Steve Burton Reveals Which Character He'll Be Playing On Days Of Our Lives: Beyond Salem

Steve Burton is best known for his roles as Jason Morgan on "General Hospital" and Dylan McAvoy on "The Young and the Restless." Recently, the actor made headlines when he was let go from the former after refusing to comply with the soap opera's COVID-19 vaccination mandate. "Unfortunately, 'General Hospital' has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions, and both of those were denied," Burton told fans on Instagram. "Which, you know, hurts. But this is also about personal freedom to me."

While Burton spent much of his career on "General Hospital" and "The Young and The Restless," he actually appeared on "Days of Our Lives" in his early days. He played a character named Harris Michaels on the NBC sudser (via Celebrating The Soaps).

In the late 1980s, Harris was a boyfriend of Eve Donovan (then Charlotte Ross). He ended up in a love triangle with Eve and Jake Hogensen (Scott Reeves). Later, Jake bet Harris that he couldn't get intimate with Eve, and he accepted. Things got complicated when he developed feelings and fell in love with his conquest. Sadly, she found out about the bet and was devastated, and the two ended their relationship for good.

Rumors circulated that Burton would reprise the role in the upcoming spin-off series "Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem." Now we know he is set to make a comeback.

Steve Burton will reprise his old role for Season 2 of Beyond Salem

"Days of Our Lives" fans were excited to learn that the soap's spin-off, "Beyond Salem," would be returning for a second season on the Peacock app. Some were thrilled upon learning the series would reunite iconic characters Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso), per TVLine. Soon after the news hit, it was also revealed that Steve Burton would be joining the cast for the series' sophomore season.

Recently, Burton confirmed that he would be reprising the role of Harris Michaels, the character he played in the late 1980s. "Joining Beyond Salem — the limited digital series for the Peacock — has been a lot of fun and very nostalgic," he told Soap Hub. "I started my daytime career on 'Days of Our Lives' in 1988 while on a hiatus from the sitcom I was doing called 'Out of This World' when I was a senior in high school. It's been really cool to reprise the character I started with, Harris Michaels."

Burton went on to reveal that he already knew a lot of the cast and crew and that he's been thankful for the opportunity to do something new. "Looking forward to the finished product. Stay tuned," he said. Fans can watch Burton, Reckell, Alfonso, and many others when "Beyond Salem" returns for Season 2 on the Peacock app July 11.