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

David Zayas is best known for his role as Angel Batista on the Golden Globe®-nominated psychological drama Dexter. David was recently seen as Sal Maroni on the Fox series Gotham, Sheriff Aguirre on Netflix’s Bloodline, and will be seen as Eduardo Magana on the upcoming Hulu series Shut Eye.

His other television credits include the role of Junior on the FX series Saint George, New York Undercover, Law & Order, and NYPD Blue.

While working on the crime drama The Beat, Zayas met Emmy Award®-winning television writer and producer Tom Fontana, who went on to create the role of Enrique Morales on HBO’s Oz especially for him.

In film, he has starred in The Expendables, Skyline, 13, Michael Clayton, Sixteen Blocks, The Savages, Bringing Out the Dead, The Yards, Undefeated, Wit, Angel, and The Interpreter.

David recently starred opposite Helen Hunt in the indie feature Ride, opposite Ellen Page and Allison Janney in the feature Tallulah, and was recently seen in the film remake of the 1982 movie musical Annie opposite Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz.

David Zayas

Monsters don’t get to live happily ever after.

It’s a hard acomplishment to get someone to actually love a serial killer. But Dexter is one of those few attempts that works. It’s not forced upon you – the show doesn’t shove the whole “well this serial killer had a terrible childhood…” in your face. And it doesn’t need to in order to get you to love its main character. You just do.