I find it interesting that Capitol had the luck hiring writers such as O'Shea and Slesar, even the Corringtons. It's kind of sad that one single writing regime (it's last) kind of undid the work of all those previous regimes and led to it being cancelled.
I saw that John Beck (Dallas, Flamingo Road, SB, Passions) was on Days in 1966. He played a character named Sam Wilson. I take it his character was a minor one that appeared as a patient of Tom Horton's.