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Soap Star Steve Burton Officially Leaves 'Days of Our Lives' After 1 Year

Steve Burton confirmed his exit from Days of Our Lives one year after reprising his role. Burton made his debut on Days in 1988 as Harris Micheals and exited the series later that year.
In November 2021, the actor revealed he was let go from the ABC soap after he did not comply with the studio’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Following his time on the soap opera, the actor went on to star in other daytime shows including The Young and the Restless and General Hospital, where he earned several Daytime Emmy awards.
“I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts,” he explained in an Instagram video at the time. “But this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anybody should lose their livelihood over this.”
Shortly after his exit from General Hospital, Burton reprised his role of Harris Michaels in the Days spinoff, Beyond Salem, in 2022. The following year, he signed a one-year deal to return to Days.