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David Barrera


David Barrera is a prominent actor. David Barrera is widely recognized for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Ray ‘Casey Kasem’ Griego in the television miniseries “Generation Kill.”

Early Life

David Barrera was born on the 28th of December 1968, in San Juan, Texas, the United States. Currently, he is 54 years old and according to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Capricorn.

Additionally, his birth name is David Joel Barrera. He holds a US nationality while his ethnic background and religious belief are under review.

There is no information available about his parents or siblings. He was, nevertheless, recognized to be the seventh of eight children. He is quite discreet about his life, therefore nothing is known about his family.

Caption: David Barrera young photo (Source: Instagram)


In terms of his academic qualification, he is a graduate of Pharr-San Huan-Alamo High School in his hometown, San Juan, Texas. During that time, he was part of the Theater Club.

He later graduated from Southern Methodist University and went on to study in the graduate acting program at the University of California, San Diego.

Professional Career

David Barrera started his professional acting career in 1995 in the film “Now Way Back” playing the role of FBI Agent Brodie. During the same period, he appeared as David in two episodes of the sitcom television series “First Time Out” in 1995. 

Other Movies and Television Movies Credits

After this, his acting was boosted by appearing in films such as “Infinity” (1969), “Almost Heroes” (1998), “The United States of Leland” (2003), “How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer” (2005), and “Evan Almighty” (2007). Along with starring as The Matador in the 2009 film “Cruzando” she also worked as an associate producer.

Some of his recent movie appearances are in movies such as “10.0 Earthquake” (2014), “Run the Tide” 2016), “Ready Player One” (2018), “No One Gets Out Alive” (2021) and “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters” (2022).

Some of his television film credits are “My Little Assassin” (1999), “The Asset” (2012), “Death Clique” (2014), and “2 Lava 2 Lantula!” (2016).

Television Credits

He has only appeared in one episode of “Space: Above and Beyond,” “Moloney,” “Renegade,” “Diagnosis Murder,” and numerous other shows. From 1998 through 2001, he appeared on “NYPD Blue” as Dr. Victor Carreras on a recurrent basis.

In the 2000s, his television credits were”Pacific Blue” (2000), “Strong Medicine” (2001), “24” (2001), “ER” (2002), “Nip/Tuck” (2003), “CSI: NY” (2004), “Veronica Mars” (2005), “CSI: Miami” (2006), “NCIS” (2007), “The Closer” (2008), “Wizards of Waverly Place” (2010), “Grimm” (2012), “The Big Bang Theory” (2014), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2016), “Dirty John” (2018), “Selena: The Series” (2020), “PEN15”  (2021).

Caption: The television miniseries, Generation Kill (Source:

He rose to fame after playing the role of Gunnery Sgt. Ray ‘Casey Kasem’ Griego in the miniseries “Generation Kill”  appearing in seven episodes. Additionally, he did a recurring role of Detective Stan Pipes, appearing in four episodes of the police procedural series “Bosch.”

Moreover, he played Javi Ruiz appearing in four episodes in the 2019 thriller miniseries “What/If.” Additionally, he is currently playing the recurring role of Chief Arreola in the true crime anthology series “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.”

Similarly, he has voiced his voice for the characters in video games such as “Need for Speed: Underground,” “Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition,” “Ridge Racer 6,” and “Saints Row.”


Barrera received the Princess Grace Award for acting while attending the University of California, San Diego. Similarly, he was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Series for 24 in 2002. Similarly, he received the Best Actor award for Perception in 2017.

David Barrera – Net Worth 2023

Through his acting career and roles in movies and TV series, he has earned a good sum of money and lives a lavish lifestyle. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $17 million while his annual salary is unclear.

Relationship Status

On the 16th of January 1999, David Barrera married American actress, Maria Canals-Barrera. They began dating in 1997 and married after two years of dating.

Caption: David Barrera with his family (Source: Alchetron.com)

Moreover, they also had two daughters, Bridget Barrera and Madeleine Barrera. They are currently living in Los Angeles and spending quality time together. Barrera is free of speculations and scandal since he has been able to keep his star position.

David Barrera – Body Measurements

Caption: David Barrera posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

This handsome celeb stands 5 feet 9 inches and weighs an average. In addition, he has a pair of brown eyes with black hair color, and his other body measurement is under review.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@david_barrera’ there are over 3.7k followers. There are over 4.1k followers on Twitter ‘@DAVID_BARRERA’ and over 5.2k followers on his Facebook page.