According to Fame 10, “Days of Our Lives” has plenty of characters who have been on the canvas in Salem for many years. One such character is Roman Brady. “DOOL” fans may remember that Roman was first seen on the show in 1981 alongside his Brady siblings — Bo, Kayla, and Kimberly — and the role was originated by actor Wayne Northrop, per Soap Central.
The character has had so many wild plot twists over the years, including being presumed dead multiple times, relationship issues with his on-again, off-again love Marlena Evans, and more. Drake Hogestyn also played the character from 1986 until 1991, when it was revealed that he was not Roman, but had been brainwashed to believe that he was Marlena’s husband.
When the “real” Roman finally returned to Salem, actor Josh Taylor had stepped into the role. Taylor had previously starred as a character named Chris Kositcheck on “DOOL” from 1977 until 1987, and the swap upset some die-hard fans. Meanwhile, Hogestyn’s character then became known as John Black. Taylor remains in the role to date.