|Vincent Irizarry as Deimos Kiriakis|
|Days of our Lives|
|Portrayed by||Vincent Irizarry|
|Current status||Former; Regular|
|First appearance||January 18, 2016|
|Last appearance||October 30, 2017|
|Cause/reason||Appeared in flashbacks|
|Created by||Josh Griffith and Dena Higley|
|Introduced by||Ken Corday, Albert Alarr and Greg Meng|
|Alias(es)|| Robert Tasso|
Born: November 12, 1960
|Died||June 29, 2017|
|Cause of death||Stabbed in the chest with a knife by Nicole Walker|
|Residence|| Kiriakis Mansion 13201 Glen Oaks Drive Salem, Illinois (formerly)|
Apt 623, Salem, U.S.
|Mikandrew Perdaris as Young Deimos|
In the Summer of 2015, it was announced that All My Children alumnus Vincent Irizarry was coming to Days, and that he would play a character related to a major family. It was mainly speculated that he would be either be part of the DiMera family or the Kiriakis family. For awhile, the character's name was revealed as just "Deimos", but as the time moved closer to his first onscreen date, he was revealed to be a Kiriakis and the never before mentioned paternal half-brother of Victor Kiriakis.
In early 2017, it was announced that an actor that had appeared on the show within the last two years was leaving. The primary candidates were, Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera), and A Martinez (Eduardo Hernandez). In the end, Martinez was let go in May, and soon Irizarry was revealed to be leaving his role as well sometime in 2017. His character was killed off on June 29 2017.
When Paul Telfer (Xander Cook), left the show, some of his planned stories were given to Deimos. Brought on as the vengeful half-brother of Victor Kirikais, Irizarry was no stranger to playing a villain as he was notorious for portraying the villainous Dr. David Hayward on All My Children.
After a few months of his vengeful deeds, during which time Deimos was involved in a romantic relationship with Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow), Deimos' character was seemingly rewritten to be a viable long term character as he made peace with his family and ended up being paired with Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker).
After a one one night stand with Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin), Deimos was seemingly going to be given a child to give him stronger ties to the canvas, but it would ultimately be revealed that Chloe would be carrying the child of Nicole and the deceased Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian).
Near the end of October, Deimos returned to his old ways when he lied to his family and faked Xander's death. Deimos villainy even extended to members of the Kiriakis family as shown when he kidnapped and drugged his nephew Philip Kiriakis (John-Paul Lavoisier.
In the new year of 2017, Irizarry was let go from the soap, and Deimos' villainy only got worse as he threatened the lives of Dario Hernandez (Jordi Vilasuso), Andre DiMera (Thaao Penghlis), Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn), Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus), Abigail Deveraux (Marci Miller), and Drew Donovan (Charles Shaughnessy) and his wife. This would lead him into direct conflict with his great-nephew Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith, who had a personal connection to Chad, Abby, and Gabi.
Deimos' fall from grace began after Deimos' actions led to Victor's grandson, Brady Black (Eric Martsolf), nearly dying. Deimos was kicked out of his family and removed from his position as CEO of Titan. He began plotting one final scheme to drug a party that nearly all his enemies would be attending in order to steal a priceless amulet from Sonny. However this plot would be his last. At the end of the night, he finally met his end when he was accidentally stabbed to death during a struggle with Nicole while she was drugged and left to die in the living room floor of the Martin House.
A backstory was created for Deimos and Victor, involving a woman named Helena Tasso (Arianne Zucker). It would then strongly be implied that Victor had married Nicole because of her resemblance to Helena. However, the biggest two ways Deimos changed the show forever was his indirect contributions to the end of veteran characters Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) and Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo). Deimos had kidnapped and tortured Bo, which caused his tumour to go untreated, resulting in his death shortly after reuniting with his family. Stefano was originally assumed to be behind Bo's capture, especially after the way he conveniently inserted Aiden Jennings (Daniel Cosgrove) into the life of Bo's wife, Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso). This led to Hope shooting Stefano, resulting in his final onscreen death, and Deimos, albeit indirectly, playing a small role in the end of Days greatest villain, although this would later be somewhat retconned, leaving Stefano's final fate ambiguous.
Deimos’ death and subsequent murder at the hands of Nicole was used as a catalyst for her exit from the show, and Deimos got revenge from beyond the grave in the form of his marriage to Eve Donovan, who is now using her position as Deimos’ wife to force her way into the Kiriakis Mansion and TITAN, much to the chagrin of Victor and Brady.
Irizarry has been praised for his portrayal as Deimos, and the chemistry he shared with Lauren Koslow and Arianne Zucker. Many fans felt he could successfully succeed Stefano DiMera as Days primary antagonist, but the character received some backlash when it was revealed he was responsible for Bo's torture and eventual death, especially when Bo's loved ones forgave him, and didn't pursue justice against him, even after knowing what Deimos had done to Bo. This only got worse when Victor, knowing to hold a grudge against people who hurt his family, ignored the fact that Deimos had also kidnapped and drugged Philip. He defended Deimos, and a furious Philip left Salem while Deimos was allowed to stay on control of Titan, and was never punished for it.
Many fans were saddened when Irizarry was announced to be leaving the show, and all the damage that had been caused by Deimos' arrival was undone with Victor finally kicking Deimos out of the family after his actions nearly caused the death of Victor's grandson, Brady Black, and Hope was finally written to want justice for Bo's death against Deimos. In the end, Deimos finally met his maker when he was fatally stabbed by a drugged Nicole. Hours after his demise, his dead body was found by Gabi Hernandez at the Martin House living room.
Deimos Kiriakis arrived in Salem surprising his brother Victor Kiriakis by just showing up inside his mansion. Deimos had been separated from the family because of his time in prison, but now that he was out he was looking for a job in order to rebuild his life. When Victor tried to throw him out Deimos alluded to some secret from their past.
Victor's son Philip Kiriakis pretended not to know Deimos and Victor wanted to keep it that way, but it was soon clear Deimos had been working with Philip before his arrival.
When Philip failed to get the formula, Deimos set Philip up to be caught betraying Victor, which resulted in Victor disowning Philip. Deimos also look an interest in Philip's mother Kate Roberts. Philip brought Deimos the formula, and says he wants to work with Deimos to take down Victor leaves. After Philip leaves, Deimos calls someone and orders them to follow Philip. Deimos give the formula to Ilya Petrov.
Deimos runs into Caroline Brady, and as soon as she touched him, she sees Deimos with Dr. Seth Malcolm. Caroline wakes up and freaks when she sees Deimos. Deimos starts communicating with Victor's wife Maggie Horton. This prompts Victor to carve the mark of the devil on Deimos' chest with a knife.
Kate arrives and bandages Deimos, and it leads to them having sex. Deimos buys some drugs and switches them with Maggie's mediation. Maggie ends up falling down the stairs as a result, and Deimos makes Victor sign over ownership of his mansion and public holdings in exchange for giving Maggie the cure.
As Deimos revels in his victory, Kate comes by and Deimos admits everything to her. Kate is overjoyed that Victor finally suffers after he taunted Kate about Stefano DiMera blackmailing her into marrying him. Deimos and Kate have sex upstairs, and Deimos comes back downstairs. Victor storms in and holds a blade to Deimos chest, but then keels over.
Nicole Walker bursts in, and Deimos is shocked by her resemblance to Helena. Nicole is disgusted that Deimos doesn't care whether Victor lives or dies, and Kate walks out on Deimos as well. Nicole later finds out about her resemblance to Helena, and asks Deimos about Helena.
Kate comes back to Deimos and they form a business partnership. Hope Brady confronts Deimos about being behind Bo Brady's kidnapping, and Deimos tells her he was. Hope pulls a gun on Deimos, and he says there is no way she can prove it. Hope puts her gun away and leaves. Nicole also starts spending more time with Deimos, and Deimos decides to make Nicole the head of Basic Black. After sleeping with Kate, Deimos meets Nicole for a rendezvous in the park by the river.
Deimos and Nicole kissed, and Deimos said he wants her more than he has ever wanted anyone. He calls his relationship with Kate a business deal and nothing more. Deimos offers Nicole the ring he was going to give to Helena, but Nicole refuses. Deimos becomes angry and accuses Nicole of working with Victor against him. Nicole leaves, and Kate appears. She heard everything and confronts Deimos about what he said. Deimos mocks Kate by suggesting they get married in Vegas, saying it is flashy and hollow like their relationship. Kate shoves Deimos and he hits his head on a branch. Dazed, Deimos stumbles and falls into the river.
Deimos survives and makes it to a nearby gas station where he calls Chloe Lane for help. Deimos had intoduced himself to Robert Tasso, knowing her connection to the Kiriakis family. Deimos had pretended to be a consultant that has done businesses with Victor. After Chloe helped Deimos, he came clean to her about his deception.
Chloe was furious that Deimos had used her, and went to kick him out. Deimos said he only needed to talk to Chloe once to know every thing he needed to know, but he stayed around because he saw a chance for a fresh start. Chloe said Deimos left her anyways, and Deimos said he couldn't get past his need for revenge. Deimos w aged to make things up to Chloe, but she said she had a son to think about. Deimos was surprised Chloe didn't mention she had a son. Chloe said her son was with his father when they met, and realized Deimos didn't have kids. Chloe offered to let him stay the night on the couch, but wanted him to leave the next morning.
The next day, Parker Jonas, Chloe's son, came home. Deimos and Parker bonded over playing a card game, and Deimos accidentally learned that Parker's father was dead. Parker went to a friend's house, and Deimos got ready to leave. Chloe wondered what Deimos was going to do, and Deimos said he needed a fresh start. Chloe mused a fresh start sounds good, and Deimos suggested she and Parker come with him. Chloe declined, and Deimos went to leave, but he and Chloe kissed, and almost slept together before Chloe stopped it.
Nicole phoned Chloe, and talked to her about what happened with Deimos. Deimos and Chloe both agreed that he needed to return to clear Nicole's name. Deimos returned to Salem, and he cleared Nicole's name without exposing Kate, but still kicked her out of the mansion. Nicole was still hesitant to be with Deimos though. Deimos approached Victor for a legitimate truce, and promised to show him he meant it. To prove his sincerity, Deimos blackmailed a a well renowned surgeon to come out of retirement and operate on Maggie, so she could walk again.
Nicole was enticed by the reformed Deimos, and she gave him a second chance. Chloe returned to town, pregnant, and Deimos suspected when ws carrying his child. Chloe and Philip lied and said he was then baby's father, but Deimos remained suspicious. Chloe left town soon after, and Deimos was unable to find her.
Deimos' nephew, Xander Cook, escaped from prison and made an appearance at Brady Black and Theresa Donovan's wedding. Deimos admitted he visited Xander in prison, and knew how dangerous he was just by that one meeting. Deimos and Victor convinced the entire family to move into the Kiriakis mansion, and aided in a plan to capture Xander, but Deimos helped Xander leave town instead, believing he could be useful to him instead.
Tired of Chloe's lies, Deimos captured Philip, and drugged him to with truth serum. Philip mumbled the word "embryo", and Deimos recalled a previous conversation with Nicole where she said that she and Daniel had tried to have a baby through Chloe, but it didn't work. Deimos realized the timing was off for how far Chloe was along, and suspected that Chloe had tried again, and that she was now pregnant with Daniel and Nicole's child.
In January 13, 2017 Andre confronted Deimos at the Kiriakis Compound, and Andre warned him as to how far he is willing to go to get the microchips that he stole from the Hernandez, whom they stole from the DiMeras back. The two exchange threats to each other, Sonny arrived to end this ordeal but with failure. Chad later arrives to take his brother home. Deimos was confident that he has the upper hand against Andre. But Andre had arranged for one of the Titan's cargo ships to be sabotaged and in the process all of the cargo has been lost. Deimos decides to counter attack by going to war against the DiMeras. But Sonny thinks this is a big mistake.
In January 23, Dario puts a hit on Deimos but the hit is thwarted when Nicole stabs his attacker right before he attacks. In the process she is arrested. Nicole is cleared of murder, and Deimos strikes back at his enemies. He has Dario attacked and Andre poisoned. When Nicole finds out, she leaves Deimos. Deimos catches Chad and Gabi attempting to steal the Orwell, and kidnaps them. He finds Eduardo, Kate, and Andre in his hospital room and informs them that they have forty-eight hours to find the Orwell's missing key, or Chad and Gabi will die.
Desperate to get Nicole back, Deimos attempts to bribe the judge, so she can get custody of Holly, but it backfires and the judge gives Chloe sole custody, causing Nicole to turn her back on Deimos for good. Andre and Eduardo have Sonny kidnapped and attempt to make a trade with Deimos, but he holds firm in his demands for the key. Jennifer Horton is brought into the mansion, and interrogated since Eduardo knows she has the key. Drew Donovan shows up and announces he is the key. Deimos hands Orwell over to him, and gloats to his enemy on his victory until he realizes that Drew is destroying the Orwell. Roman soon shows up, and takes the feuding men into custody. They all deny everything, but vow revenge on each other.
Deimos finds out from his henchman, Rigo Rasmussen, that Chad has feelings for Gabi and Abby. He has Rigo kidnap all three and inject the women with a fast acting poison. He only provides one antidote, so Chad can only save one women. Chad saves both by splitting the antidote between them, which keeps them alive until they can be transported to the hospital. Chad retaliates by having Deimos kidnapped and brought to the same warehouse where he, Abby and Gabi were held. There a tied up Deimos is beaten by Chad's man hard and his face is nearly completely covered in blood. Chad asks him what kind of sick animal would poison two women because he was bested by another man. Deimos says the war is supposed to be over. He rants about Chad stealing his antiquities business and Chad taunts him about Nicole leaving him. It works, Deimos yells at him to shut up. Chad pulls a gun but Deimos doesn't think Chad's a killer. Chad agrees... for now. He tells him the war ends now and leaves Deimos helplessly tied up and wishes him luck in getting out.
Nicole chloroforms Chloe and takes Holly. Deimos tracks her and Brady down, and pleas with her to come back. Nicole refuses and she and Brady leave. Deimos takes Eduardo down by using a bug Hope planted in his house to set him up to be arrested for stealing treasury bonds. Deimos also sends Xander to track Brady and Nicole down. Xander kidnaps Nicole and Holly, and Deimos joins him in Canada where he lays out his plan to get any Nicole back to Xander. Xander worries about his own life when Deimos casually shrugs off the fact that he shot Brady and Brady could die. Deimos said he values loyalty, and since Brady was disloyal, he doesn't care if he dies, even though Victor warned Deimos not to hurt Brady.
Deimos has Xander move Nicole and Holly to Greece where he also goes. Deimos attempts to secure a cursed amulet, but Chad gets to it first. Deimos sends a hired gun, Guy Mantzoukas to steal it back. Guy failed to get the amulet, but got the box it came in, and Deimos discovered that Chad hadn't found the flashdrive hidden in the box, so he spared Guy. Later, Deimos is blackmailed by Xander in order to ensure that he won't betray him to the police, if things goes south. Xander gives Deimos a list of demands to make sure Deimos wouldn't turn on him as soon as he got what he wanted.
Deimos arrived at the island compound where he found the lights were off, and that Xander was locked in a cage. Eric turned the lights on, and held Deimos at gunpoint. Nicole accused Deimos of setting this up, so he could look like the big hero. Deimos denied it, and the group came under fire. Eric was shot, and the police stormed in through the front. J.J. arrested Deimos and told him that Guy rolled on him. Deimos continued to deny everything, and Xander denied working for Deimos.
Hope brought Deimos back to Salem where he was held at the station, but Guy was found dead, so they had nothing on Deimos. Deimos was released, but Justin informed Deimos that he was fired as TITAN's CEO. Victor replaced him with Sonny, Deimos mocked the idea that Sonny is fit to take over Titan. He was not worried, as he planned to make his own empire, a stronger one than Titan itself, through the Halo Drug Business he started in Salem earlier this year.
In June 21, Deimos and Sonny had a confrontation in which resulted in Deimos pushing Sonny to the floor. But through this he noticed the amulet that he tried to steal from Chad was with him. He began plotting to take it from Sonny and to make sure he got what he deserved for taking his power in Titan. Unfortunately, his drug factory was discovered by the police and he was revealed to be the mastermind behind it known as the Candyman after Rory revealed his identity to the police. He went on the run, and decided to leave Salem with confidence knowing he would return stronger than ever and ready to get revenge on all his enemies. But not before he got the amulet from Sonny.
