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Harris Michaels on DAYS OF OUR LIVES — Everything You Need To Know


The character of Harris Michaels was on DAYS OF OUR LIVES back in the ’80s and didn’t resurface until 2022 on the second series of its spinoff, BEYOND SALEM. So newer viewers might have some questions about the guy, which is where we come in! Steve Burton originated the role in July 1988 and left in November of that year, to later find soap fame as Jason on ABC sudser GENERAL HOSPITAL. He reprised the role for BEYOND SALEM in July 2022 and then joined the cast of DAYS once again in March 2023.

Harris Michaels went to school with Eve Donovan where he made a bet with his friends to see who could score with her first. After numerous dates, he began to develop genuine feelings for her but when Eve discovered the bet, she attempted to kill herself with sleeping pills. Horrified, Harris tried to apologize and make up for what he’d caused, but Eve never forgave him.

In 2022, Harris resurfaced and was dating Hope Brady, much to the disapproval of her daughter, Ciara Brady. But this relationship was just part of his job working for the nefarious Megan Hathaway, which also included kidnapping John Black and Steve Johnson. When Harris proposed to Hope, Megan wondered if he’d genuinely caught feelings for the target, so at the wedding, she had Thomas Banks assassinate her.

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Was Harris truly working with Megan or was he under her control?XJJohnson/

However, after a visit to the other side, Hope returned and time rewound to play out a little differently with Harris being the one shot instead. He still tried to complete his mission to retrieve the prism for Megan, but when he hesitated to pull the trigger on Hope, he was arrested. When Hope later visited him, Harris claimed he did love her and thought perhaps Megan had brainwashed him like her other victims, but Hope left him to face justice.

In March 2023, Hope visited Harris in the hopes of helping break Megan’s brainwashing and inspired him to undergo electroshock therapy to deprogram him and restore his memories. He remembered enough to lead John and Steve to Megan’s hideout while Hope remained behind to care for Harris. And Ciara was not happy to see him kissing her mother!

Harris went to Greece with Hope, but when he found Bo Brady, he was reluctant to tell her about it for fear of losing what they might have together. But he eventually did the right thing and told everyone Bo was still alive. Unfortunately, after being shot by his son, Bo slipped into a coma and Hope chose to remain by his side. 

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Harris was determined to turn over a new leaf and be one of the good guys!XJJohnson/

Learning that Kate Roberts was still alive, Harris joined Chad DiMera and Steve to track her down and rescue her from Dimitri Von Leuschner. He then moved to Salem to help keep an eye on Megan, though he declined Kate’s attempt to hire him to assassinate her! Harris did agree to get rid of her, though a drunken Shawn interrupted his attempt to abscond with the villainess.

Stay tuned to see what happens next!

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