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James Scott Interview – A Day of DAYS 2011

James Scott (EJ Dimera) of Days of our Lives chatted with Michael Fairman at A Day of DAYS 2011. During the conversation, James teases his upcoming major storyline that will shake-up the Salem canvas, and reveals that he has signed his contract to stay with the NBC soap after a long negotiation. Plus, what it is like to play one of the most complex characters in soaps!

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AliciaE
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AliciaE

Michael Fairman, You do the BEST interviews with James Scott out of anyone I’ve ever seen. I just want to take this interview, wrap in a blanket and rock it in my arms like a sweet, sweet baby.

AliciaE
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AliciaE

Hopefully that came across the way I meant it. That’s just my silly way of saying I LOVED IT! I admire the fact that Mr. Scott sets such clear boundaries with technology. I think that’s healthy (though I’m a lot closer to my computer myself). Can’t wait to see the upcoming drama on my show. I don’t remember EVER being this excited for a Monday. 😉

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sweetsherry30

Michael – Thank you for posting the interview with James, I really enjoyed watching it!! As an Ejami fan I am really excited, I have seen the preview for next week and James is absolutely right, this has to be one of the best scenes he has done, and to be perfectly honest I don’t believe any other actors could pull this off if they didn’t have REAL CHEMISTRY like James and Ali do onscreen!! It blows away anything I have ever seen on this show, and is in my opinion emmy worthy!! It is so unbelieveably raw, intense and… Read more »

sara
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sara

OMG OMG Omg I’M speechless right now!!!!! James Scott you r HOT HOT HOT! I just saw the promo for next week AMAZING!

Vicki
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Vicki

Loved the interview with James Scott at DOD’s. So looking forward to his scenes with Ali Sweeney. Go EJAMI

Anne
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Anne

Great interview with James, Michael. Loved it! You have such a great rapport. Looks like some exciting things to look forward to with EJ and Sami…can’t wait.

Lizzie
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Lizzie

I FL JAMES!!! I can’t wait. I’m so excited to see EJAMI in scenes again. DAYS sounds like it is finally getting back on track, and I can’t wait to Ali and James in these amazing scenes coming up. James is such a great actor for making me want to watch DAYS again. Please let this lead to Ejami being together with their kids. Thanks Again Michael & James for giving me HOPE, which is something I haven’t had in a really long time. This is the best interview from the Day at Days TY!!!

Lucky5000
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Lucky5000

Great James Scott interview as usual. I’m looking forward to these upcoming scenes. James and Ali work so well together. I think this will be memorable.
Thanks so much Michael ! 🙂

JS/EJ fan
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JS/EJ fan

Thanks so much Michael. Another great interview w/James. Looking forward to what happens to EJ and how it affects him and others around him.

mememe
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mememe

Thanks you, Michael. I always love your interviews with the soap opera stars. Wonderful interview with James Scott. Looking forward to his scenes with Alison Sweeney on Days.

Dorothyg
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Dorothyg

Thank you for the great interview, Michael. I love James Scott and I’m so looking forward to his scenes with Ali…it’s been so long since they have been in each others orbit. As an Ejami, I am thrilled. You always seem to know the right questions to ask…..Go Ej & Sami <3

Patty
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Patty

Wonderful interview, Michael! Yours are always so thorough and personable, and this is no exception. I have so much respect for James as an actor and as an individual. I appreciate the opportunity to hear him speak about his craft and the show. I’m excited to see the scenes he’s talking about and even more excited to hear him describe them as the biggest thing that’s happened since the new writers came on board. Anytime he and Alison Sweeney share scenes, I watch with full attention. They have a dynamic that’s mesmerizing. I’ll be glued to my set! This sounds… Read more »

zarine
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zarine

Michael, You by far do the best interviews with James, you two have a great comfort level where James is at ease! So nice to see, love James mentioning AS and the work they have recently!
Thank you! Please give us Ejami writers!

Powermouse
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Powermouse

ejami is rape…..rapemi!!!

the truth
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the truth

ejole is attempted murder….murderole!!!!

