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David Zayas



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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% The Lennon Report
  • Officer Joseph Medina
2016
84% Tallulah
  • Detective Richards
2016
38% The Wannabe
  • Pablo Guzman
2015
48% Ride
  • Ramon
2015
27% Annie
  • Lou
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
2010
41% The Expendables
  • General Garza
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
2007
90% Michael Clayton
  • Detective Dalberto
2007
No Score Yet The Feast of the Goat (La fiesta del Chivo)
  • Actor
2006
56% 16 Blocks
  • Robert Torres
2006
No Score Yet Brooklyn Bound
  • Popo
2005
56% The Interpreter
  • Charlie Russell
2005
80% 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
80% Wit
  • Code Team Blue Head
2001
64% The Yards
  • Officer Jerry Rifkin
2000
71% Bringing Out the Dead
  • Cop in Elevator
1999
44% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Ben Porterson
82% Gotham
2014
  • Don Maroni Maroni
86% Grimm
2011
  • Sal Burrell
0% Saint George
2014
  • Junior
38% Shut Eye
2016
  • Eduardo Bernal
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • McGinty Carlos Raoul Cervantes John Mireles
55% The Following
2013-2015
  • Tyson
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Gabriel Molina
95% Elementary
2012
  • Juan Murillo
80% Dexter
2006-2013
  • Angel Batista
Oz
1997-2003
  • Enrique Morales
38% Deception
2013
  • Actor

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