David Zayas

 

Date Of Birth

December 31, 1969
 

Biography

Born in Puerto Rico but raised in New York, David Zayas was a part of the United States and Air Force, and later the New York Police, before becoming an actor. Thanks to his police experience, his work on television were mostly roles in law enforcement, although one of his more memorable roles was as prison inmate Enrique Morales in the HBO series Oz. He later starred as homicide detective Angel Batista in the Showtime series Dexter.

Zayas also appeared in numerous films, debuting in 1997's Lena's Dreams, and most notably appearing in the Sylvester Stallone-produced flick The Expendables. He is also a musician, having played the percussions with artists such as Jason Mraz. Zayas is married to actress and playwright Liza Colon.
 

Place of Birth

Puerto Rico
 

Birth Name

David Zayas
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

None
 

Awards

- Satellite Award, Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, 2007 (for Dexter)
 

Filmography

FILM:
- Lena's Dreams (1997)
- Bleach (1998)
- O.K. Garage (1998)
- Scar City (1998)
- Return to Paradise (1998)
- Rounders (1998)
- Above Freezing (1998)
- Stepmom (1998)
- Kingdom Come (1999)
- The Yards (1999)
- Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
- Sam the Man (2001)
- Washington Heights (2002)
- A Gentleman's Game (2002)
- Anne B. Real (2003)
- La Ara?a (2003)
- Mimmo & Paulie (2004)
- Brooklyn Bound (2004)
- Jailbait (2004)
- The Interpreter (2004)
- Sangre/Blood (2005)
- The Beast of the Goat (2005)
- 16 Blocks (2006)
- Bristol Boys (2006)
- The Savages (2007)
- Michael Clayton (2007)
- Burning Mussolini (2009)
- Concerto (2009)
- Wake (2009)
- Flying By (2009)
- Coach (2010)
- 13 (2010)
- Shadowboxing (2010)
- The Expendables (2010)
- Skyline (2010)
- Samuel Bleak (2011)

TELEVISION:
- The Beat (regular, 2000)
- Oz (recurring, 2000-2003)
- Dexter (regular, 2006-present)
 

Nickname

None
 

Height

6'
 

Quotes

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