|Vincent Irizarry will play Deimos on Days of our Lives|
Irizarry's other soap roles include Lujack/Nick on Guiding Light, Scott on Santa Barbara, and David on The Young and the Restless.
Details about his new Days character have not yet been revealed. Stay tuned!
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." Could he be Titus Kiriakis, Xander's father? That seems like an odd choice since Xander and Titus were rewrites of Victor Kiriakis' family history by the previous writing team, but makes sense with the younger brother seeking revenge theme.
Irizarry tweeted his appreciation for the warm welcome by fans: "So happy 2 b apart of the 1derful DOOL team!!! Unending thanks 4 the warm welcome from so many of you!!! C u in Salem : )"
TV Line has revealed Irizarry will be playing Deimos, a new character who has strong ties to the Kiriakis family.
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"