Days of Our Lives is one of the longest-running scripted television shows in history. It has run almost uninterrupted in the United States since 1965. The soap opera revolves around the lives of the inhabitants of middle-American town, Salem, including all of their daily dramas, with love, marriage, divorce, death and murder ever present.
Arianne Zucker portrays unlucky-in-love gold-digger Nicole Walker, a former model trapped in a bad marriage to Victor Kiriakas (John Aniston) on NBC's top rated daytime drama, Days of our Lives.
Zucker, born in Northridge, California, and raised in Chatsworth, began her career as a model at age 16, providing her several opportunities for travel. Favorite assignments include print jobs in France, Australia, New York and Japan.
Although Days of our Lives is her first daytime role, Arianne is no stranger to television, having appeared in several national commercials, including ones for Mazda Miata and McDonald's (where she got to laugh at a joke-cracking McNugget). Theatre credits include Babe Bortrelle in Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart, Maude in A Coupla White Chicks, and Elaine in Neil Simon's Last of the Little Red Hot Lovers. Arianne continues to study theatre at the Howard Fine Studios in Los Angeles.
When not living the rigorous life of a young actress, Arianne's other passions include horseback riding, in which she competes regularly, skiing and Tae Kwon Do (she has her green belt). A lover of all sports, Arianne has recently developed an interest in golf.
Arianne lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband Kyle Lowder (Brady Black), their brand new baby girl and their four dogs and two cats.
Drake attended college on a baseball scholarship. He played third base for one of the New York Yankees minor league farm teams. He stopped playing because he was injured.
He majored in pre-dentistry, which was his first career goal before he began acting. He was discovered by Columbia Pictures at a national talent search where he was one of 30 people chosen out of 75,000.
He won hottest male star in Soap Opera Digest. Drake surfs, snowboards, works on his old '61 Corvette and '57 T-Bird and generally spends all his free time with his wife Victoria and their four children at their beach home in Malibu.
Galen Gering plays Rafe Hernandez, a handsome FBI agent assigned to guard feisty Sami Brady while she is in the witness protection program.
A native of Los Angeles, Gering graduated with honours from the University of Miami in 1999. While pursuing his education in film and creative writing, he began modelling and has appeared in over 50 national commercials. Gering was featured in two independent films, "Road Trip" and "Pistol Whipped" and was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" (2000). He made a guest star appearance on NBC's "Miss Match" in 2004. Also in 2004, Gering co-founded ReelAccess.com, an on-line website containing an extensive database of talent demo reels and additional content. ReelAccess.com provides instant access on a free web-based site for industry professionals to view.
Gering is also a writer and filmmaker and used to play Pro-Am beach volleyball. He lives with his wife, actress Jenna Gering and sons Dillon and Jensen in Los Angeles. His birthday is February 13.