David Zayas

Highest Rated: 100% 11:55 (2017)
Lowest Rated: 8% 13 (2011)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
A former New York City police officer who was inspired to take up acting after seeing a performance of A Few Good Men on Broadway, David Zayas subsequently enrolled in Ernie Martin's acting classes and began honing his craft while he wasn't fighting crime. Later, Zayas would sign on with the Labyrinth Theater Company alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz and appear in a variety of groundbreaking productions including In Arabia We'd All Be Kings and Jesus Hopped the "A" Train. Thirty plays later, Zayas was discovered by Tom Fontana and cast in the hit HBO series Oz. Zayas would stick with the series for three seasons, his role as the leader of the Latino prison population gradually drawing the eye of such acclaimed filmmakers as Martin Scorsese and James Gray. While roles in Bringing Out the Dead, The Yards, Bristol Boys, and 16 Blocks all served well to advance Zayas' career on the big screen (where he could usually be found playing a detective or police officer), he remained faithful to the stage by appearing in a Broadway production of Anna in the Tropics at the Royal Theater and could later be seen opposite Michael C. Hall in the Golden Globe-nominated Showtime series Dexter.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
50% Shine Ramon Matas 2018
100% 11:55 Maurice 2017
No Score Yet Lost Cat Corona Ponce 2017
83% Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Alberto Reyes 2017
67% The Lennon Report Officer Joseph Medina 2016
85% Tallulah Detective Richards 2016
38% The Wannabe Pablo Guzman 2015
50% Ride Ramon 2015
28% Annie Lou $58.7M 2014
No Score Yet Junction Lt. Tarelli 2013
No Score Yet Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret Esteban Flores 2013
No Score Yet Samuel Bleak Actor 2013
8% 13 Detective Larry Mullane 2011
16% Skyline Oliver $12.1M 2010
42% The Expendables General Garza $103M 2010
No Score Yet Wake Detective Grayson 2009
No Score Yet Flying By Tony 2009
No Score Yet Coach Ramon 2009
No Score Yet Burning Mussolini Actor 2008
89% The Savages Eduardo $6.5M 2007
90% Michael Clayton Detective Dalberto $49M 2007
No Score Yet The Feast of the Goat (La fiesta del Chivo) Actor 2006
56% 16 Blocks Robert Torres $37M 2006
No Score Yet Brooklyn Bound Popo 2005
57% The Interpreter Charlie Russell $72.6M 2005
83% Angel Rodriguez Angel's Father 2005
No Score Yet Bristol Boys Actor 2005
17% Jailbait Guard 2004
No Score Yet Undefeated Paulie 2003
No Score Yet Anne B. Real Cynthia's Father 2003
No Score Yet A Gentleman's Game Alfred D'Angelo 2002
79% Washington Heights David 2002
83% Wit Code Team Blue Head 2001
64% The Yards Officer Jerry Rifkin 2000
72% Bringing Out the Dead Cop in Elevator 1999
45% Stepmom Policeman 1998
65% Rounders Osborne 1998
No Score Yet Scarred City Cop 1998
No Score Yet O.K. Garage Omar 1998
No Score Yet Lena's Dreams Jorge 1997

TV

CREDIT
64% Deadly Class
2019
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Governor Martin Mendez Governor Mendez
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
64% The Guest Book
2017-2018
  • 2017
37% Shut Eye
2016-2017
Eduardo Bernal
  • 2017
  • 2016
78% Gotham
2014
Don Maroni Maroni
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
97% Elementary
2012
Juan Murillo
  • 2015
0% Saint George
2014
Junior
  • 2014
38% Deception
2013
  • 2013
59% The Following
2013-2015
Tyson
  • 2013
72% Dexter
2006-2013
Angel Batista
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
89% Grimm
2011-2017
Sal Burrell
  • 2012
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Ben Porterson
  • 2009
52% Shark
2006-2008
Kel Gerber
  • 2007
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Gabriel Molina
  • 2007
89% Oz
1997-2003
Enrique Morales
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
McGinty Carlos Raoul Cervantes John Mireles
  • 2003
  • 1998
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet UC: Undercover
2001-2002
Jorge Gonzales
  • 2002
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Joaquin
  • 2000

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