Thaao Penghlis: “The James Reilly’s of The World Have Destroyed Daytime” Jamey Giddens February 20, 2009 All My Children, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and The Restless 54 Comments Exiting Days of Our Lives actor Thaao Penghlis recently spoke out about his firing from Days of Our Lives to Michael Fairman for MichaelFairmanSoaps.com. The veteran actor revealed how he got the call about being tossed from the soap while doing mission work in Cuba—nice job Kenny—. He also talked about the state of the once-great Days of Our Lives and daytime as a whole. MICHAEL: When you look at Days now, with the departure of so many long time veterans and icons of the genre, what do you think? THAAO: Days is not "Days" anymore. It’s an extension of what it was; it’s not the body or the heart of what it was. We were all part of that, especially those that just left and I think we were the best of daytime. I think, hands down, the James Reilly’s of the world have destroyed daytime. They took the thing that people watched, which was great reality and passions, and made it into somewhat of a joke and cartoons. However, I must say, the fact that “DAYS” has remained on so long is a credit to the show. It has such a wonderful history and I will miss it."