Model, singer, and actress Nadia Bjorlin was born in Rhode Island, but has Swedish roots. She was cast in “Days of Our Lives” in 1999 as Chloe Lane. Bjorlin left “Days of Our Lives” in 2003 to focus on her singing career but returned after a few months.
She left the show again in 2005 and went on to appear in other TV shows. In 2007, she acted in “If I Had Known I Was a Genius” and “Redline.” Bjorlin has gone on to make guest appearances on shows like “Two and a Half Men”, “NCIS”, “Venice: The Series”, and others.
Shawn Christian started his acting career away from the soap opera world, doing TV commercials in Chicago. That is where he was cast in the hit series "As the World Turns," but that was only the beginning of something much bigger.
Shortly after, Christian moved to Los Angeles and appeared in minor roles on TV shows until finally landing the role that made him famous, playing Dr. Daniel Jonas on "Days of Our Lives." Christian starred in "Days of Our Lives" from 2008 until 2017, a run that led him to be cast in various big-screen films and several TV shows.
Here is one actress who needs no introduction to people from within the soap community or outside of it. Everybody knows who Tara Reid is nowadays after her roles in big box-office hits like the "American Pie" film series, The "Big Lebowski", "National Lampoon’s Van Wilder" and others.
But before she was a star, Reid began by acting in "Saved By the Bell: The New Class" and "Days of Our Lives." She was cast as Ashley on DOOL in 1995, and although she only acted in 13 episodes, fans remember her character well. Reid has made guest appearances in dozens of other popular TV shows since then.
Galen Gering became known for playing Rafe Hernandez in "Days of Our Lives" from 2008 to this day. Rafe is an FBI agent hired to protect Sami Brady while she is in the witness protection program. Not limited to soap operas, Gering has also appeared in numerous commercials (more than 50!), and starred in the NBC show "Passions."
Gering also banked further on his soap opera career and branched into reality TV. He starred on his own reality TV show, "Dirty Soap" along with his wife and kids in 2011. The show aired on E! and lasted for one season.
Just look at that hair and that leather jacket. You just can't cast someone like that on a soap opera for a part that is not the villain. And he really was cast as one of the DiMera family members, who are never up to anything good.
Billy Flynn started his acting career in TV commercials, and slowly moved on to short films until finally getting cast in a guest role on the CBS show "Hawaii Five-0." Shortly after, in 2014, Flynn got cast as Chad DiMera on "Days of Our Lives." He is reprising his role in the spinoff miniseries. Flynn also landed a role in the thriller film "D.O.A. Blood River" in 2016.