Biography of Stefano Dimera (Joseph Mascolo, Days of Our Lives, NBC)
Like the Dimera family crest, The Phoenix, Stefano Dimera (Joseph Mascolo) always seem to rise from the ashes. He is the seventh son of the seventh son, which means according to Dimera legend, such a son will never die.
Biography of Stefano Dimera
Like the Dimera family crest, The Phoenix, Stefano Dimera (Joseph Mascolo) always seem to rise from the ashes. He is the seventh son of the seventh son, which means according to Dimera legend, such a son will never die. When Days of Our Lives brought back the character of Stefano Dimera, John Black (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena Evans (Diedre Hall) learned he was in an Italian hospital in need of a kidney transplant, and also that he was former race car driver, EJ Wells (now Dimera) (James Scott) father. At the time, EJ didn't want anything to do with his father or the family business, but Stefano, from his hospital bed, ordered EJ to kidnap a pregnant Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) so he could get cured with her baby's stem cells. When that failed, Stefano managed to get well (any guesses it was the Dimera legend) and soon back to his old tricks.
This time, he was secretly at work with his trusted scientist, Dr. Rolf, in the medical lab of the Dimera mansion with someone they referred to as "the patient." Stefano vowed to turn "the patient" into a great soldier to get back at an enemy who was threatening him, but EJ soon found out what his father told him and managed to tell Sami and Marlena. Soon it came out that "the patient" was a presumed-dead John Black and that it turns out was Stefano's half-brother through an affair Stefano's father, Santo Dimera (played by James Scott in flashback scenes) had with Shawn Brady's (Frank Parker) sister, Colleen (played by Alison Sweeney in flashback scenes).
After the truth about John Black's parentage came out, Stefano was imprisoned for his crime, but Marlena had other plans for Stefano. She sneaked into Stefano's hospital room and sedated him with a drug that left him a virtual prisoner in his own body, he could hear other people talking about him, but he couldn't respond. Stefano soon managed to come out of it and did the same to Marlena.
Now Stefano is married to Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) originally to help her out of a situation involving her plot to poison her then-daughter-in-law after, Chloe Lane (Nadja Bjorlin) after learning of her affair with Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian). But the two soon fell in love despite tension from their families.