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Josh Taylor
Salem Presence
July 18, 1997 to Present
1977 to 1981; 1982 to 1987
At A Glance
Josh Taylor was plucked from working behind the bar at a popular Burbank watering hole across from NBC to be cast in "Days of our Lives" back in the mid-1970s.

Taylor portrayed the popular, blue-collar Chris Kositchek from 1977-81 and returned in the same role from 1982-87. During this time, he was named "Sexiest Man of the Year" by Afternoon TV and "Best Newcomer of the Year" by a soap opera magazine.

During his second stint on "Days," Taylor drew double duty while co-starring in NBC's primetime comedy "Valerie" (which later evolved into "The Hogan Family"). Later, he also starred on "Riker." His other daytime drama roles include a short stint on "The Guiding Light" and "The Young and the Restless." His other guest-starring credits include "Beverly Hills 90210," "Diagnosis: Murder," "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Murder, She Wrote," "Matlock," "Hotel," "Semi-Tough" and NBC's "L.A. Law." Among his TV movies are "Stand Against Fear," "Woman On the Ledge," "Semester at Sea" and "The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick."

Taylor's big-screen credits include "Separate Lives," "Valentine" and "Waltz Across Texas."

Taylor is a native of Chillichote, Illinois, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth University. Taylor also holds a Juris Doctorate in Law. He is married and resides in Burbank.

Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION ROLES
Days of our Lives
Roman Brady
July 18, 1997 to Present

The Guiding Light
Quinton 'Quint' McCord Chamberlain (#2)
February 1997 to May 1997

The Young and the Restless
Jed Sanders
1993 to 1995

Beverly Hills, 90210
Jack McKay
1990 - 1993; 2000

The Hogan Family
Michael Hogan
1988 - 1991

Valerie
Michael Hogan
1986 - 1988

Riker
Frank Riker
1981

Days of our Lives
Chris Kositchek
1977 to 1981; 1982 to 1987

Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2004)
Vital Statistics
FULL NAME: Thomas Timothy Taylor
DATE OF BIRTH: September 25, 1943
PLACE OF BIRTH: Princeton, Illinois, USA
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Lisa Tremblay since November 6, 1999
RELATIVES: Has an adult daughter Tristen (with ex-wife Sandahl Bergman)
News Archives
News Archive: Taylor latest casualty of budget crunch [Nov 10, 2002]
News Archive: DAYS head writer confirms Taylor's exit [Dec 1, 2002]
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