James Lastovic (Joey) to depart. As has been rumored since late March, James Lastovic (Joey) will be departing "Days of Our Lives" this summer. Rumors began swirling on March 22 (the same day Lastovic was nominated for a Daytime Emmy, and the time frame for when his original two-year contract ended), when a tweet from a relative of Lastovic's mentioned he had not been renewed. In an Emmy interview with Soap Central, Lastovic mentioned that on the day of the Emmy nominations (March 22), he "had just finished doing some pretty emotional scenes, so I went to my dressing room and collected myself a little bit." Look for Lastovic to last air in August.