He was 57.
Macdonald Carey as Tom Horton
Macdonald Carey continued to play Tom until his death, at
age 81, on March 21, 1994. Carey's voice is still used today starting off
each episode of "Days" with his famous line "Like sands through the
hourglass so are the days of our lives."
John Clarke as
Mickey Horton (1965-2004)
Clarke, now 80, retired from "Days" in January 2004.
He's enjoying retirement now with his wife of over forty years,
Coleman as Jake Kositchek (1981-1982)
Coleman, now 53, left "Days" in 1982 when his character was
revealed to be the Salem Strangler. He went on to star as Steven Carrington on "Dynasty" the following six years and more recently
appeared as Noah Bennet on "Heroes." He married actress Beth Toussaint in
1996 and continues to act.
Gallison as Neil Curtis (1974-1991)
Gallison, now 76, has been semi-retired from acting since
1995. He occassionally appears in TV shows produced near his home. He
now lives with wife Melisa in Wilmington, North Carolina and teaches
Hayes as Doug Williams
(1970-1984, 1986-1987, 1993, 1994, 1996,
Now 86, Hayes is still very active in personal appearances
with wife Susan (Julie) and continues to appear on an occassional basis as
Doug. He and Susan wrote their autobiography "Like Sands Through the
Hourglass" in 2005.
Seaforth Hayes as Julie Williams
(1968-1984, 1990-1993, 1994, 1996,
Susan, now 68, has been married to Bill Hayes (Doug) since
1974. She continues to appear as Julie on an occassional basis, as well as
making personal appearances around the world.
Cynthia Leake as
Lorie Masters (1981)
Leake, now 54, left "Days" soon after this episode as her
character was one of the victims of the Salem Strangler. Leake herself left
acting in 1987. She now lives in Tennessee.
Redeker as Alex Marshall (1979-1987)
Right after leaving "Days" in 1987, Redeker, now 75, joined
"The Young and the Restless" as Rex Sterling and stayed with that
show through 1994. He briefly reprised his role as Rex in
2004. He still lives and acts in California.
Frances Reid as
Alice Horton (1965-2007)
Reid, the last original cast member of "Days", passed away
at the age of 95 on February 3, 2010.
Reynolds as Abe Carver (1981-1990, 1991-Present)
James, now 65, continues his streak portraying the
longest-running African-American character in television history. After over 25
years on the police force, Abe is currently the mayor of Salem.
Reynolds will also have another milestone later in 2011: his 25th
wedding anniversary with wife Lissa.
Saunders as Marie Horton (1979-1985)
Saunders retired from acting, due to multiple sclerosis,
when she left "Days" in 1985. She was married to actor Lawrence Pressman
from 1973 until her death on March 10, 2007 at the age of
Bruce Scott as Jessica Blake (1980-1982)
Scott, now 55, married actor Randy Reinholz (ex-Adam Scott
on "Days") in 1989. She played Coleen Russo on "Port Charles" from 2000-2003. She teaches acting at San Diego State University and also is
executive director for the Native Voices Theatre Company.
Sommerfield as Valerie Grant (1981-1982)
Sommerfield retired from acting in 1986 and moved to
Washington, D.C. She went on to be a stage manager as well as continuing to
act in regional plays. She briefly taught acting at a local DC high
school. In her final years, she was an associate producer of documentaries for public television. She died on March 9, 2001 at the age
Tammy Taylor as
Hope Williams (1981)
Taylor, now 53, was the last person to play Hope before
Kristian Alfonso took over the role in April 1983. Taylor married Glen
Wexler and left acting in 1989 to be a stay-at-home mom. In
an ironic twist of fate, her own daughter Jenna appeared as Young Hope on
"Days" in a newly-created flashback in December 1994.
Episode # 4051
October 29, 1981
Contract Cast List
Macdonald Carey as Dr. Tom Horton
Frances Reid as Alice Horton
John Clarke as Mickey Horton
Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie Williams
Bill Hayes as Doug Williams
Suzanne Rogers as Maggie Horton
Joseph Gallison as Dr. Neil Curtis
Jed Allan as Don Craig
Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans
Patty Weaver as Trish Clayton
Lanna Saunders as Marie Horton
Brenda Benet as Lee Dumonde
Quinn Redeker as Alex Marshall
Gloria Loring as Liz Chandler Craig
Stephen Brooks as Joshua Fallon
Jean Bruce Scott as Jessica Blake
Paul Keenan as Tod Chandler
Philece Sampler as Renee Dumonde
Melinda O. Fee as Mary Anderson
Gregg Marx as David Banning
Tammy Taylor as Hope Williams
Paul Coufos as Mike Horton
Jack Coleman as Jake Kositchek
Lane Davies as Dr. Evan Whyland
Dick Billingsley as Scotty Banning
Diane Sommerfield as Dr. Valerie Grant
James Reynolds as Abe Carver
AND: Robert Alda as Stuart