(Joey Johnson, Days of Our Lives) All About jAmes: If James had followed his first career choice he would have been a professional wrestler and not the talented young actor gracing television screens that he is today. Supported by his single mum Lucienne who only-child James describes as being “my mother, father, sister, best friend and sometimes worst enemy”, he began and then dropped acting classes at age seven. He ultimately returned to them when a back injury ended his wrestling dreams, training at the Ruskin School of Acting in Santa Monica, California. Prior to Days, Lastovic starred in commercials and scored his first paid acting gig in the 2013 movie A Talking Pony!?!. All About joey: Enduring a premature birth at only 26 weeks gestation and a kidnapping just months later as well as the traumatic divorce of his parents Steve and Kayla as a child, Joey returned to Salem as a teenager in 2015. In turmoil after running away to find his estranged father, Joey caused trouble for his parents, struggling to cope with his fractured family situation. After going on a near-deadly drug-taking binge, Joey secretly worked with old Johnson family enemy Ava Vitali to reconcile his parents, innocently falling in love with her along the way. After realising that Ava used him to manipulate his father and to kidnap and try to kill Kayla, Joey’s intense hatred for Ava boiled over and he smothered her to death in cold blood. Since then, Joey has been struggling with a guilty conscience. Cooper easily commands a strong presence in her role, oozing sassiness and a seductive lure. In scenes with veteran performers, she holds her own, especially when going toe to toe with Obba Babatunde’s Julius.