David raised in the Bronx. A movie lover since early childhood, David always had acting aspirations . But after graduating from high school, he joined the Air Force and then pursued a career as a NYC policeman, placing his own dreams on hold to support his family. In the early '90's David enrolled in acting classes while still working as a cop.
David's talent was soon recognized, and he appeared in many plays, became a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company, and won roles in television and film, very fittingly, often playing a cop, David quickly reached a point in his career where it seemed that acting was truly his calling, and he was able to leave the police force and focus solely on performing. Much of David's skill and appeal lie in his ability to play a variety of parts. Most remember him as the terrifying and powerful prisoner, Enrique Morales, from HBO's Oz, but he also has wonderful comic timing, as many NYC theatre goers can attest to.
Today David has had roles on Broadway, television series, major motion pictures and even lent his voice to a video game. And although his childhood dreams have been realized and he is now one of the faces in the movies that inspire other children. Luckily for audiences, this former policeman is not slowing at all. He continues to challenge himself with a range of varying roles in all media. … Expand
David Zayas' Scores
|The Savages||Nov 28, 2007||Eduardo||7.4|
|Washington Heights||May 9, 2003||David||9.0|
|16 Blocks||Mar 3, 2006||Det. Robert Torres||6.3|
|Return to Paradise||Aug 14, 1998||Construction Foreman||7.7|
|The Expendables||Aug 13, 2010||General Garza||6.2|
|Jailbait||Aug 4, 2006||Guard||4.0|
|13||Oct 28, 2011||Detective Larry Mullane||5.1|
|Skyline||Nov 12, 2010||Oliver||3.4|