Vincent Irizarry is on his way to “The Bold and the Beautiful” to play Dr. Jordan Armstrong starting on Monday, August 26. The daytime veteran explained to TV Insider, “This was at the request of Brad Bell [executive producer/head writer]. He reached out to my [representatives] and I learned that they had this role they’d like me to do. It’s recurring and I can say that it has to do with the baby reveal [that Phoebe is really Beth]. I’ll be playing opposite all the main characters.”
The actor is no stranger to soaps. Far from it. He got his start on “Guiding Light,” where he earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Best Younger Actor in 1986 for playing Lujack Luvonoczek. After that character was killed off he spent a couple of years on “Santa Barbara” before returning to “GL” as Lujack’s twin brother Nick from 1991 to 1996.
But Irizarry’s most famous role was on “All My Children” as the nefarious Dr. David Hayward, who he played off-and-on from 1997 until the show’s cancellation in 2011 and then its brief streaming revival in 2013. He earned an Emmy bid for Best Actor in 2002, and then finally won for the first time in 2009 when he claimed Best Supporting Actor.
During one hiatus from “AMC,” he joined the cast of “The Young and the Restless” as David Chow from 2007 to 2008, and after “AMC” he appeared on “Days of Our Lives” for a year and a half as the sinister Deimos Kiriakis, for which he earned another Best Actor nomination in 2017. So at this point “B&B” is one of the few soaps he hasn’t been on.
The baby switch that Irizarry will be involved in on “B&B” concerns Beth, the daughter of Liam (Scott Clifton) and Hope (Annika Noelle), who was falsely declared stillborn by Dr. Reese Buckingham (Wayne Brady) and then secretly adopted to Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, the reigning Emmy champ for Best Actress). How will Irizarry’s character factor in? Time will tell, but the actor is open to sticking around for longer: “There may be some other ailing people who need a doctor on the show!” he told TV Insider. “I love working. I love the medium.”