Angel Batista – David Zayas

Angel Batista David Zayas

Angel is a fellow homicide detective who shares Dexter’s meticulous nature and works closely with him on forensics cases.

While an officer in the New York Police Department, David Zayas caught a performance of A Few Good Men on Broadway. The play was an inspiration, and Zayas enrolled in acting classes at Ernie Martin’s studio. Soon after, Zayas teamed up with Phillip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz to become a member of the renowned Labyrinth Theatre Company. Through his theatre company, Zayas has starred in plays including Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings and Our Lady Of 121ST St. After doing approximately 30 plays, Tom Fontana cast him as the ringleader of the Latino prisoners, ‘Enrique Morales’ in the series Oz. Zayas’ feature film credits include Martin Scorsese’s Bringing Out The Dead, The Yards, Undefeated, Mike Nichols’ Wit, Angel and The Interpreter, directed by Sydney Pollack. Recently, Zayas was seen in Sixteen Blocks, playing the corrupt ‘Detective Robert Torres’ opposite Bruce Willis and Mos Def. His upcoming roles include starring opposite Harvey Keitel in the ABC miniseries, The Path To 9/11, the feature film Michael Clayton opposite George Clooney and The Savages with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Most recently, Zayas starred on Broadway opposite Jimmy Smits in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna In The Tropics. The play ran at the Royale Theatre for over a hundred performances.

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