Susan McLaughlin
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Susan McLaughlin

Thank you so much for doing this interview. You can tell how much you enjoy your job because it sure does show on screen. I also believe that you have a wonderful way in making the people you interview feel relaxed. I enjoy watching how wonderfully James has taken the character of EJ and turned him into a multi – layered character whom you love to hate but also hate to love! I love the fact that they are possibly writing a story line for Ejami but more importantly for James and Alison together, I love watching them interact on… Read more »

JSFan4Life
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JSFan4Life

Thank you for the James Scott interview!! Loved it!!

jorgeann
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jorgeann

I love James. I never get enough of watching him or listening to and reading his interviews. I can’t wait to see his latest work with Alison Sweeney.

Powermouse
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Powermouse

no way!!!!!idisagree!!!!!!!!

the truth
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the truth

yeah way!!!!!!!!! agree totally !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cory
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Cory

I cannot tell you enough how impressed I am with your interviewing skills. Especially with James Scott!!! You get James to laugh which makes me laugh also. You get James to really have to think about how to answer which makes me adore James even more than I do!!! I absolutely love the fact that James wants to say the right thing about the show he works on. Have read the spoilers of what’s coming up this week on DOOL and it was fantabulous to hear James saying that he & Alison took the extra time to rehearse. I am… Read more »

Cath
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Cath

Thank you so much Michael! You always have the best interviews. SO excited for what’s coming up, not only as an EJami fan but how it’s gonna blow the entire canvas wide open afterwards.

gail
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gail

Michael, you do the best interviews! Thanks so much for asking the right questions and prying some details out of James. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing James and Ali on screen together. I’ve missed them so much. I, of course, am hoping for EJami in the end, but it sounds like whatever happens is going to give us great stories in the meantime.

Thanks, Michael! You do a great job and we appreciate you so much!

Jewals6
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Jewals6

Thanks for the interview. I can’t wait to watch the awesome scenes the James and Alison Sweeney create together. Tv entertainment at it’s best. Excited about where this will lead. This dynamic unduplicable combination is what will turn days around. So yes James you are the reason many world wide watch days.

Anna
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Anna

Michael, this interview was amazing!!! The best you have ever done with James I think. You always make him feel so comfortable and he always gets so sincere and open with you. I can´t wait to tune in next week to see whats in store for Ejami. Love when James and Alison share scenes together! Finally its sounds that there is some hope for them and some really good drama coming ahead. Ejami makes really for entertaining television! Thats for sure!

Liz
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Liz

Thank you for this interview, I am coming back to watch DOOL, any scenes with James Scott and Ali Sweeney, is must see TV! Please writers……EJAMI

Kelly
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Kelly

Excellent interview, Michael! Love James Scott and hearing him talk about these upcoming intense and soapy scenes with Alison Sweeney has my EJami-lovin heart all twitterpattered. I’m excited to watch Days again. Thanks so much, Michael!

Avelina
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Avelina

Great interview:)

pspcindy
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pspcindy

As usual, Michael you do the very best interviews. You and James Scott have such fun talking. Just so James knows, I can’t speak for anyone else, but he is the sole reason I watch DOOL. I like many of the characters/actors but James makes me want to tune to see what EJ will do next. I’m so excited by this chance he has to kick off this story that will touch so many in Salem. James and ASweeney are just so good together. Again, thanks for another great exchange with James Scott.

Powermouse
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Powermouse

ejami is rape!!!! yuck!!

AliciaE
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AliciaE

Powermouse, I can understand having an issue with EJAMI. I have a similar issue with John and Marlena (JARLENA). I found their affair story line to be disturbing. Sometimes I talk about that, but I don’t go around screaming “JARLENA is adultery!!!” #1 That’s not the whole story. #2 That would be crass.

Krista
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Krista

This is, by far, the best interview with James from DOD this year! You have this wonderful rapport with James that draws out so much of his beautiful personality and his wonderful sense of humour. Lol at James as the executive producer of Days. Thanks Michael F! I’m more excited about seeing Days this coming week than I have been for a very long time. James’ upcoming scenes while Johnny is missing are sure to be Emmy-worthy! I’m also looking forward to his scenes with Alison. EJ & Sami haven’t had a genuine interaction, with just the two of them,… Read more »

Leslie
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Leslie

First of all, the interview was terrific, and your interviewing style is first rate. Since we all know what scenes James was discussing, it makes me happy that he has seen the final cut and is pleased. That’s always a good sign. It would have been enough that James and Alison are finally sharing scenes but knowing they’re explosive and pivotal is icing on the cake. Hopefully, the decision makers will at long last recognize James and Ali’s unique chemistry and give us more good stuff in the future.

