Former star of ‘One Life To Live’ has joined the NBC show ‘Days of Our Lives’ in the contract role of Philip Kiriakis. The role that was previously played by actors Jay Kenneth Johnson and Kyle Brandt. The American actor has already started shooting for the show, and will debut end of this year on Thursday, December 10, 2015. Ever since the news about Jason Cook and Martha Madison returning to the show as Shawn and Belle Brady started spreading, it was so obvious that Philip Kiriakis will be returning too. Just as many fans were expecting Jay to return as Philip, it turns out that he won’t be returning to the show, and that the role has been recast.
John has already worked with Martha before when shooting for “Winterthorne” which is reportedly set to premiere next month on 27th August, so this will be the second time the actor will be working with her. Now that the 35 year old has joined the cast of Days, will Farah Fath too end up returning to Days as Philip’s baby mama, Mimi Lockhart the role which she portrayed from 1997 to 2007. Will she show up with her and Philip’s son, Tyler Kiriakis who is now a teenager? I see a love triangle between Joey Johnson, Claire Brady and Tyler Kiriakis. James Lastovic has been cast as Joey Johnson. Hopefully the show will reveal it soon in the coming weeks. If Mimi does return to Days it will be a bit awkward for John, because they dated for several years before splitting up in 2013. The actress is now happily married to Phil Galfond, so hopefully there will be no awkwardness between the ex couple.
Lavoisier has previously starred in the soap opera “One Life To Live” as Rex Balsom for more than 7 years before it went off air. He has also guest-starred in an episode of “Anger Managament”, “Major Crimes”, and has a movie called “Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey” in the post-production stage where he plays the lead role of Harold.