David Batiste stars as Cal in "DiResta," UPN's new half-hour comedy based on the real life of transit cop, stand-up comedian and family man John DiResta. His character, an erstwhile musician, works at the subway diner, Yankee Frank, where he serves up both lunch and good advice to transit cop John DiResta and his co-workers.
Born and raised in New York, Batiste has been featured in the films "Clockers"; "A Bronx Tale"; "King of New York"; and "Cadillac Man." His television experience includes appearances on "Mad About You"; "NewsRadio"; "Party of Five"; and "Silk Stalkings."
On the New York stage he starred in "l0-13"; "Deathwatch"; "There Must be Some Way Out of Here"; "The White Brute"; "A Trip to Nowhere"; "Everyman"; and "The Wreckin' Ball."
David is single and lives in Los Angeles.
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