Jill
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Jill

Oh my goodness, I love him! Funny and a fantastic actor to boot! He has made me even more excited to see the scenes coming up! They sound intense and so full of drama! Can’t wait! Thanks for the interview, it was fantastic!

Nicole
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Nicole

What an amazing interview! Thank you so much James & Michael! I am really looking forward to your upcoming scenes with Ali Sweeney, that you both worked so hard on. I know you are both such amazing actors and will bring us the BEST performances to date! Watching you together is like seeing the pure magic, we are so blessed and fortunate to have you signed on to Days! I am really looking forward to these upcoming episodes that you and Ali Sweeney worked so hard on! You both truly are the best and we the fans are lucky to… Read more »

Kelly
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Kelly

OMG!!! Thank you Michael! JAMES SCOTT!!! ALISON SWEENEY!!! EJ & SAMI!!! EJAMI!!!!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!!! Thank you so much Michael for discussing it the greatest soap Supercouple in a looong time in soaps and on DAYS SUPERCOUPLE EJAMI!!!! and asking James about EJAMI and what’s to come! LOVE YOU MICHEAL!!! THANK YOU!! I always love reading, watching, and awaiting you interviews with James or Alison because I know you will do your best to get to the bottom of and to the heart of what’s to come for EJAMI and the fans and viewers! WE LOVE EJAMI!!!!! And of course… Read more »

Nesrine
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Nesrine

I absolutely loved this interview. After months and months of being completely apathetic towards Days, I can’t believe I am actually excited to see what’s coming up next! What a fantastic interview. It really got down to the goods about what the fans want to hear. Loved the questions and loved the answers even more. I was under the false impression that the Days reset was nothing more than hype. Talk is cheap. Well I am happy to say that it looks like I couldn’t have been more wrong. It seems like the writers really will deliver after all. I… Read more »

Kate
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Kate

It’s always almost tangible how much respect you have for James as an actor and how much respect he has for you as an interviewer. You’re both amazing at your jobs, which is why I always look forward to your interviews together. THIS is the DoD interview I’ve been waiting for, and, as always, it was well worth it! Love James Scott, and love you! Also – MAN! – Am I ever excited about these upcoming scenes! Alison Sweeny and James Scott are going to rock it. I adore EJami and I can’t wait to watch all the soapiness unfold.… Read more »

Ree
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Ree

Thank you Michael for that wonderful interview with James Scott. I am really looking forward to seeing Sami & EJ sharing screen time again, I’ve really missed them. James Scott & Alison Sweeney are amazing together and have the best chemistry I’ve ever seen. James has done what I didn’t think possible, he has me looking forward to watching the show again,

Carol
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Carol

Oh My God…James is Beautiful! So excited to see what’s ahead for EJ and Sami! Thanks MF for the interview! It was riveting!

Polly
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Polly

Thank-you so much Michael for this great interview! What great rapport you have with each other. James seems so comfortable talking to you. I absolutely love James! He is such a top-notch actor! Ejami is my favorite because they are the most passionate and compelling couple that I have ever seen. Everyone is buzzing about their upcoming scenes together. That James has said it is the work he is the most proud of is quite telling. He is very modest so these scenes are going to be spectacular! Thanks again! I just can’t wait to watch Days during the next… Read more »

AngelOB
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AngelOB

Michael, your interview with James Scott was fabulous! I don’t know how you do it, but James always seems so at ease and comfortable when you’re asking him questions. This particular interview was very informative and I’m getting very, VERY excited for the upcoming EJ & Sami scenes. I know both Ali Sweeney and James will bring their A game and blow us all away.

Powermouse
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Powermouse

youre wrong. ejami is rape

Tralala
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Tralala

rape ? don’t think so..more a twisted deal whereas with ejole you had/have real abuse !

bettyrj
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bettyrj

I loved James’ interview! He is honest and forthright and doesn’t sugar coat what he says to let the fans believe what they want to believe. I can’t wait to see the scenes with Sami – from the previews they look awesome – James says it’s some of his best work! I can’t wait to see the sparks fly between EJ and Sami, as only they can do!

