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Congratulations to Thaao Penghlis, who is celebrating 38 years since his debut on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives!
Tony DiMera came to Salem on November 6, 1981, in the hopes of reuniting with his wife Liz Chandler, and to scope out the town for Stefano, who was considering moving his business there. Ultimately, he planted roots in the town to carry on the feud between the DiMeras and the Brady family. And in 1983, the world was introduced to Tony’s cousin, the dastardly Andre DiMera. Good vs evil!
Over the years, Thaao has played both characters brilliantly! His characters have been involved in some of the most memorable storylines. From Tony’s epic love with Anna to Andre’s blind sense of loyalty to his family legacy which always seems to get him into trouble. One of Days’ biggest plot twists back in the ’80s came when it was revealed that Tony was the brother of his then-fiancee, Renee DuMonde - which turned out later not to be true. Thank goodness! Andre’s relationship with Stefano and his brothers EJ and Chad also stands out in our minds. And how can we forget the numerous fake deaths! The quicksand! The tiger!
Recently, Tony came back from the dead again and was reunited with his true love, Anna. But things may not be as smooth as we hoped for them, because his need to run DiMera Enterprises is already interfering with his relationship. He was put in charge of the company over Kate Roberts and Kristen DiMera. We can’t wait to see what drama ensues next for this legacy character!
To celebrate his milestone check out some of his amazing pictures with his castmates!
Whatever Thaao does on screen is fantastic! That is proven by the amount of fan support he has and by the fact that he has been nominated for two Daytime-Emmy awards! He will forever go down as one of soap opera’s greatest villains.
Happy Anniversary Thaao!