Joseph Mascolo

Joseph Mascolo (born March 13, 1935) is a soap opera veteran.

He appeared in the 1978 film Jaws 2 alongside Roy Scheider. He also played a police detective in the Burt Reynolds feature Sharky's Machine.

Mascolo is known as Stefano DiMera on Days of Our Lives from 1982 to 1985, returning briefly in 1988, from 1993 to 2001 and from 2007 to present.

He has also played a wide range of roles on many different series including (but not limited to) a Stefano-like villain named Domino (Nicholas Van Buren) on General Hospital, Carlos Alvarez on Santa Barbara.

Before achieving fame, he previously performed in the earlier soap operas Where the Heart Is and From These Roots. He made primetime television appearances on All in the Family and The Rockford Files.

He played Massimo Marone on The Bold and the Beautiful beginning August 2001. He decided not to renew his contract with the show in July 2006 due to lack of storyline.

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Stefano DiMera Days of Our Lives

Days of Our Lives Quotes

Lucas, I raised you to be a better liar than that.


Deimos: I believe that the younger generation in this family have been handed everything on a silver platter, and they don't appreciate it.
Maggie: By younger generation, you must mean Sonny.
Deimos: All right, fine. Let's start with Sonny. I'm trying to work with him, Maggie. I've just given him a very important position in the company and instead of being grateful for the opportunity, he's being an oversensitive, temperamental pain in my neck. But at least he's still here. Brady, on the other hand, he's taken off, abandoned the family, Titan. He's left me all alone to deal with the Hernandez family on my own.
Maggie: Well, there's an easy solution to the Dimera and the Hernandez families. Just bow out.
Deimos: I do that and I lose face.
Maggie: With whom?
Deimos: With everyone. Except Nicole. She's taken off too.
Maggie: And to think I naively thought that maybe I'd gotten through to you the last time we had a serious conversation. Let me ask you a question. Has doing things your way gotten you anywhere?