Andre DiMera
Andre DiMera 2
Thaao Penghlis as Andre DiMera
Days of Our Lives
Portrayed by Thaao Penghlis (1983-1985, 2007, 2015-)
As Tony (1993-1996, 2002-2005, 2007)
Wayne Northrop (disguised as Roman Brady)
Current status Present; Regular (Contract)
First appearance September 1, 1983
Nickname(s) Count D (by Bart)
Alfi (as Alfonso)
Alias(es) The Phoenix
Count Tony DiMera
The Salem Slasher
The Salem Stalker
Alfonso Cloretzo
Age 66
Occupation Executive at DiMera Enterprises
CEO of DiMera Enterprises (formerly)
DiMera Soldier (formerly)
Title He considers himself as The King or Phoenix
Count (as Tony)
Residence DiMera Mansion 430 Lakeview Drive Salem, Illinois 06649
Family DiMera family
Parents Stefano DiMera †?
Aunt & Uncle † (adoptive)
Siblings Tony DiMera (legal)
Renee DuMonde
Megan Hathaway
Benjy Hawk
Lexie Carver
EJ DiMera
Chad DiMera
Kristen DiMera (adoptive)
Peter Blake (adoptive) (paternal half)
Spouses Kristen DiMera (as Tony; invalid)
Kate Roberts (2017-)
Romances Anna DiMera (as Tony)
Hattie Adams (as Alfi)
Grandparents Santo DiMera
Aunts and uncles Ryan Brady
Six Uncles †
Nieces and nephews Theo Carver (via Lexie)
Steven Hawk
(via Benjy)
Johnny DiMera
Sydney DiMera
(via EJ)
Grace DiMera
Thomas Deveraux
(via Chad)

Andre DiMera is a fictional character from the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives portrayed by Thaao Penghlis.

Andre was originally introduced in 1983 as Stefano's nephew, who was raised by Stefano after his parents died.

In 2015, it was revealed that Andre is Stefano's biological son and his true heir.

Casting and creationEdit

Andre along with Tony is played by Thaao Penghlis. In April 1983 it was announced Thaao would play a second character named Andre DiMera on a contract basis. Andre first appeared on September 1, 1983. In July 1985 it was revealed Andre (and Tony) on October 24, 1985 he made his last appearance. In June 1993 it was announced that Thaao was returning as Andre impersonating Tony. On August 2nd, 1993 he returned on contract. In May 1996 he was revealed to be leaving the show and on July 2, 1996 he left the show once again. On January 28, 2002 on a recurring basis until August 2003 when he was upped to a contract basis. In January 2005 it was revealed he was leaving the show as Andre yet again. On Aug 13, 2005 he left the show yet again. In Dec 2006 it was revealed Andre would return for a seven month stint starting on April 23, 2007 and ending on October 17, 2007. On May 14, 2015 Thaao Penghlis announced he would return as Andre first appearing on September 25, 2015 on a recurring basis for the 50th anniversary. Thaao signed a two year extension on contract of the character on May 8, 2016.

Background Edit

Andre was given plastic surgery to look exactly like Tony DiMera, and he impersonated Tony on several occasions, often committing terrible crimes while using his identity. In 2015, it was revealed that Andre is Stefano's biological son and his true heir not his nephew as it was believed. Years before returning to Salem, he received a letter from his mother detailing on how he is Stefano's son. Andre is the eldest son of Stefano DiMera. As of 2017, he is the Patriarch of the DiMera Family and the new Phoenix, while he accepts Chad as the head of DiMera Enterprises.

