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Overview (2)

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Zayas was born on August 15, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is an actor and producer, known for Skyline (2010), The Expendables (2010) and Dexter (2006). He has been married to Liza Colón-Zayas since November 21, 1998. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Liza Colón-Zayas (21 November 1998 - present) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Goatee
Low nasal voice

Trivia (7)

Former NYPD beat cop in Times Square.
Member of Labyrinth Theater Company.
One of four actors to star in the television series Dexter and Oz, along with Luna Lauren Velez, Erik King and Scott William Winters.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx, New York.
Served in the U.S. Air Force.
The only cast member of Dexter (2006) to have been an actual Police Officer.
Father of David Zayas Jr..

Personal Quotes (10)

People are complicated. People have secrets. It doesn't make them good people or bad people.
You just see a good project and want to be involved in it, and that's what 'Dexter' was.]
Working on 'Dexter' is like shooting one big movie every year.
Part of an actor's job, in my opinion, is adjust to the characteristics of the director and try to understand to how he tries to work.
Art has to be reflective of our society.
To get into another person's mindset and what they are trying to do with their project is a challenge, and it is what I like.
I saw the original that Gela Babluani wrote and directed called '13 Tzameti,' and that was very interesting. I believe it was a French film, and I was just intrigued by the awkwardness; the off-beatness of the film really just grasped me.
As an actor, I've always found that my job is not to judge the content in which I've agreed to perform in. What I try to do is just find the truth in every moment that they've written.
There's not too many things I'm afraid of, but I'm not too brave when it comes to sitting in a chair getting my teeth drilled.
I love it and it is a blessing to be able to have seventy-five to eighty episodes to develop a character and find your voice. You have a similar through voice, and yet you are making different decisions, and so you act differently and you make different choices, as that is what your character would do.

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