We've been kinda enamored of Jay Kenneth Johnson since he first appeared on Days of our Lives in 1999 as Philip Kiriakis -- the son of infamous mobster Victor Kiriakis and crazypants Kate Roberts. His beginnings were less than ideal, however, as he'd been stolen -- as an embryo! -- by the even crazierpants Vivian Alamain. That's some family tree ...
Jay left Salem in 2002 (though another actor, Kyle Brandt, was hired to play Philip from '03 to '06), but he returned in '07 ... and has caused all manner of enjoyable trouble ever since. It's a good thing he's so lovely to look at (those dimples, right?).
Born into a world of privilege, Philip is currently the CEO of Titan Industries and is (relatively) on the straight and narrow now ... though he's been known to dip his (artificial) toe into his father's nefarious underworld.
We figured this was as good a time as any to highlight the actor (who's guest-starred on the likes of CSI: NY, Scrubs, Charmed, and The OC) in our Weekly Crush gallery -- take a look!