Who is Johnny on Days Of Our Lives? On Wednesday, 18 August, Johnny DiMera returned to Salem – and he’s been aged up in the form of actor Carson Boatman. Days Of Our Lives fans have quickly taken to Twitter to welcome the character back and to congratulate Boatman on his performance.
Johnny DiMera returns to Days Of Our Lives
On Wednesday, 18 August, Johnny DiMera returned to Salem – and he’s been aged up in the form of actor Carson Boatman.
Boatman makes his daytime debut as the son of Sami (Alison Sweeney) and EJ DiMera (Dan Feuerriegel).
The last time we saw Johnny, EJ had been murdered and Sami decided to get her children away from Salem in the hopes of having a fresh start.
When the opportunity arose to move to Hollywood to make her life story into a movie, Sami jumped at the chance.
According to Days Of Our Lives Wiki, the family moved out to California in October 2014.
In 2015, Sami got hints that EJ was alive and started looking for him. Eventually, Sami found EJ and Johnny was reunited with his father.
According to Soap Opera Network, on the latest episode of Days Of Our Lives, Johnny paid a surprise visit to his father.
The young DiMera also finds a drinking buddy in Chanel Price (Raven Bowens).
At the same time, EJ tries to get Chad (Billy Flynn) to convince Johnny to take a job at DiMera.
By week’s end, Johnny will have reunited with his twin sister, Allie (Lindsay Arnold).
Carson Boatman plays the new Johnny
Playing Johnny DiMera all grown up is DOOL newcomer Carson Boatman.
Johnny was revealed to had been recast as Carson Boatman in the Summer 2021 preview.
According to Days Of Our Lives Wiki, Boatman was initially rumoured to be debuting on the show in June 2021, but his official airdate was eventually confirmed to be August 18, 2021.
Talking about his casting, Boatman wrote on Instagram: “I absolutely could not be more grateful, humbled, and excited to begin this new journey and to bring Johnny to life on screen!”
The actor and country music artist has also starred in Bedeviled (2016) and Runt (2020), according to his IMDb profile.
On 23 July 2021, 27-year-old Boatman married model Julana Dizon at a ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa, near where he grew up.
Fans react to Johnny DiMera’s return
Fans were quick to get to Twitter to welcome Johnny DiMera back and congratulate Boatman on his performance.