In the Soap Opera Spotlight: Jay Kenneth Johnson
Jay Kenneth Johnson has starred on The Young and the Restless.
And now, of course, he can be seen daily on Days of Our Lives.
- Originally auditioned for the role of Brady, but was cast as Philip instead.
- Grew up in the same Missouri town as Brad Pitt, just around the corner from him, in fact. They share other connections, as well: John Aniston, Jay on-screen father, was Pitts real-life father-in-law.
- Days of Our Lives fans were so heartbroken when he left the show that they hired a plane trailing a "Good Luck" banner to fly over the studio on his last day.
- In his spare time, Johnson is the lead singer in the band Solid Jones.
Co-star Lauren Koslow once said about him: "Theres something special about Jay. From the first day he got here he's been very professional and enthusiastic. He's a joy to work with."