Dave Maldonado has forged a diverse and expansive, 15-year career. His resume includes the role of Curt Kuchta, the Transocean drill ship Capitan, alongside Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich in the critically acclaimed Deepwater Horizon (2016). Other well-known feature films he has appeared in are Free State of Jones (2016) with Matthew McConaughey, The 5th Wave (2016) with Chloe Grace Moretz, Trumbo (2015) with Bryan Cranston and Trespass (2011) with Nicholas Cage and Nicole Kidman. He can also be seen in a few independent films that have received recognition from various film festivals, including Make it Rain (2014 short), 27 (2014 short), Hot Air (2016), and the lead role in Jack's Apocalypse (2015) In addition to his work in feature films, he has performed extensively in numerous television series. He can be seen in NCIS: New Orleans, Dynasty, Homeland, From Dusk Till Dawn, Queen Sugar, Queen of the South, and American Crime. He's also appeared in Fox's Sleepy Hollow, NBC's Revolution, and the HBO drama series Treme opposite Melissa Leo. Perhaps his most memorable television experience, however, was working with Woody Harrelson and Matthew MoConaughey in HBO's critically acclaimed True Detective. Maldonado has acted in multiple corporate commercials and training videos throughout the region (Houston, Dallas, Shreveport, and New Orleans). Most notably, he is the national spokesman for the Olshan Foundation Company alongside Former Houston Astro and Hall of Fame pitcher, Nolan Ryan. He has also done theatre work for several local theatre companies, performing in Our Town, A Midsummer Night's Dream, You Can't Take it With You, the Odd Couple, It's a Wonderful Life and Shadowlands. Maldonado was born and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana (Cajun country). His mother Shirley is pure Cajun; while his father Joe, is of Irish and Columbian descent. David is the youngest of four siblings and a twin. He attended the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, earning a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with a focus on art and theatre. David and his wife Lori relocated to Texas in 2002. They live a normal life with their two children. Besides spending time with his family, he enjoys watching ALL football, keeping up with the latest music trends and being a dad.
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