Eileen Davidson is one of the most popular actors from the long-running soap opera "Day of Our Lives" and is joined on the cast by actress Peggy McKay, who has starred on the show since 1983. Other notable or long-running actors include Thaao Penghlis and Alison Sweeney.
"Day's of our Lives" star Eileen Davidson joined the cast of Bravo TV's "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," introducing her to a new generation of fans and reigniting her notoriety as "Days" character Kristen Blake DiMera. Peggy McKay, who plays Caroline Brady on the show, is credited with hundreds of "Days" episodes, beginning as early as 1983. Fan favorite Alison Sweeney, who plays Sami Brady, is set to return to the show for a short period of time and is welcomed on blogs and fan sites by eager "Days" devotees.
The show's cast webpage lists 32 actors and actresses on the current roster,although many former actors bring their characters back for surprise reappearances or short stints on the show. Popular celebrities have also made appearances on the show, including names like Donald Trump, Kathy Griffin, Clay Aiken and singer Smokey Robinson. In 2015, the soap opera celebrates its 50th anniversary on the air.