Soon after, David teamed up with Phillip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz to become a part of the now renowned Labyrinth Theatre Company. David starred in plays that reinvented the New York theatre. JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN, IN ARABIA WE'D ALL BE KINGS and OUR LADY OF 121ST ST. are just some of the many works that David participated in through his theatre company.
After doing approximately 30 plays, Tom Fontana met David and cast him in the HBO series OZ. David played the ringleader of the Latino prisoners, Enrique Morales. His performance terrified and captivated viewers for three seasons and led to feature film offers from Martin Scorsese (BRINGING OUT THE DEAD), James Gray (THE YARDS), John Leguizamo (UNDEFEATED), Mike Nichols (WIT) and Jim McKay (ANGEL).
Most recently, David 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.
Lastly, he just wrapped shooting MICHAEL CLAYTON opposite George Clooney and Sydney Pollack for Castle Rock films.
Mr. Zayas resides in New York and Los Angeles with his wife, Liza.
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