David Fumero (born Joseph Sentielo-Fumero on December 29, 1972 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban American actor and former male fashion model. He has portrayed Benny Madera in the episode "Blood Out" of CSI: NY and Armando Salazar in the episode "Last Stand" of CSI: Miami.

Personal life[]

David Fumero is a former United States Marine. On December 9, 2007, Fumero married his One Life to Live co-star and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Melissa Fumero.


David is best known for his role as Cristian Vega on One Life to Live. Fumero worked as a model for some of the world's most famous designers, including Giorgio Armani, Jean Paul Gautier and Christian Dior.


Year Title Character
1998 - 2012 One Life To Live Cristian Vega
2005 Carrie's Choice (short) Ted
2007 Greetings from the Shore Benicio Aceveda
2008 Manhattanites Juan
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Chef
2010 Trio (short) Sam
2011 CSI: Miami Armando Salazar
2012 CSI: NY Benny Madera


  • Altaïr, the main character of the video game Assassin's Creed, was modeled after David Fumero.
  • David has twice been nominated for an ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) award. In 1999, he was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera for his role as "Cristian Vega" on the ABC daytime drama series, One Life to Live. In 2008, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance in a Daytime Drama Series for his role as "Cristian Vega" on the ABC daytime drama series, One Life to Live.
  • A book of photographs of David Fumero by acclaimed photographer Jim Warren was published, which includes of a dozen black-and-white photos of David.
  • David spent a year in the United States Marine Corps.
  • David appeared in the Mariah Carey video, "Honey".
  • David has a tattoo on his right shoulder that says "Death Before Dishonor" and "USMC" and features a picture of the Marine Corps mascot, an English bulldog carrying the United States flag.