SnowAngelSarah
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SnowAngelSarah

Hi Michael! Thank you for the amazing James Scott interview! I’m Sarah from Canada, married to Ron, and recently had two beautiful red-haired twin boys named Bailey and Hunter. They are three months old and a bit now!! I have had the pleasure of meeting James several times, and he’s a very nice, intelligent, and talented person and actor. I have very much enjoyed your interview. I like how James comments on how dedicated he is to his character of EJ DiMera, and how much thought he puts into eloquently protraying the character so the audience can enjoy his marvelous… Read more »

the truth
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the truth

Ej and Nicole ‘truely love each other’ ? Since when ? lmao Ej ALWAYS chose Sami or even another gal (her own sister Taylor ha) over Nicole..Nicole is a pathetic character with him, always the consolation prize for Ej, moreover they are as much ‘abusive’ as Ej and Sami…minus the chemistry..yep Ej and Nicole together are BORING and it is the kiss of death for a soap, believe me..

Snowangelsarah
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Snowangelsarah

Whatever you think Jenn aka JAM177 on twitter

the truth
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the truth

I’m not this Jenn girl you say is on twitter so stop being rude & assuming so.

Tralala
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Tralala

She is just telling the truth Snowangelsarah, maybe it is time you deal with it !

Yusra
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Yusra

He is beyond AMAZING. I love all the layers to Ej he can portray. So gifted and I hate that he doesn’t see that about himself. Hope he wins an Emmy one day bc he truly deserves it. Keep up the FABULOUS work James. Thank you Michael! You always have the best James interviews that’s for sure 🙂

Mary
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Mary

After giving up on DAYS out of disgust and sheer boredom, hearing there are some Sami and EJ stuff, I am back with a vengeance.
James sounds like such a down to earth guy and someone I’d love to hang out & drink a beer with.:D

Lisa
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Lisa

Loved this interview with James, he’s such a well spoken guy and omg so charming. Shriekkkk about what he said about these upcoming Ejami scenes being the best work he’s done. Also a big Shriekkkkk to the fact we’re getting Ejami in the NEAR future. Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about that. Put it this way, I stopped watching the show in the middle of September and since hearing this Ejami spoiler I have been marathon watching Days trying to get caught up before the Ejami stuff happens….long way to go, only watching Oct 3rd’s episode… Read more »

Nicky
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Nicky

Thank you Michael, I came across your webpage looking for current info on James. Excellent interview, and yes if I could get a babysitter I would fly out from Australia just to meet James..He is modest, but it is TRUE most fans still watched Days because of him, he does carry the show currently.. Another thing WHY OH WHY hasnt this man been picked up for MOVIE ROLES..One fabulous actor…

Sarah
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Sarah

I love this interview! It was really good. Cant wait for his and Ali`s upcoming scenes together. Have missed seeing them interacting on screen as EJami. I love these two. James just made me even more excited about watching next week.

Colleen
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Colleen

Loved the interview!! Can’t wait to see how all of the action that is going to unfold. It is definitely the first time in a long time that Days has been “must see tv.” So happy to hear that he and Alison worked so hard on these upcoming scenes… I know they are going to do a fantastic job!! 🙂

Sara
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Sara

Great interview! All I have to say is EJAMI! EJAMI! EJAMI!!! Can’t wait!

Libby
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Libby

Superb interview. I can hardly wait to see the scenes with EJ and Sami next week.

JB
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JB

Wow, great interview. I was already excited for what was coming up with Days from the preview but after this interview, I’m am over the moon buzzing with anticipation. This is going to be huge and I cannot wait to see “the event” and the s/ls that will stem from it. I know Ali and James will be amazing. They haven’t failed me yet.

Jane
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Jane

REPULSED at what is coming up. There is nothing sexy or entertaining about this coming storyline. BELCH!

Michael Jenkins
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Michael Jenkins

I love James! thanks so much for posting.

Steph
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Steph

What a great interview! Thanks.

Serena
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Serena

I’m sure James will be great-he always is and even though I do NOT look forward to seeing EJ even touch that slut, I will watch because of James only. Why oh why couldn’t the shooter have killed the peroxided bimbo cancer of DOOL when he had her in his sights? Please, please do not waste EJ on that nasty skank-she made her bed with doofus and that is where she should stay!

Breaking News

Cady McClain IN As DAYS Jennifer Temporarily Replacing Melissa Reeves

Rumors that have been swirling are confirmed true.  Cady McClain is coming to Salem and Days of our Lives to replace Melissa Reeves temporarily as the new Jennifer Horton Deveraux.  The casting news was confirmed by a Days spokesperson, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Daytime fans recall, Cady is a two-time Daytime Emmy winner and has previously appeared as Dixie on All My Children, Rosanna on As the World Turns and Kelly on The Young and the Restless.  McClain has already begun filming as Jennifer.

