Daniel Zovatto (born June 28, 1991) is a Costa Rican film and television actor. From 2012, he has starred in films of the horror genre such as Beneath (2013) and It Follows (2014), as well as the romantic comedy Laggies (2014). His next project, Don't Breathe, a horror movie, will be released in 2016. 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
Zovatto was born in San José, Costa Rica, on July 12, 1991. 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.
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. The film received widespread critical acclaim.
In May 2015, Zovatto landed a leading role in Don't Breathe, a horror film directed by Fede Alvarez. Cast as the character Money, the film was released on March 12, 2016, at the South by Southwest film festival, but will receive a U.S. release on August 26, 2016. Although the film is set in Detroit, it was primarily shot in Hungary, with only a few shots of the Detroit ruins shot in Detroit. Since 2016, Zovatto has had a recurring role on AMC's horror drama series Fear the Walking Dead, during the show's second season. 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.
Zovatto's next television role will be in the USA Network's pilot episode of Brooklyn Animal Control. According to Deadline.com, 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 August 24, 2016.