LEFT: Edward Mallory (Bill), Denise Alexander (Susan), Peter Brown (Greg), Macdonald Carey (Tom), Frances
Reid (Alice), John Amour (Mike), Susan Flannery (Laura) and John Clarke (Mickey).

RIGHT: Mark Tapscott (Bob), James Carroll Jordan (Steve), Nancy Wickwire (Phyllis) and Karin Wolfe (Mary).


1972 Contract Changes:

Contract Arrivals: (2)

1/26 - Peter Brown (Greg Peters) (recurring since 4/16/71)
5/4 - Patricia Barry (Addie Williams) (recurring since 4/19/71)

Contract Departures: (0)
(NONE)

1972 Episode Rankings. The following is a listing of how many episodes each actor appeared in on "Days of Our Lives" in 1972. Actors who have played characters that have appeared in at least five episodes total throughout the years are listed.

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. Susan Flannery (Laura Horton) 144
2. Macdonald Carey (Tom Horton) 142
3. Susan Seaforth (Julie Olson) 137
4. Edward Mallory (Bill Horton) 129
5. Denise Alexander (Susan Hunter) 128
6. Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) 125
7. Peter Brown (Greg Peters) 107
8. John Clarke (Mickey Horton) 93
9. Frances Reid (Alice Horton) 92
10. Patricia Barry (Addie Williams) 85
11. John Amour (Mike Horton) 53
*. Ryan MacDonald (Scott Banning) 53
13. Stanley Kamel (Eric Peters) 51
14. Jeanne Bates (Anne Peters) 38
15. Myron Natwick (Rick) 29
16. Jeffrey Williams (David Banning) 25
17. Karin Wolfe (Mary Anderson) 23
18. Hal Riddle (Max) 15
*. Mark Tapscott (Bob Anderson) 15
20. Nancy Wickwire (Phyllis Anderson) 14
21. Robert Clary (Robert LeClair) 13
22. Richard McMurray (Dr. Mel Bailey) 12
23. Andreana Chutuk (Annie Peters) 11
24. James Carroll Jordan (Steve Olson) 10
25. Brigid Bazlen (Mary Anderson) 9
*. Gary Marshal (Bert Atwater) 9
*. Herb Nelson (Phil Peters) 9
28. Jed Allan (Don Craig) 8
*. Betsy Jones-Moreland (Mrs. Collins) 8
30. Gyl Roland (Sheila Hammond) 7
*. Russell Thorson (Dr. John Emory) 7
32. Jessica Rains (Ruthie) 6
33. Helen Funai (Kim Douglas) 5
*. Heather North (Sandy Horton) 5
*. Gerald York (Sam Blake) 5
36. Lee Amber (Dr. Knight) 4
*. Oscar Beregi (Sergio) 4
*. Bill Lockwood (Marcel) 4
*. Bob Nash (Dr. Jenkins) 4
*. Merritt Smith (Dr. Arthur Baron) 4
*. James Wellman (Dr. Hightower) 4
42. John Lupton (Tommy Horton) 3
43. Anne Randall (Sheila Hammond) 2
44. Sheldon Allman (Ben Olson) 1
*. Regina Gleason (Kitty Horton) 1

Credited Guests In Less Than 5 Episodes:
Harlan Warde (Dr. Mark Larson) 4
Jean LeBouvier (Mrs. Brooks) 3
John Lombardo (Orderly) 2
Rocco Pascale (Truck Driver Gonzales) 2
Dorothy Shay (School Nurse Rogers) 2
Eunice Suarez (Rose Ruiz) 2
Arthur Adams (Officer Hicks) 1
Peter Brandon (Dr. Lloyd) 1
Linda Dangcil (Ellie Moreno) 1
Sid Conrad (Justice of the Peace) 1
Ruthie Fischer (Nurse Helen Paull) 1
Dick Gittings (Dr. Lloyd) 1
Marcy Goldman (Saleswoman Miss Miles) 1
Brian Lumley (Man) 1
Maurishka (Sarah) 1
Lisa Piazza (Dr. Emory's Secretary) 1
John Ragin (Policeman Joe Donald) 1
Patty Tossy (Miss Adams) 1
Karin Wolfe (Airline Clerk Hicks voiceover) 1
Lynn Wood (Miss Dunn) 1

Preemptions: (10)
Fri. 4/21/72        APOLLO 16 LAUNCH
Thu. 4/27/72      APOLLO 16 RETURN/SPLASHDOWN
Mon. 8/21/72     REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION: FIRST SESSION
Tue. 8/22/72      REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION: SECOND SESSION
Tue. 10/10/72    AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS GAME 3: OAKLAND VS. DETROIT
Wed. 10/11/72   AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS GAME 4: OAKLAND VS. DETROIT
Thu. 10/12/72     AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS GAME 5: OAKLAND VS. DETROIT
Thu .11/23/72     NFL FOOTBALL: NEW YORK JETS VS. DETROIT LIONS
Tue. 12/19/72     APOLLO 17 RETURN/SPLASHDOWN
Wed. 12/27/72    PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN FUNERAL

"Days" Cast Birthdays (including the "Days" episode aired that day):
1/8/72- Yvonna Kopacz (Wendy Reardon) Episode # 1555
4/5/72- Krista Allen (Billie Reed) Episode # 1618
5/10/72- Lisa Linde (Ali McIntyre) Episode # 1641
7/5/72- Michael Bays (Julio Ramirez) Episode # 1681


                                                                                         Cast Yearbook: 1972 Debuts

                 
          Sheldon Allman                       Jeanne Bates                    Brigid Bazlen                      Robert Clary                  Betsy Jones-Moreland
              (Ben Olson)                           (Anne Peters)                  (Mary Anderson)                 (Robert LeClair)                      (Mrs. Abbott)

                                       
                            James Carroll Jordan                Stanley Kamel                        Gary Marshal                        Myron Natwick
                                  (Steve Olson)                          (Eric Peters)                         (Bert Atwater)                             (Rick)        
                                     
                                   Herb Nelson                          Jessica Rains                             Gyl Roland                          Mark Tapscott          
                                   (Phil Peters)                               (Ruthie)                           (Sheila Hammond)                   (Bob Anderson)

                                            
                                  Russell Thorson                      Nancy Wickwire                      Karin Wolfe                        Gerald York
                                  (Dr. John Emory)                   (Phyllis Anderson)                 (Mary Anderson)                     (Sam Blake)


                                Camera Shy: Andreana Marie Chutuk (Annie Peters), Bill Lockwood (Marcel), James Wellman (Dr. Hightower).


7th Anniversary
, 1972. Back Row: Peter Brown (Greg), Stanley Kamel (Eric), Susan Seaforth (Julie), Macdonald Carey (Tom), Susan Flannery (Laura), John Lupton (Tommy), Frances Reid (Alice), Nancy Wickwire (Phyllis), Bill Hayes (Doug). Front Row: Executive producer Betty Corday, Denise Alexander (Susan), Robert Clary (Robert), John Amour (Mike).