Mr. Irizarry has always had a passion for the arts. When he was just eleven years old, he began his creative climb, studying photography, which he has enjoyed as a form of creative expression for more than 20 years. At the same age, he began to study piano, becoming classically trained, then continued his studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston. It was there that he fell in love with acting while performing in numerous productions with a regional theater company. He decided to move back to New York to sow the seeds for a career as a professional actor, soon winning a full-time scholarship with the late Lee Strasberg at his Theater Institute.
His first professional job came on the off-Broadway stage at the New York Shakespeare Festival, where he was directed by the Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff in The Death of Von Richthoven. Other theater credits include Lennon, in which Vincent portrayed the role of Paul McCartney, and for which he learned the bass guitar; the title role of the tortured yet gifted artist in Modigliani; The Taming of the Shrew; and Tennessee Williams' The Long Goodbye.
This talented and versatile actor has quite an impressive résumé. In television, Vincent scored as the anti-hero, Lujack, in Guiding Light, a role that earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination. Soon after, Vincent moved to Los Angeles, where he worked opposite Nancy McKeon in the television movie Firefighter; with Treat Williams and Peter Coyote in Joseph Wambaugh's Echoes in the Darkness; and had many guest-starring roles on series such as L.A. Law. Mr. Irizarry also won critical acclaim when he was offered the lead role of Gino Santangelo in Jackie Collins' NBC miniseries Lucky Chances, where he portrayed 40 years in a man's life. In features, Vincent played Sissy Spacek's abusive husband in Marie - A True Story, and starred in Clint Eastwood's Heartbreak Ridge for Warner Bros.
Mr. Irizarry moved back east once more when the producers of Guiding Light approached him to return to the show in the newly created role of Nick. In cultural New York, Vincent returned to developing his voice to the level of legit tenor. After studying with premier voice coach Tad Motyka, Vincent realized a dream by performing as a soloist with the Orchestre de Lyon, France.
Irizarry first joined the cast of All My Children in November of 1997, in the short-term contract role of the manipulative and menacing Dr. David Hayward. Due to his incredible popularity, Dr. David Hayward returned to Pine Valley in June of 1998 in this contract role, creating a web of lies, deception, and manipulation along the way. The role earned him an Emmy Nomination as Outstanding Lead Actor in 2002.
More recent credits include the starring role in the telefilm, Lying Eyes, a passionate portrayal of a man whose insatiable desires lead him to live a double life of deceit, eventually at the expense of losing everything of real value to himself; and a recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210, as the charming but lethal pimp, Riggs.