David Castro (actor)

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David Castro
Born (1996-02-07) February 7, 1996 (age 21)
Long Island, New York
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Relatives Raquel Castro (sister)

David Castro (born February 7, 1996) is an American actor. He is best known for his role in the 2007 film Where God Left His Shoes as Justin Diaz, the son of Frank Diaz (John Leguizamo) and Angela Diaz (Leonor Varela), and Raphael Santiago in the 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 American descent. He has three older sisters and an older brother and currently lives on 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 Foreged with Many Perez directed by William Wedig and currently plays Raphael Santiago in "Shadowhunters."[2]


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! Kid Ray
2012 Tio Papi Manny
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Are We There Yet? Frankie DeCosmo *Episodes: The Test Taker Episode and The Lindsey Goes Vegan Episode
2016 Shadowhunters Raphael Santiago Recurring Role
Blue Bloods Louis Edwards Episode: "The Greater Good"

Awards and nominations[edit]

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

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