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Check Out David Banks’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Banks.

Hi David, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I was definitely the shy kid growing up. Speaking with anyone outside of my little comfort friend zone was terrifying. I think that’s why I gravitated toward music and hiding behind a large monstrous drum kit in the 80’s. Where everything bigger was absolutely better [LAUGHS] Big hair, big shoulder pads, big bright neon etc. I felt like I was able to express myself through my metal music. What better way than to bang loudly on something in the background.

Something happened in my mid 20’s and I just decided to break out of this private shell. I remember someone saying, “Do what scares you” Acting was the first thing that popped in my head.

I never did it to be liked or any sort of approval, and certainly not to be center stage. I simply just wanted to approach people and have a conversation without my entire body freezing up [LAUGHS]. Yes it was that bad.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
The only thing smooth about this business is hearing the word YES, which never happens enough. We never know why we didn’t get the job or the part. Plus we always see the other guy that got your job right there to remind us on every commercial break. [LAUGHS] I remember watching the Superbowl with my girlfriend last year and saying, “I tried out for that one” After the 3rd time, she said ‘ENOUGH ALREADY”.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I have always just wanted to be the odd, quirky, weird character type that somehow sticks in your head. There is no expiration date on comedy. Some of these character actors work into their 70’s and 80’s.

Heck, look at Betty White.

If I can specialize in being that creepy guy with the mustache lurking in the van, I am all good!

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