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Crystal Chappell (Carly)'s return to "Days of Our Lives" ranks 6th on the all-time list of most episodes airing between appearances as the same character. Over 4,050 episodes will have aired by the time she returns in October, 2009. Included are all actors who went at least five years between appearances. The complete list is below. http://www.jason47.com

Rank. Actor (Character; Last Appearance-Return Appearance) Episodes Aired

1. Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera; 10/24/85-7/19/07) 5531

2. Leann Hunley (Anna DiMera; 7/10/86-6/21/07) 5332

3. Marie Cheatham (Marie Horton; 10/25/73-6/28/94) 5322

4. Andrew Masset (Larry Welch; 12/9/85-10/15/02) 4297

5. Judi Evans (Adrienne Kiriakis; 2/5/91-5/1/07) 4119

6. Crystal Chappell (Carly Manning; 10/18/93-10/09) 4050+

7. Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson; 10/26/90-6/9/06) 3960

8. Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Johnson; 5/26/92-6/12/06) 3557

9. Billy Warlock (Frankie Brady; 7/12/91-6/27/05) 3537

10. Arleen Sorkin (Calliope Jones; 10/26/92-2/24/06) 3374

11. Edward Mallory (Bill Horton; 4/14/80-7/1/91) 2891

12. Charles Shaughnessy (Shane Donovan; 10/7/92-11/8/02) 2559

13. Lorenzo Caccialanza (Nico; 11/13/90-12/29/99) 2319

14. Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera; 11/23/84-10/22/93) 2290

15. Wayne Heffley (Vern Scofield; 10/6/93-4/25/02) 2167

16. Marilyn McIntyre (Jo Johnson; 10/19/93-4/25/02) 2158

17. Don Frabotta (Dave; 6/7/93-12/20/00) 1914

18. Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux; 10/12/93-2/5/01) 1856

19. Mitchell Edmonds (Mitchell Lewis; 8/4/00-6/28/07) 1744

20. Wayne Northrop (Roman Brady; 11/28/84-8/30/91) 1737

21. Lisa Rinna (Billie Reed; 9/28/95-7/3/02) 1719

22. Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera; 2/12/96-6/21/02) 1617

23. Christopher Stone (Bill Horton; 3/17/88-3/10/94) 1535

24. Christie Clark (Carrie Brady; 11/19/99-12/2/05) 1523

25. Kai Wulff (Petrov; 12/6/85-10/22/91) 1509

26. Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera; 6/14/01-6/6/07) 1508

27. Suzanne Zenor (Margo Horton; 5/23/80-3/26/86) 1507

28. Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams; 3/19/84-1/8/90) 1497

29. Bill Hayes (Doug Williams; 4/17/87; 1/28/93) 1485

30. Lisa Trusel (Melissa Anderson; 11/8/88-6/28/94) 1445

31. Lisa Trusel (Melissa Anderson; 11/15/96-5/30/02) 1404

32. David Askew (Malcolm Woods; 6/14/02-12/11/07) 1388

33. Jennifer Gee (Susan Adamson; 7/17/02-12/11/07) 1367

*. Aaron Van Wagner (Jason Welles; 7/17/02-12/11/07) 1367

35. Robert Benvenisti (Kevin Lambert; 8/12/02-12/11/07) 1349

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thanksfor the stats Jason, you really have done a great job with them!

Though it seems that you'll have to update this list again now that

Wally Kurth is returning as Justin

. He'd be number four now I think.

EDIT: I have just read your write up in the spoiler section and indeed he is now 4th place on this list.

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How come Thaao's return in the 90s isn't included in his stats?

Because it was retroactively established in 2007 that Thaao was in fact playing Andre (who was impersonating Tony) during his stint between 1993 and 1995. This list is about actors playing the same character as they did before and the retcon in 2007 meant that it was Andre, not Tony who appeared in the 90s. Therefore, Thaao did not appear as Tony between 1985 and 2007.

Thaao is also listed at number 14 (for the amount of time between appearances as Andre between 1984 and 1993) and number 22 (for the amount of time between appearances as Andre between 1996 and 2002).

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