Have you ever wondered which of your favorite characters on Days of Our Lives has been around the longest? Well, the show has been around since 1965, so itâ€™s a little bit on the older side. There are currently not original cast members left on the show, but there are a few familiar faces that have been around longer than others. Do you think you can guess which characters have been around the longest? Probably; but can you guest which actors and actresses have been around the longest right now? We didnâ€™t think so. Hereâ€™s who has been on the show the longest as of 2018.
Sheâ€™s the lovely Maggie Horton, and she is currently the cast member with the longest run on the show. She takes her time off every so often, but sheâ€™s currently the longest-running member of the show who is still on the show. She was first seen on Days back in 1973 when she showed up as Maggie. She was not a Horton at that point, but sheâ€™s here now. She is the one and only Maggie, too. Sheâ€™s been on the show now for exactly 45 years. Sheâ€™s only 8 years shy of being part of the entire 53-year history up to this point. Sheâ€™s a beloved character.
She might not always be around, but for now, sheâ€™s the woman who is the longest-running cast member on the show. Sheâ€™s someone who always makes us happy. She always makes us smile, and she always makes us want a little more. She knows she has a good job, too, because sheâ€™s stuck around longer than basically anyone in any job. Millennials might not know what to do with this information as they see it coming for them.
Sheâ€™s not that far behind her friend Maggie Horton in terms of being a character who originated a character and stuck with it over the years. Sheâ€™s been on the show since 1976, which means sheâ€™s 42 years into this job. Whatâ€™s amazing about her job, however, is that sheâ€™s been here for 42 years, and sheâ€™s been more than one person while also maintain her role as the same person. She began her career as Marlena, and she stuck around for 11 years.
When her characterâ€™s story line took her into a death situation, she was gone for a year, but also came back as another character during that time. She as Samantha Evans. Then she came back as herself and she was also back for a while as Samantha a few years later. Then she showed up as her own evil doppleganger, and she shows up ever so often. Sheâ€™s got a long history of being who she is on this show, and sheâ€™s got an even longer history of not knowing who she is from one season to the next.
Abe is a man who makes a lot of people made here and there. Heâ€™s someone who doesnâ€™t always make the best decisions. Heâ€™s not someone who makes the best choices. Heâ€™s not someone who is always a fair man, but heâ€™s been around for a long time. Heâ€™s the third and final main cast member â€“ main, not recurring as some people who might have been around a little longer are â€“ to have a long history of being on the show. Heâ€™s been around for a long time taking over this little town and making it his own. He showed up in 1981, which means heâ€™s 37 years on the job.
In that 37 years, heâ€™s made friends. Heâ€™s made enemies. Heâ€™s made it his goal in life to make things right as they are fit. Heâ€™s done things that he knows could end his career and forever change his life, yet he did them regardless. Heâ€™s done a lot of things that donâ€™t make any sense, and heâ€™s still here. We know his character is a bit complicated, but he doesnâ€™t seem to care much about that. Heâ€™s a man who doesnâ€™t really have much to offer anyone else, but heâ€™s also someone who has a lot to offer them when eh feels he can get something out of it in return. We like him.