Days of Our Lives spoilers report Philip Kiriakis‘ name has been dropped consistently for months. Now, there’s hints Jacob Young might have landed the role. So far there’s no confirmation from the powers that be at the NBC soap if the fan-favorite character is back with the ex-GH and B&B actor in the role. However, veteran daytime actor Young looks to be Salem bound.
Recent social media posts for an NBC daytime event place the hunky actor appearing side by side with DOOL cast members closely associated with Philip Kiriakis. Could Jacob be the next big hire for showrunner Ron Carlivati? Here’s what we know about the potential casting of Jacob Young on the NBC sudsfest and whether he’ll be another Kiriakis on DOOL.
Days of Our Lives: Jacob Young Scheduled To Appear At NBC Soap Fan Evening
Soap fans have noticed Jacob Young’s set to be a featured guest at an upcoming DOOL fan event. The event in Myrtle Beach this October features several Days of Our Lives stars. There’s a trio of event including a meet and greet where fans can get autographs, photos and a Q&A session. Additionally, there’s a brunch with the actors the next morning. The highlight is a Saturday night dinner with the stars and a concert in which all cast members perform.
The line up includes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane), Eric Martsolf (Brady Black), Kassie DePaiva (Eve Donovan) and Jacob Young. Why three DOOL actors and then Young thrown in there for no reason? It makes no sense. This is not a random soap event with stars from all the daytime dramas. It’s very specifically a Days of Our Lives event. So, it makes sense that Young may already be filming at Days of Our Lives – or starting soon. And he’s a good match for Philip Kiriakis.
DOOL Spoilers: Philip Kiriakis Returning? Lots of Hints Dropped
Days of Our Lives spoilers remind that both Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) and Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston) have none of their respective children in Salem. Recently, Kate’s son Rex Brady (Kyle Lowder) left town after a nasty break-up with soon-to-be ex-wife Sarah Horton (Linsey Godfrey). Additionally all the mentions of Philip Kiriakis recently have fans clamoring for a character recast. Who better to run the family business than Victor’s only living son?
DOOL spoilers recall that Victor recently asked Kate to help him mend fences with his estranged son. So, she agreed to talk to Philip. After all, Titan is Philip’s legacy. No doubt she has a vested interest in protecting Titan for her son. Certainly, the time is right for the prodigal son to return home. Additionally, most of the actors appearing along with Jacob play characters with ties to Philip Kiriakis. So, the name drops plus Jacob Young at a Days of Our Lives-only event all point to him in the role.
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Jacob Young A Good Fit – Philip or Another Role?
Fans might recognize Jacob Young from his long stint as JR Chandler on ABC’s now-defunct All My Children. Plus, he played Rick Forrester on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful. But it’s his role as the second recast for Lucky Spencer on ABC’s General Hospital that earned him a Daytime Emmy award. So, with these strong credentials, Young certainly would be a perfect addition to the cast of Days of Our Lives in any role.
However, Jacob Young would be a welcome on the cast roaster. He pulls in fans from all three networks. That only can translate to ratings gold and another feather in head scribe Ron Carlivati’s cap. Although there’s no official announcement, all signs point to Young heading to Salem. DOOL usually breaks news like this at their big Day Of Days fan event – set on November 10 this year. So, wait to see if that’s when they reveal Jacob Young joined the NBC sudser and which character he’ll play.
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