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Dave Bonawits

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Dave Bonawits
Known forFishCenter Live

Dave Bonawits (or David Bonawits[1]) is an American actor, filmmaker, and editor. He was one of the hosts of FishCenter Live, from the show's start on Adult Swim's website in 2014 to its cancellation in 2020.


Bonawits directed Pleasant People (2011). In 2011, Pleasant People had its world premiere at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival.[2] He also edited the 2015 film Female Pervert.[3][4][5][6] He is also Jiyoung Lee's creative partner.[7]

While working at Adult Swim, he hosted the American web television series FishCenter Live alongside Andrew Choe, Matt Harrigan, Christina Loranger, and Max Simonet.[8][9][10][11] The show ran from 2014 to 2020, ending following layoffs, which included Dave. During that time, Dave Bonawits also hosted a crossword solving show with Max Simonet for Adult Swim from 2015 to 2020, which later became known as Bloodfeast. Bloodfeast later received two animated television spin-offs, Tender Touches and Gēmusetto, with Dave co-creating the former and voice acting in both.

Bonawits is also the bassist for the band Antbrain.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Pleasant People Camera operator, cinematographer, digital effects, director, editor, producer, sound editor, writer [1][5]
2010 Everything Is in Everything Camera operator, cinematographer, sound editor/sound mixer [1][5]
2010 I Remember Dying on Halloween Actor [1]
2010 Please Please Pick Up Cinematographer, editor, sound editor [1]
2011 Egg in Pig's Ear Cinematographer [1]
2011 Pleasant People Director,[2] Executive Producer, Writer [1][5]
2011 Satanic Panic: Band Out of Hell Actor (Conflicted Male) [1]
2013 The Allergic Reaction Director, writer [1]
2013 Moral Sleeze Assistant Editor, Cinematographer [1]
2014-2020 FishCenter Live Host [1]
2014 Satanic Panic 2: Battle of the Bands Actor (Connie TV Show Cameraman), Cinematographer [1]
2014 Westbound Cinematographer, editor [1]
2014 Yoga Bro Cinematographer [1]
2015 Female Pervert Editor[3][4][6] [1]
2017-present Tender Touches Actor (Curtis), Co-creator [13]
2019–present Gēmusetto Actor, composer

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "David Bonawits - IMDb". IMDb. amazon.com. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Goldberg, Matt (December 7, 2010). "2011 Slamdance Film Festival Lineup Announced". Decider. New York Post. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Leydon, Joe (January 30, 2015). "Slamdance Film Review: 'Female Pervert'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Lowe, Justin (February 1, 2015). "'Female Pervert': Slamdance Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d Viennale staff (2015). "Dave Bonawits". Vienna International Film Festival. viennale.at. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Viennale staff (2015). "Female Pervert". Vienna International Film Festival. viennale.at. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  7. ^ Thomas, Chuck (January 9, 2015). "Director Jiyoung Lee Talks "Female Pervert" and its Acceptance to Slamdance and the Atlanta Film Festival". CinemATL Magazine. Squarespace. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  8. ^ Argyle, Samuel (March 29, 2019). "A fantasy getaway in a fish tank". The Outline. theoutline.com. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  9. ^ Cobb, Kayla (May 10, 2017). "Cult Corner: 'FishCenter Live' Is The Most Delightfully Pointless Show on TV". Decider. New York Post. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  10. ^ Gay, Verne (December 28, 2015). "Best TV shows you didn't watch in 2015: Hulu's 'Difficult People,' more under-the-radar series". Newsday. Edward Bushey & Debby Krenek. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  11. ^ Kopcow, Chris (May 29, 2015). "Adult Swim's 'FishCenter': A Beginner's Guide". Splitsider. The Awl. Archived from the original on August 31, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  12. ^ Rockwell, Russell (November 15, 2016). "REVIEW: Antbrain - Glorious Prosperous". Immersive Atlanta. immersiveatlanta.com. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  13. ^ Schwarz, John (December 17, 2017). "Adult Swim To Premiere Five Nights Of "Tender Touches" – Bubbleblabber". Bubbleblabber. bubbleblabber.com. Retrieved December 19, 2017.

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