David Sakurai
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Playing Age 28 - 45
Nationality Danish
Based in Los Angeles, USA / Copenhagen, Denmark
Education Globe Actors Studio, Tokyo (Japan), 2 years, 2003 - 2005
Language, fluent Danish, English, Japanese
Language, knowledge Spanish, German
Singing voice Tenor
Skills Martial Arts*,Thai Boxing*,Sword Fighting,Kung Fu*,
Eye colour Brown
Hair colour Black
Height 180cm
Weight 70.00
Off-the-shelf clothing size (Top) M
Off-the-shelf clothing size (Bottom) 30/34
Jeans Size 30/34
Suit size 48 (US 46)
Shoe size 44-45

Selected Credits*

One RangerAden Kashmiri2023Jesse V Johnson Lionsgate
RippleSelo2023Joey MoeKelope Pictures - Super8 Denmark
The DoormanHammer2020Ryuhei KitamuraLions Gate
Unbroken: Path to RedemtionWatanabe "The Bird"2018Harold CronkUniversal
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldKrall2018David YatesWarner Bros
Le acceleratorLe accelerator2017Thomas EikremFilmrage
HousewifeBruce O'Hara2017Can EvrenolAnka Film
Actos of VengeanceHulking Man2017Isaac FlorentineMillennium Films
Liza, the Fox-FairyTony Tani (lead)2013Karoly Ujj MeszarosFilm Team
Dark SamuraiLead2013Sidney Lexi PlautSpearhead Pictures
Hvide SandeJimmy2021Tilde Harkamp a/oDanish National TV2
AlfaWester2020Avaz BrothersDanish National TV2
The Man in The High CastleColonel Saito2019Daniel PercivalAmazon
OriginMurukawa2018Paul W.S. AndersonYoutube Red
Iron FistScythe2017RZAMarvel
Karate KillThe Swordsman2016Kurando Mitsutake
Lilyhammer IIITensing2014Øystein KarlsenNetflix
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, David Sakurai’s Eurasian heritage has taken his acting prowess across continents, from Europe and Asia to the U.S. His international journey commenced with a standout performance in Károly Ujj Mészáros' "Liza,The Fox-Fairy." As "Tomy Tani", David captivated European and Asian audiences alike.

In the U.S., Sakurai stepped into the spotlight as Marvel's villain, Scythe, in the series "Iron Fist.” His notable roles continued with Mutsuhiro 'The Bird' Watanabe in “Unbroken: Path to Redemption," a sequel to the Academy Award-nominated film from 2014.
European audiences have applauded his work in "In Order of Disappearance"opposite Stellan Skarsgård, Netflix's "Lilyhammer," and "Acts of Vengeance" where he shared the screen with Antonio Banderas.

The year 2017 saw Sakurai in the lead for "Housewife," a gripping drama by Can Evrenol. 2018 further amplified his repertoire when he joined J.K. Rowling's universe in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," portraying Krall, a devout acolyte of Johnny Depp's Grindelwald.

His recent film roles span genres and geographies. From "The Doorman" with Jean Reno and Ruby Rose, directed by Ryûhei Kitamura, to "One Ranger" and the Danish cinematic piece "Ripple," Sakurai's versatility shines. On TV, he's recognized for roles in Ridley Scott's "The Man in The High Castle," "Origin" by Paul WS Anderson, CBS's "S.W.A.T.," and prominent Scandinavian series like "Hvide Sande" & “Alfa.”
Beyond acting, David's fervor for storytelling led him to writing and producing. His first foray, "Echoes of a Ronin" in 2014, garnered attention. Consequently, he co- established Bonnaveddda Entertainment, developing several projects and collaborating with Lene Børglum's Space Rocket Nation.

Anticipation builds for 2024 when Sakurai features in the video-game "MindsEye" and in the role of The Earth Kingdom Spy, in Netflix’s adaptation of "Avatar: The Last Airbender."

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