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Days of Our Lives casts Tobin Bell as John Black's dad

The NBC sudser has found a veteran film actor to play John Black’s dad

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A veteran actor who’s made a career out of playing some pretty creepy dudes is about to join Days of Our Lives.

EW can exclusively reveal that Tobin Bell is joining the NBC sudser for a five-episode arc. Beginning March 11, he will play Yo Ling, the long lost father of John Black (Drake Hogestyn). 

The storyline marks the culmination of John Black’s search for his father — a war hero who supposedly died in Korea three weeks before his son was born. He took the name Yo Ling.

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Bell is best known for his role as Jigsaw, a.k.a. John Kramer, in the Saw franchise — though his credits in TV are endless. Besides roles on 24, ER, and Seinfeld, he more recently appeared on Criminal Minds and Wilfred.

Days of Our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.

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