February 1, 1990|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Education||Cognitive Philosophy and Theatrical Arts|
|Alma mater||Macaulay Honors College at CUNY|
Davi Santos (born February 1, 1990) is a Brazilian born American actor best known for his role playing Sir Ivan, The Gold Ranger on the television series Power Rangers Dino Charge. He is a screenwriter and star of The Cure, a film that world premiered at Cannes Film Festival.
Life and career
Santos attended the Professional Performing Arts School alongside Connor Paolo and Sarah Hyland. He graduated from LaGuardia Arts "Fame" High School. In 2008, Santos enrolled at Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Lehman where he designed the courses of his customized major Cognitive Philosophy and Theatrical Arts. Since the age of 8, he has trained in Martial arts. He currently holds a second Dan Black-belt in Shotokan Karate.
With a background in theatre and commercials, Santos appeared Off-Broadway between 2009 and 2012 in plays premiering at New York Theatre Festival, Samuel French Play Festival and the New York International Fringe Festival. In his late teens, he wrote and appeared in the coming of age docufiction, Lone Prophet, utilizing guerrilla filmmaking in support of the DREAM Act. In 2011, he collaborated with Christopher J. Lopez to create Densely Hollow Films. Their first film, The Cure, premiered at the Palais des Festivals et des Congress at Cannes Film Festival.
A self-tape audition led Santos to an appearance on the ABC comedy series Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, after which he joined the cast of the American Sitcom Mr. Box Office for two seasons. He continued making television appearances on Nickelodeon's How to Rock, and ABC Family's Switched at Birth, Mystery Girls and Chasing Life.
In 2014, Santos was cast as the Gold Ranger on Power Rangers Dino Charge for two seasons. In 2015, he starred in the film Something Like Summer based on the acclaimed novel of the same title. The same year, Densely Hollow Films began principle photography on its feature debut, Adrift, produced by James Manos Jr. in which Santos starred opposite Lauren Velez, and Tony Plana.
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Santos is especially engaging, with a loose, playful quality that hints at his potential should he continue in this career.
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