Stephen Nichols

Stephen Nichols is one of the most enduring stars of daytime TV, where he recently returned to the role of Steve "Patch" Johnson on Days of Our Lives.*

His original portrayal (1985-1990) earned him status as one of the most notable presences on TV, second only to Bill Cosby in the TV-Q ratings, along with an Emmy nod for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role and five Soap Opera Digest Best Actor Awards.

Steve and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) remain one of the most popular couples, and the most-covered, on Days of Our Lives in the show's 42-year history.

Stephen also portrayed Stefan Cassadine on General Hospital (1996-2002, 2003). This role reunited him with Evans, while he was later paired with Genie Francis when his character was given a relationship with Laura.

Other TV appearances have included Matlock, L.A. Law, Diagnosis Murder, The Nanny (with former Days of Our Lives co-star Charles Shaughnessy), Second Chances, Sisters, a recurring role on Empty Nest, and playing Jesse James opposite Pierce Brosnan in Around the World in 80 Days.

* In December 2009, he was cast as Tucker McCall on The Young and the Restless.

Role Show
Steve Johnson Days of Our Lives

Days of Our Lives Quotes

Nicole: [walking through house in towel] I know I left my flip flops in here somewhere.
Scooter: [whistles] Looking for these?
Nicole: Get out of here!
Scooter: Oh come on, Misty baby. I just came over here to borrow a cup of sugar.
Nicole: Don't call me that.
Scooter: You're all the sugar that I need. Bridgette, I saw Freddie leave with the kids. It's just the two of us. ANd I love what you're wearing.
Nicole: I told you, I am so not interested.
Scooter: Don't worry about anyone finding out. It'll just be our little secret.
Nicole: Like hell!
Scooter: You say one word to the wife and I'll blow the whistle on who you used to be.
Nicole: You know, I was forced into porn, okay, and that was like, 20 years ago. My husband understands. No one else is gonna care.
Scooter: Oh, I'm not talkin' about Misty Circle, porno queen. I'm talkin' about Nicole Walker. Kidnapper, fugitive from justice. Yep, that's right. I know your real secret.

You of all people should know a lie when you hear one.

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