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40 August 12th, 2015 Meet The SORAS’d Theo Carver! DAYS Adds Kyler Pettis To The Cast!

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More casting additions for Days of our Lives! As previously announced, the NBC soap opera that is getting ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary is SORASing the role of the late Lexie (Renee Jones) and Abe’s (James Reynolds) son, Theo Carver.

Today, Jason47 revealed on a post on the Daytime Royalty message board that actor Kyler Pettis has won the role and will be added to the new teen scene in Salem.  As fans of the series know, Theo is autistic.

Previously, Pettis has appeared on Ray Donovan and the web series, Old Dogs & New Tricks, and is also a professional model.

A casting breakdown had been circulated to casting agents earlier this year that DAYS was looking for the character of “Elijah” who was a 16-year-old, gorgeous, African American male, who also happens to be a high functioning autistic.”

So, excited to see the new Theo Carver?  Intrigued by Kyler Pettis?  Comment below!

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  1. Donny says:

    Wow he is very cute. eye candy. lol. Now its time to age Ciara.

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  2. richard says:

    Why are they aging him?? They aren’t going to age Ciara, so are they going to pair him with Claire or Paige?? Hmmm and I hope Abe fans don’t get their hopes up. He’lll be a speed bump on the way to Theo being frontbunner…Paige/Theo/Claire/JJ/Joey, will never have anything on Shawn/Belle/Chloe/Brady/Phillip, those were DAYS best teen set EVER!!!

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Yes they are aging Ciara.

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    richard replied

    Thank you, Chyrstie!!! I’m glad that wasn’t taken out of context and taken the wrong way!!! I mean does he look like he could be Abe’s son?? Ummm no….remember Cameron?? Ugh……

    richard replied

    PS-ironic that BB and Days cast young fair skinned males(Zende and Theo), it would be nice to see some with darker complexions. Just my 2 cents.

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    Chrystie Delancey replied

    This coming from a cracker white girl, I agree with you, but sadly this discrimination continues. It’s sad that as far as this world has come, some things never change.

    Mo replied

    Remember that Theo’s grandfather is Stefano, who is white.

    richard replied

    I’m glad you see it too and didn’t get offended, haha. Carter on BB is darker, but this just seems to be normal trend….i just hope they don’t ignore his autism, bc they wanted to cast someone hot. UGH.

    Allen saint james replied

    Those kind of comments while not off base are offensive to lighter skinned blacks or biracial people. Basically you’re saying we only get the job because we are light or white enough and not because there is talent or beauty.

    Kelly replied

    Allen – Theo is the grandson of Stefano DiMera who is white. It makes sense that Theo would have lighter skin.

    richard replied

    I am just afraid his autism will be whitewashed. But I am having faith in the new writers. He just looks very “pretty”. Allen I def hear what you’re saying and meant no offense. Thank u for your words.

  3. davlestev1 says:

    He was just flying a kite and being babysat by abigail and chad..IN JULY…OF THIS YEAR…ONE MONTH AGO…i could swear that was young Theo in the park..Abe picked him up and called him Theo..how much belief can a viewer suspend??..LMAO…now everyone in town will walk around like hey this type of stuff happens errday in Salem…hey Theo..i’m going to pretend like you weren’t just twelve two weeks ago…LOL…OHHHHH..the 50th has DAYSASTER written all over it again…OHMYLANTA…

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    davlestev1 replied

    POOR CIARA..oh hi adult man who i just saw in my elementary school…WHYYYYYYY??????

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    4ever DAYS replied

    They already recast Ciara.

    judy replied

    when and with who

    davlestev1 replied

    IKR Judy.. Why is there no talk of it where is the actress bio and who is she

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I wonder if Abigail will still babysit him…lol…this aging the kids is a joke…Britains Coronation Street never do this…their children age like in real time…Ciara will have to age too otherwise she has a man for a playmate…can you see this man and little Ciara at the Park on the swings…lol…i wonder if they’ll age Samis kids too…it seems strange(in a stupid way) seeing little Theo not too long ago and now he is old enough to take over Dimera if his former playmate stays a child…also Hope’s grandaughter is coming to town as a teen…if the age Ciara will all 3 be in a wuv triangle!!!

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    Chrystie Delancey replied

    That’s why I love when an actor gets to grow with the show like Robin (Kimberly McCullough) did and Y&R’s Cassie/Mariah (Cameron Grimes) sort of.

    davlestev1 replied

    LOL you are funny Jimh..that’s why they sent Aiden packing or there would have had to be ANOTHER aged actor in his son..it’s such a mind boggling slap in the face to have to endure this silliness..you could have sent them off to boarding school for a few months or something..and yes..the U.K. rarely ages their child actors but when they do it’s like 7 to 11..12 to 14..which they do for permanent role status unless the actor leaves..and when they do they are off the canvas quite a while before they return. Sara Platt just returned as the same actress after several years away with her appropriately sorased daughter Bethany who is reeking havoc at the moment. This whole rapid aging, backstage writer shake up nonsense is sure to tank this show by this time next year..NBC will rush to fix what can’t be fixed when they throw their hands into the mix soon.

    davlestev1 replied

    Ciara has to age too..Sami’s kids…at this rate Will and Sonny will be buying arianna a training bra in OCTOBER.. and a wedding ring in MARCH!!!

