Rick Draughon (Richard Lamar Draughon)
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Rick Draughon majored at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1988 in Theatre. He began his career as assistant to the executive producer on the television show Party of Five (1994) from 1994-1997. During this time, he wrote several scripts for soap operas Loving (1983) (1994) and Another World (1964) (1996). He was then hired for Aaron Spelling's Sunset Beach (1997) where he served as continuity supervisor and associate head writer. Read more... (1965). He was eventually hired by the show itself in 2002 and has since then served as script writer and associate head writer but also had a short stint as co-head writer. During his 2 year break from Days of Our Lives (1965) he created the web soap "Tainted Dreams" which lasted for 22 episodes.