All My Children fans either love or hate David Hayward, played by Emmy winner Vincent Irizarry. Fans may, however, have to find another dastardly doctor to hate. Irizarry has taken to the Internet to refute claims that he's signed on to appear on the web-based version of AMC.
As All My Children prepares to transition from broadcast television to becoming an Internet webcast
, there are still many unanswered questions. How often when the show "air" on the 'net? Will there be a cost to view the show? How many of the show's stars will take part in the new version?
Emmy winner Vincent Irizarry
) is the latest AMC star to speak up about his post-ABC future -- though fans might not be overjoyed by what the actor had to say.
"I've been getting a lot of questions from many of you, asking [...] will I be staying with the show when it transitions to the Internet," Irizarry said in a post on his official Facebook page, noting that the answer was "not so easy."
"Some [fans] have even informed me that it was reported somewhere that I'm staying with the show. That is not at all true at this time," Irizarry added. "Until I hear from the new producers to learn what they're offering, I have to work under the assumption that my contract with the show ends on August 31 and plan accordingly, which I am."
Since joining All My Children in 1997, Irizarry's David Hayward has gone on to become one of AMC's biggest love-to-hate villains. His role was originally crafted as a short-run character, but show execs and fans reacted so positively to Irizarry's performance that he was offered a long-term contract in 1998. He remained with the show through 2006
. Irizarry's most recent AMC run began in October 2008
Before landing in Pine Valley, Irizarry was known to daytime viewers as Guiding Light's Brandon "Lujack" Luvanoczeck
and Nick McHenry Spaulding
. Irizarry also appeared on Santa Barbara as Scott Clark.
So far, Prospect Park, the company to which ABC has licensed the rights to All My Children and One Life to Live, has not announced which stars will continue on when the shows migrate to the Internet.