David Barrera is an American actor. He is best known for his latest role as Gunnery Sgt. Ray 'Casey Kasem' Griego in Generation Kill. He has appeared in television series including Grimm, Heroes, CSI: Miami, Boston Legal, Medium, Nip/Tuck, NYPD Blue, Murder One, Without a Trace, The West Wing and 24 for which he got nominated for an ALMA Award.
Barrera is a graduate of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School in San Juan, Texas where he was part of the Theatre Club. This high school is part of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District. David Barrera graduate of Southern Methodist University Dallas Texas, went on to study at the University of California, in San Diego, California[.
Barrera appeared in Universal's family comedy Evan Almighty, further he worked on films like Infinity, No Way Back and The United States of Leland (First Officer).
Barrera guest starred in the episode, "Alex Gives Up", of a Disney Channel Original Series live-action sitcom, Wizards of Waverly Place in which his wife, María, was one of the main cast members. In 2015, Barrera guest starred in the episode, "Flicker", as Dr. Kaplan in the fifth season of American Horror Story.
Barrera is married to actress María Canals since 1999, with whom he has two daughters.
While at the University of California, San Diego graduate acting program he was awarded the Princess Grace Award in acting.