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David Zayas Biography

Birth Name:
David Zayas
Birth Place:
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Profession
Actor

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

  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated