Days of our Lives

About the Show

"Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives." For over one-third of a century, those words have introduced and underscored one of daytime drama's rare mainstays. NBC's "Days of our Lives" first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. Today, it remains a favorite among viewers of daytime television serials.

In its 47 years, "Days of our Lives" has garnered 215 Daytime Emmy nominations and 32 wins, as well as multiple Soap Opera Digest and People's Choice Awards. The show's success derives from its consistent commitment to excellence in writing and storytelling - supported by a diverse ensemble of performers - and an uncanny knack for anticipating viewer interests. With its mix of classic genre traditions and groundbreaking narratives reflecting modern life, "Days of our Lives" remains a perennial favorite among viewers of all ages.

"Days of our Lives" is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Bradys, the Hortons, and the DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.

"Days of our Lives" is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is executive producer, with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writing team.

Cast Bios

Kristian Alfonso
John Aniston
Camila Banus
Blake Berris
Shawn Christian
Bryan Dattilo
Eileen Davidson
Mary Beth Evans
Galen Gering
Deidre Hall
Drake Hogestyn
Lauren Koslow
Wally Kurth
Jen Lilley
Kate Mansi
Eric Martsolf
Joseph Mascolo
Peggy McCay
Casey Moss
Nathan Owens
Melissa Reeves
James Reynolds
Suzanne Rogers
James Scott
Freddie Smith
Chrishell Stause
Alison Sweeney
Josh Taylor
Greg Vaughan
Arianne Zucker


Day and Time

Mondays-Fridays on NBC (daytime, one-hour; check local station for time)

Premiere Date

November 8, 1965

Executive Producer

Ken Corday

Produced By

Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television


Herb Stein
Phil Sogard
Albert Alarr
Grant A. Johnson
Steven Williford

Co-Executive Producer

Lisa DeCazotte
Noel Maxam
Greg Meng


Albert Alarr

Coordinating Producer

Janet Spellman-Rider
Tim Stevens

Head Writer

Gary Tomlin
Christopher Whitesell


Lacey Dyer
Roger Schroeder
David A. Levinson
Rick Draughon
Christopher Dunn
Ryan Quan
Elizabeth Snyder
Nancy Willams Watt
Jeanne Marie Ford
John Newman
Richard Culliton
Carolyn Culliton
Janet Iacobuzio
Peter T. Rich

Casting Director

Marnie Saitta

Production Designer

Daniel Olexiewicz

Production Coordinator

Krista Cremidan

Music Director

Steve Reinhardt
D. Brent Nelson
Paul F. Antonelli

Music Composer

Ken Corday
D. Brent Nelson

Makeup Artists

Nina Wells
Deidre Decker-Wilson
Joleen Rizzo
Glen Alen Gutierrez
Gail Hopkins


Lauren Upshaw
Margie Puga
Matthew Holman
Leigh Ann Pitchen
Armando Licon
Jen Singleton

Costume Designer

Richard Bloore


Maya Frangie
Juliette Harris
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