‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Judith Chapman Returns as Leo Stark’s Mother Diana Cooper

Days of Our Lives spoilers reveal Judith Chapman, who played Angelica Deveraux, will be returning to DOOL. She will now be playing Diana Cooper, Leo Stark‘s (Greg Rikaart) mother. Fans are excited a familiar face will return to Days of Our Lives.

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Daytime Royalty – Judith Chapman Joins The Cast of DOOL

Judith Chapman is well-known in the daytime community. She first appeared on As The World Turns playing Natalie Bannon Hughes. Playing Sandra Montaigne, Judith next appeared on One Life To Live. Judith joined Ryan’s Hope playing Charlotte Greer. Playing Ginny Baker on General Hospital was Judith’s next soap opera gig.

Finding her next daytime home at Days of Our Lives Judith Chapman took on the role of Angelica Deveraux which she played from 1989 until 1991Finally, she joined The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and The Restless playing Gloria Simmons Bardwell.

Days of Our Lives Spoilers – Leo Stark Returns With Backup?

Days of Our Lives spoilers report that Leo Stark will be returning to Salem. Leo’s return will certainly mean trouble for Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) and Will Horton (Chandler Massey). Will Leo’s mother come to Salem searching for her missing son? Another possibility is that Leo Stark’s mother will come to town to cause more drama. Like mother, like son.

Leo Stark has Sonny and Will right where he wants them. If Leo’s grieving mother shows up in town asking question it will certainly put Sonny and Will in the hot seat. Diana might be looking for a payday just like her son was. Will and Sonny believe they killed Leo so they will be willing to pay to make her go away.

Coincidentally, Judith Chapman also played Greg Rikaart’s mother on Y&R. Young and The Restless fans need not worry, though her role is tiny at Y&R  Judith will continue as Gloria as needed while also playing Diana on Days of Our Lives.

Days of Our Lives Has a History Of Bringing Back The Old As New

Days of Our Lives spoilers show Judith Chapman isn’t the only old face returning to Days as a new character. Kyle Lowder will once again be joining Days of Our Lives. He will now play Rex Brady. Josh Taylor played Chris Kositchek. He was rehired to play Roman Brady. Wayne Northrup played the original Roman Brady before returning to the show as Dr. Alex North.

Renee Jones played Nikki Wade before returning as Lexie Carver. Judi Evans played the role of Adrienne Kiriakis before playing Bonnie Lockhart. She also did double duty playing both characters on the show. Most surprisingly, from 1969 until 1970 Doctor Eric Richards was played by John Aniston. He later joined the show as Victor Kiriakis.

Ironically Judith Chapman also played two different characters on The Young and The Restless as well. While Jess Walton was sick, Judith played the role of Jill Abbott. The show was so impressed with her that they hired her to play Gloria after Joan Van Ark left.

Days of Our Lives spoilers hint that many fan favorites will once again be joining the cast of DOOL. Most are only temporary returns; however, anything is possible in Salem!

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Cheri Rosling

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