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David Zayas joins Fox’s Gotham as mob boss Sal Maroni

August 2nd, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

According to Deadline, David Zayas (Dexter) has joined the cast of FOX’s Gotham as crime boss Salvatore Maroni. A prominent figure in the comics, Maroni is a street operator who clawed his way into controlling the city’s drug trade and unions. He is second only to Carmine Falcone in power and reach, and second to none in his appetite for violence. Maroni has the distinction of being the character responsible for disfiguring district attorney Harvey Dent, setting the stage for his transformation into Two-Face. Maroni has appeared in 1989’s Batman, Batman Forever, and The Dark Knight.

Zayas is actually a former New York police officer, who began his acting career in 1992, originally focusing on theater before expanding to film and TV. He was on the HBO series Oz, Showtime’s Dexter, and has appeared in films The Expendables, Skyline and Michael Clayton.

Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker? Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told.

The cast includes Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Grayson McCouch and Brette Taylor as Thomas and Martha Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth,  Erin Richards as Gordon’s fiancee, Barbara Kean, Zabryna Guevara as Gordon’s boss at the GCPD, Captain Essen, Victoria Cartagena will play detective Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart Jones will play detective Crispus Allen, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean and Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nigma.

Gotham premiereson September 22nd on FOX.


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Born and raised in NY, a self titled Nerd Jedi. He met his destiny at 5, with the snap-hiss of Luke's lightsaber in Star Wars. He's never looked back. He wields dual lightsabers, called Common Sense and Humor, and uses them in pursuit of all things Nerd. A husband and father, he still finds time for comics, video games, movies, and shows. You can follow his blog at or his Twitter @ed_pool

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