Check out the latest casting news from the NBC soap.
The week of March 28, 2016: Robert Scott Wilson returns as Ben on March 29 in scenes with Kate Mansi (Abigail). The week of March 21, 2016: Rafe, Gabi and Dario's mama finally materializes, this week.
Telenovela star Alma Delfina begins airing as Adriana Hernandez on March 22.
Kai Wulff originally portrayed the character from 1983 to 1986 and again, briefly, in 1991. The week of February 15, 2016: Jordi Vilasuso debuts as Dario Hernandez, Rafe and Gabi's brother, on February 19.
The week of February 29, 2016: Robert Scott Wilson is headed back to the soap as Ben, Abigail's ex-fiance. Tamara Braun has wrapped up her three month stint as Ava. The week of February 22, 2016: Paige Searcy begins a recurring role as Jade, a new friend of Joey's, on February 24. The character was originally played by Francisco San Marten, who left the soap in 2011. The week of February 8, 2016: Shawn Christian returns as Daniel on February 12.
Valerie Grant, a gorgeous African-American woman in her mid-50s, who's character traits include courage and perseverance.
Longtime fans will recall that Valerie, originally played by Tina Andrews, was romantically paired with Julie's son, David Banning, in 1976. The role is scheduled to begin taping in mid-to-late May.After traveling to New York with Claire, her character will simply decide not to return to Salem. The daytime vet last appeared on the soap in February 2015 as Bree, a friend of Aiden's late wife, Meredith. Bjorlin, however, will be returning to the soap full time in late spring. Jessica Anne Bogart appears as Sister Ruth on January 28The week of January 18, 2016: Vincent Irizarry debuts as Victor's youngest brother, Deimos, on January 18. Brandon Beemer returns as Shawn Douglas Brady on January 19. Joseph Kamal appears as Vadim on January 21 in scenes with Drake Hogestyn (John) and Eve Brenner (Maude).The week of January 11, 2016: Molly Burnett is back for a recurring stint as Melanie.Tobin Bell wraps up his stint as Yo Ling, John's father on March 22.The week of March 14, 2016: After a long absence, Kevin Riggin is back as JJ's pal Rory. Grinnell Morris plays the pastor who marries Chad and Abigail on March 15."2 days of filming this week and then we go on our way,” posted Beemer on Twitter. She'll play a key role in Steve being cleared of all charges regarding Ava's death.