Vincent Irizarry

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Birth Name: Vincent Michael Irizarry
Birth Place: Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Profession: Actor

Biography

Born the middle child of 6 children in Queens, New York, Vincent paved his own way early on. By 11, Irizarry was a gifted pianist, eventually leading him to Berklee College of Music in Boston. It was there that he discovered his passion for acting after working on several productions.

Vincent scored a full scholarship to Lee Strasberg’s Institute in New York, where he continued his education and performed in regional theater. In 1983, he landed the role that started it all, as Lujack on Guiding Light, where he quickly became a fan favorite and part of a soap supercouple when paired with Beth Raines played by Judi Evans.

A chance meeting at a party in Los Angeles after his role ended snagged Vincent a role on the soap Santa Barbara through 1989. Irizarry returned to Guiding Light where he played the role of Lujack’s twin, Nick Spaulding, until 1993.

Vincent began booking theatrical and television films such as Marie, Heartbreak Ridge, Circus, Echoes in the Darkness, Lucky Chances, Lying Eyes and Left to Die. Guest appearances on such series as L.A. Law, Throb, Mancuso F.B.I., Murder She Wrote, Beverly Hills 90210, The Sentinel, NCIS: Los Angeles and Homeland.

His popularity amongst soap fans and writers alike, paved the way for more roles on daytime. Vincent landed the role of David Hayward on All My Children, a role so popular he crossed over to One Life to Live and won Irizarry an Emmy in 2009 for his portrayal.

During a break in storyline, Irizarry returned to Los Angeles to portray David Chow on the #1 soap opera, The Young and the Restless, from 2007 – 2008. He returned to the east coast to reprise his role as David Hayward on AMC off and on until its cancellation in 2013.

In 2016, Vincent joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as the vindictive younger brother of Victor Kiriakis, Deimos. In just a year the character wrecked havoc upon just about every citizen of Salem, earning the actor his fourth Emmy nomination in the process. The character was killed off in a huge whodunnit plotline that still hasn’t officially been resolved so he may rise again like the Phoenix, Stefano himself has so many times before.

Irizarry resides in Los Angeles, where he shares custody of his 4 children, Ash, Siena, Aria and Elias.

Fast Facts

  • November 12, 1959 — Birthdate
  • Is of Puerto Rican and Italian descent.
  • At the age of 11, studied classic piano, then continued his studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
  • Is a 1977 Graduate of Sachem High School, in Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, New York.
  • Has 5 brothers and sisters.
  • Once responded that he would have loved to portray the character of Cruz on Santa Barbara, although it was written perfectly for A Martinez.
  • Has a tribute on his official site for the late Joan Rivers after meeting her on the set of All My Children and promoting Lucky Chances.

Relationships

  • Frank J. Irizarry — Father
  • Carmela Russo Irizarry— Mother
  • Avalon House Irizarry — Ex-spouse
  • Signy Coleman — Ex-spouse
  • Siena Sophia Irizarry — Daughter
  • Aria Irizarry — Daughter
  • Elias Irizarry — Son
  • Ash Harris Irizarry — Son

Summary

With his smoldering eyes and handsome features, Vincent Irizarry glides seamlessly from theater, television to film and back again.

The talented thespian already has an Emmy under his belt for his portrayal as David Hayward on All My Children, Irizarry never disappoints with his performance. Other credits include feature films Marie and Heartbreak Ridge, and primetime gems such as L.A. Law, Echoes in the Darkness, Lucky Chances, Beverly Hills 90210, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Homeland.

Add to that his memorable characters on daytime shows Guiding Light, Santa Barbara, One Life to Live, All My Children, The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives, Vincent has won hearts and critical acclaim for diverse career.

Vincent Irizarry Photos

Actor (11 Credits)

Title Role Year

Days of Our Lives (TV Show)

13203 — 2017
13202 — 2017
13201 — 2017

Deimos Kiriakis 2017

Homeland (TV Show)

Gerontion — 2013

Captain Lonza 2013

All My Children (TV Show)

All My Children — 2013
All My Children — 2013
All My Children — 2013

David Hayward 2013

Left to Die (TV Show)

Nick Sakeris

The Young and the Restless (TV Show)

Esther's Shocking Recognition — 2008
Sharon's True Loyalty — 2008
Jack Pushes the Feud — 2008

David Chow 2008

Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Show)

Deadline — 1997
Child of the Night — 1997

Riggs 1997

The Sentinel (TV Show)

Disappearing Act — 1997

Nick Prosky 1997

Murder, She Wrote (TV Show)

Family Doctor — 1991

Michael 1991

Heartbreak Ridge (Movie)

Fragetti 1986

Marie (Movie)

Dave Ragghianti 1985

Guiding Light (TV Show)

Brandon `Lujack' Spaulding Luvonaczek/Nick McHenry

Spaulding

Guest (4 Credits)

Title Role Year

The View (TV Show)

The View — 2013
The View — 2011
All My Children: Moving Pine Valley — 2009

2009 - 2013

Soap Talk (TV Show)

Soap Talk — 2006

2006

The Tony Danza Show (TV Show)

The Tony Danza Show — 2005

2005

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Show)

The Rosie O'Donnell Show — 2002

2002