LEFT: Richard Guthrie (David) and Tina Andrews (Valerie), one of daytime's first interracial couples.
CENTER: Real-life twins Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Andrea Hall (Samantha).
RIGHT: Kate Woodville (Marie), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Kaye Stevens (Jeri), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) and Frances Reid (Alice).


1977 Contract Changes:
 

Contract Arrivals: (1)

8/5- Josh Taylor (Chris Kositchek)

Contract Departures: (3)

7/11- Adrienne LaRussa (Brooke Hamilton)
8/5- Brooke Bundy (Rebecca North)
9/14- Corinne Conley (Phyllis Anderson)


1977 Episode Rankings. The following is a listing of how many episodes each actor appeared in on "Days of Our Lives" in 1977. 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. Patty Weaver (Trish Banning) 151

2. Rosemary Forsyth (Laura Horton) 134

3. Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) 131

4. Jed Allan (Don Craig) 125

*. Wesley Eure (Mike Horton) 125

6. Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) 120

7. Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) 112

8. Edward Mallory (Bill Horton) 107

9. John Clarke (Mickey Horton) 104

10. Richard Guthrie (David Banning) 97

11. Frances Reid (Alice Horton) 95

*. Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton) 95

*. Barbara Stanger (Mary Anderson) 95

14. Macdonald Carey (Tom Horton) 91

15. Joseph Gallison (Neil Curtis) 86

*. Mark Tapscott (Bob Anderson) 86

17. Peter Brown (Greg Peters) 83

18. Robert Clary (Robert LeClair) 82

19. Margaret Mason (Linda Anderson) 78

20. Corinne Conley (Phyllis Anderson) 61

*. Adrienne LaRussa (Brooke Hamilton) 61

22. Andrea Hall-Lovell (Samantha Evans) 53

23. Kaye Stevens (Jeri Clayton) 50

24. Mary Frann (Amanda Peters) 46

25. Kate Woodville (Marie Horton) 44

26. Brooke Bundy (Rebecca North) 43

27. Tina Andrews (Valerie Grant) 41

28. Jocelyn Somers (Jean Barton) 40

*. Josh Taylor (Chris Kositchek) 40

30. William H. Bassett (Dr. Walter Griffin) 33

31. John Lupton (Tommy Horton) 32

32. John Lombardo (Fred Barton) 31

33. Chip Fields (Toni Johnson) 29
34. Ben DiTosti (Ben) 26

*. Alejandro Rey (Karl Duval) 26

36. Richard McMurray (Dr. Mel Bailey) 25

*. Natasha Ryan (Hope Williams) 25
38. Paul Henry Itkin (Johnny Collins) 24

39. Fred Beir (Larry Atwood) 23
*. Stewart Bradley (Lt. Harry Danton) 23

*. Michael Dwight Smith (Danny Grant) 23

42. Elaine Princi (Kate Winograd) 22

43. Cindy Fisher (Patti Griffin) 20

44. John Russon (Dougie LeClair) 19

45. Sally Stark (Sharon Duval) 18

46. Peter Brandon (Bruce Jamison) 15

47. Ken Sansom (Dr. Frederick Powell) 14

48. Jenny Sherman (Betty Worth) 13
49. Marty Davich (Marty) 12

*. Martha Nix (Janice Barnes) 12

*. Randy Stumpf (Ron Garvey) 12

52. Betsy Jones-Moreland (Mrs. Abbott) 11

53. Peter MacLean (Dr. Paul Whitman) 9

*. Maren Stephenson (Jennifer Horton) 9

*. Suzanne Zenor (Margo Anderman) 9

56. Natt Christian (Arlo Roberts) 8

*. Don Frabotta (Dave) 8

*. Elizabeth MacRae (Phyllis Anderson) 8

*. Fran Ryan (Rosie Carlson) 8

60. Frederic Downs (Hank Wilson) 7

*. Rose Fonseca (Valerie Grant) 7

*. Jacqueline Kaye (Heather) 7

*. Stephen Manley (Billy Barton) 7

64. Sid Conrad (Nick) 6

*. Jack Denbo (Jack Clayton) 6

*. Diana Douglas (Martha Evans) 6

*. Maria Grimm (Wendy) 6

68. Kyshanna Buford (Timothy Banning) 5

