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
Other names: 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: Tim Robicheaux (biological father, deceased)
Maude Robicheaux (biological mother)
Leopold Alamain (adoptive father, deceased)
Philomena Alamain (adoptive mother, 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: Brady Black (son, with Isabella)
Belle Black (daughter, with Marlena)
Paul Narita (son, with Tori)
Unnamed child (with Kristen, deceased)
D.J. Craig (step-son, deceased)
Eric Brady (step-son)
Sami Brady (step-daughter)
Grandchildren: Tate Black (grandson, via Brady)
Claire Brady (granddaughter, via Belle)
Aunts & uncles: Vivian Alamain (adoptive; paternal, deceased)
Daphne DiMera (adoptive; maternal, deceased)
Cousins: Stefan DiMera (adoptive; paternal)
Quinn Hudson (adoptive; paternal)
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 (lovers; 1989-1990, deceased)
Rebecca Morrison (dated; 1993)
Marlena Evans (affair/lovers; 1993)
Kristen Blake (dated; 1994, deceased)
Kristen Blake (affair/lovers; 1995, deceased)
Tori Narita (lovers; 1995)
Kristen Blake (dated/engaged; 1995-1997, deceased)
Marlena Evans (dated/engaged; 1998-1999)
Hope Williams (affair/one night stand; 1999)
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 and Philomena Alamain.
  2. Was believed to be Roman Brady from 1986 to 1991.