David Zayas is a prominent Puerto Rican-American actor and producer widely famous as Angel Batista on Showtime’s series Dexter. Active since 1995, the multi-talented personality has more than 100 credits under his name as an actor. The famous actor has been married to Liza Colón-Zayas since November 21, 1998.

Dexter Cast David Zayas Age and Early Life

David Zayas was born on August 15, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The 59 years old actor grew up in The Bronx, New York. He holds dual nationality, i.e., Puerto Rican and American. Before developing a career in the film line, he was in the air force. He peaks at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.79 m).

The actor is a former N.Y.P.D. Beat cop in Times Square. He spent 15 years serving in the respective position. But, he had dreamed of acting at the age of 13. He is close to his parents but has kept them far from the limelight.

Career Beginning: TV Shows & Movies

His experiences as a police officer helped him get involved in the entertainment industry. And David debuted on the big screen by appearing as Paco Martinez in the tv series New York Undercover. It was released in 1996, and after that, he emerged in Feds. Since 1992, Zayas has been a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company.

David Zayas and director Tony Nardolillo
David Zayas and director Tony Nardolillo
Source: Instagram @zz_nyc

Zayas is one of the experienced actors in the industry as he has worked in numerous television series, including Shut Eye, Seven Seconds, Chicago P.D., Deadly Class, and Bloodline. In addition, he also gave his voice in a video game H.A.W.X. 2. After playing in many films, David has now got into producing and directing films. In 2020, he was an executive producer of the short film, Break-In.

The experienced actor has also won numerous awards for his amazing acting skills, including the ALMA Award (2013) and Satellite Award (2007). Likewise, he has worked with various established figures in the industry. Some notable series played by David are Blue Bloods, F.B.I., Power Book II: Ghost, Deadly Class, and many more. Not to mention, Blue Blood also features artists such as Angela SarafyanVanessa Ray, and Steve Schirripa.

Married To Liza Colón-Zayas: His Children

The Blue Bloods star is a married man whose wife is Liza Colón-Zayas. The couple has been married since November 21, 1998. The pair tied the knot privately in the presence of their close ones.

The happy couple is the parents of a son David Zayas Jr. Besides, their son is also engaged in the showbiz industry, working as director and editor. On the other hand, David’s wife, Liza, is also a talented actress who has given prominent roles in series such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, David Makes Man, and In Treatment.

David Zayas with his wife, Liza Colón-Zayas
David Zayas with his wife, Liza Colón-Zayas
Source: Instagram @lizacolonzayas_lcz

In addition, she is also an original member of The LAByrinth Theater Company in New York. The happy family resides in the United States, and Liza often shares beautiful images with David on Instagram.

Gotham Star David Net Worth & Income Sources

Liza’s husband has accumulated a huge sum of money from his long-term involvement in the film industry. According to Celebrity Net Worth, David Zayas’ net worth is around $4 million. The actor has given numerous hit projects that have grossed massive profit. And in America, the average pay for an actor is $91401 a year, and a producer earns around $72,115 per year. So, David surely earns a fair sum of money from his multiple works.

MoviesEst. BudgetBox OfficeRole
Skyline$10 million$68.3 millionSkyline
The Expendables$80 million$274.5 millionGeneral Garza
Michael Clayton$21.5 million$93 millionDetective Dalberto

The Skyline actor’s bank balance might have risen by working in the movies mentioned above. Apart from his work as an actor, David’s income comes from sponsorship and advertisements. According to the Influencer Marketing Hub, he charges around $110.25 – $183.75 for a single post on Instagram.