When the LAST BLAST REUNION digital series was announced, a surprise return was teased and now it has been revealed that Jay Kenneth Johnson is returning as DAYS OF OUR LIVES‘ Philip Kiriakis! He first After a series of child actors, the character was aged and Johnson took over the role in 1999 and remained with the soap until 2002. After Kyle Brandt stepped in from 2003-2006, Johnson returned for another stint from 2007-2011. The most recent actor to portray Philip was John-Paul Lavoisier, who was on from 2015-2016. But Johnson is back again to reprise his role!
LAST BLAST REUNION is the latest digital series from DAYS that will be premiering on the DOOL App on Friday, Nov. 29. In it, Belle and Chloe are inspired to reunite the Last Blast Crew which brings back many old favorites to reprise their roles, like Heather Lindell (Jan), Lindsay Hollister (Susan), Brandon Beemer (Shawn), and more. While some roles, like Mimi and Kevin, have been recast for this limited series, Philip will be played by Johnson once again!
There’s no word yet on whether Johnson might bring Philip Kiriakis back to Salem for another full-time stint, so stay tuned to see what happens, and for more DAYS casting news, keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine.