Fast Facts

  • Born in Puerto Rico, but raised in the Bronx.
  • Joined the Air Force after high school; later began a career as a police officer in New York City.
  • A member of the LAByrinth Theatre Company since its inception in 1992.
  • In April 2008, performed in the studio's production of The Little Flower of East Orange directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
  • Won his first regular series role on the short-lived 2000 police drama The Beat, then moved on to more notable television parts on the HBO prison drama Oz and Showtime's crime thriller Dexter.

Awards

  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Liza Colón-Zayas — Wife

Details

  • Birth Name: David Zayas
  • Birth Place: Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Birthday: August 15, 1962, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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