Recasting is a reality in the soap opera world, with actors and actresses constantly moving onto roles within other areas of the entertainment business, as well as other soaps. It can often feel like a revolving door, and while at times an actor or actress can nail it when they are recast into a popular soap role, there are times when they simply miss their mark. Below is a list of regrettable soap opera recasting decisions.
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15. Mark Valley as Jack Deveraux – Days of Our Lives
There are some roles on daytime television that you just don’t recast, and one of those happens to be DOOL’s Jack Deveraux. Back in 1994, actor Mark Valley stepped into the part, much to the dismay of fans. Good news is that actor Matthew Ashford (the best one ever) is officially back on Days, and viewers are loving the fact that the real Jack Deveraux is once again on the Salem scene.