David Zayas is crossing the thin blue line in his next role. The actor, best known for playing a homicide detective on “Dexter,” will join Fox’s freshman series “Gotham” in a recurring villainous role, a show representative told TheWrap.
Zayas will play Salvatore Maroni, who should be familiar to comic-book fans as a notorious mobster trying to control the drug trade and corrupt unions. On “Gotham,” he will battle for supremacy against his rival, Falcone (John Doman).
In addition to his long-running role as Sgt. Angel Batista on Showtime’s “Dexter,” Zayas has also appeared in guest and recurring roles on Fox’s “The Following” and NBC’s “The Blacklist” and “Grimm.”
Zayas is repped by Innovative Artists and ATA Management.
“Gotham” debuts Monday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c on Fox.
Deadline first reported this casting.