After weeks of waiting, NBC has finally confirmed that Greg Vaughan (ex-Lucky, General Hospital; ex-Diego, The Young and the Restless) is Days of Our Lives' new Eric Brady. EW.com reported the news, along with Vaughan's first air date: November 13.
Eric, who was last played by Supernatural star Jensen Ackles (1997 to 2000), has not been seen since he left Salem, after a near death experience. The character, however, has been occasionally mentioned by his twin, Sami, and mother, Marlena.
So what has Eric been up to for the past 12 years? "He's been a world photojournalist," Vaughan explained to EW. "He's just a guy who has a found a new direction in life... more so than what the audience expects. The question will most likely be, why he has chosen this new direction in life."
Vaughan started taping at Days on Wednesday, August 8, and immediately took to Twitter to share his thoughts about the gig.
"Great start of my week @nbcdays w/ my new mates @Ali_Sweeney @Ari_Zucker @DeidreHall @ericmartsolf @IamJamesScott @galengering heckling me," he tweeted. "And too all my other @nbcdays @Bryan_Dattilo @eileen_davidson @melissa_reeves @KJAlfonso @ChandlerMassey @laurenkoslow & everyone else ..."
Later, Vaughan added, "You've all made me feel tremendously welcome @nbcdays & I look forward to our journey ahead."
You can read the full EW article, here.
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