Reeves, who commutes from Nashville to Los Angeles to tape episodes of Days of our Lives, decided not to return to set when the NBC soap opera resumed production earlier this month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,

In addition, Melissa became a grandmother last month with her daughter Emily’s first child, and now soon will welcome her son Larry’s first child later this month, which is another reason Reeves chose to stay put in Tennessee.

So, what do you think of the Jennifer switcheroo? Excited to see what Cady brings to the role? Comment below.

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‘Knots Landing’s’ Beloved Kevin Dobson Dead at 77

Knots Landing longtime fan favorite, Kevin Dobson (Mack McKenzie) has passed away at the age of 77.  The actor’s death was first reported by the United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County’s Facebook page.  Dobson died on Sunday, September 6th via “medical complications”.

However, The Hollywood Reporter had more clarity and reported that Dobson died Sunday evening in a hospital in Stockton, California, after struggling with an autoimmune deficiency. Arthur Toretzk, Dobson’s rep, shared that with the entertainment news outlet.

The post via Facebook read: “Army Veteran, Veterans Rights Activist, Film and Television Actor Kevin Dobson has passed away. He was 77 Years Old. Condolences to the entire family. Rest In Peace… March 18 1943-September 6 2020.'”   Dobson was the former chairman of the organization.

During his career in primetime, Kevin was also widely known for his work on the crime show, Kojak from 1973 to 1978, playing Detective Bobby Crocker working alongside Telly Savalas.   Earlier in his TV career he appeared on: The Mod SquadEmergency! and Cannon.

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When Don Murray’s exited Knots Landing in 1982, Dobson was cast in the role of M. Patrick (“Mack”) McKenzie, the love interest for Michele Lee’s Karen.  Lee and Dobson became an undeniable favorite duo of the CBS primetime soap opera and for all-time in soap history.  During his run on ‘Knot’s from its fourth season to its conclusion in 1993, Dobson won five Soap Opera Digest Awards for his performances.

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In addition, Dobson got his start in daytime soaps, and eventually wound back on them following the ending of ‘Knots’.  He first appeared on NBC’s The Doctors. In 2008, DAYS hired him to play Mickey Horton after two other actors did not work out replacing, the original Mickey,  John Clarke, who retired, In shorter stints, Kevin played Governor Harrison Brooks on One Life to Live in 2003. and Judge Devin Owens on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2006.

He is survived by his wife Susan and his three children, Sean Dobson, Patrick Dobson and Mariah Dobson.

Share you remembrances and condolences in the comment section for Kevin Dobson.

Also check out below The Michael Fairman Channel’s sit-down interview with the ladies of ‘Knots’ from earlier this year; where Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark (Val) and Donna Mills (Abby) mark the 40th anniversary of the series …and also share remembrances of working with Dobson.

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Marci Miller Opens Up About Her Decision to Return to DAYS and Her Concerns Replacing Kate Mansi

This week will mark the return of Marci Miller in the role of Abigail Deveraux DiMera on Days of our Lives.

The popular actress, who had been nominated for two Daytime Emmys in the Lead Actress category during her initial run on the NBC soap opera, revealed some of the complex emotions she had in determining whether or not to come back to Salem as detailed in this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now.

Once again, Miller is taking over the role from her predecessor, Kate Mansi.  As DAYS fans know. Mansi won a Daytime Emmy for her work as Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2017 and first played the role from 2011-2016, then Miller took over the role.  Abigail’s last arc was played by Mansi when she returned from 2018- to the first part of 2020.  Miller had stepped away from the role in 2018 as she wanted to concentrate on other projects.

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In regards to her comeback, Miller shared with SOD: “You never know how discombobulating it might be.  That was one of the things I had to weigh in coming back, was whether or not it was fair to the fans for me to accept (the offer) because Kate hadn’t been there for a very long stint. For them to do this flip-flop thing was a little bit of a concern of mine.”

Miller ultimately says she felt that it was better to have Abigail on the canvas, than not in all, and in the hands of an actress who was familiar with the role than a new actress to take over the part.

Make sure to check out SOD for more on Marci’s decision to return to the NBC soap opera.

Meanwhile, look for an exciting story ahead for Miller when Abigail gets back in action in Salem.

So, what do you think of Marci’s careful thought-process to coming home to DAYS? Comment below.

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