One of the most convoluted and complex paternity storylines in the history of soaps appears to be getting some closure! John Black (Drake Hogestyn) has for years been searching for his true identifty and where he came from on Days of our Lives.
According to EW.com on Friday, Tobin Bell, one of the main stars of the horror flick franchise Saw, has been cast as John’s dad. The storyline marks the culmination of John Black’s search for his father – a war hero who supposedly died in Korea three weeks before his son was born , and who went by the name, Yo Ling.
Bell will appear in a five-episode arc beginning on the March 11th episode of the NBC daytime drama series.
As well as playing Saw’s Jigsaw, a.k.a. John Kramer, Bell has also had many TV episodic roles including guest star turns on 24, ER, Seinfeld, Criminal Minds and Wilfred.
So, are you looking forward to seeing how John reacts and gets closure upon learning of his biological father? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.