Exactly 20 years ago today, NBC premiered a sitcom about a circle of friends living in Manhattan. Little did the network know, “Friends” would skyrocket in ratings, becoming one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. The show made David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston (real-life daughter of “Days of our Lives’” John Aniston [Victor Kiriakis]) household names. But do you remember The One (or rather five) “DAYS” stars that appeared on the Emmy-winning show? Soap Opera Network sure does, so read on for a super sudsy blast from the past!
When “Friends” character Joey (LeBlanc) landed a role on “Days of our Lives” as Drake Ramoray, viewers had an inkling that some of the soaps’ stars would make cross-over appearances on the sitcom. And they were correct: Five of the daytime drama’s actors visited the primetime winner. And without further adieu, here’s the list:
The One With the Soap Opera Party
Joey held a “Days of our Lives” party for the cast, and guess who showed up? Matthew Ashford (ex-Jack Deveraux) and Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady Black)!