packed up and moved out to Los Angeles in 1992. Pursuing his acting career in Hollywood, Zapata was featured in Land’s End, Seas Quest, Hostile Intentions … and numerous National commercials.
At the same time, he invested in a small, discreet space in West Hollywood that he renovated into a restaurant called SUR. After nearly twenty years and four expansions SUR Restaurant and Lounge is more than 8000 square feet and known as the trendiest eatery of West Hollywood, having won the Creative Business Award from CCA.
Always looking for new and challenging projects, Zapata made his producer debut in 2013 with the short film Tango Amargo, in which he has the lead role.
Zapata, married to Nathalie Pouille-Zapata , has two girls Lou Mila and Miarose and lives in Los Angeles, California.
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