'Days of Our Lives' casts 'General Hospital' alum Tyler Christopher in mystery role

One of Port Charles' longtime residents is relocating to Salem.

Tyler Christopher, who played Nikolas Cassadine on ABC's General Hospital, is joining the cast of NBC's Days of Our Lives in an as-yet-unspecified role, EW.com reports. Christopher is said to have begun filming last week, with his on-screen debut not expected before the end of the year or early 2018.

Christopher, who in 2016 won his first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, originated the role of Laura Spencer's firstborn son back in 1996. After taking what was meant to be a brief hiatus from GH in May 2016, contract negotiations crumbled, and his exit was made permanent last September.

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Actor Tyler Christopher attends the press room for the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards at Westin Bonaventure Hotel on May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 22: Actor Tyler Christopher attends the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 22: Actor Tyler Christopher attends The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 12: Actor Tyler Christopher arrives at The Paley Center For Media Presents 'General Hospital: Celebrating 50 Years And Looking Forward' at The Paley Center for Media on April 12, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Redmond/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 12: Actors Emme Rylan and Tyler Christopher arrive at The Paley Center For Media Presents 'General Hospital: Celebrating 50 Years And Looking Forward' at The Paley Center for Media on April 12, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Redmond/WireImage)
20/20 - To celebrate the 50th anniversary of 'General Hospital,' Katie Couric and 20/20 travel to the fictional town of Port Charles to experience first-hand the passion, intrigue and adventure that has made the daytime soap opera the longest running scripted drama currently on television. GENERAL HOSPITAL - THE REAL SOAP DISH airs on a Special Edition of 20/20, SATURDAY, APRIL 6 (9-10pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ron Tom/ABC via Getty Images) SONYA EDDY, KATIE COURIC, TYLER CHRISTOPHER
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 18: Actor Tyler Christopher attends the 'Bands for Beds' Bethlehem Parents Primary School (BPS) benefit at Dim Mak Studios on January 18, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Since vacating General Hospital, Christopher starred in the Lifetime movie The Other Sister. Previous TV credits also include ABC Family's The Lying Game, as well as episodes of CSI, Crossing Jordan and JAG.

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