David Castañeda Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Aug, 2020
Facts of David Castañeda
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name David Castañeda
Birth Name David Castañeda
Nationality Mexican, American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California, USA
Profession Actor
Net Worth $500 Thousand
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Married No
Children No
Education California State University, Fullerton
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram
Movies End of Watch, Freaks of Nature, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, El Chicano, Standing Up, Falling Down, The Tax Collector
TV Show Lie to Me, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Blindspot, The Umbrella Academy
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David Castañeda is a Mexican-American actor most known for playing Diego Hargreeves in the Netflix superhero series The Umbrella Academy

How Old is David Castañeda? What is his Height? 

David Castañeda was born on October 24, 1989, in Los Angeles, California. He is 30 years old as of August 2020 and stands at 5 feet 11¼ inches (1.81 meters).   

His family moved to Sinaloa, Mexico when he was a child and spent most of his formative years in Mexico. He initially went to college with the intention of earning a degree in civil engineering and taking over the family business but found his calling in acting. In that vein, he returned to the States and enrolled at California State University, Fullerton in 2007 and pursued a dual major in film production and international business.  


David Castañeda started acting when he was 17 and had a part-time gig as an actor while still attending university. His on-screen debut came in 2009 when he signed on to play Saul in the action-crime drama film Drive-By Chronicles: Sidewayz. 

David Castañeda (center) on Switched at Birth SOURCE: TV Guide

He made his television debut in an episode of the Fox crime-drama series Lie to Me. He had a couple of appearances in the NBC/TNT crime drama series Southland and gained wider recognition when he joined the third season of the ABC Family drama series Switched at Birth as Jorge Castillo.     

He also played Nicholas in the first season of The CW romantic dramedy Jane the Virgin. 

On the big screens, Castañeda is most known for his appearances in movies like Freaks of Nature, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, El Chicano, Standing Up, Falling Down, and The Tax Collector.  

Castañeda is perhaps most famous for starring as Diego Hargreeves, one of the main characters of the Netflix adaptation of the eponymous comic book series authored by Gerard Way -- the frontman of the punk-rock band My Chemical Romance, The Umbrella Academy.

David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves in Netflix's The Umbrella Academy SOURCE: TV Guide

The superhero series premiered on Netflix on February 15, 2019, and stars Ellen PageTom HopperCameron BrittonJustin H. MinMary J. BligeRobert SheehanAidan GallagherEmmy Raver-Lampman, and Adam Godley, among others.     

Has a Net Worth of $500 Thousand 

According to some sources, David Castañeda is believed to have a net worth of at least $500 thousand, if not higher. His wealth is attributed to his career as a film and television actor. The 30-year-old is a ten-year veteran of acting and he is most known for his movie roles in Freaks of Nature, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, El Chicano, Standing Up, Falling Down, and The Tax Collector and his television roles in Lie to Me, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, and Blindspot. He can be seen as Diego Hargreeves in the Netflix superhero series, The Umbrella Academy.