David Sakurai
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Born 1979
Playing Age 28 - 45
Nationality Danish
Based in Los Angeles, USA / Copenhagen, Denmark
Education Globe Actors Studio Tokyo, Japan
Language, fluent Danish, English, Japanese
Language, knowledge Spanish, German
Singing voice Tenor
Skills Kung Fu*, Martial Arts*, Sword Fighting, Thai Boxing*,
Eye colour Brown
Hair colour Black
Height 180cm
Off-the-shelf clothing size (Top) M
Off-the-shelf clothing size (Bottom) 30/34
Jeans Size 30/34
Shoe size 44-45
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Selected Credits*

FilmRoleYearDirectorCompany
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
TelevisionRoleYearDirectorChannel
OriginMurukawa2018Youtube Red
Iron FistScythe2017RZAMarvel
Karate KillThe Swordsman2016Kurando Mitsutake
Lilyhammer IIITensing2014Netflix
David Sakurai was born on July 19, 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the age of 18, he moved to Japan where he received his theatrical training and honed his skills in the indie film scene in Tokyo. After relocating back to Denmark in 2008, Sakurai proved himself a strong, versatile actor having been cast in a variety of drama, comedy and action.

Sakurai first became known to international audiences for his performance in Károly Ujj Mészáros' fantasy noir Liza, The Fox-Fairy. The film was a huge theatrical success in it’s home country and Japan. In the U.S. market, he had a flashy role in Scott Buck's series Iron Fist from Marvel Studios and Netflix.

His work in Scandinavia include Hans Peter Mollands' revenge comedy In Order of Disappearance and the Netflix show Lilyhammer. His most recent work has seen him starring as the lead in the controversial drama Housewife from Turkish filmmaker Can Evrenol, followed by the role as Mutsuhiro 'The Bird' Wantabe in the Harold Cronk-directed Unbroken: Path to Redemption, the sequel to the three-time Academy Award nominated 2014 film.

2018 will see him joining J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter wizarding world, in David Yates' Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Sakurai portrays the role of Krall, a wizard and loyal follower of Grindelwald. Other upcoming projects include the Paul WS Anderson series Origin and Ridley Scott’s Amazon series The Man in The High Castle.