Davy Eduard King was born on November 9th, 1985 in the city of Leiden, The Netherlands. Born to a Dutch mother and Surinamese father, Davy spent the majority of his life in Dutch schools before having the opportunity to attend The American School of The Hague in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. It was here, at age 17, that Davy discovered a new passion in life; the world of acting.
Davy went on to college at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, United States of America. Here, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theater while playing Division 3 college basketball. He performed in a number of theatre productions, including Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest.’ It wasn’t long before he started getting his feet wet in the world of television acting; having done multiple commercials while being in the USA, as well as a variety of modeling gigs.
In 2009, he returned to The Netherlands to continue chasing his dreams of being an actor. His background in sports and his passion to help people, initially pushed him to the field of education. First, as an elementary school P.E. teacher, later focusing on coaching basketball. In the meantime, he continued to develop his acting skills via multiple acting workshops and training courses. He also developed himself by successfully following a course in fitness training.
After this, he lands gig after gig. His Dutch cinema debut in “Zwaar Verliefd”(Heavily in Love), many appearances in the comedy-hit show Komt een Man bij de Dokter (a Man goes to the doctor…), and a lead in the soap opera De Spa(The Spa). His other notable tv/film appearances include ‘Bon Bini: Judeska in da House,’ ‘To Catch a Spy,'(The Hallmark Channell) which also happens to be his US based feature film debut. And as Jeremy Brandt in ‘Mobius’ Trip,’ by MonkeyshootStudios, directed by Matt Jaems, for which Davy recently was nominated “best actor” at the Brazil New Visions Film Festival and ‘Best European Actor’ alongside Felix Kammerrer (im Westen nichts neues). This spring(2024), Davy Eduard King will be playing his biggest role yet, as he has started preparations to be starring in an international set feature film.
Even though sports and athletics are and always will remain a big part of Davy’s life, acting is his biggest passion. Partially formed in the United States of America, he carries the motto of the “American Dream” – a life in which everything is possible. It is the mentality he lives by and would love to share with the world.