With Marlena's counsel and blessing, John takes the job despite a not-so-veiled threat from Stefano. Soon after, Kristen was found dead in a pool. When he learns Theresa lied and claimed Brady attacked John, he also confirms the lie so Brady won't get back together with Kristen. Disguised as a magician.
But, during the party Rafe received a call and was told to arrest John on charged of corporate embezzlement and fraud. But, within a few weeks, Rafe and Carrie proved that evidence against John had been fabricated and John was released from jail in time to spend the holidays with his family. Now a free man, John set about returning money to all of the people who had lost money in the embezzlement scheme. He decided to rebuild Basic Black.
Brady offered to come work with him. John was thrilled and the father-son team started revitalizing Basic Black's fashion empire. Around the same time, Bo and Hope were investigating a secret safe deposit box that Alice had. It turns out that the box contained two secrets- one about the DiMeras and one about the Hortons.
The Horton secret was that John and Hope were still legally married from the days when Stefano had brainwashed the two of them. Thinking this was just a legal technicality to deal with, Bo, Hope, John, and Marlena headed to Alamainia to file for divorce. But, thanks to some interference from Stefano, only John and Hope were allowed to go on the trip. While there, he had them drugged and held in prison until they agreed to go back under his mind control so that they could steal back a valuable piece of artwork.
But, John was able to resist the brainwashing. Shortly after, he was able to show Hope a picture of Bo and bring her out from under the brainwashing too. However, the two played along with the scheme long enough to steal the artwork and convince Stefano that they needed to leave the country.
They barely made it out of the country. When they returned, John reunited with Marlena and the two settled in for a nice life together. But a few short months later, John and Marlena's nemesis, Kristen arrived in Salem during the fall of Kristen kept saying that she wanted to make amends and that she had gone through a lot of therapy. John didn't believe her at first, but eventually he started to see that she had changed.
Marlena never believed Kristen and as a result, Marlena and John drifted apart; and Kristen was able to set her plan into motion. Kristen was out for revenge on John and Marlena. And she had decided to use John's son, Brady, to do it. She and Brady started dating and Kristen arranged for John to walk in on Kristen and Brady having sex on top of Brady's desk. When he told Marlena, he was angry to learn that Marlena knew about Brady and Kristen but didn't tell John.
This drove the wedge between John and Marlena even further. John moved out of the penthouse. John set out on a mission to get Brady away from Kristen. His plan was to make Kristen think that he wanted her for himself. Many people, including Victor, warned John that this plan could cost him Marlena. But, John was determined.
The night before Brady and Kristen were to be married, John came to Kristen's hotel room and started to seduce her. He sent a text to Brady to come to Kristen's room, but Brady never got the message. Instead, Kristen stopped everything, announced that she really did love Brady, and ran off to find Brady.
A few weeks later, after Brady found out what happened, John confirmed to Brady that it was Kristen to stopped that night. Still unable to work things out with Marlena and Brady, John travelled to Europe to look for answers. He kept in touch with people in Salem while he was gone.
Colleen was so desperate to find out what happened to her son that the people at the orphanage lied to her and told her it was John. They just couldn't bring themselves to tell Colleen that her son had died. John was back to square one and had no idea who his biological parents were. John returned to Salem in the summer of and went straight to the Kiriakis mansion.
He had information on how to track down Kristen. He wanted Brady to go with him so that they could make Kristen face charges for what she did. He was in no mood to see John. Marlena shared Brady's sentiments. She told John that their divorce was proceeding along and there was nothing for them to talk about. But John wasn't giving up on his family. Brady was using drugs again and dating Theresa Donovan. John was worried about Brady's association with both things. But, Brady kept spending his time with her, engaging in heavy partying that included cocaine.
Eventually, he told Theresa that he wanted more from their relationship. Theresa was thrilled because this meant her plan to get his money would be easier. The two of them took a private jet to Vegas. Brady drank heavily and Theresa had to carry him out of the casino. As a passed-out Brady and Theresa flew home on the Titan jet, Theresa looked down at the new weddings rings on their hands.
Thrilled that she had finally landed Brady for good, Theresa and Brady flew back to Salem. John met them at the Kiriakis mansion and was irate to see Theresa there with a ring on her finger. He knew that Brady would get the marriage annulled once he sobered up and yelled at Theresa for being a disappointment to her family. However, John had been recording their whole conversation.
