Daniel Zovatto

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Daniel Zovatto
Born (1991-06-28) June 28, 1991 (age 27)
San José, Costa Rica
Residence Los Angeles, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2012–present

Daniel Zovatto (born June 28, 1991) is a Costa Rican film and television actor. Since 2012, he has starred in films of the horror genre, Beneath (2013), It Follows (2014), and Don't Breathe (2016), as well as the romantic comedy Laggies (2014). Zovatto made his television debut in 2014, guest starring in an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He has since held recurring roles as Gideon LeMarchal in Revenge (2014), and Jack in Fear the Walking Dead (2016).

Early life and career[edit]

Daniel Zovatto Blanco was born in San José, Costa Rica, on June 28, 1991 to Sylvia White Blanco.[citation needed] After moving to New York City, Zovatto initially pursued theatre and was cast in a short film, The Return. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he made his feature film debut in the 2013 horror movie, Beneath, as Johnny. The independent film, released on May 3, 2013, was directed by Larry Fessenden, and marked Zovatto's first main role in a film. Later that year, he starred as Neils Hirsch in the horror drama film Innocence, opposite Linus Roache and Stephanie March.[1]

In 2014, Zovatto made his television debut in season one episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "Seeds". From May to October 2014, Zovatto had a 3 episode arc in ABC's soap opera drama series Revenge. His character, Gideon LeMarchal, dates Charlotte Grayson (Christa B. Allen) in the third and fourth seasons of the series. Zovatto's next film project was the romantic comedy Laggies, in the role of Junior, alongside actors including Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, and Mark Webber. This was followed with his breakthrough role in the 2014 supernatural horror film, It Follows, as Greg Hannigan.[2] The film received widespread critical acclaim.[3]

Zovatto played a leading role in Don't Breathe, a horror film directed by Fede Álvarez. Cast as the character Money, the film premiered on March 12, 2016, at the South by Southwest film festival, and received a theatrical release in the U.S. on August 26, 2016. Although the film is set in Detroit, it was primarily shot in Hungary, with only a few views of the Detroit ruins shot in Detroit.[4] Since 2016, Zovatto has had a recurring role on AMC's horror drama series Fear the Walking Dead, during the show's second season.[5] While he does not appear in the premiere episode of season two, "Monster", Jack (Zovatto) is heard conversing with Alicia Clark (Alycia Debnam-Carey), after the latter responds to his distress calls over the radio. Debnam-Carey and Zovatto's characters share a romance in the succeeding episodes "Blood in the Streets" and "Captive", despite Jack and accomplices of his have kidnapped Clark and her stepfather.[6]

Zovatto's next television role will be in the USA Network's pilot episode of Brooklyn Animal Control. According to Deadline Hollywood, Zovatto will star as Donovan Crean, "an unemployed drunk and car thief in debt to all the wrong people whose world turns upside down with the startling revelation that his father, Brooklyn Animal Control officer John Crean (Stephen Graham), manages werewolves for a living." The series does not have a premiere date, as of July 13, 2018.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Return Sebastian Short film
2013 Beneath Johnny
2013 Innocence Neils Hirsch
2014 Laggies Junior
2014 It Follows Greg Hannigan
2016 Don't Breathe Money
2017 Lady Bird Jonah Ruiz
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Seth Dormer Guest; episode: "Seeds"
2014 Revenge Gideon LeMarchal Recurring; episodes: "Execution", "Renaissance", "Disclosure"
2016 Fear the Walking Dead Jack Recurring; episodes: "Monster", "Blood in the Streets", "Captive"
2016 The Deleted Logan Recurring[8]
2017 Dimension 404 Zach Episode: "Cinethrax"
2018 Here and Now Ramón Main cast
TBA Brooklyn Animal Control Donovan Crean Post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniel Zovatto: Biography and Filmography". Hollywood.com. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Persaud, Christine (January 29, 2016). "Fear the Walking Dead casts It Follows star Daniel Zovatto". Digital Trends. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Ritman, Alex (March 3, 2015). "U.K. Box Office: 'Exotic Marigold' Sequel Topples 'Fifty Shades'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ Dennis, Harvey (March 13, 2016). "SXSW Film Review: 'Don't Breathe'". Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (January 28, 2016). "'Fear The Walking Dead' Casts Daniel Zovatto In Recurring Role". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ Ge, Linda (January 28, 2016). "'Fear the Walking Dead' Star Talks Jack and Alicia's Relationship". TheWrap. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (November 11, 2015). "Arjay Smith Joins 'Major Crimes'; Daniel Zovatto In 'Brooklyn Animal Control'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (August 8, 2016). "'Orange Is The New Black's Madeline Brewer Among Seven Cast In Bret Easton Ellis' 'The Deleted'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 

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