David Castro

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David Castro
David Castro at 27 Dresses Premiere 3.jpg
David Castro at the 27 Dresses premiere in 2008
Born (1996-02-07) February 7, 1996 (age 26)
Years active2004–present
RelativesRaquel Castro (sister)

David Castro (born February 7, 1996) is an American actor, known for his role as Raphael Santiago on the Freeform fantasy series Shadowhunters.

Personal life[edit]

Castro was born on Long Island, New York to a Puerto Rican father, Albee Castro, and Kathleen, an American mother of Italian descent. He has three older sisters and an older brother and currently lives in Long Island, New York.


Castro made his acting debut in the 2004 film Palindromes. He later appeared in the 2006 independent films, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and Little Fugitive, alongside his sister Raquel. In 2007, he was featured in the independent film, Tracks of Color and the film Where God Left His Shoes.[1]

He had a role in the 2008 film 27 Dresses, starring Katherine Heigl and the 2009 film The Ministers, starring John Leguizamo. He recently starred in Forged with Manny Perez directed by William Wedig and played Raphael Santiago in Shadowhunters from 2016 to 2019.[2]


Film roles
Year Film Role Notes
2004 Palindromes Carlito
2006 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Reaper's Little Brother
Bella David
Little Fugitive Joey
2007 Arranged Eddie
Where God Left His Shoes Justin Diaz
Tracks of Color Luis Martinez
2008 27 Dresses Pedro
2009 The Ministers Dante / Perfecto (age 10)
2010 Forged Machito
2011 Fugly! Ray "Kid Ray"
2012 Tio Papi Manny
2019 Ruta Madre Daniel
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Are We There Yet? Frankie DeCosmo Episodes: "The Test Taker Episode", "The Lindsey Goes Vegan Episode"
2016-2019 Shadowhunters Raphael Santiago Recurring role, 25 episodes
2016 Blue Bloods Louis Edwards Episode: "The Greater Good"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Group Award Role Result Refs
2008 Imagen Award Best Supporting Actor Where God Left His Shoes Nominated [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ David Castro at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Ge, Linda (June 4, 2015). "ABC Family's Shadowhunters adds David Castro as Raphael". TheWrap.
  3. ^ 23rd Annual Imagen Awards - Nominations / Special Awards

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