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David Zayas


David Zayas was born on August 15, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is known for his work on Skyline (2010), The Expendables (2010) and Dexter (2006). He is married to Liza Colón-Zayas. See full bio »

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Known For

Skyline
Skyline Oliver
(2010)
The Expendables
The Expendables General Garza
(2010)
Dexter
Dexter Sgt. Angel Batista / Det. Angel Batista / Lt. Angel Batista
(2006-2013)
16 Blocks
16 Blocks Robert Torres
(2006)

Filmography

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 2018 Eli Moran (post-production)
Coach Romero
 2018 Tell No Tales (pre-production)
Frank (rumored)
 2016-2017 Shut Eye (TV Series)
Eduardo Bernal
- There's No Place Like Home (2017) ... Eduardo Bernal
- Vérité (2017) ... Eduardo Bernal
- Karma Chameleon (2017) ... Eduardo Bernal
- Purple Hearts (2017) ... Eduardo Bernal
- Crimes and Punishments (2017) ... Eduardo Bernal
 2017 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Governor Martin Mendez
- Pain Killers (2017) ... Governor Martin Mendez
 2017/I Shine
Ramon
 2017 The Guest Book (TV Series)
David
- Story Eight (2017) ... David
- Story Three (2017) ... David
 2016-2017 Bloodline (TV Series)
Sheriff Aguirre
- Part 32 (2017) ... Sheriff Aguirre
- Part 31 (2017) ... Sheriff Aguirre
- Part 29 (2017) ... Sheriff Aguirre
- Part 27 (2017) ... Sheriff Aguirre
- Part 26 (2017) ... Sheriff Aguirre
 2017 Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (Video)
Alberto Reyes (voice)
 2017 Lost Cat Corona
Ponce
 2013-2016 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Manny Soto
- Esteban (No. 79) (2016) ... Manny Soto
- Frederick Barnes (No. 47) (2013) ... Manny Soto
 2016 11:55
Maurice
 2016 The Lennon Report
Officer Joseph Medina
 2016 Tallulah
Detective Richards
 2015 Elementary (TV Series)
Juan Murillo
- The Past Is Parent (2015) ... Juan Murillo
 2014-2015 Gotham (TV Series)
Sal Maroni
- All Happy Families Are Alike (2015) ... Sal Maroni
- The Anvil or the Hammer (2015) ... Sal Maroni
- Under the Knife (2015) ... Sal Maroni
- The Scarecrow (2015) ... Sal Maroni
- The Fearsome Dr. Crane (2015) ... Sal Maroni
 2015 The Wannabe
Pablo Guzman
 2014 Annie
Lou
 2014/I Ride
Ramon
 2014 Saint George (TV Series)
Junior
- Rich Girl (2014) ... Junior
- School's Out (2014) ... Junior
- Hit Me with Your Best Shot (2014) ... Junior
- Carry on Wayward Son (2014) ... Junior
- I Wish (2014) ... Junior
 2006-2013 Dexter (TV Series)
Sgt. Angel Batista / Det. Angel Batista / Lt. Angel Batista
- Remember the Monsters? (2013) ... Lt. Angel Batista
- Monkey in a Box (2013) ... Lt. Angel Batista
- Goodbye Miami (2013) ... Lt. Angel Batista
- Make Your Own Kind of Music (2013) ... Lt. Angel Batista
- Are We There Yet? (2013) ... Lt. Angel Batista
 2013 Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret (TV Movie)
Detective Flores
 2013 The Following (TV Series)
Tyson Hernandez
- Guilt (2013) ... Tyson Hernandez
 2013 Samuel Bleak
Ruben Ramirez
 2013 Deception (TV Series)
Frank
- Pilot (2013) ... Frank
 2012 Junction
Lt. Tarelli
 2012 Grimm (TV Series)
Salvadore Butrell
- Leave It to Beavers (2012) ... Salvadore Butrell
 2012 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Ernie Trask
- Super (2012) ... Ernie Trask
 2010 Skyline
Oliver
 2010 H.A.W.X.2 (Video Game)
Manny (voice)
 2010 The Expendables
General Garza
 2010 Coach (Video)
Ramon
 2010/II Shadowboxing
Bill
 2006-2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Captain Pro Tem Stanley Maas / Fire Marshall
- Loyalty: Part 2 (2010) ... Captain Pro Tem Stanley Maas
- Loyalty: Part 1 (2010) ... Captain Pro Tem Stanley Maas
- On Fire (2006) ... Fire Marshall
 2010/I 13
Detective Larry Mullane
 2009 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Harrison Locke
- Rubble with a Cause (2009) ... Harrison Locke
 2009 Flying By
Tony
 2009 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Ben Porterson
- Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing (2009) ... Ben Porterson
 2009/I Wake
Detective Grayson
 2009 Concerto (Short)
Ray Lorentz
 2009 Burning Mussolini
Hector
