Soap Veteran Daniel Cosgrove Joins NBC’s ‘Days of our Lives’

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Pictured: Daniel Cosgrove; Photo Credit: Edward Herrera/ABC

Days of our Lives continues to add new, but familiar faces to its cast. Former All My Children star and daytime veteran Daniel Cosgrove (ex-Scott, AMC) has joined the series in the new role of Aiden.

Daniel Cosgrove, who’s been taping since September, will make his debut in late January. “This is the first time that I’ve ever played a daytime character that wasn’t played by someone else,” said the actor to Soap Opera Digest.

Cosgrove’s casting is the latest in a string of new additions to the show, most recently former As the World Turns star Mark Collier (ex-Mike) and All My Children star Chrishell Stause (ex-Amanda). Due to Days of our Lives’ advanced taping schedule, the soap has kept its casting under wraps until the actor is about to air on-screen. It makes sense, no need to announce a casting when they won’t appear for another 4 months.

Cosgrove is no stranger to daytime, having appeared on three daytime soaps from 1996-2011. He made his soap opera debut in 1996 as All My Children’s Scott Chandler, where he stayed until 1998. In 2002, he was cast in CBS’ Guiding Light as Bill Lewis. He departed in 2005 but returned two years later, staying with the soap until its series finale in September 2009.

In January 2010, the actor was cast as Chris Hughes on As the World Turns, less than a month after the series’ cancellation was announced by CBS. Once again, he remained on the series through its series finale in September 2010. The actor reprised his All My Children role in the fall of 2010, remaining with the series until its network series finale in September 2011.

Additional credits include Beverly Hills, 90210, Van Wilder, In Justice, Dirty Sexy Money, The Good Wife and Person of Interest.

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