David Ajala at San Diego Comic-Con 2019
David Ajala (born May 21, 1986) is a British actor. He portrays Manchester Black in Supergirl and Captain Roy Eris in Nightflyers. In October 2019, he joined the regular cast of season three of Star Trek: Discovery.
David Ajala was born in Hackney, London. His mother and father are also actors. He trained at the Anna Scher Theatre. In an interview for Interview Magazine David Ajala said "When I went to secondary school, my maths teacher said I had way too much energy and was too mischievous. He tried to convince me that if I did acting, I'd be popular with the girls".
In film, his first part was in Kidulthood, and he also appears in the sequels, Adulthood and Brotherhood; he has also appeared in The Dark Knight and in major roles in Starred Up and the 2016 Seekers. On TV he has appeared in many series including Doctor Who and in major roles in Black Box, Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands, Nightflyers, and Falling Water.
Sean 'Mac' McAlister, a character from 2017 video game Need for Speed Payback, is voiced by him.
|2008||The Dark Knight||Bounty Hunter|
|2010||Winter Sun||Guy||Short film|
|2010||Following Footsteps||Christopher Knight|
|2011||One Day||Floor Manager|
|2012||Illegal Activity||Edward||Short film|
|2012||Sentenced Served||Marvin||Short film|
|2013||Fast & Furious 6||Ivory|
|2014||Queen of Diamonds||Bench Guy||Short film|
|2015||He Works the Long Nights||Short film|
|2016||Brotherhood||Detective Desmond 'BUDS' Lynch|
|2017||The Art of Love||Anthony||Short film|
|2007||Dream Team||Sean Campbell||Main cast|
|2008||The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury||Steve||Episode: "Technology Bytes"|
|2008||The Bill||Lenny Jones||Episode: "Beth Undercover"|
|2008||Trexx and Flipside||Flipside||Main cast|
|2009||Hamlet||Reynaldo / Dumbshow Poisoner||TV Movie|
|2010||Doctor Who||Peter||Episode: "The Beast Below"|
|2011||Silent Witness||Mark Blakefield||2 episodes|
|2011||Coming Up||Malachi||Episode: "Micah"|
|2011||Misfits||Private Investigator||1 episode|
|2012||Monroe||Max Portas||1 episode|
|2013||Death in Paradise||Louis Nelson||Episode: "Murder on the Plantation"|
|2013||Black Mirror||Jeff Carter||Episode: "The Waldo Moment"|
|2013||Law & Order: UK||Gavin Dale||2 episodes|
|2014||Black Box||Will Van Renseller||Main cast|
|2016||Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands||Rate||Miniseries|
|2016||Hooten & the Lady||Dawit||Episode: "Ethiopia"|
|2016||The Break||Episode: "System Cycle"|
|2016-2018||Falling Water||Burton||Main cast|
|2018||Nightflyers||Roy Eris||Main cast|
|2019||Urban Myths||The Burglar||Episode: "Grace Under Pressure"|
|2017||Mass Effect: Andromeda||Additional voices|
|2017||Need for Speed: Payback||Sean 'Mac' McAlister|
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- Emma Brown (1 May 2014). "Discovery: David Ajala". Interview. Archived from the original on 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
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- Nellie Andreeva (June 23, 2015). "David Ajala To Star In USA Pilot 'Falling Water'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 1, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
- "Burned to Nothing, Afternoon Drama - BBC Radio 4". BBC. Archived from the original on 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
- "Someone's Making a Killing in Nigeria, The Price of Oil, Drama - BBC Radio 4". BBC. Archived from the original on 2018-10-14. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
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