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31 Years Ago Drake Hogestyn Debuted as John Black on Days of Our Lives!

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On this day in soap history - Drake Hogestyn debuted on 'Days of Our Lives'. Days originally introduced the character of John Black, as a heavily bandaged amnesiac recovering from extensive facial reconstructive surgery. He was then known only as "The Pawn" who was unmasked. Hogestyn's first episode aired on January 24, 1986. He later named himself John Black after seeing the name on a war memorial. Not long after he met the lady who would become the love of his life, ["Doc"] Dr. Marlena Evans [Deidre Hall]. Shipped as "Jarlena", John and Marlena remains a very popular couple on the NBC daytime sudser. 

Since his first 'Days' appearance he has been on and off from1986–2007, 2008–09, 2011–13 and 2014–present.


We congratulate Hogestyn on reaching this milestone as we look forward to many more years to come. Watch the videos below!


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