Daniel Zacapa was born in Honduras. He has established himself as one of the most effective character actors working. His varied and diverse film roles include Se7en (1995), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), The Mexican, The Gene Generation, and Phenomenon, sharing the screen with such actors as Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell and Mel Gibson, to name a few.
His television credits include starring for three seasons on the highly acclaimed Showtime series, 'Resurrection Blvd.' as Tio Ruben, the heart and soul of the Santiago family. His numerous guest-star appearances include, Medium, Alias, Nip/tuck, The West Wing, Criminal Minds, Without a Trace, Six Feet Under , and N.Y.P.D. Blue. He was a recipient of an ALMA Award in 1998 for his work in 'Foto Novelas'.
Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, his ongoing work with children include the Foundation for Youth Non-Violence in Northern California and Woodcraft Rangers in L.A., he reads regularly in elementary schools throughout the state. Daniel has received numerous awards from the State of California and the City of Los Angeles recognizing him as a pillar of the Latino community.
Daniel is an avid motorcyclist, major San Francisco Giants fan (if you know the significance of the numbers 24 and 44, you now have the combination to his safe). He is also the owner/partner of The Alabama Coach Co. in Montevello, Alabama (where the strip steak is named "The Zacapa") and the proud father of two beautiful daughters. He currently resides in West Los Angeles with his three cats, Jay, Cody, and Liberty.