Drake Hogestyn

Biography: Back in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Drake, who stars as John Black on Days of our Lives, had every intention of becoming a dentist. A gifted athlete, Drake was tapped by the St. Louis Cardinals after high school, but chose instead to attend college on a baseball scholarship. After graduating from the University of Southern Florida, Tampa, in microbiology, he was drafted by the New York Yankees and played the glamorous position of third base for the farm team in Oneonta, New York until he was sidelined by an injury in 1978. Around that time Drake was discovered by Joshua Shelley who was then running the Columbia Pictures national talent search program.

Of the 75,000 aspiring actors who were submitted to the studio, Drake was among 30 whom were finally chosen. He was flown to Los Angeles to participate in an intensive three month training workshop, and while he was new to the stage, he found himself once again perfectly atm home in the spotlight. Just like third base.
Back in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Drake, who stars as John Black on Days of our Lives, had every intention of becoming a dentist. A gifted athlete, Drake was tapped by the St. Louis Cardinals after high school, but chose instead to attend college on a baseball scholarship. After graduating from the University of Southern Florida, Tampa, in microbiology, he was drafted by the New York Yankees and played the glamorous position of third base for the farm team in Oneonta, New York until he was sidelined by an injury in 1978. Around that time Drake was discovered by Joshua Shelley who was then running the Columbia Pictures national talent search program.

Of the 75,000 aspiring actors who were submitted to the studio, Drake was among 30 whom were finally chosen. He was flown to Los Angeles to participate in an intensive three month training workshop, and while he was new to the stage, he found himself once again perfectly atm home in the spotlight. Just like third base.

Drake's first starring role was the series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, in which he played the taciturn sibling with few lines but a compelling presence and a lot of attitude. The series lasted one season, after which Drake starred in an unsold pilot and finally, in January 1986, landed the role of John Black on Days of our Lives.
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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 48 Nov 8, 2012 John Black tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 47 Nov 8, 2011 John Black tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 46 Nov 8, 2010 John Black tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 44 Nov 10, 2008 John Black tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 42 Nov 9, 2006 John Black / John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 41 Nov 8, 2005 John Black / John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 40 Nov 8, 2004 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 39 Nov 10, 2003 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 38 Nov 8, 2002 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 37 Nov 8, 2001 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 36 Nov 8, 2000 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 35 Nov 8, 1999 John Black tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 34 Nov 9, 1998 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 33 Nov 10, 1997 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 32 Nov 8, 1996 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 31 Nov 8, 1995 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 29 Jan 3, 1994 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 28 Jan 5, 1993 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 27 Jan 10, 1992 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 24 May 2, 1989 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 21 Oct 23, 1986 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 1 Nov 8, 1965 John Black / John Black (1986-) 10
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 30 Nov 8, 1965 John Black (1986-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 43 Nov 8, 1965 John Black tbd