10 Things You Didn’t Know About Days Of Our Lives Star Stephen Nichols

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What can one say about the incredible soap opera actor Stephen Nichols? His legendary daytime drama career spans over three decades and he’s worked on shows like the Young and the Restless (Y&R), General Hospital (GH), and of course, Days of Our Lives (DOOL). There is so much more to Nichols than meets the eye. Below is a list of 10 things you may not know about Stephen Nichols.

10. Monk Life

Sounds more like a soap opera storyline, but Nichols lived like a monk for years after high school. He ended up turning an Ohio State University art scholarship down and was headed west. He landed at the Hollywood ashram where he prepped vegetarian means for nuns and monks and studied yoga. He was celibate for about three years and apparently lived off ice cream.

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9. Studied Theatre

During his monk years, Nichols ended up at the Theatre Academy of LA City College. He studied there for about two years and bumped elbows with the likes of Jack Colvin, Harry Mastrogeorge, as well as Stella Adler. These experiences were clearly getting him ready for the incredible acting career he would embark on in the future.