|David Chow’s Photo Scrapbook | Played by Vincent Irizzarry
Actor History: Vincent Irizzarry (2007-2008)
Othernames: Angelo Serafini (birth name)
Occupation at time of death: Co-CEO of Jabot Cosmetics
Resided at time of death: In a mansion with Nikki Newman
Spouse at time of death: Nikki Newman
1. Janelle Chow (deceased; suicide)
2. Angela Perkins (deceased, car accident)
3. Elizabeth Hartford (divorced)
Young and Restless character history
David Chow was the savy political operative who arrived in Genoa City looking for revenge for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Carmen Mesta. He quickly started looking at Devon Hamilton and Drucilla Winters as his main suspects. He had a tape that had a heated argument between Carmen and Drucilla and released it to the public. David continued to try to drive Dru crazy by hiring a Carmen look-a-like to appear in town for only her to see. It started to work until Dru’s husband, Neil saw the look-a-like as well.
Meanwhile, Victor Newman made David an interesting offer to work on Jack Abbott’s campaign for state senator. After David released a video of Jack’s opponent, and Victor’s wife Nikki, stripping, Jack and Victor fired him. Nikki saw this as a chance to get him to work for her. Working with Nikki, David got to know her better and they began to have feelings for each other. The two later married, after Nikki lost her campaign to Jack.
He owed money to a man named Walter Palin, a loan shark, who seemed to be the only one that knew about David’s real identity. After getting into a fight with Walter at a restaurant, he had to tell Nikki the truth, changing their relationship for the worse. Nikki eventually decided to forgive him. His debt was paid off by Nikki and he presumably wanted to win back her trust and gain respect as an upstanding executive at Jabot Cosmetics.
Later that year, Paul Williams discovered that David had been married three times prior to his union with Nikki. As part of his investigation Paul flew to Bermuda to meet with David’s third ex-wife, Elizabeth Hartford, who shared her suspicions about David: his previous wives—all wealthy women—had met with untimely, suspicious ends. Once back in Genoa City, Paul met with Mina King, the daughter of David’s former spouse Angela Perkins. Mina, convinced that David murdered her mother, told Paul that her stepfather convinced Angela to cut her out of the will entirely, leaving David the sole beneficiary. Paul later confronted David with this information, but David denied the allegation, stating that Mina was cut from the will due to her addiction to cocaine. Eventually, David had no choice but to tell Nikki about Paul’s investigation and the reasons why anyone would think he had killed his ex-wives.
David explained how he had met Janelle, his first wife, in college. Together, David and Janelle traveled the world on humanitarian missions—going from Cambodia to Africa and so-on. At times they also shared “dark times,” where Janelle was unable to get out of bed due to heavy sleeping medication. Eventually, she died due to an overdose of sleeping pills. Fortunately for David, he was never charged for her murder, although the accusation that he had anything to do with it has left him scarred. According to David, his second wife—Angela—was a hedonist who loved fast cars and flying. At the time of their marriage David’s gambling addiction was out of control, and the couple would fight often. One night, following a heated argument, Angela stormed out and, unfortunately, wrapped her car around a telephone pole soon thereafter. David also told Nikki about Angela’s daughter, Mina, and how she accused David of her mother’s death while at the funeral. Next, David revealed how he met his third wife, Elizabeth, at a congressional fundraiser, and how she eventually offered him a job at Granville Global. Nikki asked what went wrong with that marriage, and David answered that she suffered from extreme paranoia—physically attacking him when he got home from work because he was “having an affair”, accusing him of spying, etc. Once David and Elizabeth separated, David started his affair with Carmen. Elizabeth, like Mina, accused David of killing his ex-wives, forcing him to finally seek a divorce.
Nikki seemed to accept David’s explanation. As of June 2008 David’s debts were starting to build up once more, forcing him to seek a loan from Walter after losing $40,000 in a horse race. His gambling habits continued to escalate until finally he demanded a divorce from Nikki because he feared that he would gamble away her money just as he had with his ex-wives’. Soon thereafter, while on a business trip, he met with Walter in Las Vegas at a casino. While there it was revealed that David, acting on Walter’s behalf, played a part in the death of Ji Min Kim. It was also revealed a few weeks later that Mina King died under suspicious circumstances. In mid-July 2008 Paul Williams discovered that David Chow’s real name was Angelo Sarafini, and that he was a hit man for the mob.
Nikki, after having learned about another lie of David’s, told him it was over, but they both agreed to announce their separation after the Charity Ball gala that was being held in Genoa City. David ordered a vial of liquid morphine and poured it in Nikki’s drink, intending to kill her, but he never saw his plan develop because she was rescued by Paul and J.T. Hellstrom. Later that night, David and Sabrina Newman was killed in a car accident orchestrated by Walter Palin.