Longtime “Days of Our Lives” soap opera veteran Joseph Mascolo is confirmed to be reprising his role as Stefano Dimera in the long running daytime soap opera aired on NBC weekdays. Several months ago, news broke that Joseph Mascolo was fired from the show, it was reported he had a fallen out with it’s film crew and not getting along with them. Turns out they talked things over, things turned out good and Ken Corday has decided to rehire the actor to a new contract.
Joseph Mascolo plays the role of Stefano Dimera, an evil mob boss, the father of the Dimera family and empire. During Joseph’s hiatus from the show, John Black (played by Drake Hogestyn) now owns the Dimera mansion and considers it his new home. Since Stefano Dimera erased John’s memory, John’s been a different person since having an angry attitude and becoming weird. After all these years it turns out that John Black is a Dimera so that makes Stefano, John’s half brother. When Stefano Dimera returns all hell will break loose again between the Dimeras and the Brady’s.
Soap Opera Digest reports:
Joe Mascolo is coming back to DAYS as Stefano and Soap Opera Digest has the exclusive. “I’m thrilled that we were able to talk things out and reach a mutual conclusion,” says the actor. For more — and to see what Executive Producer Ken Corday has to say about it all — pick up the next issue.
Pretty sweet news. Glad he’s coming back. Joe is an amazing actor. The show will get good again when he’s back and can’t wait!