This week’s #castified winner is Anthony David! Following his appearance on Seal Team’s episode 2×21, he uploaded a picture of himself (on national TV!) to social media, earning him some Castifi Swag and a few other goodies!
Anthony has been on the Seal Team set over 15 times now so you could say he’s a “veteran”. And he’s also an actual veteran! So what’s the secret behind this success? It’s simple: Anthony enjoys bringing joy to others and treats his fellow cast and crew members with the utmost respect. Without further ado, here is everything you need to know about Anthony David.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Long Beach, CA where I attended Paramount High School. I was placed into a drama class because I needed to fill my schedule and there I fell in love with Acting.
What appealed to you about acting?
I love performing!! Even as a little kid, I made videos with my buddies and started creating characters. I truly find joy in making people laugh through comedic acting. And to know that they are finding joy too, that’s pretty rad. That’s what appeals to me about acting. It’s kinda cool when you the performer and your audience are in total sync.
Last summer I had the opportunity to perform as the prospector Peg Leg Cinch at Knott’s Berry Farm during their yearly Ghost Town Alive event. I learned a lot about improv and character development from Ken Parks and his team there. But the best part was seeing the Guests live out their cowboy dreams. It is a great experience that everyone should check out.
What made you sign up for Castifi?
Castifi came into my life Via Seal Team. Kate of Castifi (our coordinator on Seal Team) was super helpful and showed me how to find other work through the app. I found it to be a great source for BG and event work.
How was your experience on Seal Team?
Seal Team was a great experience and I’m super excited that they got picked up for a 3rd deployment. I’ve played a villager, Mexican CIA, US CIA. The Casting folks have been very generous with me and I am grateful for the work. But I can’t talk Seal Team without mentioning Cathy Villalobos. She worked as a PA on the show and she helped me get my Union Vouchers. I will always appreciate her and her awesome attitude.
The Cast & Crew are all great and pros at their craft. I can’t say enough about how warm and friendly they are. And always willing to share their knowledge. As a veteran of the US Coast Guard, I appreciate the fact that production works with the Veterans in Media & Entertainment organization.
What are you most excited about for the series?
I can’t say any spoilers, but what I can say is this next episode titled ‘Never out of the fight’ will be a powerful one. And one that will leave you looking forward to season 3. I always shamelessly “plug” the show to my family and friends. I find the drama compelling, exciting and they really take the time to get the military processes right and true to life. They tell stories that veterans and their families can identify with.
What advice would you give to aspiring models and actors?
The best advice I would give to aspiring Actors and Models is the advice I was given. And that is, to treat everyone on set as if they were the most important person involved in the project. Because they are. It doesn’t matter if they are the Director or a PA on their first day, you need both, and everyone else to make it work. Respect goes a long way in this business