If you’re wondering who is Dimitri on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, it’s probably because you didn’t watch the first season of its spinoff, BEYOND SALEM, or just don’t remember him! Well, he was going by a different name back in 2021! The character is played by Peter Porte, who CBS soap fans will remember as Ricky Williams on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. He has also appeared in shows like DEVIOUS MAIDS, BABY DADDY, TELENOVELA, and NEW GIRL.
Kyle Graham was a handsome ISA agent who quickly began clashing with Billie Reed as he was sent in as her backup to help obtain one of the gems that make up the Alamainian Peacock. After obtaining one of the gems, the pair headed to Phoenix where Kyle was more interested in getting their hands on the emerald than meeting Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis. Leaving the boys to get the emerald, the agents flirted their way to Amsterdam to track down Kristen DiMera. Although Kristen gave them the slip, Kyle was so impressed with Billie that he planted a kiss on her, willing to break the no fraternizing between agents rule!
Once all the stolen gems were recovered, Kyle and Shane Donovan took them away. But then it was revealed that it wasn’t really Shane, but his twin brother, Drew! And when John Black accused Kyle of being Drew’s partner, the agent revealed that his real name is Dimitri Von Leuschner, cousin of Carly Manning and Frankie Brady. He declared that the Alamanian Peacock belonged to his family… Especially since it can activate satellites armed with deadly lasers to force countries around the world to pay for protection! Luckily, the good guys managed to thwart Dimitri and Drew’s evil plan, and they were taken into custody.
However, Dimitri made an unexpected return in May 2023 when it was revealed that he was the one holding Kate Roberts hostage on the fishing boat! After Chad DiMera, Steve Johnson, and Harris Michaels rescued her, he revealed that not only was he Megan DiMera‘s son, but he had another hostage — Andrew Donovan! That leverage set Dimitri and Megan free, and she immediately set her son to the task of marrying an eligible young woman in order to receive his Von Leuschner inheritance. Megan initially suggested he marry his cousin, Kristen, but she and Dimitri flatly refused. She then pushed him towards Gwen Risczech, and he quickly wooed her into bed and then popped the question. Her BFF, Leo Stark, urged her not to rush into this, and Gwen asked Dimitri for time to consider his proposal. Though it didn’t take her long to decide to say yes!
Dimitri set the wedding date before his birthday to ensure his inheritance, and when Leo discovered the truth behind his scheme, Dimitri shut him up with a kiss! After they slept together, Leo suggested that they could marry instead, but Dimitri explained that while he wasn’t straight, the codicil was clear he had to marry a woman. Confessing his feelings for Leo, Dimitri convinced him to keep quiet about this. Unfortunately, Kristen found out because Rachel overheard them talking and shared the gossip with her mom. Kristen promised Dimitri her silence in exchange for her share of his inheritance now that Megan was out of the picture.
Stay tuned to DAYS to see what happens next!