LEFT: Kristian Alfonso (Hope) and Victor Alfieri (Franco).

CENTER: Arianne Zuker (Nicole), Jensen Ackles (Eric) and Julianne Morris (Greta).

RIGHT: Lauren Koslow (Kate), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Austin Peck (Austin) and Krista Allen (Billie).


1998 Contract Changes:

Contract Arrivals: (8)

1/8- Adam Caine (Edmund Crumb)
2/27- Arianne Zuker (Nicole Walker)
3/25- Kevin Spirtas (Craig Wesley) (recurring since 8/4/97)
5/15- Julianne Morris (Greta Von Amberg)
5/19- Lisa Linde (Ali McIntyre)
6/18- Patrika Darbo (Nancy Wesley)
7/17- Millicent Martin (Lili Faversham)
8/6- Katherine Ellis (Taylor Raines)

Contract Departures: (10)
2/23- Jason Brooks (Peter Blake)
3/31- Marie-Alise Recasner (Lynn Burke)
4/24- Eileen Davidson (Kristen Blake & Susan Banks)
5/8- Adam Caine (Edmund Crumb)
6/5- Stephanie Cameron (Jennifer Horton)
6/5- Paige & Ryanne Kettner (Abigail Deveraux)
6/5- Steve Wilder (Jack Deveraux)
9/8- Victor Alfieri (Franco Kelly)
9/9- Jaime Lyn Bauer (Laura Horton)
10/8- Collin O'Donnell (Shawn-Douglas Brady)

1998 Episode Rankings. The following is a listing of how many episodes each actor appeared in on "Days of Our Lives" in 1998. Actors who have played characters that have appeared in at least five episodes total throughout the years are listed. For 1998 fun facts, please click here

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) 187
2. Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams Brady-179/Gina VonAmberg-3) 179
3. Josh Taylor (Roman Brady) 176
4. Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera) 174
5. Christie Clark (Carrie Brady) 171
6. Austin Peck (Austin Reed) 166
*. Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) 166
8. Roark Critchlow (Mike Horton) 165
*. Drake Hogestyn (John Black) 165
10. Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) 157
11. Jensen Ackles (Eric Brady) 154
12. Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) 153
13. Krista Allen (Billie Reed) 137
14. Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Roberts) 135
15. Victor Alfieri (Franco Kelly) 118
16. Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain) 115
17. Arianne Zuker (Nicole Walker) 105
18. Tanya Boyd (Celeste Perrault) 94
19. Julianne Morris (Swamp Girl/Greta VonAmberg) 90
20. Kevin Spirtas (Craig Wesley) 86
21. Ivan G'Vera (Ivan Marais) 84
22. Eileen Davidson (Kristen Blake-74/Susan Banks-39/Sister Mary Moira Banks-19/Penelope Kent Banks-10) 77
23. Renee Jones (Lexie Carver) 76
24. James Reynolds (Abe Carver) 75
25. Lisa Linde (Ali MacIntyre) 72
26. Jaime Lyn Bauer (Laura Horton) 71
27. Shawn & Taylor Carpenter (Will Roberts) 65
28. Patrika Darbo (Nancy Wesley) 63
29. Will Utay (Dr. Rolf) 61
30. John Clarke (Mickey Horton) 59
31. Adam Caine (Edmund Crumb) 58
32. Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton) 53
33. Frances Reid (Alice Horton) 51
34. Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) 49
*. Steve Wilder (Jack Deveraux) 49
36. Frank Parker (Shawn Brady) 48
37. Stephanie Cameron (Jennifer Horton) 46
*. Dan Horton (Wayne) 46
39. Christian Payne (Earl) 44
40. Katherine Ellis (Taylor Raines) 42
*. Millicent Martin (Lili Faversham) 42
42. Elsa Raven (Lucille) 35
43. Steve Blackwood (Bart) 33
*. Vicki Stuart (Violet Crumb) 33
45. Collin O'Donnell (Shawn-Douglas Brady) 27
*. Francesco Romano (Roberto Barelli) 27
47. Jason Brooks (Peter Blake) 25
*. Corinne Kason (Margaret Winston) 25
*. Harris Kendall (Marie) 25
50. Paige & Ryanne Kettner (Abigail Deveraux) 24
*. Patsy Pease (Kimberly Brady) 24
52. Robert Mandan (Steven "Jonesy" Jones) 22
53. Mitchell Edmonds (Mr. Lewis) 20
*. Ron Leath (Henderson) 20
*. Christian Malmin (Jay) 20
*. Avalon/Dillon/Vincent Ragone (Elvis Banks) 20
*. Jose Yenque (Darrell Ray) 20
58. Debbie James (Candy Lace) 18
*. Mark Zuelke (Jasper Ward) 18
60. Brandon & Eric Billings (Brady Black) 16
*. Lisa Williams (Lisa) 16
62. Sondra Blake (Erlene) 14
63. Jack Armstrong (Carson Palmer) 12
*. Lena Banas (Chelsea) 12
*. Julius Branca (Juror # 4) 12
*. Greg S. Brinson (Juror # 10) 12
*. Nina Brooks (Juror # 5) 12
*. Zaron Burnett (Juror # 3) 12
*. Jeffrey Castillo (Juror # 2) 12
*. Patrice Chanel (Joan Hunt) 12
*. Carl DiMaggio (Bailiff Mort) 12
*. Lemoria English (Stenographer) 12
*. Richard Epcar (Guard Rick) 12
*. Skip Hamilton (Juror # 11) 12
*. Gita Isak (Juror # 9) 12
*. Tyler Mahurin (Adam Ward) 12
*. Susan McNabb (Juror # 8) 12
*. Cynthia Noritake (Juror # 6) 12
*. Ray Stricklyn (Judge Harold Wells) 12
*. Laura Wernette (Juror # 1) 12
*. Ben Wolff (Juror # 7) 12
82. April Tatro (Laverne) 11
83. Nynno Ahli (Gregory Charmain) 10
*. John Apicella (Agent Byers) 10
*. Chelsea Butler (Belle Black) 10
86. Ashlyn & Kayley Messick (Belle Black) 9
*. Joel Swetow (Monocled Man) 9
*. Alex Hyde-White (Charles Cahill III) 9
*. UNKNOWN (Roz) 9
90. Carrie Genzel (Ali MacIntyre) 8
*. Ralph Manza (Father Lewis) 8
*. Marie-Alise Recasner (Lynn Burke) 8
*. Fred Sanders (Gene Raskin) 8
94. Jay Edward Anthony (Ernesto) 7
*. Sayed Badreya (Turban Man) 7
*. Janet Machlachlan (Rose) 7
*. Richard Ruyle (Paul Mendez) 7
*. Ian Patrick Williams (Dr. Bert Klein) 7
*. UNKNOWN (Stan) 7
100. Brittany Lee Carr (Young Greta VonAmberg) 6
*. Catherine MacNeal (Pat Hamilton) 6
*. Michael McKay (Joe "Bonkers" Ryan) 6
*. Edmund Shaff (Judge Stuart Perkins) 6
*. Norman Snow (Duke Rupert Harriman) 6
*. Patricia Thompson (Duchess Ethel Harriman) 6
*. UNKNOWN (Officer Joe Shorecroft) 6
107. Bart Braverman (Dr. Phillipe Renault) 5
*. Thomas Wilson Brown (Keith) 5
*. Kim Carroway (Shelly Clark) 5
*. Don Gibb (Leader) 5
*. Ian Jacklin (Eddie) 5
*. Matt Landers (Mr. Broom) 5
*. Tammy Tavares (Dr. Karen Bader) 5
*. Neil Vipond (Dr. Henry Appleby) 5
*. UNKNOWN (Cop # 2) 5
116. Allyson & Jillian Bull (Abigail Deveraux) 4
*. Paul Strickland (Chuck) 4
118. Jacee Jule (Patty) 3+
*. Brianna & Brittany McConnell (Belle Black) 3
*. John Thaddeus (Kidnapper # 1) 3
*. Anna Werner (Eliana) 3
122. John Aniston (Victor Kiriakis) 2
*. Jonathan & Thomas Selstad (Philip Kiriakis) 2
124. Patrick Desmond (Herbie) 1
*. Jimmy Ishida (Dr. Wu) 1
*. Reed Rudy (Max) 1