Fans who have been missing the romantic-paranormal soap opera Passions can soon find comfort in the recent hiring made by Days of our Lives.  According to, former Harmony residents Eric Martsolf and Galen Gering will eventually head to Salem this fall.  And while one the actors will portray a newly created role, the other will fill the shoes of an already-created character.

Read on to find out what’s in store for these two Passions stars.

Eric Martsolf is best known for his role as Ethan Winthrop in the NBC soap opera Passions from 2002 to 2008.  Voted favorite actor on Passions for more than 80 weeks in a row in Soap Opera Digest, Martsolf has earned himself a solid fan base that will hopefully follow him as he plays Days of our Lives‘ new Brady Black.  This role was previously portrayed by Emmy-nominated actor Kyle Lowder, who presently appears as Rick Forrester on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful.

“Eric Martsolf will be taking on the role of Brady Black and will return to Salem to settle unresolved issues with Chloe,” a show representative said of why Days of our Lives is bringing back Brady Black after a three-year break.

Martsolf’s first airdate on Days of our Live has yet to be confirmed, though it has been hinted that he’ll be appearing on the soap in mid-November.

Galen Gering, on the other hand, is known for his role as Officer Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions. Named one of People Magazine‘s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2000, he will be joining Days of our Lives as an FBI Agent who comes to Salem working on a special case.”

Gering is slated to make his first appearance on Days of our Lives at the end of October.

Stay tuned for more updates on Days of our Lives!

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV