David was born in Puerto Rico  and raised in the Bronx. A movie lover since early childhood, David always had acting aspirations . But after graduating from  high school, he joined the Air Force and then pursued a career as a NYC policeman, placing his own dreams on hold to support his family.   In the early '90's David enrolled in acting classes while still working as a cop.  
   
   David's talent was soon recognized, and he appeared in many plays, became a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company, and won  roles in television and film, very fittingly, often playing a cop,    David quickly reached a point in his career where it seemed that acting was truly his calling, and he was able to leave the police force and focus solely on performing.   Much of David's skill and appeal lie in his ability to play  a variety of parts.  Most  remember him as the terrifying and powerful prisoner, Enrique Morales, from HBO's Oz, but he also has wonderful comic timing, as to which many NYC theatre goers can attest.
   
   Today David has had roles on Broadway, television series, major motion  pictures and even lent his voice to a video game. And although his childhood dreams have been realized and he is now one of the faces in the movies that  inspire other children.  Luckily for audiences, this former policeman is not slowing at all. He continues to challenge himself with a range of varying roles in all media.  

     David can currently be seen on Gotham on FOX and in the film, The Wannabe which just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2015.



    

FILM/TELEVISION

Flying By (2008) .... Tony
Wake (2008) .... Grayson
Burning Mussolini (2008) .... Hector
"Dexter" Season 2 (2007) .... Angel Batsta
The Savages (2007) .... Eduardo
"Dexter"  Season 1 (2006) .... Angel Batista
Michael Clayton (2007) .... Dalberto   
The Path to 9/11 (2006) (TV) .... Lou Napoli
"Conviction" .... Hernan 
   - Pilot (2006) TV Episode .... Hernan
16 Blocks (2006) .... Robert Torres
Fiesta del chivo, La (2005) .... Antonio de la Maza ... aka The Feast of the Goat
Angel (2005) .... Angel's Father
Sangre/Blood (2005) .... Nestor
The Interpreter (2005) .... Charlie Russell ... aka Interprète, L' (France)
Bristol Boys (2005) .... Detective Benson
Jailbait (2004) .... Guard
Brooklyn Bound (2004) .... Popo
Mimmo & Paulie (2004) .... Paulie
"Angels in America" (2003) (mini) TV Series .... Super
La Araña (2003) .... La Araña
Undefeated (2003) (TV) .... Paulie
Anne B. Real (2003) .... Cynthia's Dad
"Law & Order"  
   -Submission (2008) .... Det. John Cabrera
   - Smoke (2003) TV Episode .... John Mireles 
   - Flight (1998) TV Episode .... Carlos 
   - Causa Mortis (1996) TV Episode .... Raoul Cervantes 
   - Savages (1995) TV Episode .... McGinty
"The Guiding Light"                               
   - Episode dated 22 October 2002 (2002) TV Episode .... Prison Guard
Washington Heights (2002) .... David
"UC: Undercover" 
   - Manhunt (2002) TV Episode .... Jorge Gonzales
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"  
   - Protection (2002) TV Episode
Wit (2001) (TV) .... Code Team Blue Head
"Oz" .... Enrique Morales (Seasons 4 - 6)
A Gentleman's Game (2001) .... Alfred D'Angelo
"All My Children" ... 
   - Episode dated 13 December 2000 (2000) TV Episode
"The Beat" 
   - TV Episode - Someone to Watch Over Me (2000) Episode .... Rei Morales 
   - Cueca Solo (2000) TV Episode .... Rei Morales 
   - Can I Get a Witness? (2000) TV Episode .... Rei Morales 
   - They Say It's Your Birthday (2000) TV Episode .... Rei Morales (2 more)
The Yards (2000) .... Officer Jerry Rifkin
"NYPD Blue" 
   - These Shoots Are Made for Joaquin (2000) 
   -Sam the Man (2000) .... Billy the Cop
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) .... Cop in Elevator
"Third Watch" 
   - Welcome to Camelot (1999) TV Episode .... Motorman
Kingdom Come (1999/I)
"Trinity" 
   - ...To Forgive, Divine (1998) TV Episode .... Uniform Cop #1
Stepmom (1998) .... Policeman
Above Freezing (1998) .... Hector
Rounders (1998) .... Osborne
Return to Paradise (1998) .... Construction Foreman
Scar City (1998) .... Cop #1 
O.K. Garage (1998) .... Omar ... aka All Revved Up (USA: video title)
Bleach (1998) .... Lt. Ballard
"Feds" 
   - Somebody's Lyin (1997) TV Episode
Lena's Dreams (1997) .... Jorge
"New York Undercover" 
   - The Enforcers (1996) TV Episode .... Martinez