LEFT: Brenda Benet (Lee) and on-screen daughter Philece Sampler (Renee).

CENTER: Doug & Julie's second wedding: Back row: Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Frances Reid (Alice),
Macdonald Carey (Tom), Gregg Marx (David). Front row: Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie).

RIGHT: Quinn Redeker (Alex) and Lanna Saunders (Marie) in one of "Days" first on location shoots, after Alex & Marie's plane crash. 


1981 Contract Changes:
 

Contract Arrivals: (15)

1/2- Philece Sampler (Renee Dumonde)

1/12- Melinda Fee (Mary Anderson)

3/24- Gregg Marx (David Banning)

4/30- Robert Alda (Stuart Whyland)

5/11- Tammy Taylor (Hope Williams)

5/13- Paul Coufos (Mike Horton)

6/10- Jack Coleman (Jake Kositchek)

6/19- Lane Davies (Evan Whyland)

6/30- Dick Billingsley (Scotty Banning) (recurring since 3/24/81)

10/29- Diane Sommerfield (Valerie Grant)

10/29- James Reynolds (Abe Carver)

11/6- Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera)

11/13- Roger Aaron Brown (Danny Grant)

11/24- Scott Palmer (Joshua Fallon)
12/8- Wayne Northrop (Roman Brady)


Contract Departures: (6)

3/9- Dianne Harper (Leslie James)

3/27- William Joyce (Kellam Chandler)

4/9- Charles Bateman (Maxwell Jarvis)

8/7- Josh Taylor (Chris Kositchek)

10/22- Paul Keenan (Tod Chandler)
11/19/81- Stephen Brooks (Joshua Fallon)

1981 Episode Rankings. The following is a listing of how many episodes each actor appeared in on "Days of Our Lives" in 1981. 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. Philece Sampler (Renee Dumonde) 163
2. Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) 152
3. Quinn Redeker (Alex Marshall) 147
4. Jean Bruce Scott (Jessica Blake) 141
5. Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) 139
*. Gregg Marx (David Banning) 139
7. Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) 132
8. Jed Allan (Don Craig) 129
9. Lanna Saunders (Marie Horton) 128
10. Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton) 121
11. Gloria Loring (Liz Chandler) 119
12. John Clarke (Mickey Horton) 118
*. Melinda Fee (Mary Anderson) 118
*. Joseph Gallison (Neil Curtis) 118
15. Patty Weaver (Trish Clayton) 114
16. Brenda Benet (Lee Dumonde) 112
17. Paul Keenan (Tod Chandler) 98
18. Frances Reid (Alice Horton) 90
19. Stephen Brooks (Joshua Fallon) 89
20. Macdonald Carey (Tom Horton) 76
21. Paul Coufos (Mike Horton) 74
22. Robert Alda (Stuart Whyland) 73
23. Lane Davies (Evan Whyland) 70
*. Josh Taylor (Chris Kositchek) 70
25. Jack Coleman (Jake Kositchek) 59
26. Tammy Taylor (Hope Williams) 44
27. Marty Davich (Marty) 42
28. Dick Billingsley (Scotty Banning) 41
*. Kathryn Fuller (Mabel Cummings) 41
30. Don Frabotta (Dave) 35
31. William Joyce (Kellam Chandler) 27
32. James Reynolds (Abe Carver) 27
33. Jeremy Schoenberg (Johnny Stockton) 26
34. Charles Bateman (Maxwell Jarvis) 24
*. Diane Sommerfield (Valerie Grant) 24
36. Gerald York (Louie) 23
37. Guerin Barry (Mystery Caller) 20
*. Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera) 20
39. Frank Ashmore (Brent Cavanaugh) 19
40. Cynthia Leake (Lori Masters) 16
41. Robin Lee (Tammy) 14
42. Pat Clifton (Denise) 13
*. Wayne Northrop (Roman Brady) 13
44. Conrad Dunn (Nick Corelli) 11
*. Brian Farrell (Philip Briggs) 11
46. Roger Aaron Brown (Danny Grant) 10
*. Scott Palmer (Joshua Fallon) 10
48. Peggy Converse (Mother Superior) 8
49. Dean Brooks (Bart Devereaux) 7
*. Hale Porter (Bailiff) 7
*. Diane Shalet (Judge Ellen Reynolds) 7
*. Paula Victor (Mrs. Elsie Stoner) 7
*. Joseph Whipp (Thug) 7
54. Perry Bullington (Brent Cavanaugh) 6
*. Cyndi James Reese (Sally Johnson) 6
56. Kathleen King (Gretchen) 5
57. Robert Clary (Robert LeClair) 4
*. Dianne Harper (Leslie James) 4
59. Wesley Eure (Mike Horton) 2
60. Colin Lewis (Sarah Horton) 1
*. Howard Witt (Lt. Joe Burke) 1