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Daniel Zacapa

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Birth date1954
Place of birthTegucigalpa, Honduras

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Daniel Zacapa (born 1954) is an American trilingual actor, community activist, and ex-class A San Francisco Giants baseball player. He played the role of Detective Taylor in the 1995 David Fincher film, Seven. Daniel Zacapa has worked steadily from the 1970s to the 1990s, amassing a series of television credits, as well as roles in Up Close and Personal.

The eldest of five children in a single parent household, Daniel Zacapa was born in Honduras as Garret Pearson, and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. As a high school student working in a mental health center with emotionally handicapped children, Zacapa saw that loving attention and respect could make a huge impact in a person's life. This understanding became the springboard for commitment in supporting youth to become expressive, responsible achievers of their own dreams. Regularly speaking to youth, Zacapa believes that, "Young people are so eager for adults to engage them on their level. Children long to be seen for their own uniqueness and need encouragement from adults to find their own path."

Zacapa is currently a cast member of Showtime's Resurrection Boulevard, portraying Tio Ruben of the Santiago family. Most recently completed principal photography in George Clooney's directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and a leading role in the independent film Coronado His other feature film credits are The Mexican with Brad Pitt, Odd Couple II with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, Up Close and Personal, Phenomenon, Seven, The Sandlot, and Werner Herzog's Aguirre: The Wrath of God. His television appearances have included Six Feet Under, Judging Amy, The Practice, NYPD Blue, Seinfeld, JAG, and Star Trek: Voyager. He won the 1998 ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Award recipient as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Foto Novelas, a PBS drama directed by Carlos Avila.

Mr. Zacapa is the father of two daughters and grandfather of three. He has been associated with Catholic Big Brothers, the Joseph Matteucci Foundation for Youth Non-Violence in Northern California, gang prevention work with Community Service Programs of Orange County, and Padres Contra at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He regularly reads to children in elementary schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, and speaks with middle and high school students in the classroom and in programs of Woodcraft Rangers whose motto is "It's a big world... Wood helps kids find their way."

He also made a guest appearance in Criminal Minds as Captain Griffith, head of the San Diego Task Force who calls in the BAU to help arrest a serial rapist/murderer named the Tommy Killer.

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