The Real Reason Tyler Christopher Left Days Of Our Lives

Fans of daytime television know Tyler Christopher very well. The soap opera vet has played major parts in two beloved sudsers, "General Hospital'' and "Days of Our Lives."

Christopher started out with the role of Nikolas Cassadine on "General Hospital'' in 1996, a role that earned him his first Daytime Emmy nomination (via Soaps). The actor left the

role in 1999, but reprised his character in 2003 before exiting again in 2011. Then in 2017, Christopher stepped into an exciting role as one of Stefano DiMera's many

children on "Days of Our Lives." The actor portrayed the character of Stefan O. DiMera, who became an instant hit among viewers. In 2018, it was announced that Christopher was

taking a leave of absence from the soap opera and that his former "General Hospital" co-star Brandon Barash would be taking over the role, per TVLine. However, Christopher never

returned to the NBC sudser and Barash ended up taking on the role permanently (via Soap Dirt).Stefan DiMera Is A Fan-Favorite Character The character of Stefan DiMera

immediately began to cause chaos as soon as he was introduced to "Days of Our Lives" viewers. Stefan was revealed to be the biological son of Salem's biggest villain Stefano

DiMera (Joseph Mascolo) and Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), per Soap Central. During Christopher's run as Stefan, the character found himself drawn to Abigail Deveraux DiMera (Kate

Mansi, Marci Miller), the wife of his younger brother Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn). Stefan was also the first person to know that Abigail was suffering from a split personality

disorder, per Soaps in Depth.