David Castaneda - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 16, 2022

David Castaneda
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: The Umbrella Academy (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 24, 1989 (age 34)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
David Castaneda
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 1

younger sibling

High School: William Workman High School
University: California State University
Ethnicity: Mexican
Nationality: American, Mexican


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.81 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is David Castaneda?

David Castaneda is an actor by profession and Mexican, American by nationality. He is best known for starring in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy as Diego Hargreeves/Number two.

David Castaneda – Age, Parents, Siblings

David Castaneda was born on October 24, 1989, in Los Angeles, California, USA. The name of his mother and father is not known to the public even though he frequently features them on his social media page.  His Mexican parents raised him alongside his younger sibling.

As a child, the Castaneda family moved to Sinaloa, Mexico where he grew up. At the age of 14, he returned to the USA.

young David Castaneda with his father (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

After moving back to the USA, he attended William Workman High School in California. He later enrolled in a college to study civil engineering with the intent to take over his family business. However, in 2007, after he developed an interest in acting and film direction, he changed his major to film production and international business at California State University. He studied part-time and graduated with a degree in 2017.

His ethnicity is Mexican.

David Castaneda – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Currently, David Castaneda is believed to be a single man. There are no records of his past relationships, girlfriends, or dating history. He has never been married and has never had a wife or children. He, however, shares pictures of a child named Lisa, who is his goddaughter. In addition, he has three nephews.

In 2021, he was rumored to be dating his co-star Ritu Arya, which has not yet been confirmed.

David Castaneda in Switched at Birth (Image: YouTube)

David Castaneda – Career

Early Days

Castaneda has been an amateur actor since the age of 17. Later, while a university student, he began taking acting seriously after he volunteered to participate in a director’s film at a seminar. His debut screen role was in the 2009 film Drive-By Chronicles: Sidewayz as Saul. This was followed by a series of minor roles including in the TV series Lie to Me (2009), Southland (2009-2012), and the film End of Watch (2012).

Finally, David Castaneda landed the recurring role of Jorge Castillo in the TV series Switched at Birth (2014). He portrayed the character, which was his minor break in Hollywood, for a total of 7 episodes.

Films, Series

Since then David Castaneda has starred in the films Freaks of Nature (2015), The Bandit Hound (2016), The Ascent (2017), Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), We Die Young (2019), The Tax Collector (2020), The Guilty (2021), etc. Moreover, he has appeared in the episodes of the TV series Jane the Virgin (2014-2015), Going Dark (2016), Poker Face (2022), among others.

In the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, Castaneda has been portraying one of the main characters Diego Hargreeves / Number two since 2019. This role gained him international coverage, having played the role for three seasons (2019-2022).

David Castaneda in season 3 of The Umbrella Academy (Image: Brief Take)


On the set of The Umbrella Academy, David Castaneda has starred alongside Justin H. Min, Jordan Claire Robbins, Cazzie David, Cameron Britton, John Magaro.

David Castaneda – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of David Castaneda is estimated at around $1 million while the figure on his annual salary/income is not known to the public.

David Castaneda – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram and Twitter, Castaneda is followed by millions of fans but is absent on Facebook.

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