Daniel Zacapa is an American actor.


Zacapa was born in 1954 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is trilingual. Starting an acting career, Zacapa most notably played the role of Detective Taylor in the 1995 David Fincher film Seven. He has worked steadily, amassing a number of television credits and a role in Up Close and Personal.

Zacapa portrayed Tio Ruben of the Santiago family in the Showtime-produced series Resurrection Blvd., Renda in George Clooney's directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and a leading role in the indie film Coronado. Television appearances include Six Feet Under, Judging Amy, The Practice, NYPD Blue, Seinfeld, Star Trek: Voyager, and Criminal Minds. He won the 1998 American Latino Media Arts Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Foto Novelas, a PBS-produced drama.

He is currently working with children and is involved with several youth organizations, such as the Foundation for Youth Non-Violence in northern California and Woodcraft Rangers in Los Angeles. Zacapa reads regularly in elementary schools throughout the state. He has received numerous awards from California state and Los Angeles recognizing him as a pillar of the Latino community. In his personal life, Zacapa is an avid motorcyclist and a San Francisco Giants fan. He is also the owner and partner of The Alabama Coach Co. in Montevello, Alabama, where the strip steak is named "The Zacapa". Zacapa currently resides in West Los Angeles with his three cats.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Zacapa portrayed Captain Griffith in the Season One episode Plain Sight.


For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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