Stefano's crimes has earned him many enemies most notably the Brady family and John Black. Stefano DiMera was a fictional character on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of our Lives. This was his last depicted "death" until 2007. ", "Joseph Mascolo Dishes His Return to Days of Our Lives", "Days's Joseph Mascolo Passes Away at 87", "Days of Our Lives CAST – Stefano DiMera", "Days of our Lives Yearly Summaries: 1998", "Days of our Lives Yearly Summaries: 1999", "Days of our Lives Yearly Summaries: 2000", "Days of our Lives Yearly Summaries: 2001", "Days of our Lives: Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo)", "Days of our Lives – Bios – Joseph Mascolo as Stefano DiMera", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stefano_DiMera&oldid=990554812, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Various throughout the 1990s and 2000s (decade). Stefano suddenly resurfaces in Europe where he reunites with Kristen and convinces her to come home and bring the family back together. Stefano and his daughter had an absolutely pure relationship. He got blamed for everything. Stephen Nichols is currently playing the character in a roundabout way while Steve Johnson believed he is Stefano DiMera. [13] A deathly ill, comatose Stefano began appearing on December 19, 2006. Days of Our Lives does film six months ahead, but the time jump is said to have also shortened filming cycles for the show, so he could show up sooner than six months. He had … Trained Roman Brady/John Black in martial arts years earlier. Kristen's Schemes to Keep John and Marlena apart (1996–1997). In 2019, "Stefano" (Stephen Nichols) returned to Salem, with the assistance of "Princess Gina" and Dr. Rolf. André said he had killed Stefano by draining his blood so André could cure his own blood disease. In the early 1980s, then head writer, Pat Falken Smith created the role specifically for Mascolo after seeing his performance as real-life crime boss, Salvatore Maranzano on the NBC miniseries, The Gangster Chronicles in 1981. Brandon will feel at home playing the son of mobster Stefano DiMera (played by the late Joseph Mascolo) on Days of Our Lives.He also played the son of a mobster on General Hospital.Although Stefan never knew his mobster father, the character is a chip off the old DiMera block. When she came to my dressing room and said, "I’m going to be leaving soon, and this is what is going to happen," I said, "Oh, no! Stefano has Andre's face surgically altered to look like that of his son, Tony's. The fan fervor allowed for Mascolo's return upon a mutual agreement with executive producer, Ken Corday. Stefano arrives in Salem, bringing his estranged nephew Andre DiMera, to retrieve the Baka. Brandon Barash Is A Perfect Fit For Days of Our Lives. John Roman "Johnny" DiMera (via EJ and Sami Brady) - Ej’s first child, who Stefano calls “Giovanni”, the Italian version of Johnny. When Clyde got out of prison, he tried to take Thomas, but was thwarted by Chad and Andre. After the mansion burns down, Stefano buys a penthouse in Salem, next door to Marlena. Stefano and his son, Tony. Santo DiMera m. Mrs. DiMera c. Stefano DiMera a. Lee DuMonde (deceased) c. Renée DuMonde (born 1961; died 1983) m. David Banning (1982 to 1983; divorced; see Horton and Banning) m. Alex Marshall (1983; dissolved by her death) m. Daphnie DiMera (common-law marriage; deceased) Daphnie did give birth to a son, Tony. Soap Opera Digest named him the all-time best villain.[4]. Goals It is not known if he is serving time for any of his previous crimes (gaslighting Laura, killing Jude St. Clair, etc.). Left Salem for parts unknown in 1986, last seen in Salem in 2010. Steve Johnson In 1984, his car plunged into the icy waters of Salem's harbor during a police chase. We have a theory, and it’s a real surprise move. Mascolo last appeared onscreen on February 9, 2017. [20] Following the change in head writers, it was confirmed that Mascolo was indeed on his way back; he made his first appearance on August 21, 2012. Created by head writer Pat Falken Smith, he was portrayed by actor Joseph Mascolo. Actor History: Joseph Mascolo (04/1982-05/1983, 05/1984-06/1985, 05/1988, 04/1993-05/2001, 06/2007-06/2008& 08/2008-07/2016), Frank Fata (05/1991-07/1991) Her adoptive father, Maxwell, had access to the "Three Prisms" that could cure Stefano's brain tumor. [17] In 2012, after breaking up the character's marriage to Lauren Koslow's Kate Roberts, making him responsible for his own daughter Lexie Carver's (Renée Jones) death and undoing his father/son relationship with James Scott's EJ DiMera, the character appeared to have been written into a corner. [20], On June 13, 2012, Mascolo departed following the character's funeral. Also in 1996, he was blown up and buried under collapsing tunnel during a confrontation with Rachel Blake. He has relationships with both Ciara Brady and Claire and Brady. He is the son of Santo DiMera and the patriarch of the DiMera family. She was thought to be the granddaughter of Charles Woods and Madeline Peterson-Woods, before Chad was revealed to be Stefano’s son. They now feel that the character of Stefano should take a rest – as if Stefano ever rests. [26] He then convinces Tony and Kristen to marry but the marriage is ruined when Stefano is revealed as the murderer. Hobby [8] In April 2001, rumors of Mascolo's exit due to failed contract negotiations began to surface once again and the producers were apparently considering recasting the role. Died from falling a cliff in fight with Jack Deveraux. This leads the men to wonder if the man in the photograph could actually be Stefano, leaving the two men wondering fearfully if Stefano is really alive and is out there somewhere. Stefano DiMera was a fictional character on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of our Lives. Following the deaths of EJ and Kristen, Stefano forges a strong bond with Chad (Billy Flynn). Days of Our Lives Shane Donovan posed as Stefano to get Hope out of jail for murder, and it was believed that Stefano really was dead until security footage showed a man with a strong resemblance to Stefano feeding the pigeons. However, it was later revealed that Mascolo appeared as Shane Donovan, who was posing as Stefano. Took care of Sami and Eric Brady when Stefano had them kidnapped. [25] Stefano sneaks into her apartment every night and opens her soul, which leads to Marlena becoming possessed by a demon. His body was dumped in a warehouse and was discovered by his eldest son. NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images. Since Stefano still has his ring, it is likely the one worn by Andre and later Chad were fake and not the original ones. [28], In early 2000, the Bradys rescue Hope from Paris. In 2010, Madeline Peterson Woods (Jessica Tuck) returns to Salem and after she dies, it is revealed that her son, Chad (Casey Deidrick), was fathered by Stefano, and Madeline convinced Kate to keep the secret. He was raised as Sam Maitlin and grew up into a cutthroat corporate raider. In 2012, Stefano DiMera was shot dead from behind after several characters confronted him about his crimes. Copied famous paintings and helped Stefano replace the originals with fakes. He is the long lost son of crime lord Stefano DiMera and his ex-wife Vivian Alamain. In 1982, the seventh son of the seventh son, Stefano DiMera, first relocated his family and their operations from Europe to Salem. Original believed to be the daughter of her uncle Stefan due to Gabi Hernandez’s manipulation. 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