• David Fumero is a Cuban-American actor born in 1972 who is best known for his role as Cristian Vega in the series “One Life to Live”.
• He has over 25 credits to his name, including roles in series such as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “CSI: Miami”, and “CSI: NY”, as well as several movies.
• David is married to Melissa Fumero, and the two have two sons.
• He stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.8m) and has a net worth estimated at over $5 million.
• Melissa is an actress and director who has nearly 30 credits to her name and a net worth estimated at close to $4 million.
Who is David Fumero?
Joseph Sentielo-Fumero, better known by his professional name of David Fumero, was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 29 December 1972, in Havana, Cuba. He moved with his family to the USA at an early age, thus he holds American and Cuban citizenship, while his ethnicity is Latino. He’s a former model, and an actor with over 25 credits to his name, perhaps still known best for his role as Cristian Vega in the series “One Life to Live”, which brought him a nomination for the 1999 American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Award – Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera, and another ALMA Award nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Daytime Drama Series in 2008.
Early life and education
David was raised in Miami Springs, Florida, alongside his brothers Fernando and Joel, by his mother Natalia, and father Narciso. He attended Miami Springs High School, and upon matriculating in 1990, he joined the US Marine Corps, many people are surprised to hear that, before he pursued his acting career.
It was when he launched his acting career that he changed his name, saying that it’s much easier to remember the name ‘David’ than his birth name, however, although his agent advised him to change his surname, he didn’t do that.
Roles in series
David made his first appearance on television portraying Christian Vega in “One Life to Live”, in 1998, acting alongside Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson and Erika Slezak; this romantic drama had 423 awards nominations, including two for Primetime Emmys, and won 95.
The original series premiered in 1968, and this spin-off was broadcast from 1998 until 2013.
Besides this role, during these years David made appearances in series such as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “CSI: Miami”, and “CSI: NY”, and in 2015, he was cast to play Mike Sandowal in “Power”, a crime drama starring Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton and Lela Loren, which had 26 award nominations, and won 14.
In the following years, he was seen in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “Cuban Tales”, and “Chicago Fire”, before he portrayed Eddie in the comedy horror drama “Crazy Bitches” in 2019, and then he was cast to play Jason Calloway in “L. A.’s Finest” acting alongside Jessica Alba, Duane Martin, and Gabrielle Union.
In 2020, he was seen in an episode of the series “Magnum P. I.”, and in 2021 he appeared as Delilah’s Father in the Home Box Office (HBO) comedy drama “Generation”, which is his most recent role on television.
Roles in movies
David made his big screen debut in the 2004 short movie “Fate”, followed by his roles as Ted in “Carrie’s Choice”, and as Benicio Aceveda in “Greetings from the Shore”, before he portrayed Juan in “Manhattanites” in 2008.
In the following years, he made appearances in several short movies, and then acted in the 2014 movie “Crazy Bitches”, before he portrayed Hector in “Where’s Daddy” starring alongside Natalie and Chloe Partridge, in 2017.
Two years later, David was seen as Eric in “Dating to Kill” starring alongside Mia Topalian and Clare Kramer, and then he portrayed Frank in “A Stone in the Water”, a thriller written and directed by Dan Cohen.
In 2021, David was cast to play Boss in “The Sleeping Negro”, starring alongside Rae Dawn Chong and Julie McNiven, before his portrayal of Victor Flores in the romantic drama “Sweet Navidad”, which was his most recent role in the movie industry.
Marriage with Melissa Fumero
There were various rumors both concerning David’s love life and sexual orientation, before his marriage with the beautiful actress, Melissa Gallo in 2007. The two met on the set for the series “One Life to Live”, and eventually started dating. David had a recurring role in the series, so at the time when they met, he was staying there for three months, and they had an opportunity to get to know each other, but at first Melissa didn’t realize that David was her teenage crush.
The funny story about this two is that Melissa saw David for the first time when he acted in the music video for Mariah Carey’s song “Honey”; she was 13 at that time, and he was in his 20s. She recalled that her favorite part of the video was when a good-looking guy appears in the last forty seconds, and with a childish smile on her face she said: ‘I would get so mad at MTV when they would cut the video short. Remember they would do that? The credits would come up and you’d be like there are still 20 seconds left to the song. There is still the hot guy at the end of the video.’
Because he was so good-looking, she didn’t want to go out with him, since she believed that he is just like the other hot actors who jump into relationships and then leave the girls without an explanation. Her friends convinced her to give him a chance, and it turned out that David is a nice guy.
After they started dating, they once talked about their teenage crushes, and then she found out that David was in Mariah’s video. He proposed to her on Christmas Day 2006, and their love story grew into a happy marriage, which is still going strong after nearly 15 years.
The two married on 9 December 2007, and Melissa is one of the rare Hollywood brides who would take her husband’s surname; the wedding was held in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, in the presence of their closest family members and friends, and their co-stars from the series.
David and Melissa became parents for the first time in 2016, when they welcomed their first son Enzo, and in 2020, their second son Axel was born.
Melissa & hubby David Fumero ~ aka cousins Adriana & Cristian on #OLTL
Posted by One Life To Live Fansite on Saturday, August 20, 2016
As of January 2022, the family of four lives an apparently happy life, enjoying their love and raising their boys in their residence in Los Angeles, California.
Who is Melissa Fumero?
Melissa Gallo was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on 19 August 1982, in Lyndhurst, New Jersey USA; she’s a director, and an actress with nearly 30 credits to her name, perhaps known best for her roles in the series’ “One Life to Live”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, and “Gossip Girl”.
She’s acted in the movies such as “The House That Jack Built”, “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell”, and “Descent”, among others, while her most recent role was in the movie “Bar Fight” which is in post-production, and should be released in late 2022.
Melissa is 39 years old, with long dark brown hair and brown eyes; she weighs around 127lbs (58kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, with vital statistics of 33-25-35.
Age, height, and net worth
Speaking about David’s appearance, he has dark brown hair and hazel eyes, and this 49-year-old actor is still as handsome as he was. David takes care of his body by working out three to four days per week at the gym, and shares photos from his training sessions on his Instagram; he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs) and he stands at height of 5ft 10ins (1.8m).
As of January 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $5 million, while his wife Melissa has a net worth estimated at close to $4 million.