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a website dedicated to American actor/writer/director/producer Stephen Nichols. Best known for his varied roles on daytime television, Stephen has just returned to his iconic role of Steven Earl "Patch" Johnson on the daytime soap opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Stephen also played the parts of uber-tychoon Tucker McCall on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, as The Dark Prince Stefan Cassadine on GENERAL HOSPITAL and Dr. Skylar Cates on the cancelled SANTA BARBARA. Stephen has also appeared in films and in episodic television such as CRASH, THE NANNY, EMPTY NEST, SECOND CHANCES, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, RENEGADE, WITCHBOARD, & THE PHOENIX. This is strictly a fan site and NOT Stephen's official site. This site has a strict no paparazzi policy and will not publish photos of Stephen during his private time.

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I’ve got a ton of images for you of Stephen from various events and also some promotional images of Stephen, Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady Johnson) and James Lastovic (Joey Johnson) from DAYS OF OUR LIVES. There is an updated album as well. Check out the uploads below for the information.

  • [056] UPDATED ALBUM: 08/13/2015 – NBCUniversal Press Tour 2015 – Day 2
  • [018] EVENT IMAGES: 10/27/2015 – “Days Of Our Lives” Book Signing – Barnes And Noble 5th Avenue
  • [016] EVENT IMAGES: 10/27/2015 – “Days Of Our Lives” Book Signing – Books And Greetings In Northvale NJ
  • [003] EVENT IMAGES: 10/29/2015 – “Days Of Our Lives” Book Signing – Barnes And Noble Dallas
  • [022] EVENT IMAGES: 11/07/2015 – “Days Of Our Lives” 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sorry these are a few days late, but I had a lot of images of Stephen to get sorted to post here. You’ll find a lot have been uploaded to the gallery. Now a word from our sponsors regarding Thursday. If Stephen is on DAYS on Thursday, nothing will be up in the gallery till Saturday at the latest. Why? Given it’s the Christmas season and given that a certain movie is coming out this week, I have tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens for a late Thursday showing. I’m not sure if I told anyone at least here that my mother died earlier this year (May) and this will be my first Christmas without her. Anything I can do to make it as smooth sailing as I can I’m going to do. I’ve been wanting to see this film since word of it first came out, so my partner is treating me to dinner and the film. We plan on making a night of it. I’m usually recording from my PVR around six, then screencapping around seven to upload soon thereafter, however, I won’t be doing it on Thursday night. In case Stephen airs on Friday I’ll double up and post everything for both Thursday and Friday either late Friday, or early Saturday. So there’s the schedule. Sorry about that.

  • [311] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 12/11/2015

How old is Stephen? Is he supposed to be in his early sixties? Is he supposed to be a grandfather of two? Well you couldn’t put that one past me. If I were so inclined I’d make this an O-M-G moment with a smiley that had a shocked face with an “O” shaped mouth because from what we saw today, Stephen Nichols could pass for someone half his age. My goodness that man is still in incredible shape. I could almost hear the sighs and at least a few gasps over the airwaves as Mary Beth Evans lay her head down on that chest. I swear there is a portrait out there a la Dorian Gray out there. I think Lisa, his wife, knows where it is. Not much for a Steve and Kayla fan to complain about today. Lots to think of in terms of them working things out and getting back together in time for Ava (Tamara Braun) to sweep in and pull a Mrs. Robinson on Joey (James Lastovic).

  • [325] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 12/10/2015

I’m very behind on the “daily” screencaps for the past four episodes. My apologies. Been feeling a bit down and took a bit of a break, and considering how utterly depressing DAYS OF OUR LIVES has been in what is supposed to have been an anniversary month, I can’t say I’m surprised. I’m going to have to say it, while I think Stephen and cast have been utterly stellar with their acting in the last few weeks the 50th Anniversary has been very depressing. With the death of Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) to the strangulations of Serena Mason (Melissa Archer), Paige Larson (True O’Brien), Will Horton (Guy Wilson) and of both Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) and Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso) all the way to the kidnapping of a pregnant Abigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi) by the rapidly unspooling Ben Rogers (Robert Scott Wilson), his murder of the midwife Wendy (Denice Duff), and death of Aiden Jennings (Daniel Cosgrove) and the total pall of grief over most of Salem, I’d pretty much have to say that this “anniversary” has been like a pox on daytime. I mentioned on a message board I post to that anniversaries are supposed to be like Stephen’s previous soap opera GENERAL HOSPITAL where he played the Dark Prince Stefan Cassadine. I remember their 40th when Laura (Genie Francis) and Luke (Anthony Geary) were pulling a fast one on the Cassadines to make them believe the Spencer marriage was on the outs, and Laura and Luke had to try to make time to spend their anniversary together in the tunnels under Port Charles. All the roadblocks stuck in their path to finally reunite and recreate their dance to Fascination from Wyndam’s Department Store back when they were on the run from the mob. Now that was romanctic. What’s been happening on DAYS of late is not romantic, nor happy. It’s just plain morbid. Thanks DAYS for a great anniversary. I hear this is supposed to go on for the next nine months. I hope the rest of this pregnancy goes better than Abigail’s childbirth. The featured image is from Monday and Steve saying a tearful goodbye to Bo. Another of Stephen’s fine performances.