After one of his men delivered to him a new version of Halo he decided to use it in order to exact his vengeance and take the amulet from Sonny. On June 27, Deimos was seen wearing a disguise as his henchman, Marcus, brought him a tuxedo. Deimos planned to infiltrate the party being held at the Martin mansion that Sonny was attending, so he could drug everyone with Halo, and escape with the amulet. Once everyone drank their drugged beverage, Deimos left the room, and was followed by Paul. Deimos knocked Paul out, and returned to the room.
He watched everyone slowly lose consciousness. When Sonny left to find Paul, Deimos followed him, and saw Sonny passed out in the hallway. As Deimos approached to take the amulet from Sonny, he woke up and tore off Deimos' fake beard and moustache. Deimos picked up Sonny and slammed him against wall, sneering that Sonny though he won. Sonny said he did win because he is CEO and Deimos is going to prison. Deimos laughs that Sonny really wants the power, and tells Sonny that he is more like him than he wants to admit. Deimos takes the amulet, and asks Sonny why he wants the amulet, telling him he has everything: live, and family.
Deimos says Sonny's greed may have cost him, and asked if he has seen. Paul. Sonny wants to m is what Deimos has done. Deimos throws Sonny down, and Sonny tells Deimos he won't get away. Deimos removes his wig, and says Sonny won't even remember he was. As Deimos walks away, Sonny groggily runs after him. Soon, everyone at the mansion learned that Deimos was in the house and they spread out looking for him. But their search ended violently for an hour later, Deimos lay dead in the middle of the main room with a steak knife sticking out of his chest.
On June 29, Deimos' body is discovered sitting on the window sill behind the curtains when Gabi goes to get some air, Deimos' body falls on top of a shocked Gabi and when screams, alerting everyone. Hope and Rafe carefully remove the body from on top of Gabi, and Hope confirms Deimos is dead after checking for a pulse. The coroner was called to remove the body, and Commissioner Raines said everyone in the room was a suspect, and that the murderer would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. When blood was found on JJ's sleeve, Lani had a flash of JJ attacking Deimos, so Raines brought JJ to the station to get the blood tested.
On June 30, Marlena hypnotized JJ and he remembered fighting with Deimos. The test results came back and determined that the blood on JJ's sleeve belonged to Deimos. On July 5, Sonny had a flashback of standing over Deimos' body after he had been stabbed. On July 7, after learning that JJ was arrested, Sonny could not keep his secret anymore despite his great-uncle Victor's wishes to remain silent for the sake of the family and his own. He went to the police station where he confessed to killing Deimos and a witness back up his confession as he saw him standing over Deimos' body that night.
In July 11, Hope, Rafe, JJ and Lani team up to find any evidence leading up to the real killer. They found evidence that leads to someone named "Sam Reynolds", who checked out from the Martin house yesterday morning. The four of them believe "Sam Reynolds" might be Deimos' killer. All the evidence soon led to Xander, but the DNA test did not fit and so they were at a loss. In July 19, Dario reveals to Abigail that he has proof that Chad killed Deimos a photo of Chad cleaning his prints on the knife over Deimos' body. In July 28, Theo succeeded in deleting the incriminating photo from Dario's phone and the cloud.
In August 8, Victor revealed to Brady that he had Xander brought from his Greek prison to Salem to have Deimos killed, but Xander had his own conditions in exchange for his service, in the end Victor refused and had Xander taken back to his prison cell in Greece before anyone noticed. In August 11, Chad turned himself in for Deimos' murder and was put in the same cell as Sonny. They agreed to figure out what happened that night. After some remembering Chad remembered helping Sonny hide the body. In August 14, Sonny finally remembered that he didn't kill Deimos, that he found him lying dead in the ground right before Chad met up with him. At the same time, Brady discovered while ransacking Eric's room the amulet Deimos stole from Sonny. This led him to believe that Eric was the murderer.In August 18, when Brady informs Nicole of this, she begins to remember some flashes from the night and remembers killing Deimos and standing over his dead body. In August 21, Nicole remembered that she saw Deimos at the living room, and he revealed to her that he had the judge take custody of Holly away from her, and that he planned to leave Salem with Holly. In retaliation, Nicole appeared to have stabbed Deimos and she took the amulet from his cold dead body. When she got back into Eric's room she in someways hid it in Eric's room where Brady found it. In October 27, Victor and Brady held a small funeral for Deimos. Victor spitted on his grave declaring no one will miss him. Later it was revealed that Eve Donovan married Deimos back in June.
