DR. DAVID HAYWARD
PLAYED BY: Vincent Irizarry (1997 - Present)
In 1997, David Hayward, a renowned heart specialist, arrived in Pine
Valley for a medical conference and immediately proved what a dastardly
doctor he would be by threatening to reveal that his ex-lover Allie Doyle
faked her undergraduate transcripts if she didn't rekindle their romance.
In an effort to blackmail Adam by revealing Colby's true paternity in
revenge for Liza spurning his advances, David took her amniotic fluid sample
from the Pine Valley Hospital lab without permission. He then slept
with innocent Gillian in exchange for giving her money to save Ryan but
revealed the agreement to him. David's mother, Vanessa, was just as
menacing when she turned out to be the international drug lord, Proteus.
When Erica was left terribly scarred after a car accident, David saved her
life and her face. In the process, he fell madly in love. The two
became engaged, but Erica couldn't live with David's dark side or taking
second place to his job, so she ended their relationship. David's next
love was Dixie who was happily married to Tad. After helping her heal
from a serious heart ailment, the doctor used Leslie Coulson to divert Tad,
but while attempting to drug him in 2001, he accidentally dosed everyone at
the party with the sex drug Libidizone, an anti-impotence drug, including
Erica. Leslie got her revenge when she stabbed him with a letter
opener, slicing open his right arm. He then fell into a coma after
Leslie injected pain medicine into his IV. After Leslie fell from the
balcony of Chandler Enterprises, David tried to talk her sister into pulling
the plug. Eventually, David did get Dixie when they struck up a
scandalous affair, but her heart remained with Tad who became his enemy for
life. Although Tad accused David of sexually harassing his wife, Dixie
convinced him to drop the charges.
David did have some friends in Pine Valley, though. After his
brother, Leo, died, his wife Greenlee was able to lean on him. David
found true love, a wife, and a baby with the town's police chief, Anna
Devane. When their baby daughter, Leora, died of complications from heart
surgery, David blamed the Martins and was inconsolable, causing Anna to
leave him and Pine Valley. When visiting Krystal, the mother of his
surprise daughter, Babe, in jail, David found Dixie look-alike "Diana Cole,"
and saw the perfect opportunity to hurt J.R., Tad and the whole Martin clan.
He convinced her to pretend to be Dixie, but the joke was on him, since
Diana turned out to be Dixie's half-sister, Di Henry. David remained
devoted to his new daughter, Babe, despite her constant disappointment in
him. After nine years in Pine Valley, he left for Indonesia, but not before
trying to exact revenge on all those who had wronged him. He divulged
to Dixie that Krystal's baby is really Tad's, sent Tad and Dixie on a
fruitless search for their daughter by faking DNA, and told Kendall that
Ryan is Emma McDermott's father.
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