Days of Our Lives veteran Drake Hogestyn is celebrating a huge milestone in Salem. The actor just marked his 4000th episode on NBC's lone sudser. DAYS threw a little shindig for Hogestyn to commemorate his stint as John Black, a role he's played since 1986.
With some of the cast, crew and production staff on hand, Hogestyn remarked on Twitter:
Fans of Hogestyn's, called "Team Hogey", presented him with a replica of an hour glass, which is synonymous with DAYS. Another fanbase, "Team Drake", gave him champagne for the occasion. He remarked,
DAYS head writer Ron Carlivati and creative consultant Sheri Anderson were on hand for the landmark event. Anderson is credited with co-creating some of daytime's biggest supercouples, including Hogestyn's John with Deidre Hall's Marlena. They paid tribute to his historic tenure on the social media platform. Carlivati tweeted,
While Anderson stated,
Hogestyn's on screen son Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Kassie DePaiva (Eve) also congratulated him for his accomplishment.