s an amazing show.

Patrick
Patrick

yeah , right ? that took me

I cry… I shed tears… for this character.. and it’s all because of Ali Zucker…

she’s a stand alone ACTs circles in and around

but with bad writing… gawd this show gets painful

I”VE wanted forever…. BRING BACK HER MOTHER Fay for layer and child

REASON ENOUGH

or do we have to kick it in to high gear

Abe / Roman / John / Victor

Nicole is her mothers daughter… with pause for limits

Fay is desperately needed

it’s like a pandemonium… Ali Zucker’ Nicole will get LOVE, if not from a “man” then from her womb

and I will weap

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I’m sorry, dante, that’s wishful thinking. I’m hoping she has a daughter.

Elaine
Elaine

Yesssssssss!! There is so much story with him, and I hope and pray the writers realize how stupid it was not to let Eric and Nicole be together! Let them have a miracle child, and give Nicole a family that’s rooted in Salem! I hope the writing is there for them because Dan ruined Nicole in some ways…Sooo go #Ericole!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

This is fantastic news. Greg Vaughan is a terrific actor and I loved him as Eric. (I loved him as the adult Lucky on GH.) Eric is such as sweet person and Days needs some sweetness.

I hope he keeps the beard he has in the photo above. Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!

Question
Question

Does this mean he is leaving Queen Sugar or that he is just off for the season. Love him on both shows but he is the only Calvin for me. Loved him on Days don’t want him back with Nicole though. Give him a new leading lady.

Tom Joyce
Tom Joyce

Great news. Greg is a talented guy who has been missed. The problem with the character of Eric has all been about story, and not about the talents of the actor. I hope this story lives up to his talent.

Jimmy
Jimmy

This is fantastic news for DAYS. First Kassie DePaiva returns, then Brandon Beemer and Martha Madison were rehired, then Christie Clark and Austin Peck return, and now Greg Vaughan. These are very good moves by the casting department, who have made some serious blunders like letting Kassie and Greg go last year.

However, this is sad news for GH, since many fans wanted Greg to return as Lucky. GH really needs to steer its ship in the right direction because they’ve been off course for a while now. Lucky is a legacy character and should be brought back, if not with one of his former portrayers then with a suitable recast.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I agree…and all former Lucky’s aren’t available. I think Mark Lawson (Brody, OLTL) would be perfect.

Jimmy
Jimmy

I was thinking Tom Pelphrey, but Mark Lawson is also great choice! No doubt people will complain about “yet another” OLTL star joining GH, though. I would just be happy to have Lucky back.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I’m not familiar with Tom; just googled him. He has the look…But I just love Mark Dawson. Wonder if he’s even interested in a return to soaps. As for the whole OLTL thing, I agree with you about the expected reactions but I think it’s ridiculous. These are talented actors skilled in the genre. IF they do hire another OLTL actor, maybe the reaction won’t be as negative if he or she is brought on to play an established GH character instead of a new one.

Libby
Libby

Fantastic news. Love to see Greg Vaughan as Eric

penny
penny

I guess I’ll have to wait and see how his Queen Sugar character plays out in the season finale. I hope returns for season 2. DOOL’s still tapes 6 months in advance so who knows how long his return will last.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I hope that this ia a long term return, and not a short term guest stint. The role of Eric was horribly misguided during Greg Vaughan’s portrayal, despite him continuing to knock it all out of the park. I don’t wish him to return to the priesthood, but I do wish him to become a multi-dimensional character at heart.

