John Pappas is an American actor, playwright and former comic who has appeared on television and in film since the 1970s. Pappas is best known for his recurring role as "Pappas" on the television series Hardball. Pappas is also known for his recurring role of Leo Sullivan on the NBC Soap Opera Days of Our Lives (NBC1994). In 2001 Pappas returned to Days of Our Lives in another recurring role of a convict named "Buddy". Pappas is an award-winning actor receiving a 1990 best actor award from the L.A. Weekly, for his performance in Gilbert Girion’s BAD COUNTRY. He received 2 Drama-Logue awards, one in 1989 and another in 1988.