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Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Wally Kurth Reveals The Daytime Emmy’s Speech He Never Got To Share

Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers suggest that the drama never stops in Salem, and Justin Kiriakis has been a part of many interesting storylines over the years. The character’s portrayer, Wally Kurth, was recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category.

The statues were handed out this past Friday, June 7, and while the award was given to General Hospital’s (GH) actor Robert Gossett (a colleague of Wally’s as he pulls double duty on both soaps), Kurth recently hopped on social media to offer fans the speech he never got to share.

Days Of Our Lives Spoilers – Wally Kurth Reveals The Daytime Emmy’s Speech On Instagram

On an Instagram post, accompanied by photos and a video, Wally shared the speech he was planning on saying had he won the Daytime Emmy statue for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Wally Kurth Reveals The Daytime Emmy’s Speech He Never Got To Share

He began with, “Unlike past awards shows, when I didn’t really have a speech, last night I kinda did,” he shared via Instagram. “I know it’s not typical to say a speech when you didn’t win… but if I did end up onstage with Kelly Clarkson handing me the hardware, I might have said something like this.”

He went on to write,“’Thank you. I want to acknowledge my fellow nominees… And I also want to acknowledge every single actor and actress sitting in this room… my fellow one-take wonders… We walk a high-wire every day without a net… and we love it…. Be proud of yourselves’. I would have to ‘thank the writers for creating one hour of original, television drama… Every Single Day.’

I would also ‘thank the producers for producing said drama… every single day.’ And of course I’d want to ‘thank my wife, Debra for her love and support … and for tolerating me … Every Single Day.” And possibly joke, ‘It’s not easy being married to an actor, we can be… dramatic.”

He added, “My 30-second time limit would be up, but I’d probably continue because I’d want to thank Ken Corday for giving me my big break in TV, 37 years ago, at a time when I really needed a job. And then 15 years ago, you did it again, at a time when I really needed a job; you reached out and invited me back to your show. ‘Thanks, Ken, for remembering me and investing in me.’ 

Maybe I’d point to the trophy and say ‘consider this a return on your investment.’ Lastly, I’d close with ‘I want to share this with the late, great John Aniston. John was on Days for 40 years and was there when I started in this crazy soap business. We worked very closely together, and he taught me, by example, how to be a professional.’”

Sadly, Wally and John Aniston, who played Victor Kiriakis, passed away just under two years ago.

The show acknowledged his death, last summer. Kurth continued his IG post by saying, “I felt John’s spirit a lot this past year, and I want to share this with him. I’d hold the trophy up and say, ‘John, I hope I made you proud.’ So this is something I might have said if I’d won. Thank you all for your amazing support and love you’ve given me all these years.”

DOOL Spoilers – Days Colleagues Chime In

Of course, in addition to fans, some of Kurth’s DOOL colleagues chimed in on the post, in the comments section. From Tamara Braun (Ava Vitali) to Carson Boatman (Johnny DiMera), Paul Telfer (Xander Cook), Eric Martsolf (Brady Black), Greg Rikaart (Leo Stark), as well as former GH colleague Ian Buchanan (ex-Duke Lavery) – they all agreed that Wally still walked away as a winner after the Daytime Emmys.

How much do you love Wally Kurth? Comment down below. Cath the popular Peacock soap regularly to stay on top of all the drama in Salem and check this site often for the best Days of Our Lives spoilers, updates, and news.

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  1. Renee says

    Been a long time viewer of Days, since the late 60’s. Been an admirer of yours since you walked on this set. Great actor. Can’t wait to see u at the comedy club some day with the rest of your band. Unsung heros!

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