Theresa knew that John's tape would mean that Brady would get the annulment. So, she grabbed a fire poker from the fire place and struck John over the head. She knocked John out cold and he fell to the floor. In a panic, she dragged John's body next to Brady's passed-out body, wiped her prints off the fire poker, and put the poker in Brady's hands.
Then, she screamed for Henderson, who saw the scene and called Theresa told the police that John was attacking Brady and Brady swung back in self defense. When Brady awoke in a hospital room, she told Brady the same story. He was horrified that he had hurt his father. John was more than hurt. He was in a coma. The doctors had no idea when or if he would come out of it. Brady tried to fly in doctors to look at John's case, but they all said that it was hopeless.
But, around the same time, Kristen was captured and brought back to town. She told Marlena that in exchange for Eric refusing to testify against her, she would produce a doctor with a new formula that would save John.
But, she didn't want Brady to know about the offer. Marlena agreed and, reluctantly, so did Eric. When John awoke, he learned that Kristen was back in town. Quickly, he realized that Theresa was the lesser of two evils, so he backed up her story that Brady was the one who hit him.
John didn't want to make it any easier for Kristen to get back with Brady. She was sure that Theresa was the one who hit John. So, she planted recording devices around Theresa until one of them turned up a confession. Kristen played Brady the tape of Theresa saying that she was the one who hit John. But, he didn't believe her.
He went to talk to John about it. He was furious and confronted them both. John told the truth but Brady told him that the damage to their relationship was done. It took months, but by giving Brady some space, Brady and John eventually reconciled. But John would soon have problems with another son. In March of , John was thrilled to meet baseball star, Paul Narita, who was in town for rotator cuff surgery. In addition to being a fan, John was excited to have Paul in town because John wanted him to help raise money for the little league in Salem.
Paul agreed and made an appearance at John's fundraiser and coach a clinic for the teams. However, after the fundraiser, a reporter exposed Will Horton's affair with Paul. John was horrified and told Paul to forget about the clinic. He thought that Paul was a terrible homewrecker. Little did John know that Paul was his son. When the truth came out, he worked to repair his strained relationship with Paul. Eventually, the two grew to appreciate each other. Paul decided to move to Salem to get to know his new family.
With his son in town, John made two other changes in his life. First, he worked to repair his relationship with Marlena.
The two began to date again. Next, John decided to leave the Salem P. Marlena and many of his friends were skeptical at first. Jack Clayton Jack Deveraux Jr. Did We Miss Something? Let us know if we are missing any information in this profile. Scan the many branches of the Alamain family tree.
Read up on dozens of other past and present DAYS characters. Character profiles Cast and credits About the Actors: Week of Oct Who's Who in Salem. Who's Who for other soaps. January 10, to October 26, ; January 8, to January 23, ; September 26, to Present. From then on, he was known only as John Black. Things became more complicated for him now. While he searched for his identity he came up almost empty and what he could find was not appealing.
Run-ins with his brother Lawrence, a known rapist and manipulator, and Vivian, an art thief, went badly. Proof of his relation with them did empower him in the family company and he used this to punish them for their misdeeds and to push Victor Kiriakis out of their lives and sabotage many of his plans in Europe. Trying to put things back together, he became involved with Isabella again and tried to track down the secret behind the medals.
With Bo and others, they hunted down their secret in a Mayan temple. It turned out that Stefano was behind this all again and, as his plan came apart at the seams, the temple collapsed and his pursuers barely escaped with their lives. Isabella then told him that she was pregnant and they quickly married after she gave birth to their son. They went on their honeymoon, but upon return, she discovered that she had pancreatic cancer.
They went to Italy and she died by his side. He returned to Salem a crushed man. Despite that, he couldn't stop himself from beginning an affair with Marlena. Although he tried to end it and leave the country, Marlena always stopped him. When the affair was discovered by her daughter, Sami, she decided to make things difficult for them. Marlena soon gave birth to Belle, but it soon came out, thanks to Stefano, despite Sami's efforts, that the child was John's and not Roman's.
John tried to move on with Kristen when Roman decided to stay with Marlena and Belle. Stefano was appalled at this and tried to bar the relationship, encouraging Kristen to marry Tony.
He even went so far as to fake his death at the hands of Roman to turn her sour on John. Months later, John received a strange puzzle with a photo of an old southern house. It seemed familiar so he went in search of it. Discovering it, he also found Stefano inside. Stefano imprisoned him in the dungeon and returned to brainwash him. John managed to escape after the mansion was set afire by an angry Celeste. Although Stefano escaped with Hope, John managed to recapture her while Stefano slipped away.
