Daily Trivia – 2/16/11

Question: In Revenge of the Nerds, what future ER star played “Gilbert”?

Last Question: What daytime soap opera featured actor Joseph Mascolo as “Stefano DiMera”?

Answer: Days of Our Lives

The NBC soap opera Days of our Lives has been on the air since November 8, 1965. The villian, Stefano DiMera, first appeared on the soap in 1982 as an organized crime kingpin. Since Stefano appeared on the show, there has been, and continues to be a feud between the DiMeras and Bradys.

Stefano is played by Joseph Mascolo. He was born (on March 13, 1929) and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut. He went to the University of Miami and then West Point Academy. He was originally training in Classical Music. Mascolo appeared in the 1978 film Jaws 2 as a member of the city council who confronted Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) when the Chief brought forth the underwater photograph of what he believed was another shark. He also played a police detective in the Burt Reynolds feature Sharky’s Machine.

He has had several stints on Days of Our Lives – 1982 to 1985, returning briefly in 1988, again from 1993 to 2001, and has been on again since 2007. He has also played a wide range of roles on many different series including (but not limited to) a Stefano-like villain named Domino (Nicholas Van Buren) on General Hospital, and Carlos Alvarez on Santa Barbara.

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