David Chan was born and raised in NOVA (Northern VA) just outside of Washington DC. He is half Korean and half Chinese. He spent much of his childhood in his mother’s Chinese restaurant hanging around and indulging in lots of free food Some of his fondest memories were sitting beside his parents to watch movies at home. Movies like Home Alone Despite the language barrier, hearing his parent’s laughter from watching the foiled plans of Harry and Marv, planted a seed in him. A desire to become an actor. This thought marinated for many years until he finally decided to act upon it.
David made his debut acting performance at East West Players in 2008 for a USC Masters of Professional Writing One Act Play entitled “Juche Rules.” The piece, written by Mark Niu, won the top prize. From there he began his studies at several acting studios including Ivana Chubbuck, the Berg Studios, and more recently at John Rosenfeld Studios. He has worked on various projects from feature films, television, web series and commercials. He recently was booked on ABC Family’s “Chasing Life” and a role on a web series called “Leo The Temp” casted by Mary Vernieu & Lindsay Graham of Betty Mae Casting. He also appeared on Lethal Weapon on FOX and soon on Henry Danger on Nickelodeon.
Aside from acting, he is also a trained martial artist and trains with stuntmen and women practicing fight choreography. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, having studied under Master Yoon and under Master Wu. He also trained in Wushu at O-Mei with Sifu Lu Xiaolin.
In between acting roles, he dedicates his time to serving other actors at Jive Duck Studios, providing headshots, websites, audition taping, and more.
What Others Are Saying
David has shown a tremendous amount of growth during his time at the studio, and should the right opportunity come his way, whether it be comedy or drama, he has the tools to steal a really great job.
David is a committed actor and creative artist. He is kind and generous and a fierce martial artist. It’s great to see all that talent, creativity and spirit wrapped up in one person.
David is an amazing artist and a great man… it was truly an honor to work with such a talented and professional actor. He has made quite an impression on me, and I am currently developing a Lead vehicle for him to showcase the full range of his abilities as an artist. I’m looking forward to working with him again”
I’ve worked with David on multiple projects throughout that last few years, and I do so for a very specific reason: he continues to amaze me with his growth as an artist and collaborator. For every project, David brings a wonderful passion, desire for excellence and collaborative spirit that makes it such a joy to be around and he is only getting better. I consider him not only a great part of my team but a great friend.
His professionalism combined with the dedication to his craft make David an absolute pleasure to work with. His ability to weave between drama and comedy seamlessly keep him an option for almost any role, and any opportunity to work with him is a welcome one
Great scene! We definitely have your type on our Hawaii Five 0. I can see you playing several types.
***Called in several times to Jennifer Cooper’s office for guest star roles on Hawaii Five 0.
I’ll be thinking of your performance all day! Great job!