What Happened to Eric Brady? Fans of the TV show “Days of our Lives” are wondering what happened to the character Eric Brady. He was previously played by Greg Vaughan, who was well-liked by fans and had been in the role since 2012. However, a new actor named Jason Gerhardt appeared as Eric in a recent episode.
The change was a surprise because Greg Vaughan had played Eric in a dramatic scene that ended an episode on Friday, but on Monday, Jason Gerhardt was suddenly in the role without any explanation. Instead of using a voice-over to announce the actor switch, a message appeared on the screen letting viewers know about the change.
People are now curious about why Greg Vaughan is no longer playing Eric and whether Jason Gerhardt will continue in the role permanently. Continue to find out more details.
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Why Did Greg Vaughan Stop Playing Eric Brady on Days of Our Lives?
The good news is that Greg’s fans don’t need to worry too much. He’s not gone forever, just for a few episodes.
Greg recently posted on Twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19, but the show had to keep going. He thanked the casting director, Marnie Saitta, for finding his old friend and castmate, Jason Gerhart, who stepped in to play the role for about 4 or 5 episodes that week. Greg mentioned that he’ll be talking more about this later in the month.
Greg Vaughan Tweet:
Unfortunately, I tested Positive for Covid & TPTD had to keep moving forward & thanks to our incredible #marniesaitta casting; my old friend / Castmate Jason Gerhart stepped in that week for 4/5 shows 👊🏼 talk more on @Soaphub_Ent 8/17 tune in ❤️ https://t.co/l9HAYGYWBm
— Greg Vaughan (@greg_vaughan) August 3, 2023
Greg also wanted to reassure Days fans that he’s doing well. He mentioned that the episodes with the replacement actor were actually filmed three months ago. This makes sense because the show plans ahead in its filming schedule.
As Greg pointed out, he has worked with the temporary actor, Jason Gerhart, before. General Hospital (GH) fans might remember him as Cooper Barrett.
Who’s Playing Eric on Days of our Lives Now? New Face Alert!
The new actor playing Eric Brady is Jason Gerhart. Jason and Greg Vaughan worked together for more than a year on another show called General Hospital. In General Hospital, Greg played a character named Lucky Spencer, and Jason played Cooper Barrett.
Cooper was introduced during a storyline where there was a hostage situation at a place called Metro Court, and he fell in love with a character named Maxie. Sadly, Cooper’s time on the show was short-lived, and he was killed by a character named Diego Alcazar.
After his time on General Hospital, Jason stayed busy with small roles on shows like NCIS and Chicago Med. He also had a part on a show called Mistresses, which starred Alyssa Milano.
Even though Eric Brady has a new actor on Days of our Lives, this change is temporary. Greg Vaughan, the original actor, will be back on the show before fans realize it.
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