John Black
Drake Hogestyn
Drake Hogestyn as John Black
Days of our Lives
Portrayed by: Robert Poynton (1985-1986)
Drake Hogestyn (1986-2007, 2008-2009, 2011-2013 & 2014-)
Duration: 1985-2007, 2008-2009, 2011-2013 & 2014-
First appearance: November 27, 1985
Created by: Sheri Anderson
Thom Racina
Leah Laiman
Family: Alamain family
Robicheaux family
Alias(es): John Robicheaux (name at birth)
Forrest Alamain [1]
Roman Brady [2]
John Stevens (alias)
Gender: Male
Occupation: Private Investigator
Residence: 715 Pinewood Avenue
Salem, Illinois
Parents: Timothy "Tim" Robicheaux
(biological father, deceased)
Maude Robicheaux
(adoptive mother)
Leopold Alamain
(adoptive father, deceased)
Siblings: Lawrence Alamain
(adoptive brother, deceased)
Marital status: Marlena Evans
(married) [11/2018-]
Past marriage(s): Marlena Evans
(invalid) [1986-1991]
Isabella Toscano
(dissolved) [1992]
Susan Banks
(invalid) [1997]
Marlena Evans
(invalid) [1999-2005]
Hope Williams
(divorced) [1999-2012]
Marlena Evans
(invalid) [2006-2008]
Marlena Evans
(invalid) [2009-2012]
Marlena Evans
(divorced) [2012-2014]
Hattie Adams
(annulled) [2018]
Children: Leonardo "Leo" Stark
(son, with Diana)
Brady Black
(son, with Isabella)
Isabella "Belle" Black
(daughter, with Marlena)
Paul Narita
(son, with Tori)
Unnamed child
(with Kristen, deceased)
Donald "D.J." Craig Jr.
(step-son, deceased)
Eric Brady II
Samantha "Sami" Brady
Grandchildren: Tate Black
(grandson, via Brady)
Claire Brady
(granddaughter, via Belle)
Aunts & uncles: Vivian Alamain
(adoptive; paternal, deceased)
Daphne DiMera
(adoptive; maternal, deceased)
Nieces & nephews: Nicholas Alamain
(adoptive nephew)
Cousins: Stefan DiMera
(adoptive; paternal)
Quinn Hudson
(adoptive; paternal)
Antony "Tony" DiMera
(adoptive; maternal, deceased)
Romances: Danielle Tremaine
(lovers; 19??)
Gina von Amberg
(lovers; 19??, deceased)
Diana Colville
(dated/engaged; 1987-1988)
Yvette DuPres
(dated; 1989)
Isabella Toscano
(dated/engaged; 1989-1990, deceased)
Rebecca Morrison
(dated; 1993)
Marlena Evans
(affair/lovers; 1993)
Kristen Blake
(dated; 1994)
Kristen Blake
(affair/lovers; 1995)
Victoria "Tori" Narita
(lovers; 1995)
Kristen Blake
(dated/engaged; 1995-1997)
Marlena Evans
(dated/engaged; 1997-1999)
Hope Williams
(affair/one night stand; 1999)
Katherine "Kate" Roberts
(dated/engaged; 2004-2005)
Ava Vitali
(lovers; 2008, deceased)
Marlena Evans
(dated; 2014)
Marlena Evans
(dated/engaged; 2015-2018)
John Black is a fictional character on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of our Lives.

Actor History:Edit

  • Robert Poynton (11/1985-01/1986; recurring)
  • Drake Hogestyn (01/1986-10/2007, 01/2008-01/2009, 09/2011-06/2013 & 02/2014-present; contract & 07/2013; recurring)

Other Information:Edit

  • Presumed deceased October 26, 2007 to January 8, 2008

Character History:Edit


  1. Name when adopted by Leopold Alamain & Philomena Alamain.
  2. Was believed to be Roman Brady from 1986 to 1991.
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