(Monty Dolan, 1988-1989)

APRIL 14, 1930-SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

Robinson's "Days" debut as Monty Dolan, March 31, 1988


Jay Robinson, who portrayed Monty Dolan (the father of April, Emilio and Julio Ramirez) on "Days of Our Lives" from 1988-1989, has passed away.  Robinson died at his home in Sherman Oaks, California on September 27, 2013. He was 83.

Robinson, a character actor who had a burst of fame after his film debut as Caligula in the 1953 biblical epic "The Robe" but saw his career take a downturn following his arrest for drug possession, died September 27 at his home in Sherman Oaks, said longtime friend Lee Brandon. Robinson had congestive heart failure and had been in poor health since suffering a fall last year.

Robinson, a New York native who was born April 14, 1930, was routinely labeled the "boy genius" of Broadway after a string of noteworthy performances in the early 1950s, highlighted by his role as the fop Le Beau in a 1950 production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" that starred Katharine Hepburn. He was 23 when "The Robe," starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons and Victor Mature, was released, and his performance as the tyrannical Roman Caesar earned praise from critics. He reprised the part of Caligula the next year in a follow-up film, "Demetrius and the Gladiators."

But Robinson's life took a turn in the late '50s. He was arrested in December 1959 at his home in Bel-Air and charged with possessing and selling heroin. He was found guilty the next spring, sentenced to a year in jail, released on bond expecting probation and began the appeals process. He said years later that frustration at being typecast led to his drug use. But after his arrest, there was no work at all. "I lost everything in Hollywood," Robinson told The Times.

He took menial jobs, working as a short-order cook and a veterinarian's assistant. In 1966 he was arrested on a bench warrant for failing to appear for a retrial of his original case and was sent to the state prison in Tracy, where he was put to work as a firefighter. Paroled after 15 months in the spring of 1968, he began to rebuild his life and career.

He won guest spots on "Bewitched," "Mannix," "The Waltons" and other TV series, landed a regular role on the daytime soap "Days of Our Lives" and was cast in small parts in "Shampoo," "Big Top Pee-wee" and a handful of other movies. "I feel like the ultimate survivor," he told United Press International in 1988.

He hosted the reality series "Beyond Bizarre" in 1997 and then retired from show business. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Cassas, and a son, Jay Paul Robinson.

(Obituary courtesy of Los Angeles Times)


Jason47 Presents..."Days of Our Lives", Episode # 3, November 10, 1965

Part One

Part Two

Stay Tuned Soon for Episodes # 4 and 5!

Good news, Bryan Dattilo & Drake Hogestyn fans!
Expect LOTS more of Lucas when the new year begins!!  In the past 7 months, Dattilo has appeared in just 15 episodes of "Days", but word is fans will be seeing lots more of Lucas when the winter months arrive.
Dattilo needs 40 more appearances to become just the 16th actor in "Days" history to appear in 2,000 episodes...Also, Soap Opera Digest has confirmed that Drake Hogestyn will be back as John in late February.


September 2013 Episode Rankings 

September 2013 Daily Cast Chart

Director & Writer Database: September 2013 Update

Jason47's From the Vault: The Birth of Jennifer Rose Horton
Episode # 2571...A baby girl is born!


A History of "Days" Contract Renewals: 1980-Present

1996 soap article predicts Salem in 20 years...
See which predictions came true...and which didn't!

Click here to see all of the events leading up to the first "Days" murder

Jason47 joins Facebook
Click here and "like" my Days page there!


Daily and yearly recaps since 1965!  "Days of Our Lives" Episode Summaries: 1965-Present
Keep up with all the latest happenings in Salem with these daily summaries: New Salem Daily Recaps

Corday/Penacoli in. Owens out. Guy Wilson: The new Will. Olympics preemption news. Eileen & Chandler depart. Shaughnessy/Pease back for sweeps. Bloore/Schillace hired. Deidrick departs. "Days" News Central. Updated 9/23.
Contract Status/Episode Firsts: In which episode did each actor debut? How long is your favorite actor signed for? Days Stats. Updated 7/31.
Current Cast List: Who plays who? Cast List. Updated 10/1.
Week-To-Week Guest Stars: Who's appearing each week as a guest? Updated 10/21.
Guest Star Gallery: Pictures of all credited guests from 2006-2013! Gallery of Guests Updated 10/15.
Current Cast Birthday List: Ages updated for 2013! Who shares your birthday? Birthday List. Updated 10/7.
Actor Stats: Middle names, married names and more! "Days" Actor Stats Updated 10/1.
How Do You Say That Name?: Learn how to correctly pronounce Gering, Zucker and more! Pronunciation Guide

