Days of Our Lives spoilers revealed that Brandon Barash will temporarily replace Tyler Christopher as Stefan DiMera.
Days of Our Lives Spoilers – Tyler Christopher Taking A Break
As previously reported by Soap Dirt, Tyler Christopher will be taking some personal time and leaving the show temporarily. Days of Our Lives has hired actor Brandon Barash to fill in during Tyler’s leave of absence.
The news broke of the temporary replacement in September. Brandon has already begun filming. Days of Our Lives films 6 months in advance. When the news broke fans were unsure when he would first appear as Stefan. Fans can expect to see Brandon in March of 2019.
Brandon Barash Is A Perfect Fit For Days of Our Lives
Brandon will feel at home playing the son of mobster Stefano DiMera (played by the late Joseph Mascolo) on Days of Our Lives. He also played the son of a mobster on General Hospital. Although Stefan never knew his mobster father, the character is a chip off the old DiMera block. Brandon Barash is the perfect temporary replacement for Tyler Christopher.
Days of Our Lives wisely decided to temporarily recast the role of Stefan instead of removing him from the show. Stefan is a powerful character. He will also be one of the only remaining DiMera’s on the show. News recently broke that Billy Flynn will be leaving the role of Chad DiMera in 2019. Thaao Penghlis already left the role of Andre DiMera. The show needs to keep Stefan around.
EJ DiMera (formerly played by James Scott) is alive but it’s unlikely that Days of Our Lives will be bringing him back to the canvas. His voice will soon be heard by his wife, Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) but it appears that’s all Days fans will get for now.
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Tyler Christopher and Brandon Barash General Hospital Castmates
Tyler Christopher and Brandon Barash aren’t strangers. They both played on General Hospital at the same time. Tyler joined the show in 1996 while Brandon joined the show in 2007. They both left the show in 2016. Although he does still appear on General Hospital occasionally.
Tyler played Nikolas Cassadine while Brandon played Johnny Zacchara on General Hospital.
Another little tidbit is that Brandon was also married to Days ex-Belle Black (Kirsten Storms). Kirsten now plays Maxie Jones on ABC’s General Hospital.
It is unclear why Tyler Christopher took a leave of absence. Although he has had medical issues with his left arm recently. Days of Our Lives fans are happy the leave is only temporary. Tyler Christopher has been a huge asset to the show.
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