David Zayas

David Zayas

Highest Rated: 90% The Savages (2007)

Lowest Rated: 8% 13 (2010)

Birthday: Aug 15, 1962

Birthplace: Puerto Rico

A former New York City police officer-turned-actor, David Zayas developed into a fine character performer in films, on television and on stage. While usually typecast as one form of police officer or another, Zayas did spread his wings on occasion, usually on stage and in low-budget features. He did over 30 plays off-Broadway for a local theater group, while at the same time, building his resume by guest starring on prominent television shows. Eventually, he landed his first regular role on the ill-fated procedural "The Beat" (UPN, 1999-2000), then made viewers take notice with his portrayal of a cold, calculating gang leader in the acclaimed prison series "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003). But it was his turn as a good-hearted, but ultimately too-trusting homicide detective on "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006-13) that truly propelled his career, turning Zayas from typecast beat cop to strong supporting player.

Highest rated movies

The Savages
Tallulah
Angel
Washington Heights
The Yards
The Lennon Report
The Interpreter
16 Blocks

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
52% No Score Yet R#J Unknown (Character) - 2021
8% 16% Force of Nature John the Baptist (Character) - 2020
44% 36% Body Cam Sergeant Kesper (Character) - 2020
50% 89% Shine Ramon (Character) $308.4K 2017
No Score Yet 22% Lost Cat Corona Ponce (Character) - 2017
57% 71% The Lennon Report Officer Joseph Medina (Character) - 2016
85% 69% Tallulah Unknown (Character) - 2016
38% 36% The Wannabe Unknown (Character) - 2015
52% 36% Ride Ramon (Character) - 2014
28% 59% Annie Lou (Character) $85.9M 2014
No Score Yet 43% Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret Detective Esteban Flores (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 90% Junction Lt. Tarelli (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 31% Samuel Bleak Ruben Ramirez (Character) - 2011
8% 34% 13 Det. Larry Mullane (Character) - 2010
15% 18% Skyline Oliver (Character) $21.4M 2010
42% 64% The Expendables Gen. Garza (Character) $103.0M 2010
No Score Yet 38% Coach Ramon (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 40% Wake Detective Grayson (Character) - 2009
90% 75% The Savages Eduardo (Character) $6.6M 2007
56% 57% 16 Blocks Officer Robert Torres (Character) $36.9M 2006
No Score Yet 73% The Feast of the Goat Antonio de la Maza (Character) - 2005
83% 11% Angel Angel's Father (Character) - 2005
57% 54% The Interpreter Charlie Russell (Character) $72.5M 2005
17% 52% Jailbait Guard (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 42% Anne B. Real Cynthia's Dad (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 40% Undefeated Paulie (Character) - 2003
79% 53% Washington Heights David (Character) $156.0K 2002
No Score Yet 58% A Gentleman's Game Alfred D'Angelo (Character) - 2001
64% 51% The Yards Officer Jerry Rifkin (Character) $882.7K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lena's Dreams Jorge (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Above Freezing Unknown (Character) - 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 57% FBI Antonio Vargas (Guest Star) 2020-2021
91% 80% The Blacklist Manny Soto (Guest Star) 2013 2021
64% 73% NEXT Nacio Flores (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Governor Martin Mendez (Guest Star) 2017-2019
70% 46% Quantico Charlie (Guest Star) 2018
37% 88% Shut Eye Magana (Character) 2016-2017
95% 89% Elementary Juan Murillo (Guest Star) 2015
77% 67% Gotham Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
0% 31% Saint George Junior (Character) 2014
71% 81% Dexter Angel Batista (Character) 2006-2013
58% 67% The Following Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
37% 62% Deception Frank (Guest Star) 2013
89% 89% Grimm Salvadore Butrell (Guest Star) 2012
92% 76% Person of Interest Ernie Trask (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Harrison Locke (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 63% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 2008
88% 94% Burn Notice Javier (Guest Star) 2007
83% 85% The Closer Brian (Guest Star) 2007
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
22% No Score Yet Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
20% 100% UC: Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Milton (Guest Star) 2002
92% No Score Yet The Beat Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
83% 83% NYPD Blue Joaquin Enriquez (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME Dexter Angel Batista (Character)