David Zayas is best known for his role as “Angel Batista” on the Golden Globe®-nominated psychological drama Dexter. His other television credits include 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 inThe Expendables, Skyline, 13, Michael Clayton, Sixteen Blocks, The Savages, Bringing Out the Dead, The Yards, Undefeated, Wit, Angel, and The Interpreter. Zayas will next star opposite Helen Hunt in the indie feature Ride, and the upcoming film remake of the 1982 movie musical Annie opposite Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz.
A former New York police officer, Zayas began his acting career in 1992 in theater. He has starred in more than 30 theater productions including Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, Our Lady of 121 St., and the Pulitzer Prize®-winning Anna in the Tropics on Broadway.