Days of Our Lives, otherwise known as DOOL or simply Days is one of the longest-running scripted television programs in the world, broadcast daily throughout the week. The show began back in 1965 and today it continues on stronger than ever, weaving new dramatic and elaborate stories about the lives of Salem’s fictional characters, mainly focusing on the power families: the Brady’s, Horton’s and DiMera’s. With such a long history, fans have seen a lot of characters come and go over time. This list takes a look at some of the most recent popular stars who play our favorite characters on Days of Our Lives and how much they are worth:
10. Daniel Cosgrove
Estimated Net Worth: $3 million. Daniel Thomas Cosgrove played the role of Aiden Jennings from 2014 until recently in November 2015. During the span of his career he’s focused primarily on daytime television acting in All My Children, Guiding Light, As the World Turns and most recently Days of Our Lives. He’s also had a few popular roles, he joined the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 as Matt Durning until the show was cancelled in 2000. He also had a part in the popular college film, Van Wilder. In between his soap opera gigs, he also appeared in the series In Justice and in the ABC drama Dirty Sexy Money. Today, he’s most well recognized for his soap opera roles even though he no longer appears on DOOL, and even won an Emmy Award in 2008 while he was on Guiding Light. He’s now worth an estimated $3 million!
9. Greg Vaughan
Estimated Net Worth: $2 million. Greg Vaughan still resides in his role on Days of Our Lives as Eric Brady, a role he’s had since 2012. He’s also appeared on The Young and the Restless and General Hospital. But before he even began acting he had a career as a model working for designers like Armani, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Versace. His first role on a television series was Baywatch, but he’s had many other roles, some of which were on series like Malibu Shores, Beverly Hills 90210, Will & Grace, 90210, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was also a cast regular on Charmed and has recently begun a new series called Queen Sugar as a series regular. Greg’s biggest career advancements and longest running roles have been on daytime television earning him an estimated net worth of $2 million.
8. Peter Reckell
Estimated Net Worth: $3 million. Peter Reckell was a fan favorite when he played the character of Bo Brady on Days of Our Lives. Sadly, his character was recently killed off, but he was off and on in the show, coming back for spurts of time before leaving again. His first appearances date back to 1985! He hasn’t had too many other big credits to his name , his most notable roles have been on television. Aside from working on DOOL, he was a series regular on the series Knots Landing and was on As the World Turns from 1980 to 1982. He’s also appeared on shows like Baywatch, Women of the House, and the webseries The Grove and Venice: The Series. Despite being finished off for good from Days, he’s worth an estimated $3 million!
7. John Aniston
Estimated Net Worth: $10 million. John Aniston first joined the cast of Days of Our Lives in 1970 and played the character of Eric Richards, but he left in 1975 and joined the series Love of Life and later Search for Tomorrow. In 1985 he returned to Days of Our Lives, but this time as Victor Kiriakis which he continues as today. Despite being a dedicated soap star, John has appeared in a lot of other popular series like The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, My Big Fat Greek Life, Cold Case, Mad Men, Star Trek: Voyager and American Dreams. He’s also done a few television movies, but nothing major. It’s also worth noting that he’s the father of famous actress, Jennifer Aniston! John’s dedication to DOOL has paid off in a big way because he’s now worth an estimated $10 million.
6. Kristian Alfonso
Estimated Net Worth: $5 million. Kristian Alfonso, otherwise known as Hope Williams Brady has been a longtime cast member of Days of Our Lives (since 1983). Her career began as a figure skater, she even won a gold medal at the Junior Olympics. However, after an accident that forced her to walk away from skating, she began modeling. She’s appeared on the cover of over 30 magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. When she joined the daytime soap opera her career immediately took off and she’s never left the show since. She did a small stint on another soap opera called Falcon Crest and had guest appearances on the following series: Full House, Murder, She Wrote, Melrose Place, Baywatch, Who’s The Boss and starred in the film Joshua Tree, but despite all these other opportunities she’s remained loyal to Days of Our Lives and always returned to her role as Hope. Today she’s worth an estimated $5 million!
5. Billy Flynn
Estimated Net Worth: $3 million. Billy Flynn is an American actor and producer who is currently in the role of Chad DiMera on Days of Our Lives. Flynn’s career began when he moved to L.A. and began working with director Jake Scott after appearing in a Taco Bell commercial. He made an acting debut in the short movie 80 in 10, but got his big break when he landed a guest role on the series Hawaii Five-O in 2014. In terms of producing, Flynn has co-produced the short film Solely, but his biggest money making credit has been as Chad on Days of Our Lives since 2014. He has no other acting roles to his name, so it is surprising his estimated net worth is so high, but nonetheless Flynn is listed at having a net worth of $3 million.
4. Drake Hogestyn
Estimated Net Worth: $2 million. Drake Hogestyn is best known for his role as John Black on the series Days of Our Lives which he’s had on and off again since 1986. His career began when he was selected in a talent search for Columbia Pictures among 29 others from a total of 75,000. He landed his first starring role on the series Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers, and has had a few other minor roles on Otherworld, Generation, and Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues. Drake’s biggest career gain has been as the fan favorite on Days and has been popularly paired with co-star Deidre Hall, who plays the character of Marlena Evans. The two have one a favorite couple award and been nominated for two others as a couple. Drake is still on the daytime soap and has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
3. Deidre Hall
Estimated Net Worth: $12 million. Deidre Hall is an actress who has been in showbiz for quite some time. After moving to L.A. to pursue a modeling career, she got her first big break on-screen in the ’70s with a recurring role on the series Emergency! Soon after she settled into a role on The Young and the Restless for two years, but then jumped ship to Days of Our Lives as Dr. Marlena Evans. Hall has been appearing on DOOL on and off since 1976. Some of her other notable acting credits are Adam-12, Kung Fu, Karen, S.W.A.T., Drop Dead Diva, Murder, She Wrote and as a series regular on Our House. Despite her long list of credits, she’s most well known for being a soap actress making her an estimated net worth of $12 million.
2. Alison Sweeney
Estimated Net Worth: $9 million. Alison Sweeney is a popular face outside of her soap stardom. She has made a successful career for herself as not only an actress, but also a reality show host and author. Her biggest career advancements have been as Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives and being the host of the popular reality show The Biggest Loser for 8 years. It has been reported that she made approximately $45 thousand per episode on Days and has won four Soap Opera Digest Awards and a Fan Voted Daytime Emmy Award. In addition to her acting, Sweeney wrote a memoir about her personal dealings around her weight struggles in Hollywood. On the side she’s done a celebrity episode of Fear Factor, and had guest appearances on the series Friends and Las Vegas. This soap star is doing quite well for herself with an estimated net worth of $9 million!
1. Chandler Massey
Estimated Net Worth: $2.5 million. Chandler Massey is a young actor who took on the role of Will Horton in 2010, but he was sadly killed off in 2015. Since he landed is role on the popular daytime soap he has appeared in a couple small films, but mostly focused on television. Before appearing on DOOL, Massey had guest appearances on series like One Tree Hill, Eastbound & Down and Army Wives. He then focused primarily on Days of Our Lives — during his time on the show he won three Emmy Awards and was nominated for one other. But since being killed off he’s only had one guest appearance on the series Bad Judge. Even though Massey is a young actor who is just beginning his career, he’s already worth an estimated $2.5 million!