How do I fix my credit for acting on a soap? I was a character on it for almost a year and under contract.

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IMDb says I was only in 4 shows. It was way more than that. How do I find out the correct number of appearances?  I contacted the production office over a month ago and haven't received an answer.
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Philip Levien

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Hi Phillip -

If you are missing episode credits, you will need to submit your credits for the missing episodes through our online Update form.

Credits on episodic TV shows must be submitted as additions to all individual episodes of the show, multiple episode submissions for the same credit are easier if you go to the main page of the show and click on the 'Edit Page' button. After selecting 'Add 1 Item' next to the correct type of credit, you will be presented with a screen where you can enter the name of the person and an 'Episodes' field. Clicking on the 'arrow' icon next to the 'Episodes' field will display a list of all known episodes for that show: you can select all applicable ones and submit the same credit for all of them at the same time.

For more information about adding/updating credits, please see here.
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Philip Levien

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My episodes are from 1986-1987, when soap records are sketchy.  I don't have the episode names or numbers.   Can I call someone with the show at present, such as the producer or casting folks?  Perhaps I can email them?  what would you suggest?  
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Philip: There's nothing that IMDb can do with the number of episodes you appeared in by itself. In other words, if you could prove that you appeared in 80 episodes but couldn't identify which 80 episodes, IMDb wouldn't have a way of changing your entry to say "80 episodes, 1986-87". The number is generated by IMDb's database software by counting the number of individual episodes for which IMDb has you listed.

The only way you can get credited for a larger number of episodes would be to identify specific episodes of the show in which you appeared and/or were credited (some soap operas don't necessarily credit the actors on the same day as their appearances -- I don't know if that applies to "Days of Our Lives" or not).

If you can identify additional episodes in which you appeared or were credited, from whatever research you can do, and get your credits for those episodes submitted to IMDb, the number of episodes next to your name will increase accordingly.

I hope this helps. Good luck!