*. Amanda Jones (Dora Zorelli) 5

70. Ketty Lester (Helen Grant) 4

*. Ford Rainey (Frank Evans) 4

*. Tom Scott (Jim Bradley) 4

73. Regis Cordic (Michael Langford) 3

*. Marc Jacobs (Artie Bergen) 3

75. Helen Funai (Kim Douglas) 2

*. Debbie Lytton (Melissa Anderson) 2

*. Gary McGurrin (Roy Hazeltine) 2

78. Andrea King (Jane MacAllister) 1

*. Jennifer Petersen (Jennifer Horton) 1
*. Michael Verona (Alberto) 1


Credited Guests In Less Than 5 Episodes:
Janice Barzilla (Nurse Marsha Robbins) 4
Mimi Cozzens (Sally) 4
Chip Lucia (Joe) 4
Cary Pitts (Jail Attendant) 4
Rockne Tarkington (Kenny's Friend) 4
John Van Dreelen (Dr. Berger) 4
Stacy Lande (Cindy) 3
Claire Maier (Nurse Bradley) 3
Ralph Montgomery (Security Chief Gus) 3
John O'Connell (Al Bertrand) 3
Paula Raymond (Nancy) 3
UNKNOWN (Marietta) 3
Michael Aldridge (Steve Johnson) 2
Lee Anthony (Dr. Herman) 2
Rich Bichner (Jim Weston) 2
Charles Boyd (Dr. Schiller) 2
Jane Brandon (Ellen/Hitchhiker) 2
Elizabeth Chauvet (Rita) 2
Dian Eaton (Mrs. Lewis) 2
Michael Fairman (Mr. Schroeder) 2
Russell Johnson (Harold Wright) 2
Barry Kelly (Dwight Lowell) 2
Gregory Michaels (Dr. Rick Stevens) 2
Del Monroe (State Trooper) 2
Bill Morey (Judge) 2
Stack Pierce (Kenny) 2
Marion Ramsey (Sarah Jackson) 2
Emanuel Thomas (Bailiff) 2
Kathy Thornton (Mrs. Maltby) 2
Gina Yardum (Baby Lewis) 2
UNKNOWN (Diane) 2
UNKNOWN (Pop) 2
UNKNOWN (Judge Warner) 2
UNKNOWN (Matron) 2
UNKNOWN (Waitress at The Pines) 2
UNKNOWN (Court Stenographer) 2
UNKNOWN (Airport Announcer's Voice) 2
Valerie Anderson (Doug's Place Patron) 1
George Ball (Minister) 1
Ivan Bonar (Judge) 1
Richard Branda (Asst. DA Ogden) 1
Vivian Brown (Martha Halstead) 1
Larry Carr (Doug's Place Patron) 1
George Clifton (Police Officer) 1
Pat Clifton (Sandy Waters) 1
Carole Conn (Mrs. Maltby) 1
Annette Davis (Mrs. Hauser) 1
John Dennis (Investigator) 1
Sandra Fox (Customer) 1
Treva Frazee (Mrs. Winkler) 1
James Friedman (Gary/Hitchhiker) 1
Paul Gale (Police Officer) 1
James Hong (Dr. Haramaki) 1
Nicholas Lewis (Police Tech Dave Hardy) 1
Harlee McBride (Suzanne) 1
John David McCall (Radio Announcer's Voice) 1
Myron Natwick (Joe's Boss) 1
Frank Parker (Car Salesman) 1
John Petlock (Dr. Martin Karlin) 1
May Quigley (Brenda Morris) 1
Steve Ray (George) 1
Gary Scott (Pianist) 1
Olan Soule (Reverend Goodhue) 1
Laura Tubelle (Marthy Lewis) 1
Renata Vaselle (Mrs. Whitehead) 1
Richard Webb (General Rawlings) 1
Nelson Welch (Amos Franklin) 1
UNKNOWN (Delivery Man) 1
UNKNOWN (Officer Mansfield) 1
UNKNOWN (Officer Quinn) 1
UNKNOWN (Officer Watson) 1
UNKNOWN (Hap Mandel) 1
UNKNOWN (Jim Daley) 1
UNKNOWN (Cal) 1
UNKNOWN (Nurse) 1
UNKNOWN (Trustee Abbott) 1
UNKNOWN (Gene) 1
UNKNOWN (Calhoun) 1
UNKNOWN (Nurse) 1
UNKNOWN (Norma) 1
UNKNOWN (Maitre D') 1
UNKNOWN (Waiter) 1
UNKNOWN (Clerk) 1
UNKNOWN (Pregnant Girl # 1) 1
UNKNOWN (Pregnant Girl # 2) 1
UNKNOWN (Susan) 1
UNKNOWN (Cynthia) 1
UNKNOWN (Nurse # 1) 1
UNKNOWN (Nurse # 2) 1
UNKNOWN (Charlie) 1
UNKNOWN (Eddie) 1
UNKNOWN (Mother Augustine) 1
UNKNOWN (Frank Carson) 1
UNKNOWN (Karl Lemley) 1
UNKNOWN (Director) 1
UNKNOWN (Policewoman) 1
UNKNOWN (Orderly) 1
UNKNOWN (Ambulance Attendant # 1) 1
UNKNOWN (Ambulance Attendant # 2) 1
UNKNOWN (Carlisle) 1
UNKNOWN (Simon Fields) 1
UNKNOWN (Piano Player at The Pines) 1
UNKNOWN (Sam Watson) 1
UNKNOWN (Kid # 1) 1
UNKNOWN (Kid # 2) 1
UNKNOWN (Ruth) 1
UNKNOWN (Narcotics Agent) 1

