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D.J Craig
DJ Craig.jpg
Days of our Lives
Portrayed by Matthew Bischof
Current status Former; Recurring
Duration 1980
First appearance February 26, 1980
Last appearance May 1980
Cause/reason Died
Fullname Donald Jeremiah Craig Jr.
Gender Male
Born February 26, 1980
Died May 22, 1980
Age Almost 4 months old
Cause of death SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
Residence Salem, Illinois (at time of death)
Family Evans
Parents Marlena Evans
Don Craig
John Black (step)
Siblings Donna Temple Craig
Betsy Craig †
Eric Brady
Sami Brady
Belle Black Brady
Brady Black (step)
Paul Narita (step)
Grandparents Frank Evans †
Martha Evans †
Amelia Craig †
Aunts and uncles Paolo Craig
Angela Craig
Samantha Evans
Nieces and nephews Will Horton
Johnny DiMera
Allie Horton
Sydney DiMera
Claire Brady
Mackenzie Horton
First cousins Trista Evans

Donald "D.J." Jeremiah Craig Jr. is a character from the soap opera Days of Our Lives, portrayed by an child actor Matthew Bischof.


D.J was Marlena Evan's first child.  She had D.J. while married to Don Craig, however D.J. was born prematurely and died when he was only three months old from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

After DJ's death, Don accused Marlena of over-working herself while she was pregnant, which may have resulting in D.J.'s premature birth and ultimately his death.  The death put a strain on Marlena and Don's relationship that they never fully recovered from.