CAST
Hope Alice Williams
Victor Kiriakis
Gabi Hernandez
Lucas Horton
Judi Evans
Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis
Kayla Brady
Chad DiMera
Rafe Hernandez
Marlena Evans
John Black
Kate Roberts
Justin Kiriakis
Theresa Donovan
Martha Madison
Belle Black
Abigail Deveraux
Brady Black
Stefano DiMera
Caroline Brady
JJ Deveraux
Thaao Penghlis
Andre DiMera
Clyde Weston
Jennifer Horton
Abe Carver
Maggie Horton
Christopher Sean
Paul Narita
Roman Brady
Eric Brady
Ben Rogers
Nicole Walker

Drake Hogestyn

John Black

Drake Hogestyn stars as John Black in the NBC daytime drama "Days of our Lives."

Shelley Long originally wanted Drake to play her husband on the sitcom "Kelly Kelly" (1998). He was all set to star on both that and "Days of Our Lives" (1965), but his schedule on Days conflicted with the filming of the pilot of Kelly Kelly and thus was replaced by Robert Hays.

Pitched in the minor leagues before getting into acting.

Graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, 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.

Has a son and three daughters together with wife Victoria.

He is the stepfather of actor Ben Hogestyn.