Updated 10/1

Contract Actors:
Recurring Actors:
Underfive Actors:
Former Contract Castmembers, 1965-Present:
Non-Contract Castmembers (25 or more episodes), 1980-Present:

Marriages/Full Names/Birthdates/Parents: "Dates" of Our Lives Updated 7/31.
Character Portrayers: Other Hope's/Sami's/Will's and more: Others Updated 7/31.

Addresses/Longevity Chart/Spanish Days:  Show News
The Crew: Producers/Writers/Hair/Makeup...All here: Days Crew ..."Days" Current Staff Photos...Tenure List Updated 8/17.
Staff Biographies of Producers/Directors/Writers: Staff Biographies Updated 8/17.
Staff Database:
"Days" All-Time Staff Database
Head Writer Archive: An in-depth look at every head writer "Days" has had. Updated 8/17.
Head Writer Biographies: Complete info on all 29 head writers, plus pictures of them. Updated 8/17.
Episode Guide Index: Complete day-by-day guide to "Days."
Airdate Schedule:
When is the show
preempted next? Updated 9/2.
SoapNet Schedule: Find out when to catch an episode you missed! Updated 1/16.
Time Element: What exactly makes up an episode of Days?
Daily Rewards: Earn merchandise points each day by answering a "Days" question! Added 10/18/05.
Preemptions: The reasons "Days" has missed 318 airdates since 1965. Updated 8/29.
Nielsen Ratings: Weekly Nielsen Rating Charts Updated 6/15.
Ratings Spotlight: See some complete Nielsen ratings charts from various years!
Contracts Archive: Who's been signed to "Days"? 1965-Present Updated 7/31.
Non-Contract Archive: A date-by-date listing of every non-contract castmember to appear in at least 10 episodes since 1965! Updated 10/1.
Goodbye My Friend: Final contract airdates since 1965. Updated 7/31.
Longest Tenure: Who's been on "Days" the longest? Updated 11/1.
45 Years, 45 Faces: Pictures of the 45 longest-running "Days" actors. Updated 11/1.
Days Birthday Database:  1965-Present
Awards Central: All Soap Opera Digest and Daytime Emmy nominations/awards "Days" has received: "Days" Awards. Updated 6/16.  
Daytime Emmy Mania: Emmy trivia and an alphabetical index of every "Days" nominee in history! Click here for Emmy Mania. Updated 6/16.
Soap Opera Digest Archive: All the covers & interviews since 1975! Updated 1/14/13.
Advertisers: List of Advertisers : May 2011
Links Galore:
Actor Websites & Fan Websites:
Website Links Updated 7/31.

Autographs: Tons of cast signatures: "Days" Autographs. Updated 4/18.
Fun Stuff: Deidre Hall Trade Ad  Days Trading Cards  Christmas Card  2001 Emmys Peggy McCay's earliest promotional photo    Frances Reid's 1930 census image  Drake Hogestyn's baseball statistics  Census images from 1930 for various castmembers  1950 Frances Reid article   Four Decades of Salem's Couples  Drake Hogestyn milestone  The Ladies of Days   Frank Parker 25-Year Tribute  Hall Twins  A Letter from Bill & Susan Hayes  John & Marlena Through The Years  Tony & Anna Through the Years  Same-Digit Episode Stats (from episode # 11-episode # 11,111) Irna Phillips/GL Tribute  John Aniston: 2000 Episodes as Victor Kiriakis Tribute  A Tribute to Mickey Horton   Shane & Kimberly: Together Again  Jason47 Meets Ken Corday  Bo & Hope: The Beginning  Horton Town Square Dedication  The More Things Change...   Lexie Carver Tribute  Random "Days" Tidbits  Who's Who in Daytime TV...1967, 1968, 1969, 1973
First Days Award  Deidre Hall Tribute: 4,000 Episodes as Marlena  Peter Reckell Says Goodbye to Days  Classic Days: June 1997 repeat  Betty White on Days  Alison Sweeney: 20 Years as Sami Brady Tribute  Anniversary Tributes to Kristian Alfonso & Bryan Dattilo  Suzanne Rogers: Four Decades of "Days"
First Time Around: First-Year "Days" Interviews:
Crystal Chappell & Wally Kurth...Michael Sabatino & Louise Sorel...plus watch their original debut scenes here
Interviews: Barry Cutler (Parrot Man, 1995-1996)...Don Frabotta (Dave, 1974-1993, 2000-2004)...Elaine Bromka & Mark Drexler (Stella & Roger Lombard, 1992)  Tammy Taylor (Hope Williams, 1981-1982)  Regina Gleason (Kitty Horton, 1967-1969)  Patsy Pease (Kimberly Brady)
1940 Census Images: Part 1, Part 2

