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Davi Santos
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Santos interviewed about 47 Meters Down: Uncaged by Dulce Osuna in 2019
Born 1 February 1990 (1990-02-01) (age 31)
Nationality
  • Brazilian
  • American
Alma mater Macaulay Honors College
Occupation Actor
Years active 2015–present
Notable work
Height 6 ft 0.5 in (184 cm)

Davi Santos (born 1 February 1990) is a Brazilian-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.

Biography

Santos was born in Rio de Janeiro. In late 1990, Santos' family immigrated to New York City, and he was raised in Astoria, a neighborhood in the northwestern corner of Queens.

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 holds a second Dan Black-belt in Shotokan Karate.

Career

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 2017, he starred in the film Something Like Summer based on the acclaimed novel of the same title. The same year, Densely Hollow Films began principal photography on its feature debut, Adrift, produced by James Manos Jr., in which Santos starred opposite Lauren Velez and Tony Plana. Santos also appeared in the horror film Polaroid, which was released in 2019.

In July 2018, Santos was cast as Gabe in the CBS All Access fantasy drama series Tell Me a Story which premiered that October.

Personal life

Davi Santos is an LGBT activist, and is passionate about defending animal rights.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Something Like Summer Tim Wyman
The Man from Earth: Holocene Second Student
2019 Polaroid Tyler
47 Meters Down: Uncaged Ben

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2012 How to Rock Mark 1 episode (How to Rock a Good Deed)
2012-2013 Mr. Box Office Carlos recurring, 23 episodes
2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Anthony Pizzoli 1 episode (The Scarlet Neighbour)
2014 Switched at Birth Martin 1 episode (Love Among the Ruins)
2015–2016 Power Rangers Dino Charge Sir Ivan/The Gold Ranger Main Cast
2017 Kirby Buckets Apollo 1 episode (Queen for a Dawn)
Will & Grace Twenty-Something 1 episode (Who's Your Daddy)
Law & Order: True Crime Andy Cano recurring, 3 episodes (season 1)
2018–2019 Tell Me a Story Gabe Perez Main Cast (season 1)
2020 Power Rangers Beast Morphers Sir Ivan/The Gold Ranger guest, 2 episodes (season 2)
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