Returning to Salem, he began an affair with Kristen, who soon left Tony after discovering that he'd been deceiving her.
John turned out to be full of more secrets though. He began seeing angels and, thanks to evidence Kristen found in a newly discovered diary held by John in his younger years, turned out to be a priest.
He returned to see his mentor and lived as a priest again briefly before being asked for release from his vows. While still serving, he helped to exorcise the devil from Marlena. This ordeal reminded him of his feelings for her, but after he become a laymen again, he went with Kristen instead. Tony couldn't bear this and set John up for his murder. John was easily convicted and sentenced to death. Unfortunately for Tony, he'd left a record of his entire scheme and it was revealed before John could even become conscious.
The death sentence wasn't entirely lifted though. Stefano soon captured him and dragged him into his underground kingdom in Paris where he planned to behead him. This time John was saved by his aunt Vivian. Returning to Salem, he decided to make a life with Kristen who was pregnant with his child actually she had lost the child and hired her double, Susan Banks, to have a child to pass off as hers. Kristen even orchestrated a marriage between her double and John without him realizing it.
Marlena did figure it out though, thanks largely to letters she'd found and the knowledge that John still loved her. She managed to get the truth to him at his wedding.
He and Marlena promptly declared how much they loved each other, but, unfortunately, he had contracted an untreatable disease thanks to radiation exposure while on a dangerous mission the last time he left town. Stefano, of course, had the cure, but for anyone to get it, they had to go down to the jungle with him.
After some experiments, they returned to Salem and administered the cure in exchange for Stefano's pardon and they returned just in time to interrupt Roman's wedding to Marlena. Soon after, Kristen was found dead in a pool. John felt guilty for this, but Kristen was not actually dead, only sent away, along with her double Susan. Before she left, she tried poisoning Marlena, but this brush with death only brought her and John closer.
Roman bowed out, but John soon left to search for more secrets of his past. He came upon Princess Gina, who was actually Hope with a memory chip in her head, and got involved with her and her daughter Greta.
Both of these relationships damaged his with Marlena. When he returned to her, Gina turned him back into the 'evil' John and they had an affair on her boat. Stefano arrived and threw John into the ocean where he washed up on a beach to be found by Marlena. Luckily for him, it was later confirmed that Bo was the father and his relationship with Marlena was saved. Things weren't to run happily for long.
Tony DiMera returned from the dead and the truth about John's parentage soon came out. It tuned out that he was Tony's half-brother by their mother Daphne. This revelation was soon overshadowed by the Salem Stalker killing off most of Salem's residents. Although John was determined to find the killer, he consciously ignored the evidence that pointed to Marlena and pursued Tony instead.
To his horror, Marlena was soon arrested and shot down by the police. Seeking answers, he drifted off to a desert island where he discovered all of the dead Salemites, including Marlena, living.
As the residents banded together, they managed to escape although many of them, including Marlena, were thought killed in the arduous escape.
Returning to shore, he became addicted to pain medication to deal with the loss and began a relationship with Kate Roberts.
To his amazement Marlena returned to him once again, effectively ending his engagement to Kate. He still had to fight for Marlena though, since she had hooked up with her abusive former husband, thanks largely to the amnesia she suffered from. Once they got back together, the reunion proved to be short lived. He was shot by his step-brother, EJ Wells, and put in a coma. Marlena ended up shot by the police while trying to escape, and died in John's arms. John eventually uncovered that the Salem Stalker debacle was another diabolical DiMera plot; Marlena and her "victims" were found alive on a remote island, "Melaswen" New Salem spelled backwards.
John was seriously injured during his failed rescue attempt. Addicted to painkillers, John sought solace in the all-too-welcoming arms of—and proposed to—Roman's widow Kate Roberts. When Marlena became an amnesiac, the specialist summoned to help her — Dr. Alex North — turned out to be her first husband, presumed dead, making Marlena's marriage to John invalid. Marlena rejected John's love, feeling obligated to Alex. Nevertheless, John discovered that Alex was a fraud who had plotted to marry, then kill Marlena.
He was able to save Marlena, who eventually got her memory back. John and Marlena's subsequent reunion was cut short when a dying Stefano reignited his vendetta with John, by compelling his son, EJ DiMera to shoot John. John eventually came out of his coma in May , but was then hit by a car, dying in Marlena's arms on October 17, Marlena found him, but he was not able to remember her, and continuously committed crimes ordered by Stefano.
He went after the DiMera empire and Stefano after discovering his identity. Frustrated in her inability to reach the old John, Marlena filed for divorce. John tried to recommit himself to Marlena and remembering their life together.
