Soap star actor – Jason Cook is returning to Salem briefly in the role of Shawn Douglas Brady which he had portrayed from 1999 – 2006. After Jason left the show, the role was recasted with Brandon Beemer who took over in the same year in 2006, and then left the show in 2009, after his character was written off along with his onscreen wife and daughter – Belle Black and Claire Black. Shawn left behind his family aka parents (Bo and Hope Brady) and sister – (Ciara Brady) so he could sail around the world with his wife and daughter. After years of being away from Salem, the show has asked the 34 year old to return to the long running soap opera drama series “Days of Our Lives” and will debut in November 2015, but for two months only. His last air date is December 3, 2015.
Joining the 34 year old soap opera actor who last appeared as Shawn Douglas Brady in 2006, is his on screen daughter Claire Brady. The role that was previously played by the twins Olivia and Ava White from 2006-2007, and then by Alina Foley in 2008 has been recasted. A new casting call was called out earlier this month in May, for the role of Shawn and Belle Black’s daughter : Claire Brady, who is now 15 years old with blue eyes. The character is described as someone who is a bit quirky and offbeat, who is trying to find her path through music and art. The role is said to be a recurring one and will commence next month in June. It’s not known who will be portraying the role of the teenager, but we will probably find out in the coming weeks.
Now that Cook is returning to the soap opera as Shawn, will actor Jay Kenneth Johnson also return to the show? Jay left the show in 2011, after years of portraying Philip Kiriakis. Fans must remember the famous storyline years ago :- involving characters Shawn Brady, Belle Black and Philip Kiriakis. It would be great seeing the 38 year old actor back as Philip.