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      David Zayas

      David Zayas

      Highest Rated: 90% The Savages (2007)

      Lowest Rated: 7% 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 Interpreter
      The Lennon Report
      16 Blocks

      Photos

      David Zayas at arrivals for GOOD BOYS Opening Night, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA June 30, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection David Zayas at arrivals for SHUT EYE Series Premiere on Hulu, Arclight Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA December 1, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection David Zayas at arrivals for PIXELS Premiere, Regal Cinemas E-Walk 13 & RPX, New York, NY July 18, 2015. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection David Zayas, Liza Col-n-Zayas at arrivals for CALIFORNICATION and WEEDS Season 3 Premiere Screening, ArcLight Cinerama Dome, Los Angeles, CA, August 01, 2007. Photo by: Michael Germana/Everett Collection Dexter, David Zayas (L), Desmond Harrington (R), 'Are We There Yet?', Season 8, Ep. #8, 08/18/2013, ©SHO Dexter, David Zayas (L), Desmond Harrington (R), 'Scar Tissue', Season 8, Ep. #4, 07/21/2013, ©SHO Dexter, Jennifer Carpenter (L), David Zayas (R), 'Argentina', Season 7, Ep. #8, 11/18/2012, ©SHO Dexter, Michael C Hall (L), David Zayas (R), 'Chemistry', Season 7, Ep. #7, 11/11/2012, ©SHO Dexter, Lauren Vélez (L), David Zayas (R), 'Chemistry', Season 7, Ep. #7, 11/11/2012, ©SHO Dexter, David Zayas, 'Do The Wrong Thing', Season 7, Ep. #6, 11/04/2012, ©SHO Dexter, David Zayas (L), Aimee Garcia (R), 'Do The Wrong Thing', Season 7, Ep. #6, 11/04/2012, ©SHO Dexter, Michael C Hall (L), David Zayas (R), 'Swim Deep', Season 7, Ep. #5, 10/28/2012, ©SHO Dexter, David Zayas (L), Desmond Harrington (C), Michael C Hall (R), 'Run', Season 7, Ep. #4, 10/21/2012, ©SHO Dexter, Lauren Vélez (L), David Zayas (R), 'Run', Season 7, Ep. #4, 10/21/2012, ©SHO Dexter, Michael C Hall (L), David Zayas (R), 'Run', Season 7, Ep. #4, 10/21/2012, ©SHO Dexter, David Zayas (L), C. S. Lee (R), 'Helter Skelter', Season 7, Ep. #9, 11/25/2012, ©SHO Dexter, David Zayas, 'Buck The System', Season 7, Ep. #3, 10/14/2012, ©SHO Dexter, Michael C Hall (L), David Zayas (R), 'Buck The System', Season 7, Ep. #3, 10/14/2012, ©SHO Dexter, Michael C Hall (L), Jennifer Carpenter (C), David Zayas (R), 'Buck The System', Season 7, Ep. #3, 10/14/2012, ©SHO Dexter, David Zayas (L), Michael C Hall (R), 'Monkey In A Box', Season 8, Ep. #11, 09/15/2013, ©SHO

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      20% 58% Snag Ramon (Character) - 2023
      50% No Score Yet R#J Unknown (Character) - 2021
      8% 16% Force of Nature John the Baptist (Character) - 2020
      43% 34% 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% 37% The Wannabe Unknown (Character) - 2015
      52% 36% Ride Ramon (Character) - 2014
      29% 59% Annie Lou (Character) $85.9M 2014
      No Score Yet 42% 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
      7% 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
      55% 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
      58% 54% The Interpreter Charlie Russell (Character) $72.5M 2005
      17% 50% 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
      91% 78% The Blacklist Manny Soto (Guest Star) 2013 2021 2023
      No Score Yet 65% FBI Antonio Vargas (Guest Star) 2020-2021
      64% 69% NEXT Nacio Flores (Guest Star) 2020
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Governor Martin Mendez (Guest Star) 2017-2019
      70% 47% Quantico Charlie (Guest Star) 2018
      37% 86% Shut Eye Magana (Character) 2016-2017
      95% 88% 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% 66% The Following Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      37% 73% Deception Frank (Guest Star) 2013
      89% 90% Grimm Salvadore Butrell (Guest Star) 2012
      92% 78% Person of Interest Ernie Trask (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Plain Sight Harrison Locke (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 2008
      88% 95% Burn Notice Javier (Guest Star) 2007
      83% 85% The Closer Brian (Guest Star) 2007
      52% 50% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      22% 80% Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      20% No Score Yet UC: Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Milton (Guest Star) 2002
      92% No Score Yet The Beat Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Joaquin Enriquez (Guest Star) 2000