The big news is coming in for Days of Our Lives fans! Seasoned and much-loved actor Steve Burton is returning to Salem! Steve first appeared in DOOL in 1988 as Harris Michaels and pulled an eleven episode stint. Later, the famed actor reprised his role for the DOOL spin-off, Beyond Salem. He appeared in five episodes of the show, which streamed exclusively on Peacock.
Previously, Steve gained immense popularity and fan love for the portrayal of Jason Morgan on General Hospital. He played the role from 1992 till November 2021. His exit from GH made huge news and came as a shocker as no one saw it coming. Steve took to his Instagram account to address that he was fired due to the COVID mandate instilled by the production. He applied to be exempted from the vaccine mandate on the grounds of medical and religious reasons. However, his plea was rejected. Thus, ending his run as Jason.
Harris Returns to Salem On Days Of Our Lives
While not too many details have come forth yet regarding Steve’s storyline on Days of Our Lives. Here is what we could dig up for you. His character will have a thrilling new storyline, and he will be working alongside several veteran cast members. Those names include Stephen Nichols, Mary Beth Evans, Deidre Hall, and Drake Hogestyn. It would surely be interesting to watch what twists in the tale Steve will bring along with him once he re-enters the soap. We are thoroughly excited.
Earlier in June, Steve had opened up on what an honor it was to have reprised his role in Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem. However, even though it was a revival of an old character, it still felt like a new character since Steve only played it for a short while earlier and it wasn’t as established. He told Soap Opera Digest in a conversation. “I make references in the digital series to that character a couple of times, but it’s a new character.” Steve stated.
In the same conversation, Steve also expressed his hurt over having to walk away from General Hospital over not getting the COVID vaccine. “I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this.” He expressed, but also added, that he is grateful for his time on the ABC soap and would love to return if the mandate was lifted. Well, whether or not we get to see Steve back in GH as Jason Morgan is a mystery for another day. As of now, we are just so excited that he is coming back to Days of Our Lives soon! So stay tuned to Peacock, you don’t want to miss any upcoming episodes!