LEFT: Michael Leon (Pete), Lisa Trusel (Melissa) and Holly Gagnier (Ivy).

CENTER: Peter Reckell (Bo), Peggy McCay (Caroline) and Frank Parker (Shawn).

RIGHT: Patsy Pease (Kimberly) and Charles Shaughnessy (Shane).


1985 Contract Changes:


Contract Arrivals: (13)
4/9- Holly Gagnier (Ivy Jannings) (recurring since 1/17/85)
6/5- David Wallace (Tod Chandler) (recurring since 4/19/85)
6/5- Shannon Tweed (Savannah Wilder) (recurring since 4/26/85)
6/5- Rod Arrants (Richard Cates) (recurring since 5/9/85)
6/12- Jane Windsor (Emma Donovan) (recurring since 4/18/85)
6/12- Rusty Cundieff (Theo Carver) (recurring since 5/10/85)
7/17- Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) (return)
7/19- John Aniston (Victor Kiriakis)
8/8- Michael T. Weiss (Mike Horton)
10/2- Eric Schiff (Kevin Cates)
10/9- Melissa Brennan (Jennifer Horton)
10/17- Stephen Nichols (Steve "Patch" Johnson) (recurring since 6/13/85)
12/6- Frank Parker (Shawn Brady) (return)

Contract Departures: (12)
2/8- Cheryl-Ann Wilson (Megan Hathaway)
2/22- Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera)
4/4- Anne-Marie Martin (Gwen Davies)
4/8- Lanna Saunders (Marie Horton)
4/17- Jed Allan (Don Craig)
5/23- Jolina Collins (Jasmine)
10/16- Rusty Cundieff (Theo Carver)
10/22- Rod Arrants (Richard Cates)
10/24- Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera)
11/29- Elaine Princi (Linda Anderson)
11/29- Eric Schiff (Kevin Cates)
12/9- Andrew Masset (Larry Welch)

