SoapNet.com is reporting that Stephen Nichols is returning to the role he's the most famous for -- Steve "Patch" Johnson -- on NBC's daytime soap "Days of Our Lives." Mary Beth Evans, his costar as Kayla, will be returning with him this month, the soap network says. Nichols, of course, is known to us as Dr. Skyler Gates from the latter years of "Santa Barbara."
Nichols has done some other notable soap work: He was the sinister Stefan Cassadine on ABC's "General Hospital" and its offshoot "Port Charles." He played a paramedic on a couple episodes of "Dallas" in the early '80s, and he was a flight attendant in the pilot of "Dynasty" in 1981. (Now, if he woulda made a "Dukes of Hazzard" appearance, we're thinking that woulda made him our first-ever BRBTV quadruple shot!)