Facts of Drake Hogestyn

  • Birth Date : September 29, 1953
  • Birth Place : Fort Wayne
  • City : Indiana
  • Country : USA
  • Gender : Male
  • Horoscope : Libra
  • Net Worth : $2 Million
  • Height : 6.2 ft
  • Eye Color : Blue Eyes
  • Ethnicity : White
  • Father Name : Bill Hogestyn
  • Mother Name : Shug Hogestyn

Drake Hogestyn is an American actor famous for his long-running portrayal of John Black on the popular American soap opera ‘Days of Our Lives’. He is also well-known for his appearances in ‘Otherworld’, ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, ‘Criminal Minds’, and ‘Beverly Hills’.

Drake Hogestyn: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Childhood

Drake Hogestyn was born as Donald Drake Hogestyn in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the United States of America on September 29, 1953. As of 2019, his age is 66. His parents are Bill Hogestyn(father) and Shug Hogestyn(mother). His father used to work as a project manager in C&A Tool Engineering, Inc.

Drake Hogestyn Young
Drake Hogestyn Young(Source: P:interest)

Hogestyn spent his childhood in Fort Wayne. As a child, he had a keen interest in science.

Education History

Regarding his education history, he enrolled in North Side high school. After completing high school, he joined the University of South Florida, Tampa to study pre-dentistry on a baseball scholarship. He graduated with two majors, microbiology, and applied sciences.

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Drake Hogestyn: Acting Career, Days of Our Lives

Drake Hogestyn started his acting career by entering into a talent search held by Columbia Pictures, in which 75000 contestants had participated. Luckily, he was one of 30 participants chosen to get selected. After that, he got his first role in the series ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’. After some other minor roles, he landed his breakthrough role in the popular soap opera ‘Days in Our Lives’ in 1986. This role changed his career. He became a well-known and respected actor after landing this role.

Hogestyn Days of Our Lives
Hogestyn Days of Our Lives(Source: Pinterest)

He quickly established himself as a fan favorite and enjoyed many pairings. His most popular pairing was with longtime co-star Deidre Hall. In 1998, while starring on Days, Shelley Long enlisted Drake to join her for the upcoming series ‘Kelly, Kelly’. He was set to star in both shows until the filming of the pilot episode of Kelly, Kelly conflicted with his schedule on Days. Therefore, he continued featuring in Days and the role went to Robert Hays.

Furthermore, he has also starred in the series ‘Generation’, ‘Other World’, and ‘Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues’.

Drake Hogestyn: Net Worth

The American actor has an estimated net worth of around $2 million.

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Hogestyn family(Source: Articlebio)

Drake Hogestyn: Awards

He got the title of ‘Hottest Male Star’ award twice, in 1994 and 1995. In 2005, he was honored with the award of ‘Favorite Couple’ alongside Deidre Hall.

Similarly, he was nominated for ‘Hottest Male Star’ in the years 1997 and 1998 too. Furthermore, he was a nominee of ‘Hottest Romance’ in 1998. In 1999, he received the nomination for ‘Favorite Couple’.

Height, Weight

He has a height of around 6 feet 2 inches. He has blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Drake Hogestyn: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

The American actor is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He has around 51.5k Twitter followers and more than 16.8k Facebook followers. In his Instagram account drakehogestyn 8.1k followers.

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