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A graduate of the University of South Florida, he was drafted into baseball's minor leagues before he was injured and therefore disqualified from play in 1978.

After his baseball career was deemed over, Drake Hogestyn segued into acting. His first credit was the television series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. In 1986, he started playing the role of Roman Brady on Days of Our Lives. In 1991, it was revealed that Stefano DiMera brainwashed him into thinking he was Roman; he was really Forrest Alamain but had always gone by the name of John Black. Since then, he started playing the new role of John on the serial.

Hogestyn began his acting career by entering a Columbia Pictures talent search that included 75,000 people. Hogestyn was among the 30 selected, and his first starring role was on the prime time series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. After a few minor roles. Hogestyn joined the cast of Days of our Lives in 1986. He initially played a mystery man referred to simply as "The Pawn," however, it was soon revealed The Pawn was the presumed dead Roman Brady. Hogestyn quickly became a fan favorite and enjoyed many popular pairings, the most popular of which was the legendary one he shared with longtime co-star Deidre Hall. In 1998, while starring on Days, Shelley Long wanted Drake to join her for an upcoming series, Kelly, Kelly. He was set to star in both until the filming of the pilot episode of Kelly, Kelly conflicted with his schedule on Days and the role went to Robert Hays. In 1991, Wayne Northrop agreed to return to Days to reprise his role of Roman. In order to keep both actors on the show, Drake's story was retconned and his past rewritten. Despite this change, Hogestyn remained one of the show's most popular actors. The pairing of John Black and Marlena Evans is one of the show's enduring supercouples. Drake's John Black character was "killed off" the week of October 15, 2007. It was rumored the character was officially dead and would not be back, but Days has a reputation for "killing" many characters and eventually bringing them back. In fact it turned out that John was not really dead at all, but had been abducted by long-time nemesis Stefano DiMera. As of January 8, 2008, Drake was back on Days of our Lives in the role he created. Confirmed on November 17, 2008, Drake, along with his long-time co-star, Deidre Hall, were let go from Days of our Lives due to budget cuts. It has recently been revealed that Days of Our Lives is bringing back the characters of John and Marlena starting September 26, 2011.

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