Vincent Irizarry Joins Days of Our Lives

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A familiar face to soap opera fans is on his way to Salem.

Vincent Irizarry - best known for his long-running performance as Dr. David Hayward on All My Children - is headed to Days of Our Lives, according to Yahoo TV.

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Details on Irizarry's role are not known at this time, but producers have revealed that he'll be playing a character with strong connections to the Kiriakis family.

The beloved NBC daytime drama will mark its 50th anniversary with a special celebration on November 8 of this year.

Irizarry, meanwhile, started taping with the show this week, but will not debut until 2016.

Here is an exclusive set interview conducted by TV Fanatic that will give fans an idea of what to expect down the line:

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