Andre has always had interesting dynamics with the rest of the DiMera family. He killed two of his siblings (Benjy Hawk, and Renee DuMonde), and was indirectly responsible for Lexie Carver's death. Andre had a rivalry with his sister Megan Hathaway growing up as she was always favoured by Stefano, and Andre was jealous of her. As Tony, Andre was a loving big brother to Lexie, and a loving father to Rex and Cassie when he thought they were his. Andre's worst relationship was with EJ DiMera. He was jealous of EJ to the point he tried to kill him numerous times, almost succeeded every time. He didn't seem to care too much about Chad at first, but softened greatly after Stefano's death, seeing Chad as the only family he has left, he started caring for him and soon Chad forgave him for his actions towards him in the past. Andre grew to care about his family; Chad, Abigail and their son, Thomas Jack. He took on the role of patriarch and protector of his family as well as the new Phoenix after inheriting his father's ring. As Tony he married his adoptive sister Kristen DiMera, though the marriage was invalid. In 2017, he married once again with Kate Roberts in order to protect the DiMera Empire from falling.


Notable possessions Edit

  • AndrePhoenix

    Andre Wears The Phoenix Ring

    "Phoenix Ring": The Ring was his father, Stefano's most iconic possession. A gold ring with a flat onyx coloured square stone on top, it is said to be the reason why Stefano keeps coming back to life. Andre also wears the ring, and it can apparently bring him back to life as well, since he is the son of the Phoenix. This was briefly contradicted in 2007 when Andre was revealed to be posing as Tony (who was assumed to be Stefano's son), and therefore was Stefano's nephew, this is corrected in 2015 when Andre was revealed to be Stefano's son, and he now wears the ring ever since Stefano's "final death" in 2016.
  • Chess set: Like his father, Andre has a passion for playing chess, and always keeps a chessboard out that's all set up. Like his father, whenever he felt he had the upper hand, he would mirror his moves with chess pieces Andre would often use various pieces to symbolise real people. He'd refer to himself as the "king", the people he used as "pawns". Andre also just loved to play normal chest, and those closest to him like Stefano. In 2016, when he finally exposed Hope for the murder of his father, he mirrored his moves with chess pieces to be certain that he had the upper hand.
  • Pocket Watch: Since his 2015 return, Andre carries with him a small gold pocket watch that he uses to check the time. This ended up becoming significant in exposing Andre as "Alfonso "Alfi" Cloretz", an alias he had used when he dated Hattie Adams before embezzling funds from the company she worked at, and then leaving her to take the fall.

The Legend of the Phoenix/Fake Deaths Edit

Like his father, Andre has also died multiple times, only to return later without logical explanations.

  • Presumed dead after sinking into quicksand [1985]
  • Shot himself in Aremid (as Tony) [1997]
  • Mauled by a tiger and later given lethal injection (as Tony) [2004]
  • Implied to have died when a rock fell on his head, but was he revived because he was wearing Stefano's Phoenix ring (as Tony) [2004]
  • Stabbed in the throat by John Black (as Tony) [2004]
  • Fell into a pit during a fire in DiMera castle (as Tony) [2005]
  • Turned off his own life support system [Oct 17, 2007]

Crimes committedEdit

Injuries Edit

  • Hit by a rock on the back by Kelly Chase [1984]
  • Lost his eye sight after escaping from a fire [1995]
  • Diagnosed with an incurable blood disease [1996]
  • Shot Himself in the shoulder [1996]
  • Suffered artery collapse and was presumed dead [1996]
  • Stabbed by Colin Murphy
  • Mauled by a tiger [2004]
  • Stabbed in the throat [2004]
  • Fell off a roof and was hospitalized [July 2007]
  • Briefly paralyzed
  • Assaulted by Sami Brady [Sept 2007]
  • shot in the stomach by Bo Brady [Oct 2007]
  • Fell off a roof [Oct 2007]
  • Put on life support [Oct 2007]
  • Punched by Roman Brady [Oct 2015]
  • Severely injured when a building collapsed on him [Jan 2016]
  • Needed stitches, leaving a scar on his face for a lacerated cheek
  • Assaulted by Aiden
  • Poisoned by Deimos [February 1-2, 2017]


DAYS Villain Ranks Edit

Main Article: DAYS Villain Ranks

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