Steven Earl "Patch" Johnson
is a fictional character
's daytime drama Days of our Lives
. He has been portrayed by Stephen Nichols
from June 13, 1985 to October 23, 1990 and from June 9, 2006 to February 17, 2009.
Fictional character history
Steve served in the merchant marines with Bo Brady
and they were good friends until they both fell for a woman named Britta. They competed for her, sometimes violently, and went along with her when she asked them to get tattoos. They didn't know that the tattoos were a code for secret bonds she was hiding. As the competition accelerated, Bo and Steve got in a knife fight which ended with Steve losing his eye.
They split up and Steve returned to Salem
to work for Victor Kiriakis
. He was deployed to get a piece of film from Kimberly Brady
, but the film found its way to Melissa
and Pete Jannings who promptly went on the run when they figured out how dangerous it was. Bo and Hope Brady
went off in pursuit, sure that the film would give them the evidence they needed to convict Kiriakis for his crimes. Although Victor and Steve were both arrested, they managed to get free thanks to Victor's blackmailing Larry Welch to taking the blame.
Steve's next project went even worse. He held a mysterious man covered in bandages and planned to sell him to Victor. The plan fell through when the man escaped. Things got even uglier for him when Britta walked back into his life. Although they began seeing each other, she wound up injured after... Read More