Dave Baez (born Dave L. Ortiz, 26 on June 1971) is an American actor and model.
- "Waiting to Exhale"
- "The Dark Defender"
- "Dex, Lies, and Videotape"
- "That Night a Forest Grew"
Dave was cast in his first professional theater production as King Philip of France, in A Lion In Winter.
Fashion photographer Bruce Weber booked him for ads in Versace and Ralph Lauren, among others. Dave then moved to New York and enrolled in the Herbert Bergdorf studio. He was accepted into the "Absolute Theater Company," which produced off Broadway plays. After benefiting from a donation from Al Pacino, the Company produced a showcase in Los Angeles, which in turn, allowed Dave to make his move out west.
Baez is known for his roles in 9/Tenths (2006), The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005), Casa de los babys (2003), LA Blues (2007). Other credits include Days of Our Lives, The Mentalist, The Secret Circle, All of Us, and Maron,
He has also appeared in commercials for brands such as Bud Light, Craftsman, Honda, Toyota, Buick, Caress, Verizon, and AT&T.
He was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and grew up in a supportive multi-ethnic family. He is of Puerto Rican, French-Canadian, and Portuguese descent.
Dave's passion for the arts led him to the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. There, he majored in Theater Studies, performing in several plays as well as establishing a program for students called, "The Experimental Stage," a creative outlet for free speech and the performing arts on campus.
After college, Dave moved to Miami, and later to New York. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
- He was named one of the people in "Español's 25 Hottest Bachelors" in 2004.