- Illegal business dealings in prison (1986-2015).
- Hired by Yo Ling to get information on the serum Victor Kiriakis is making (circa 2012)
- Bribed a man to get information about a serum (circa 2012).
- Kidnapped Bo Brady (circa 2012).
- Held Bo Brady captive and had him tortured (2012-2015).
- Did not treat Bo Brady's brain tumor causing him to die (2012-2015).
- Blackmailed Philip Kiriakis into committing corporate espionage (Dec 2015-Jan 2016).
- Bought drugs on the black market (Feb-Mar 2016).
- Poisoned Maggie Horton (Mar 2016).
- Forced Victor in to illegally giving him the deed to his house and money in exchange for the antidote to save Maggie's life (Apr 2016).
- Badgered Victor Kiriakis causing him to have a heart attack and failed to help (Apr 2016).
- Pulled off Victor Kiriakis's life support off (Apr 2016).
- Suffocated Victor Kiriakis (Apr 2016).
- Strangled Nicole Walker (Jun 2016).
- Faked his death.
- Blackmailed Dr. Hochman into committing surgery on Maggie Horton (Jul 2016).
- Suspect in the kidnapping of Tate Black (Jul 2016; later cleared).
- Faked the death of Xander Cook (Oct 2016])
- Hired a thug to spy on Chloe Lane (Oct 2016).
- Kidnapped and drugged Philip Kiriakis (Dec 2016).
- Broke into Dr. Lee's office (Dec 2016).
- Stole the Hard Drive containing the microchips that the Hernandez stole from the DiMeras (Jan 2017).
- Had Andre DiMera poisoned and Dario Hernandez beaten to within a inch of his life (Feb 2017).
- Kidnapped Chad DiMera and Gabi Hernandez (Feb 2017).
- Kidnapped Chad DiMera, Abigail DiMera and Gabi Hernandez (Mar 2017).
- Injected poison into Gabi and Abby and provided only one antidote.
- Had Xander kidnap Nicole and Holly (April 2017).
- Had Guy Mantzoukas rob Chad and Gabi at knifepoint (May 2017).
- Had Guy Mantzoukas killed (May 2017).
- Head of the Halo Drug Business in Salem (2017; revealed on Jun 21, 2017).
- Went on the run as a fugitive after being exposed as a drug lord (Jun 21-28, 2017).
- Bribed the judge to make sure Nicole won't have custody of Holly and plotted to kidnap and leave Salem with her (Jun 23-28, 2017; revealed on Aug 21, 2017).
- Drugged everyone at the Martin mansion with Halo 2.0. (Jun 27, 2017).
- Knocked out Paul (Jun 27, 2017).
- Stole the amulet from Sonny (Jun 28, 2017).
- Tried to run away from being captured (Jun 28, 2017).
Maladies and InjuriesEdit
- Had the mark of the devil carved into his skin by a knife. [Feb 2016]
- Held at knifepoint by Victor. [Apr 2016]
- Slapped by Kate. [Jun 2016]
- Slapped and pushed to the ground by Nicole.[Jun 2016]
- Pushed by Kate and hit his head on a tree stump. [Jun 2016]
- Fell into the river as a result of his head injury. [Jun 2016]
- Attacked by Philip Kiriakis. [Dec 2016]
- Kidnapped and beaten by Chad's henchman. [Mar 28, 2017]
- Suffered minor facial injures when Sonny tore off his fake beard. [Jun 28, 2017]
- Attacked by J.J. Deveraux. [Jun 28, 2017; revealed on Jun 29, 2017]
- Nearly stabbed in the chest by Nicole. [Jun 28, 2017; revealed on Aug 21, 2017]
- Fatally stabbed in the chest with a steak knife by a drugged Nicole. [Jun 28, 2017; Revealed August 18, 2017]