Life is looking up for Days of our Lives’ Alex Kiriakis, now that he’s a rich and powerful player. But, in the real world, actor Robert Scott Wilson has things even better with a big reason to celebrate.
That’s because he was born on November 9, 1987, in Grafton, Massachusetts, which means that this talented performer is turning 36 years old today! Upon graduating from Grafton Memorial High School, Wilson made his way to New York and landed his first on-camera role in the Anne Hathaway/Kate Hudson comedy film Bride Wars.
A subsequent move to Los Angeles resulted in employment as a fashion model, music video actor, and guest roles on many popular primetime programs, including Super Ninjas, The Middle, Greek, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
From August 2012 until the spring of 2014, Wilson modeled for the early morning daytime game show The Price Is Right — becoming the first male to do so. During his time with that series, he also joined the cast of the Online Network’s continuation of the canceled ABC soap opera All My Children.
After saying goodbye to The Price Is Right, Wilson took over the part of Ben Weston serial Days of Our Lives. He made his debut on May 22, 2014, replacing incumbent Justin Gaston in the role of Ben.
Originally introduced as a child abuse survivor and a spoiler for the popular Abigail/Chad coupling, Wilson’s Ben became a fan favorite. However, by Fall 2015, the character had descended into madness — driven by his jealousy over Abigail’s continued interactions with Chad — and became a serial murderer dubbed “The Necktie Killer.”
The storyline resulted in Wilson’s departure from DAYS although he would film brief reprisals in 2016 and 2017. He returned to the soap on June 1, 2018, thanks to his romance with legacy character Ciara Brady — the daughter of ’80s super couple Bo and Hope — until the couple sailed away. Last year brought a new challenge as he took on the role of Alexander Kiriakis, the firstborn son of Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth).
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