|Lamon Archey as Eli Grant|
|Days of our Lives|
|Portrayed by||Lamon Archey|
|Current status||Present; Regular (Contract)|
|First appearance||February 23, 2017|
|Created by||Dena Higley and Ryan Quan|
|Introduced by||Ken Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng|
|Occupation|| Police Officer|
Eli is a police officer, who Valerie is seen talking to on the phone with from time to time, in private. Theo Carver thought Valerie had a boyfriend while she was getting closer to his father, Abe Carver.
On February 23, Eli, arrives at the funeral at St. Luke's for David Banning. He tells his mom he's there to bury his father. Julie approaches and introduces herself. She asks if they've met before. He seems so familiar to her. Eli says they haven't and gives his condolences. They all take their seats. Julie gives a eulogy, telling family and friends that they loved each other but had a difficult time getting along. She regrets not seeing him in recent years and hopes he knew how much she loved him. Eli is visibly affected by her candor. She breaks down and Doug hugs her. Later, Ciara and Claire make up and she takes off with Theo. Abe meets Eli and it's awkward. Val goes to Julie and assures her that David knew she loved him. Julie tells her to cherish Eli. "Family is everything." Val uncomfortably looks away.
Eli and Valerie walk to the park where she asks why he would think David Banning was his father. When he applied to FBI school they did some testing which concluded there was no way he could have been Terrance's son. Eli argues and he spits that he's good at lying because of her. He's done and walks away, leaving her to cry.
Eli watches Julie and Doug leave St. Luke's and goes to his father's casket. He's sorry he never got to know him. Lani appears and watches.