Emmy Winner Vincent Irizarry Joins 'Days of our Lives'

Vincent Irizarry
All My Children star Vincent Irizarry won a Daytime Emmy Award six years ago today, which makes it a great time to confirm that the former Guiding Light and Santa Barbara actor is joining the cast of Days of our Lives 

I teased Irizarry's casting in a recent blind item, which some of your figured out (you're good!). The "break out in song" clue threw some off, but whenever I see Vincent I can't help but sing "Almost Paradise," the love them of his GL character, Lujuck Luvanoczeck, with Beth Raines (Judi Evans, who now stars on Days as Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis).

Irizarry went on to play Dr. Scott Clark on Santa Barbara and later returned to Guiding Light as Nick McHenry Spaulding, before taking on the role of Dr. David Hayward on AMC. He also played David Chow on The Young and the Restless.

Stay tuned for information on Irizarry's new Days character. He joins a growing list of Emmy winners recently added to the show's cast, including A Martinez and Jordi Vilasuso.

Watch Irizarry's 2009 Emmy win, shared with Jeff Branson, below:

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According to Days co-head writer Dena Higley, Irizarry will be playing "the younger brother of one of our regulars. He comes to town with only one thing on his mind... revenge."

Yahoo TV has revealed that Irizarry will play "a character with strong connections to the Kiriakis family."

TV Line has revealed Irizarry will be playing Deimos, a new character who has strong ties to the Kiriakis family.

UPDATE #4: Vincent has revealed on twitter that he first airs on January 18

Meanwhile, Irizarry posted an update on his Facebook page: "Finally!!! I'm able to share with all of you what I've been excitedly holding in for over a month now, that I've joined all the incredibly talented people in Salem over at Days of our Lives!!! I honestly couldn't be happier to be working with such wonderfully gifted people, all of whom who have been so warm and welcoming. I'm equally thrilled to be playing a character I've already loved playing these past weeks, with scripts that have been so wonderful, I'm excited each time I open a new one to find out what the writers have in store for me next, and alongside actors I have so much respect for. What a true, absolute pleasure it's all been!!! Thank you so much, all of you, for your tireless support of me and my work throughout all these years together. I'm truly, truly touched by the overwhelming expressions of kind thoughts and well wishes by so many of you throughout all the social media outlets. As it has been throughout so many times in my life working on shows such as this, because of you all, my cup truly runneth over... Can't wait to see you all in Salem!!! ‪#‎DaysOfOurLives‬"

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