He sought the help of a therapist, Dr. Charlotte Taylor, but she purposely kept John in the dark about his returning memories. With Brady's help, John and Marlena discovered Charlotte's duplicity.
Charlotte tried to kill Marlena, and ended up drugging John instead. He woke up with his memories restored. He was paralyzed, but doctors said he could be cured at a clinic in Switzerland. John asked Marlena to marry him again before they leave, and she happily accepted. John and Marlena remarried in the hospital, and left Salem on January 23, During their visit, the couple announced that John's physical therapy was a success, and he is now able to walk again.
To protect his family from danger, John pleaded guilty and was sent to prison for 25 years-to-life without parole. In the following days, Rafe and Carrie Brady were able to prove the evidence against John was doctored, and he was exonerated. Hope and Bo found out that while brainwashed by Stefano, Hope and John had been married, making their respective marriages to Bo and Marlena invalid. John and Hope set out for Alamania to get a divorce.
Viewers, along with the hapless couple, were forced to revisit two "Days" storylines: In December , during a conversation between Hope and Marlena, "Days" viewers learned that John and Hope's divorce was now finalized.
By then, Kristen had returned to Salem. Kristen insisted that she had changed her evil ways after therapy. John is willing to believe Kristen while Marlena is suspicious, quickly becoming frustrated with John's optimism. In the intervening weeks, Marlena continued to insist that Kristen had not changed, but John suggests to Marlena that she is obsessed with Kristen. However, when Kristen starts dating Brady, John is determined to get Kristen away from his son.
He even goes as far as trying to seduce Kristen and push Marlena away to make this happen. Kristen decides to not get revenge and accept Brady's love, but when Brady discovers her scheming, he breaks up with her. Marlena, meanwhile, finds out about John's scheming, and they separate, hurt and angry with each other. John leaves town on an ISA mission, and he and Marlena file for divorce.
Hence, John's origins are once more in doubt. In , John returned to Salem, concerned about Brady's drug use and relationship with Theresa Donovan.
After Theresa brags about eloping with a drunk Brady in Las Vegas, John records her confession, insuring that Brady dumped her. Theresa panics, and hits John over the head, sending him into a coma. He eventually wakes up, and finds out Kristen is back in town. When he learns Theresa lied and claimed Brady attacked John, he also confirms the lie so Brady won't get back together with Kristen. Brady finds out, though, and denounces his father. John leaves town to take care of Basic Black business in Europe, hoping to give Brady space.
He later returns to Salem to work on salvaging his relationship with Marlena and Brady. With Marlena's counsel and blessing, John takes the job despite a not-so-veiled threat from Stefano.
More drama began to crop up for John in March , when Salem newcomer Paul Narita is revealed to be John's biological son, the result of a relationship with Paul's mother Tori. As John and Paul had a falling-out just before the revelation, John is pursuing mending fences with Paul, and establishing a true father-son relationship.
His consideration of the job offer causes friction between him and Marlena, and recent conversations between the two revealed that although the pair remain very much in love, they were still separated and living apart at the time.
John later revealed that the motivation for rejoining the ISA was to take advantage of its resources to find his parents and decode the mystery of his past, once and for all, for the sake of his children and grandchildren. In early , John finally learned the truth behind his murky past. Timothy was a kind, charitable, and modest farmer who had been drafted into the U.
Army to serve in the Korean War , and was believed to have died heroically in battle a couple of months before John's birth. Unable to care for John on her own, Maude first allowed a wealthy neighboring couple to adopt him, but when the couple was killed in an automobile accident, she put John in an orphanage, where he was eventually adopted by the wealthy and powerful Leopold and Philomena Alamain, taken to their home in Europe, and given the name Forrest Alamain.
John Black is a fictional character from Days of Our Lives, an American soap opera on the NBC network. He has been played by actor Drake Hogestyn since , with a break in between from January to September Drake Hogestyn stars as John Black in the NBC daytime drama "Days of our Lives." Shelley Long originally wanted Drake to play her husband on the sitcom "Kelly Kelly" (). He was all set to star on both that and "Days of Our Lives" (), but his schedule on Days conflicted with the filming of the pilot of Kelly Kelly and thus was replaced by Robert Hays. Actor Drake Hogestyn plays John Black on "Days of Our Lives". His character is not only a fan favorite but also a key member of the cast. We have followed him through many twists and turns over the neidagrosk0dwju.gad: Dec 18,