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Duke Johnson
Days of our Lives
Portrayed by James Luisi
Current status Former; Recurring
Duration 1987, 1990–92
First appearance 1987
Last appearance 1992
Cause/reason Appeared as a ghost
Fullname Duke Earl Johnson
Gender Male
Cause of death Shot by his daughter Adrienne Johnson
Residence Salem, Illinois (at time of death)
Family Johnson family
Siblings Earl Johnson † (twin brother)
Spouses Jo Johnson (divorced)
Children Jack Deveraux
Steve Johnson
Adrienne Johnson
Grandchildren Abigail Deveraux
J.J. Deveraux
Stephanie Johnson
Joey Johnson
Tripp Dalton
Sonny Kiriakis
Joey Kiriakis
Victor Kiriakis II

Duke Earl Johnson is a character from the soap opera Days of Our Lives, portrayed by James Luisi, in 1987.


He was the father of Steve Johnson, Adrienne Johnson, and Jack Deveraux. Duke beat his wife Jo Johnson badly, and it forced her to give away their sons in order to spare them from a poor home. Duke found his wife Jo, and their daughter. One night while drunk Duke raped Adrienne, and she then shot him. Adrienne blocked the incident from her memory, and her brother Steve took the blame. From 1990 to 1992 Duke played a recurring role as a ghost who consistently haunted his son Jack, along with Jack's adopted father Harper Deveraux. James Luisi also played Earl Johnson, Duke's twin brother, in 1989.