Days of our Lives John Black January 10, 1986 to October 26, 2007; January 8, 2008 to January 23, 2009; September 26, 2011 to Present Generation Jack Breed 1985 Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues Rod 1985 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Brian Mc Fadden 1982 Attended the University of South Florida on a baseball scholarship and majored in pre-dentistry Drafted by the New York Yankees and he played third base for their farm team until he was injured in 1978 News Archive: DAYS refutes rumor, says Hogestyn staying put [Sep 15, 2004] News Archive: DAYS rep confirms Koslow inked to new contract [Nov 1, 2004] News Archive: Fan storms Hogestyn home, attempts exorcism.[Jan 8, 2007] News Archive: Whispers of Hogestyn's firing growing louder.Drake tops the Daytime TV Readers Poll with more number one rankings than any other actor in the history of soap operas.
For his portrayal of The Pawn, John Black, Roman Brady, Roman II, Romulus, John Stevens, Father John and Mercenary John, Drake has received Best Actor Awards from as far away as Australia, South Africa and Germany.He also received the Best Actor award five years in row from Soap Opera Update and Hottest Male Star for two years running from Soap Opera Digest.In 2005, it was announced Carnes would depart the series and would be replaced by Ben Hogestyn, just before Lucas revealed his sexuality.According to TV Guide, Carnes was allegedly fearful of being typecast in gay roles, due to his previous work on television series, Desperate Housewives and the film Eating Out.The role was portrayed by siblings, Kenny and Chuckie Gravino from 1992 to 1994.
The Gravino siblings had previously appeared on The Young and the Restless as Phillip Chancellor IV. Justin Cooper took over the role from 1996 to 1998. Thomason made his final appearance on June 11, 2003.Looking back, Drake thinks he may have had a point.He also received the Best Actor award five years in row from Soap Opera Update.The director in charge encouraged Drake to fly to Los Angeles to participate in an intensive four-month acting training workshop.Drake's wonderment as to why he was chosen was met with a "You act like a ball player, you don't play like one" response from the director.However, his car broke down on the way to his audition.