1985 Episode Rankings. The following is a listing of how many episodes each actor appeared in on "Days of Our Lives" in 1985. 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. Patsy Pease (Kimberly Brady) 160
2. Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) 159
3. Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams Brady) 157
4. Charles Shaughnessy (Shane Donovan) 155
5. Lisa Trusel (Melissa Anderson) 147
6. Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) 136
7. Michael Leon (Pete Jannings) 134
8. John de Lancie (Eugene Bradford) 116
9. Josh Taylor (Chris Kositchek) 113
10. Leann Hunley (Anna DiMera) 110
*. James Reynolds (Abe Carver) 110
12. Frances Reid (Alice Horton) 101
13. Arleen Sorkin (Calliope Jones Bradford) 97
14. Quinn Redeker (Alex Marshall) 92
15. Shannon Tweed (Savannah Wilder) 90
16. Holly Gagnier (Ivy Jannings) 88
17. Macdonald Carey (Tom Horton) 87
*. Joseph Gallison (Neil Curtis) 87
19. Gloria Loring (Liz Chandler Curtis) 81
20. Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera) 80
*. David Wallace (Tod Chandler) 80
22. John Aniston (Victor Kiriakis) 77
23. John Clarke (Mickey Horton) 65
24. Jane Windsor (Emma Donovan Marshall) 59
25. Rod Arrants (Richard Cates) 56
26. Stephen Nichols (Steve "Patch" Johnson) 52
27. Rusty Cundieff (Theo Carver) 50
28. Andrew  Masset (Larry Welch) 44
29. Michael T. Weiss (Mike Horton) 43
30. David Morgan (Milos) 42
31. Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) 40
32. Diana Webster (Lavinia Peach) 38
33. Darby Hinton (Ian Griffith) 37
34. Don Frabotta (Dave) 36
35. Jed Allan (Don Craig) 35
*. Elaine Princi (Linda Anderson) 35
37. Lew Brown (Shawn Brady) 30
*. Anne-Marie Martin (Gwen Davies) 30
39. Terrence Goodman (Bob McBride) 29
40. Melissa Brennan (Jennifer Horton) 25
41. Ron Kuhlman (Jimmy Porterfield) 22
*. Merritt Yohnka (Joey) 22
43. Tara Buckman (Norma Kirkland) 21
*. Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera) 21
*. Sue Rihr (Madeline Rutherford) 21
46. Jolina Collins (Jasmine) 20
*. Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton) 20
48. Elinor Donahue (Kate Honeycutt) 19
*. Chip Lucia (Hart Bennett) 19
*. John Zee (Nickerson) 19
51. Samantha Barrows (Noel Curtis) 18
*. Liz Keifer (Amy Cooper) 18
*. Lanna Saunders (Marie Horton) 18
54. Andrea Barber (Carrie Brady) 17
*. Brian Matthews (Brother Francis) 17
56. Robert Romanus (Speed Selejko) 16
57. Barbara Beckley (Caroline Brady) 15
*. Tommy House (Charlie Jannings) 15
*. Anita Jodelsohn (Sonia Romanov) 15
60. Sally Kemp (Vanessa VanKessler) 14
*. Grey O'Neill (Prince Nicholas Arani II) 14
*. Robert Poynton (The Pawn) 14
63. Barrie Ingham (Leopold Bronsky) 13
*. John Martin (Robert Brennan) 13
*. Dan Perrett (Lionel) 13
*. Lawrence Trimble (The Dragon) 13
*. Cheryl-Ann Wilson (Megan Hathaway) 13
*. Kai Wulff (Petrov) 13
69. Marty Davich (Marty) 12
*. Anne Kerry (Tracy VanZandt) 12
71. David Blackwood (Harry) 11
*. Stanley Brock (Howie Hoffstedder) 11
*. Dale Kristien (Janet) 11
*. Frank Parker (Shawn Brady) 11
*. Eric Schiff (Kevin Cates) 11
76. Vanessa Bell (Denise Preston) 10
77. Anthony DeLongis (Claus VanZandt) 9
*. Gregory Wagrowski (Jake Sellers) 9
79. Brian Autenrieth (Zachary Parker) 8
*. Ricard Jamison (Bo's Prison Guard) 8
*. Michael Kearns (Hank) 8
82. Frank Annese (Barry Reid) 7
*. Ivan Bonar (Judge Clarence Foster) 7
*. Jane Kean (Grace Hutton) 7
*. Candi Milo (Janey Richards) 7
*. Harry Moses (Dr. Wayne Powell) 7
*. David Paymer (Chino) 7
*. John Petlock (Winston) 7
*. DeAnna Robbins (Diane Parker) 7
*. Timothy Wayne (Craig) 7
91. Lauren Ann Bundy (Samantha Brady) 6
*. Susette Carroll (Michelle Brown) 6
*. Lindy Davis (Frank) 6
*. Tom Everett (Speed Selejko) 6
*. Kathryn Fuller (Mabel) 6
*. Barry Jenner (Matt Mackenzie) 6
*. Cherie Johnson (Latoya Preston) 6
*. Deck McKenzie (The Dragon) 6
*. Babette Props (Veronica Allen) 6
100. Rory Beauregard (Eric Brady) 5
*. Vince Deadrick Sr. (Gaines) 5
*. Ashley DeGuchi (Sherelle) 5
*. Harrison Douglas (Ian Griffith) 5
*. Cliff Emmich (Nathan) 5
*. Dawson Mays (Officer Graham) 5
*. Herman Poppe (Kurt) 5
*. Richard Roat (Conrad Hutton) 5
*. Caryn Michelle Ward (Latoya Preston) 5
109. Lisa Brinegar (Sarah Horton) 4
*. Sonia Curtis (Nancy Pearson) 4
*. Laura Duff (Latoya Preston) 4
*. Lena Evans (Jody) 4
*. Richard Stahl (Louis Markson) 4
114. Carl Anderson (Carl Anderson)  3
*. Jesse Davis (Eric Brady) 3
*. Jessica Davis (Samantha Brady) 3
*. Nicole Patrice Kramer (Britta Englund) 3
*. Craig Littler (Geoffrey)  3
*. Kerry Michaels (Mrs. Swensen) 3
*. Carrell Myers (Kristie-Lynn Stratton) 3
*. Charles VanEman (Phil) 3
*. Glen Vincent (The Pawn) 3
123. Roger Aaron Brown (Danny Grant) 2
*. Kres Mersky (Michelle Brown) 2
*. Eric Mills (Matt Burns) 2
126. Jeff Eagle (Will Robbins) 1
*. Matthew Faison (Chet Lambert) 1
*. Gerry Gibson (Simmons) 1
*. Jill Jaress (Michelle Brown) 1
*. James Laurenson (David Helpern) 1
*. Marcella Saint-Amant (Danielle Forenza) 1
*. Spike Sorrentino (Woody) 1
*. UNKNOWN (Herschel the dog) 1