Vincent Irizarry Speaks on Soap Opera Stops

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Vincent Irizarry is a soap opera veteran... of numerous soap operas.

The well-traveled actor recently spoke to Soap Opera Digest about leaving All My Children and joining The Young and the Restless (he's since returned to AMC):

On Being Fired From All My Children in 2006: "Leaving gave me the opportunity to go out to California, do something different, then come back and do it again. So it was okay."

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On Living Bicoastally While Playing David on The Young and the Restless: "It turned into 22 months that I was there total. I would do four days here, five days there, three days here, three days there.... They were very good about accommodating me, so I was very grateful. [To stay in touch with me family] we did phone calls every day, and toward the end, we set up a webcam.

I would talk to the production company about special events. I only had to take the red-eye once, to get back home for my son's birthday party. I was sort of a zombie by the end of the day, but there was no way I would have missed it. We made the best of it. The kids loved coming out to visit me. I brought each of my children out indvidually so we could have special, quality time, just the two of us."

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