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David Fumero

David Fumero


12/29/1972, Havana, Cuba

Birth Name

Joseph A. Sentielo-Fumero


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Television newcomer David Fumero joined One Life to Live as the street-smart Cristian Vega in June, 1998. Cristian struggles to find success as an artist, but his main goal is to recapture the happiness he once shared with girlfriend Jessica Buchanan. Fumero was born in Havana, Cuba and…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • David worked as a model for some of the world's most famous designers, including Armani, Jean Paul Gautier and Christian Dior.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • David spent a year in the United States Marine Corps.

    • David was featured on the cover of the premiere issue of the magazine, Gym (March 1999).

    • David appeared in the Mariah Carey video, "Honey."

    • David married his One Life To Live costar, Melissa Gallo, who plays Adriana Cramer, on December 9, 2007.

    • 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 Unites States flag.

    • He is 6'.

  • Quotes

    • David: (on his modeling days in Paris) It was a great experience but living in Paris really isolated me and I became very dormant.

    • David: My dad was a big guy and lifted weights; he used to put me on his back and do push-ups. So I was interested in working out right away because of him.

    • David: (on staying in shape) To be in totally great shape, you have to really want it. I proved that to myself.

    • David: (on his wedding to his "One Life to Live," co-star, Melissa Gallo) Weddings are for women and guys just show up. They get to be a part of it, but it means the same to me whether we get married in court or in my backyard. But there is something to having all of your friends and family together, just celebrating. That's kind of cool.

    • David: (on taping his final scenes with "One Life to Live" co-star, Renee Elise Goldsberry) It wasn't really a big deal at the time because I didn't think she was leaving; I thought she'd be back in a week! So it's kind of like I missed out on saying good-bye.

    • David: (on working with his "One Life to Live" co-star, Kassie DePaiva) She's awesome. I can't say how happy I am work with her, and we're both excited that they're writing more of the Blair/Cristian friendship.

    • David: (on working with his "One Life to Live" co-star, Trevor St. John) You never know what he's going to do and he makes a lot of interesting choices. So it's fun. You learn from different actors, and he's very different from everybody else at OLTL.

    • David: (on taking speech classes) I was trying to get rid of my accent and become a little more articulate. I was basically just doing tongue twisters and a Shakespearean monologue. But there's always room for making yourself better.

    • David: (on making his first feature film, "Greetings from the Shore") I have a great time playing Cristian, but I definitely want to explore other things. When you're working on a different character, you get to explore a different side of who you are.

    • David: (on his "One Life to Live" character, Cristian Vega) Cristian's kind of a hothead, but he's a good guy, so he expects the same from everyone else.

    • David: When I was 13, I got an earring, and my dad kicked me out of the house. So, my hear bled for three months because I'd have it off when I was home, then put it back in when I was out of the house.

    • David: I grew up in this country. This is what I know. I can't say I'm 50 percent American and 50 percent Cuban. I'm just a mix. I'm American on my passport. But I always say I'm Cuban, because that's where I was born. But I am American, I have an American passport and this is my country.

    • David: I'm kind of a kid when it comes to movies--I love action films.

    • David: The thing that really surprised me, that I still think about, is how lucky I am to be able to travel so much. When I was growing up in Miami I never even thought I'd get to travel as far as New York. Next thing you know I was on the other side of the world in Europe walking a runway for Versace.

    • David: It's a good feeling when people recognize you and like you, because that says they like your work. At least, I hope it's my work they're happy to see!

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  • Handsome.

    Good actor.
  • David is a talented actor who currently plays "Cristian Vega" on the ABC daytime drama series, One Life to Live, as well as the independent feature films, Greetings from the Shore and Manhattines and Mariah Carey's "Honey" video.moreless

    David is a handsome talented actor, who has played the character of "Cristian Vega" on the popular ABC daytime series, One Life to Live, off-and-on since 1998. Although David was the second actor to portray the role (having replaced original actor Yorlin Madera), David has made the role his own and has been able to portray a wide range of emotions and storylines, including love triangles, family drama and being wrongfully imprisoned for murder. Although David started off as a male model, he has developed a talent for acting as well, evident in his screen work. Because of this, David has remained a fan favorite on One Life to Live, even though he has left the series twice, only to return each time. Recently, he has branched out into acting in small independent films.moreless