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Jake Kositchek
Jake Kositchek
Jack Coleman As Jake Kositchek
Days of our Lives
Portrayed by René Lamart (1981)
Jack Coleman (1981-82)
Current status Former; Regular
Duration 1981-82
First appearance 1981
Last appearance 1982
Cause/reason Sent To Prison
Nickname(s) Salem Strangler
Gender Male
Parents Stanislaus Kositchek
Siblings Chris Kositchek
Amy Kositchek
Romances Hope Williams
Jessica Blake (as 'Angel')

Jake Kositchek is a fictional character on the NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives portrayed by Jack Coleman from 1981-82.


Jake was in love with a prostitute named Angel, whom he didn't realize was a multiple personality of Jessica Blake. They ran off to get married, but when the Jessica personality made herself known, she ran off from the wedding. Something snapped inside Jake, and he turned into the Salem Strangler. Samantha Evans' was actually a mistake -- he meant to kill her twin sister Marlena Evans. He almost killed Renee DuMonde , but she managed to get away. Luckily, Roman was able to capture Jake, but he died before he could stand trial for his crimes.

Crimes CommittedEdit

  • He was the Salem strangler.


  • Bonita Jean Struthers
  • Secretary from University Hospital
  • Denise Peterson
  • Lorie Masters

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