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Marcus Hunter on DAYS OF OUR LIVES — Everything You Need To Know

The mention of Dr. Marcus Hunter on DAYS OF OUR LIVES had some newer fans wondering who the guy was, and perhaps even some longtime fans looking for a bit of a refresher. Well, that’s where we come in! The character was played by the late Richard Biggs from 1987-92, and here’s a brief rundown of some highlights of his life in Salem…

Marcus Hunter grew up in an orphanage alongside Steve Johnson and the two became fast friends. He came to Salem to help Steve and got himself a job at University Hospital working as a plastic surgeon. Always curious about his past, Marcus enlisted Steve and Gail Carson, an anesthesiologist at the hospital, to help dig into his history. The trio traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to talk to Marcus’ aunt, Lizzie, who refused to say much and warned them to stop looking into the past.

As a skilled plastic surgeon, Marcus was able to help Steve when his pal needed the bones around his eye sockets reconstructed so that he could wear a glass eye. The doc also helped Steve when they infiltrated Saul Taylor’s revival camp. When a beam in one of the tents collapsed and injured Saul’s daughter, Faith, she met Marcus in the hospital and the two began dating. But Saul didn’t approve of her dating a black man who was not of their faith and put a stop to it.

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Naturally, Marcus was best man when Steve and Kayla tied the knot.Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

When Kayla Brady told Gail what was really going on at the camp, Marcus and Gail sneaked in but were attacked. However, being knocked unconscious actually helped restore Marcus’ memories and he recalled that his parents had been killed when Saul and his partner, Jericho, had blown up a church. Gail was revealed to be an undercover ISA agent, which soured Marcus’s relationship with her.

Following Steve’s death, Marcus grew closer to Kayla and found himself falling in love with her, but when she admitted she couldn’t return his feelings (she was in love with Shane Donovan at the time), he decided it was time to leave Salem.

While details of Marcus’ life after striking out on his own aren’t known, he clearly found love and had a child, Jada Hunter, who arrived in Salem in July 2022 to join the local police force. So stay tuned to DAYS to see her continue his legacy!

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