Davi Santos

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Davi Santos
Santos interviewed about 47 Meters Down: Uncaged by Dulce Osuna in 2019
Born (1990-02-01) 1 February 1990 (age 33)
  • Brazilian
  • American
Alma materMacaulay Honors College
Years active2015–present
Notable work

Davi Santos (born 1 February 1990) is a Brazilian-American[1] actor, best known for his role playing Sir Ivan, The Gold Ranger on the television series Power Rangers Dino Charge[2][3][4] and Dr. Joey Costa on Good Sam. He is a screenwriter and star of The Cure,[1][5] a film that world premiered at Cannes Film Festival.[citation needed]


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.[6]

Santos attended the Professional Performing Arts School[6] alongside Connor Paolo and Sarah Hyland. He graduated from LaGuardia Arts "Fame" High School.[1] In 2008, Santos enrolled in Macaulay Honors College at Lehman College where he designed the courses of his customized CUNY BA in Cognitive Philosophy and Theatrical Arts. At Lehman he acted in a production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge directed by Susan Soetaert in 2010.[7] Since the age of 8, he has trained in martial arts. He holds a second Dan Black-belt in Shotokan Karate.[8]


With a background in theatre and commercials,[9] Santos appeared Off-Broadway between 2009 and 2012 in plays premiering at New York Theatre Festival, Samuel French Play Festival[10] and the New York International Fringe Festival.[11][12][13] 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.[1][5]

A self-tape audition led Santos to an appearance on the ABC comedy series Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23,[14][15] after which he joined the cast of the American Sitcom Mr. Box Office for two seasons.[16] He continued making television appearances on Nickelodeon's How to Rock,[17] and ABC Family's Switched at Birth, Mystery Girls[18] and Chasing Life[citation needed].

In 2014, Santos was cast as Sir Ivan of Zandar, the Gold Ranger on Power Rangers Dino Charge for two seasons.[2][3][4] He would reprise the role in two episodes of Power Rangers Beast Morphers, "Finders Keepers" and "Grid Connection".[19] In 2017, he starred in the film Something Like Summer based on the acclaimed novel of the same title.[20][21][22] 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 for the first season of the CBS All Access fantasy drama series Tell Me a Story which premiered that October.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Santos has said he identifies with the LGBT community.[24]



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
2021 13 Mintues Daniel


Year Title Role Notes
2012 How to Rock Mark 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 Episode: "The Scarlet Neighbour"
2014 Switched at Birth Martin Episode: "Love Among the Ruins"
2015–2016 Power Rangers Dino Charge Sir Ivan/The Gold Ranger Main Cast
2017 Kirby Buckets Apollo Episode: "Queen for a Dawn"
Will & Grace Twenty-Something Episode: "Who's Your Daddy"
Law & Order: True Crime Andy Cano recurring, 3 episodes
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)
Kappa Kappa Die Derrick CW Seed Halloween special[25]
2022 Good Sam Dr. Joey Costa Series regular; 12 episodes


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 The Shadow Diaries Trevor Roland Voice role [26]


  1. ^ a b c d "Densely Hollow Films". Densely Hollow Films, LLC. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Power Rangers Dino Charge". Hasbro. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Power Rangers Dino Charge episode 11: Break Out". YouTube. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  4. ^ a b Power Rangers (14 September 2015). "Power Rangers - Meet the Gold Ranger - Davi Santos". YouTube. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  5. ^ a b "The Cure". Youtube. Densely Hollow Films. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b Cavallaro, G. (18 November 2013). "Decently Hollow and Filmmakers Christopher Lopez & Davi Santos". Spotlight On. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2015 – via Viral Fashion.
  7. ^ "Lehman Stages Facebook page". Lehman Stages. 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  8. ^ Leung, K. "Back Belts". Kai Leung's Shotojuku. Archived from the original on 10 August 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  9. ^ DavidSaints4U (16 June 2010). "Davi Santos: McDonald's - