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Vincent Irizarry On If David Hayward Could Work At General Hospital

Vincent Irizarry has appeared across the daytime dial but one show he has yet to appear on is General Hospital — but his All My…

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Vincent Irizarry has appeared across the daytime dial but one show he has yet to appear on is General Hospital — but his All My Children character, David Hayward, could appear on their seamlessly. The actor recently addressed the possibility.

Vincent Irizarry on General Hospital?

The actor was asked the following question at a recent Fantasy Events Zoom with lots of fans: “If you had a choice and you came onto General Hospital, what would be the role that would interest you the most?” His answer will please many AMC and GH fans.

“I could come on there as David Hayward, would be the best opportunity, because of the fact that he was married to Anna [Devane; Finola Hughes], that we had a child together [the late Leora], he is a world-renowned cardiologist — and it is a hospital show, so I think he could definitely have an impact there,” he smiled. It was then pointed out that the show could use some good doctors.

“So yes, absolutely, I would think all hospitals these days could use some good doctors, and Dr. David Hayward was a renowned cardiologist. He was not a general practitioner. He saved a lot of lives in Pine Valley even though they don’t give him the credit for it.

While Hayward certainly had his darker, more villain-like moments and stories over the years, his love for Anna and their daughter, Leora, was a particularly bright spot in his troubled life back in 2003 — until Leora, at only three months old, passed away from phlebitis during an operation. While Anna is currently dealing with feelings for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart), an appearance by her ex-husband, and all those feelings associated with that time, could make for some great soapy drama.

ABC has the rights again to the characters from both All My Children and One Life to Live, so it’s not an impossibility for this to happen. Will Vincent Irizarry ever pop up on General Hospital? If the fans gathered at that Zoom are any indication, it would be a huge hit.

General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Port Charles, check out all the latest that’s been posted on GH spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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