  4. Rose says:

    I really hope they take his story line seriously. Autism is not something that should magically disappear on soaps like so many other random crazy things they inflict on people. This is a serious issue and I hope they pay it the respect it’s due. They were pretty good at dealing with it when then first introduced years ago. I hope they don’t white wash his autism.

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    Chrystie Delancey replied

    I had been a casual viewer of DOOL through the 80s/90s and recently came back so I missed all the Daniel Jonas story. Is Parker supposed to be autistic too?

    I agree with you that since they are aging this character they have a tremendous opportunity to tell a good, true to life story. I hope they do not disappoint or have the autism magically disappear just because they wanted to cast some hot guy.

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    Rose replied

    As far as I know Parker is not autistic, but I’ve been times out for the last year or so. I agree, white washing to story just to introduce a hot guy on the younger scene would be pretty terrible I love how parenthood handled their autistic story. Hope days tries that approach.

    4ever DAYS replied

    There’s been no mention of Parker having autism. Dena Higley (DAYS’ Co-headwriter who is on a “leave of absence”) has an autistic child. Maybe her sudden departure is related to the autistic character. Maybe they didn’t like how she was writing Theo.

  5. Regina says:

    Hold up, isn’t Theo supposed to be like 10-12 years old? Why are they aging him 3-5 ahead? I understand they have to age the kid actors eventually, it just seems odd that since Terrell just left they’d age the character of Theo so far from where they left off.

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  6. Monica says:

    GH has a similar problem: Cameron was born before Molly, yet only Molly was SORASED. And still Molly has no story so what was the point? Also on DAYS, wasn’t Will born before EJ?

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    Monica replied

    I also remember when YR aged Nick and Victoria very quickly too.

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    Aden replied

    Lol. Yes, Will was born in 1996, whie EJ was not born until 1997.

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  7. Gmbenet says:

    Best wishes, Kyler Pettis! Welcome to Salem!

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  8. Taylor says:

    Kids are aged all the time on Soaps, but most of the time, it is done off camera (like it will be with Joey, the son of Patch and Kayla). Hope was aged up, Sami was aged up, and EJ was aged up dramatically. Will, EJ’s stepson, is actually OLDER than EJ. If it works for the story, I have no issue with kids being aged up.

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  9. Mary SF says:

    I bet Theo went to the same summer camp as Summer Newman on Y&R– they go to camp 12, come out 16 and within a year they are celebrating their 21st birthday-LOL

    Not a fan of SORASing, but it has been done, is being done and will be done again—

    I feel sorry for the kid actors who lost a gig and it will take some time to get use to the fact this young man is Theo, but if there is a good story to be told out of this, I will learn to accept him in the part like I’ve done with all other SORASed kids.

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  10. Mo says:

    I hate that they’re aging Ciara. Lauren is great as Ciara. Shouldn’t have aged all these kids.

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  11. blake says:

    He’s cute but is much lighter than the previous actor. I hope he’s a good actor.

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  12. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Umm, no thank you. He is doing nothing for me.

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  13. Robert says:

    They will need to SORAS all the kids Theo was friends with!! Dumb move Days! Ciara will need to age as well along with Aiden kid.

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  14. 4ever DAYS says:

    I think all the comments regarding the skin tone of the actor are stupid.

    DAYS may have considered all things when choosing the new Theo:

    Acting should be the priority. As for looks, are we sure this photo is a true representation of his skin tone? Anyway, Theo is the son of a half black/half white woman (Lexie). Isn’t it possible for him to be of lighter skin tone?

    I like that he’s clearly mixed race because he’s supposed to be! I also hope they delve into his autism. He’s black and he’s white and he’s autistic…get over it!

    Special Note:

    DAYS hired a new script writer named Danielle Paige. She wrote scripts for Guiding Light for 10 years and she’s a best selling author for her book ‘Dorothy Must Die.’ Danielle is of African American descent and loves writing young characters. I think she’ll be an asset to the characters of Lani and Theo as well as all the others on DAYS!

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  15. 4ever DAYS says:

    I’ve always thought SORASing children is silly, but I think it’s more silly to suggest DAYS is the only soap to ever do so!

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  16. Elle says:

    Hello…
    It was leaked months ago that Joey Johnson was coming back with Steve as a troubled teen. That was the first clue that Ciara and Theo, Claire and even Aiden’s son would have to be aged rapidly. Joey was born after Ciara, Theo and Claire. In due time DOOL would have hired the new kids, and they have.

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  17. Ava says:

    Not only was Theos grandfather Caucasian, but his mother Lexi was also of lighter complexion. Black families come in many colors because many of us are mixed, so why is everyone making this such an issue. And yes I’m Black, a light tanned Black women with a light skinned father and Medium Brown skinned mother. My grandfather was Scotish and my grandmother African….. Smh!!

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  18. Trish says:

    This gorgeous young gentleman that plays Theo is Magnificent. He plays the Autistic role very well. He is super cute & I love him n Claire together. I was hoping for Ciara, but she is Trippin.
    His skin tone don’t matter. Stop thinking he should be light or dark, he looks great and is awesome at acting!
    Oh… Italian isn’t white. Stephano was Italian. Darker skin.

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