Preemptions: (1)
Thu . 1/20/77    PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER INAUGURATION DAY

"Days" Cast Birthdays (including the "Days" episode aired that day):
2/24/77- Jay Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) Episode # 2842
5/20/77- Miriam Parrish (Jamie Caldwell) Episode # 2903
7/27/77- Martha Madison (Belle Black) Episode # 2951
8/10/77- Erick Petersen (Scotty Banning) Episode # 2961
10/6/77- Wes Ramsey (Owen Kent) Episode # 3002

                                                                                               Cast Yearbook: 1977 Debuts

                    
                  William H. Bassett                    Fred Beir                          Peter Brandon                    Natt Christian                       Sid Conrad
                     (Walter Griffin)                  (Larry Atwood)                     (Bruce Jamison)                   (Arlo Roberts)                           (Nick)

                                              
                                         Regis Cordic                        Marty Davich                      Diana Douglas                         Chip Fields
                                    (Michael Langford)                         (Marty)                          (Martha Evans)                       (Toni Johnson)

                      
                         
Cindy Fisher                       Rose Fonseca                 Maria Grimm                    Andrea Hall                      Marc Jacobs
                         (Patti Griffin)                      (Valerie Grant)                     (Wendy)                   (Samantha Evans)                (Artie Bergen)

                                            
                                     Amanda Jones                Betsy Jones-Moreland                Jacqueline Kaye                John Lombardo
                                       (Dora Zarelli)                       (Nurse Abbott)                             (Heather)                        (Fred Barton)

                  
                       Debbie Lytton                  Peter MacLean                  Elizabeth MacRae                  Stephen Manley             Jennifer Petersen
                   (Melissa Anderson)           (Dr. Paul Whitman)                (Phyllis Anderson)                    (Billy Barton)                 (Jennifer Horton)


                                       
                                            Elaine Princi                        Ford Rainey                           Tom Scott                         Jenny Sherman
                                          (Kate Winograd)                    (Frank Evans)                       (Jim Bradley)                         (Betty Worth)


                       
                   Jocelyn Somers                     Randy Stumpf                       Josh Taylor                      Kate Woodville                     Suzanne Zenor
                     (Jean Barton)                        (Ron Garvey)                    (Chris Kositchek)                   (Marie Horton)                   (Margo Anderman)

                                                           Camera Shy: Kyshanna Buford (Scotty Banning), Gary McGurrin (Roy Hazeltine).



12th Anniversary, 1977. Top Row: Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Paul Henry Itkin (Johnny), Michael Dwight Smith (Danny), Corinne Conley (Phyllis), Mark Tapscott (Bob), Frederic Downs (Hank). 2nd Row: Brooke Bundy (Rebecca), Robert Clary (Robert), Natsha Ryan (Hope), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Peter Brown (Greg), Rosemary Forsyth (Laura), Jed Allan (Don), Adrienne LaRussa (Brooke), Edward Mallory (Bill), Richard Guthrie (David). 3rd Row: Mary Frann (Amanda), Kaye Stevens (Jeri), Macdonald Carey (Tom), Frances Reid (Alice), John Clarke (Mickey), Margaret Mason (Linda). Bottom Row: Sally Stark (Sharon), Barbara Stanger (Mary), Tina Andrews (Valerie), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Patty Weaver (Trish).