 1995-2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Detective Justin Cabrera / John Mireles / Carlos / ...
- Submission (2008) ... Detective Justin Cabrera
- Smoke (2003) ... John Mireles
- Flight (1998) ... Carlos
- Causa Mortis (1996) ... Raoul Cervantes
- Savages (1995) ... McGinty
 2007 Michael Clayton
Detective Dalberto
 2007 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Javier
- Pilot (2007) ... Javier
 2007 The Closer (TV Series)
Brian
- Grave Doubts (2007) ... Brian
 2007 Shark (TV Series)
Alvarez
- Strange Bedfellows (2007) ... Alvarez
 2007 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Gabriel Molina
- Crash and Burn (2007) ... Gabriel Molina
 2007 The Savages
Eduardo
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Carlos Costavo
- Brutus (2006) ... Carlos Costavo
 2006 Bristol Boys
Detective Benson
 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini-Series)
Lou Napoli
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Lou Napoli
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Lou Napoli
 2006 Conviction (TV Series)
Cartwright
- Pilot (2006) ... Cartwright
 2006 16 Blocks
Robert Torres
 2005 La fiesta del Chivo
Antonio de la Maza
 2005 Angel (TV Movie)
Angel's Father
 2005 Sangre/Blood (Short)
Nestor
 2005 The Interpreter
Charlie Russell
 2004 Brooklyn Bound
Popo
 2004 Jailbait
Guard
 2004 Mimmo & Paulie (Short)
Paulie
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Super
- Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) ... Super
- Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) ... Super
- Perestroika (2003) ... Super
 2003 La Araña (Short)
La Araña
 2003 Undefeated (TV Movie)
Paulie
 2003 Anne B. Real
Cynthia's Dad
 2000-2003 Oz (TV Series)
Enrique Morales
- 4giveness (2003) ... Enrique Morales
- A Failure to Communicate (2003) ... Enrique Morales
- Sonata da Oz (2003) ... Enrique Morales
- See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil (2003) ... Enrique Morales
- Dead Man Talking (2003) ... Enrique Morales
 2002 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Prison Guard
- Episode dated 22 October 2002 (2002) ... Prison Guard
 2002 A Gentleman's Game
Alfred D'Angelo
 2002 Washington Heights
David
 2002 UC: Undercover (TV Series)
Jorge Gonzales
- Manhunt (2002) ... Jorge Gonzales
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Detective Milton
- Protection (2002) ... Detective Milton
 2001 Wit (TV Movie)
Code Team Blue Head
 2001 Sam the Man
Billy the Cop
 2000 All My Children (TV Series)
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
Rei Morales
- Someone to Watch Over Me (2000) ... Rei Morales
- Cueca Solo (2000) ... Rei Morales
- Can I Get a Witness? (2000) ... Rei Morales
- They Say It's Your Birthday (2000) ... Rei Morales
 2000 The Yards
Officer Jerry Rifkin
 2000 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Joaquin Enriquez
- These Shoots Are Made for Joaquin (2000) ... Joaquin Enriquez
 1999 Kingdom Come
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead
Cop in Elevator
 1999 Third Watch (TV Series)
Motorman
- Welcome to Camelot (1999) ... Motorman
 1998 Bleach (Short)
Lt. Ballard
 1998 Trinity (TV Series)
Uniform Cop #1
- ...To Forgive, Divine (1998) ... Uniform Cop #1
 1998 Stepmom
Policeman
 1998 Above Freezing
Hector
 1998 Rounders
Osborne
 1998 Return to Paradise
Construction Foreman
 1998 Scar City
Cop #1
 1998 O.K. Garage
Omar
 1997 Lena's Dreams
Jorge
 1997 Feds (TV Series)
- Somebody's Lyin (1997)
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Paco Martinez
- The Enforcers (1996) ... Paco Martinez
  Blanco (TV Movie)
Ortiz
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Starred Off Broadway in "Our Lady of 121st Street" See more »

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I saw the original that Gela Babluani wrote and directed called '13 Tzameti,' and that was very interesting. I believe it was a French film, and I was just intrigued by the awkwardness; the off-beatness of the film really just grasped me. See more »

Trivia:

Served in the U.S. Air Force. See more »

Trademark:

Low nasal voice See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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