David Zayas plays Ramón in action thriller SNAG
Renowned Latina actress Sofia Vergara and latino actors such as Jaime Camil and David Zayas star in a new film by Ben Milliken.
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“An Australian lone wolf's quiet existence is shattered when he learns that the woman he once loved and thought was dead is alive and held captive by ruthless gangsters. Now, to take on this dangerous criminal organization, he must seek out allies and storm into a world of violence to rescue the love of his life in this gritty, modern day violent fairytale,” reads the synopsis of the action, adventure and thriller called SNAG.
The cast of the movie is made of renowned Latino actors and actresses such as Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”), Sofia Castro ("Malverde: El Santo Patrón"), British actor Ben Milliken (“Sonora: The Devil’s Highway”), who served as director and producer, and also David Zayas (“Dexter”).
Zayas plays the role of Ramón, a mentor to Ben. “I think they’ve had history in the past both good and bad, both peaceful and violent, and the relationship is a little bit complicated, something that can be explored. His character is so loyal”, he told AL DÍA.
To play that role, Zayas admitted that he had to practice a new accent a lot, something more like that of Southwest of Mexico. “This is always a challenge for me. Sometimes I am successful, and sometimes I am not,” he added. Also to build this new character, Zayas has brought his professional experiences as a police officer and in the military, to make Ramón as unique as possible.
SNAG hits theaters this Friday, April 28.
How is David Zayas?
DAVID ZAYAS is best known for his role as Angel Batista on the Golden Globe®-nominated psychological drama “Dexter.” David featured as "Sal Maroni" on the Fox series Gotham, "Sheriff Aguirre” on the Netflix series Bloodline, "Eduardo Magana" on the Hulu series Shut Eye, and "El Alma del Diablo on Deadly Class (Syfy). His other recent television credits include Saint George (FX), Seven Seconds (Netflix), Blue Bloods (CBS), Quantico (ABC), and The Guest Book (TBS). 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.
On film, he has starred in The Expendables, Skyline, 13, Michael Clayton, Sixteen Blocks, The Savages, Bringing Out the Dead, The Yards, Undefeated, Wit, Angel, and The Interpreter. David also starred opposite Helen Hunt in the indie feature Ride, starred opposite Ellen Page and Allison Janney in the feature Tallulah, as 'Ramon' in Shine (13 Paces), and appeared in the film remake of the 1982 movie musical Annie opposite Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. Most recently, David starred as 'Sgt. Kesper' in Body Cam (Paramount Players) and 'John the Baptist' in Force of Nature (Lionsgate). David played 'Fernado Capulet' in the 2021 film, R#J.
A former New York police officer, Zayas began his acting career with LAByrinth Theater Company in 1992. He has starred in more than thirty theater productions, most with The LAByrinth Theater Company, 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. David most recently starred in the Broadway play “Cost of Living” as Eddie, an unemployed former truck driver, re-living his wife’s final days in this moving play.