1965 Tribute: A very special tribute for the year "Days" began.
"Days of 1965": An historic look at the year that started it all.
Way Back When: Articles on long-time castmembers: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
40-Year Club: A special tribute to the 10 series that have reached this milestone.
Alice's Family Tree: An official tribute from NBC.
NBC's Tribute: Another official tribute from NBC.
"Like Sands Through the Hourglass": Purchase the Bill & Susan Hayes book here.
40-Year Days Quiz: See who the winners & what the answers were.

Days Theme Song: Read all about how the "Days" theme was written and watch videos of the different openings through the years.
Days Expands To An Hour
: Read about "Days" journey from 30 to 60 minutes.
Cast & Crew Memorial Tributes: Obituaries of long-time "Days" cast & crew.   
Memorial List:
A list of over 230 "Days" cast and crew members who have passed away.
Christmas Retrospective: "Days" Christmas Retrospective
Christmas Archive
Complete info on all the Horton family Christmases since 1983. Plus, a Christmas card from Macdonald Carey!
Christmas Episodes: Year-By-Year lookback: 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970  Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
Christmas Story: A complete list of who has read the story since 1983.
Year-By-Year Episode Rankings: The Early Years:  1965-1975
Year-By-Year Episode Rankings Index: 1965-Present
Year-By-Year Episode Rankings: 1965-1969: 1965  1966 1967 1968 1969 
Year-By-Year Episode Rankings: 1970-1979:
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Year-By-Year Episode Rankings: 1980-1989:
1980  1981 1982 1983 1984
 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Year-By-Year Episode Rankings: 1990-1999: 1990  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Year-By-Year Episode Rankings: 2000-2009: 2000  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 
Year-By-Year Episode Rankings: 2010-Present:
2010 2011 2012 2013 Updated 9/30.
Monthly Episode Leaders:
1965-Present  Updated 9/30.
All-Time Episode Rankings: 1965-2012: 5+ episodes Updated 12/28.
Decade-By-Decade Rankings: 1965-1969  1970-1979   1980-1989   1990-1999   2000-2009  2010-2012
Top 15 Rankings:
1965-2012 Updated 12/28.
Days Music CD: See what music is on the Soundtrack
"Survivor" Winner: Brian Heidik wins the game!
Olympics 2006: Read all about the "Days" appearance on NBC's Olympics coverage.
SoapStar 2007: Read all about the "Days" season of this SoapNet series.
10,000th Episode Actor Trivia: How many episodes were aired since each actor joined the show?  
10,000th Episode Actor Trivia  Added 1/20/05.
Susan's Debut: Read Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie)'s
first-ever episode script from 1968!
Bill's Debut: Read Bill Hayes (Doug)'s
first-ever episode script from 1970!
Suzanne's Debut: Read Suzanne Rogers (Maggie)'s
first-ever episode script from 1973!
Deidre's Debut: Read Deidre Hall (Marlena)'s first-ever episode script from 1976!
Jim's Debut: Read James Reynolds (Abe)'s first-ever episode script from 1981!
1965-Present Cast List: All principal roles listed. As actors appear for the first time in 2013, their status will be updated. Updated 10/15.

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