David Zayas
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David Zayas


David Zayas is a talented Puerto Rican-American actor known for his compelling performances in film, television, and theater. Born on August 15, 1962, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Zayas moved to the United States as a child and grew up in the Bronx, New York City. Zayas initially pursued a career in law enforcement, serving as a New York City police officer for 15 years. However, his passion for acting led him to explore opportunities in the entertainment industry. Zayas made his breakthrough in television when he was cast in the critically acclaimed HBO series "Oz" (1997-2003), where he portrayed the complex character of Enrique Morales. Following his success on "Oz," Zayas went on to appear in numerous television shows, including "Dexter" (2006-2013), where he portrayed the morally conflicted detective, Angel Batista. In addition to his television work, Zayas has also made significant contributions to film. He has appeared in movies such as "The Expendables" (2010), "Annie" (2014), and "The Lennon Report" (2016), showcasing his versatility and ability to portray a range of characters. Beyond his on-screen performances, Zayas has also maintained a presence in the theater world. He has appeared in numerous stage productions, including the Tony Award-winning play "Anna in the “Tropics" (2003). David Zayas' talent and dedication to his craft have earned him widespread recognition and respect in the industry. His ability to bring depth and authenticity to his characters, coupled with his commanding presence, has made him a sought-after actor. With his dynamic performances and commitment to his craft, David Zayas continues to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

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