Patrick
Patrick

I couldn’t be happier…

I was just thinking of Greg Vaughan the other day… when I was watching @GH

Griffin as the slash dr. / priest

THEY ARE BOTH so GOODLOOKING… but… without doubt… Greg Vaughan OWNS his priest… just the right temperament and ooze appeal

PLUS… Ralph Waite, who played a priest on DAYS ( Father Matt )… WINS ! YIKE

so danged sexy ! why not.. I grew up with the Walton

Greg Vaughan is WORKING IT

Queen Sugar has already been renewed for season #2.

rebecca1
rebecca1

U r? I’m not. He’s barely on, has no interaction with anyone but Nova…and just seems at this point like he was hired to play a white character paradoxically sleeping with a woman fighting the white system

Patrick
Patrick

Just how will Eric return in story when he was sent away for four years to prison for his drunken vehicular manslaughter in the death of Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian)? 

the overwrought audience ( LOL ) is still on guard…. “NO MORE Dr. Daniel Jonas”

he never existed… thereby Eric Brady swaggers back mans up .. and is ready to party

Jennie Bear weakens

Steve
Steve

Am beyond thrilled. Pleaseeeeeeee have Nicole finally forgive her friend.

Donna Mackie
Donna Mackie

I am so proud of Greg Vaughan. A tenacious, determined, compassionate and talented ACTOR

Patrick
Patrick

thank you for the word; determined

he was all that and thee bag of chips as Lucky @GH… wasn’t his fault… they bailed on him when Jonathon Jackson wanted back in… JJ is so dark somber and humorless.

his take as a priest… lighted up the show … Greg Vaughan made this work. the pain and angst of his character lose …… ???? the fork in the road

his exit from Jennie Bear and mom Marlena… ALL the RIGHT STUFF

bring it home… Greg

Patrick
Patrick

Ryan Quan…. QUICK FIX and MAJOR laud and approval from your staunch supporters

simply —— bring back Lauren Boles.
simply —— bring back the SORAS Chase

wallah! complete family (s)

Aiden and his son
Hope and the beleved original : Ciara Aice

love and romance : Chase and Hope

give it up already… Rafe belongs with Carrie, if not with Carrie… why not Kate… the fire never left that couple…. let Rafe be cougar … Anna DiMera is the HOTTEST

Patrick
Patrick

Ryan Quan and Dena Higley :

RIGHT the WRONG(s)

it’s that easy… Hope is not front and burner… without Lauren Boles… w/ Aiden too ?

Aiden has been FANTASTIC and simply amazing… with SORAS Chase

of all the SORAS “teens” Jonathon McClendon is affecting

3 things that the audience will forever clamor

1. firing Kassie DePaiva
2. the murder of Will Horton… huge letdown… gaping hole YOU must fix
3. the recast and SORAS of Lauren Boles’ forever Brady/Horton Ciara Alice

GIVE Christopher Sean ‘ Paul a story

by any ways and means… take care of one of your own… gold Kassie DePaiva

Patrick
Patrick

he’s simmering; catch

Mo
Mo

I was happy when he left. I wouldn’t mind Eric returning, but not Greg.

Ghlover
Ghlover

I love Greg but very sad he is not coming back to GH (where he belongs)

Phil
Phil

Good news, now can you work on bringing Kassie DePaiva as Eve for good and full-time!

Rj
Rj

Glad to here that Greg will becoming back to reprise the role of Eric Brady. I hope that he will stay for awhile.

Rj
Rj

Oops, sorry for the typo – that should be ‘Glad to hear not here.” 🙂

Libby
Libby

Thrilled to have Greg Vaughan for as long as we can. Certainly, if Sept 20117 – Days is leaving NBC… He should return as Eric. Vaughan is the best and has been missed. Yah.

John Gordon
John Gordon

I thought his character was very sanctiminious and whiney (Eric, not the actor) but if they write him a decent storyline that’s fine. Right now the show is “picking up the pace” after an atrociously long Summer where the storylines were…..zzzzz

Shirley Kukhan
Shirley Kukhan

Wonderful news! Greg is such a talented actor & an asset to DAYS. Hopefully he’ll be there long term & they’ll utilize his talent with great S/L.

CJ
CJ

Upset his character is being written off. He left Days for Queen Sugar now leaving Queen Sugar for Days…make up your mind dude!

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