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Why Does Tina's Husband David Look So Familiar?

Why Does Tina’s Husband David Look So Familiar?

Apologies for the whiplash of going back and forth between criminal and law enforcement roles for David Zayas, but he can move so effortlessly between them that it’s hard to believe it’s the same guy sometimes. Starting with Season 8, Zayas joined the cast of “Blue Bloods” to play Martin Mendez, governor of New York. His last appearance on the procedural came on the Season 11 episode “Guardian Angels.”

Zayas has certainly come a long way as an actor, and there was a genuine possibility his acting career couldn’t have happened at all had he not pushed back against what his family expected. Zayas spoke with to reflect on his career, even explaining, “I think I mentioned [acting] once when I was 13, and my father was like, ‘What? Go take the fire test, the police test, the corrections test.’ I did. I respected my father, and I know he was looking after me. But when I had the opportunity, I was finally able to say, ‘I’m going to give this a shot and see how it goes.'” Everything worked out for the best in the end, as his experience as a police officer has undoubtedly helped inform many of his performances over the years, whether he’s playing a cop or criminal.

Plus, Zayas met his wife, Liza Colón-Zayas, through acting, so pursuing his passion benefitted his life in more ways than one. Their love for one another comes through spectacularly any time they share the screen on “The Bear.”