An actor or actress can make or break a character in the world of daytime soaps. When the time comes for them to bid adieu and move on from their role, fans can be left heartbroken. While Days of Our Lives (DOOL) characters have been known to disappear, die or simply leave town, most seemingly have nine lives and return as well. Recasting is never easy, for the show or the person stepping into the shoes of an established character. Sometimes it can be a win-win situation, and other times it is an epic fail. Below are the worst recasts in DOOL history.
12. Mark Valley as Jack Deveraux
Isn’t it great having Jack Deveraux back in the land of Salem? While there have been many actors who have played the role over the years, most Days fans will agree that Matthew Ashford is Jack, and always will be. When Mark Valley was recast in the role in 1994, DOOL audiences knew it didn’t feel quite right.