  • [286] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/20/2015
  • [306] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/23/2015
  • [265] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/24/2015
  • [312] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/25/2015

Some new scans for the press section. This article from TV Soap in Australia documents DAYS‘ 50th anniversary. Also included is an article on Thaao Penglis (Andre & Tony DiMera) as he reflects back on the 50 years of the soap, plus his return to Salem.



I’ve added a new scan to the press section. Stephen gave an interview to TVGUIDE’s Michael Logan regarding his return to DAYS OF OUR LIVES after a six year absence. Here Stephen talks about his relationship with Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady Johnson) and how the 1988 wedding of Patch and Kayla was second only to Laura (Genie Francis) and Luke (Anthony Geary) in terms of ratings. I’m including the text of the article in the write up plus the scan. Click on it to go to the full size. I’m running behind on the screencaps from Friday and today. I’ll have those up with tomorrow’s episode. Sorry.

Patch Is Back!

AFTER A SIX-YEAR absence, soap superstar Stephen Nichols returns to Days of our Lives August 28 as one-eyed rebel Steve “Patch” Johnson — phenomenal news for fans, not so much for the folks in Salem. Nichols gave us a preview.

Patch divorced his soulmate, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), off-camera and has been gallivanting for years, ignoring his parental responsibilities. What kind of a reception does he get when he finally comes home?
He’s not welcomed at all — by anyone. least of all by Kayla. He tells her right off the bat that he wants her back, and that he wants his family back. But she’s not having it. How can this man just take off for years and be out of contact like that? For all of Kayla’s sweetness and light, she’s not going to put up with anymore s–t from Patch!

Their 1988 wedding [pictured] was the second highest-rated “I do” in soap history — behind only Luke and Laura’s. Can that old magic be rekindled?
Mary Beth always says, “The audience loves Patch because he’s in love with a chubby woman. That’s the magic!” She is so self-deprecating. Mary Beth is who she is and does not care, and I just love her for that. Magic is a tricky thing, but Patch and Kayla must eventually get back together, right? In soap operas, that’s the law.

You made Patch one of the all -time great bad boys. Is it hard to keep that going as you age? Don’t you run the risk of looking a bit goofy?
It’s definitely a struggle — emotionally and physically. patch can’t remain the juvenile delinquent he was back then. He’s wiser and mellower now, and the writers have come up with a damn good excuse for why he’s been gone all this time. But you still need to be in shape and take off your shirt [sometimes]. You can’t go, “Just shoot me from my neck up.” It’s tough. At some point, you just have to admit, “Those days are gone.” Of course it doesn’t help that Days will be showing all those vintage Patch-and-Kayla flashbacks. [Laughs]. We look ancient now!

The title of today’s post has to do with something Ciara (Viviane Jovanni) said today about the possibility of her mom, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and dad, Bo (Peter Reckell) getting remarried with Mayor Abe Carver (James Reynolds) performing the ceremony right in Brady’s Pub. Cute. Steve and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) just couldn’t seem to get a break today. Obviously their tryst was for not. Ah well, it’ll happen soon enough them maybe we might get that shirt off of Steve with a reveal of that famous Nichols Chest. Yep, shallow.

  • [385] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/19/2015

The title says it all. I loved all the humour between Steve and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), particularly the line I used for the title of this post. All in all I’m not too displeased with Stephen’s airtime. It’s about time Stephen became an elder statesman of sorts of DAYS. That the powers that be saw fit to bring him back and make sure Steve is front and centre…. Whatever heads prevailed I’m happy for them. Oh, sorry for how late this post is but I got really distracted on the internet superhighway and forgot what I was doing. That and the corn maze. Figure that one out. And to pander to the Steve and Kayla fans, here’s the kiss.

  • [375] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 11/18/2015

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