Vincent Irizarry (David Chow on The Young and the Restless)

Current Character: David Chow

Birthday: 1959-11-12

Birthplace: Born in Queens, New York

Marital Status: Married to Avalon House


Born in 1959 in Queens, NY, Vincent Irizarry was involved in the arts by the age of 10. At age 11, he enjoyed studying photography which is still a favorite hobby today. Irizarry studied the piano and became a trained classical musician. Later on in Berklee College in Boston, he became involved in acting where he was awarded a full scholarship at the Theater Institute with the late Lee Strasberth.

After appearing in Off-Broadway Shakespeare festival, Vincent received a role on CBS soap Guiding Light. During his time on GL, he became a talented vocalist where he realized a dream of performing as a soloist with the Orchestre de Lyon in France.

Vincent Irizarry first joined the cast of All My Children in November of 1997 playing the character Dr. David Hayward. He rejoined the cast in July 1998 after a several-month long absence and stayed until 2006. He went to The Young and the Restless where he played David Chow, but then returned to AMC in 2008. His last stint ran until 2010 when his character David Hayward was killed.

Irizarry also appeared on the award-winning Santa Barbara.

David has 2 daughters and a son and currently resides in New York.

Career Highlights

The Young and the Restless - David Chow (Starting Jan. 7, 2007)
All My Children - Dr. David Hayward (1998 to fall 2006)
Beverly Hills, 90201 - Riggs (1997)
Lying Eyes - Derek Bradshaw (1996)
Guiding Light - Nick McHenry Spaulding (1992-1996)
Lucky/Chances - Gino Santangelo (1990)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Winner - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2009)
Daytime Emmy Nomination - Outstanding Lead Actor (2002)
Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination - Outstanding Lead Actor (2003, 2004)
Soap Opera Digest - Outstanding Villain (1999)
Daytime Emmy Nomination - Outstanding Younger Man (1985)