Vaughan first joined Days in 2012, but left the series earlier this year after briefly extending his contract. He soon joined the cast of OWN's Queen Sugar as Calvin, a married cop who’s having an affair with Nova Bordelon (Rutina Wesley).
Vaughan is scheduled to make his Days return as Eric on January 17, 2017.
“After coming toward the completion of Queen Sugar, I had the opportunity to speak with the executives and head writers at Days of our Lives,” said Vaughan in a statement. “I’ve always been proud of my time and the work I contributed to Days, and I was excited at the opportunity to reunite with the cast and crew. I feel my job as an actor is about more than just stepping on stage and taking a role. I’m trying to create a presence that resonates for myself and the core of Eric Brady. I feel Eric’s journey will have a huge and impactful return!”
Vaughan previously played Lucky Spencer on General Hospital and Diego Gutierrez on The Young and the Restless.