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Josh Taylor
Born Tommy Tim Taylor
September 25, 1943 (1943-09-25) (age 66)
Princeton, Illinois U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1973–present

Josh Taylor (born September 25, 1943) is an American actor, best known for his roles of Chris Kostichek and Roman Brady on the American soap opera Days of our Lives and Michael Hogan, the father figure on the situation comedy The Hogan Family.


Early years

Born in Princeton, Illinois as Tommy Tim Taylor and known as "Timmy," Taylor moved with his family to Chillicothe, Illinois when he was two years old. His dad became athletic director of Chillicothe Township High School (now Illinois Valley Central High School) as well as a respected football coach, and both Josh and older brother Ron played quarterback under him. Heavily recruited for his football skills, Josh chose Dartmouth College, where he was a member of two Ivy Championship teams and graduated from there with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. He then received a full scholarship to the University of Denver law school, where he earned his juris doctor degree. After earning his law degree, he moved to the West Coast.

TV roles

After earning his Juris Doctor, he decided to take a year off and work on the Alaska Pipeline. On the way to Alaska he stopped in Los Angeles to visit friends and was offered a job as manager of the Westwood Village Bratskeller. He spent a year and a half at the restaurant which catered to celebrities and, surrounded by actors and producers, decided to give up a future in law to pursue acting. After the Bratskeller closed, he worked as a bartender at the Riverside Lounge in Santa Monica until he snagged his first acting role playing a contemporary cowboy on an episode of Barnaby Jones in 1976. This was quickly followed with roles on The Six Million Dollar Man and The Hardy Boys.

In 1977 he took the role of bartender Chris Kositchek on the soap opera Days of our Lives. He left the show in 1987 to pursue other roles. In 1988 he starred opposite Barbara Eden in the made for television movie, The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick, and guest starred on series including Diagnosis Murder, Walker: Texas Ranger, Murder, She Wrote, Matlock, and L.A. Law. In 1981 he had his own short-lived detective series, Riker. He followed this with the pilot of the television version of North Dallas Forty, and starred as Mike Hogan on The Hogan Family until 1991. He played Jack McKay, Dylan's father, on Beverly Hills 90210 on and off between 1991 and 2000.

In 1997, he returned to Days, this time playing the character of Roman Brady. In 2004, Roman was murdered by the Salem Stalker (who turned out to be his ex-wife, Marlena) during his and Kate's wedding reception. A few months later, it was revealed that Roman didn't die but was alive on a tropical island called Melaswen (New Salem backwards). He is still appearing on the show.

Personal life

He has one daughter, Tristan, from his first marriage while in college. He had a long term relationship with dancer/actress Sandahl Bergman in the 80's. On November 6, 1999 he married Lisa Tremblay, a flight attendant he met in 1995.

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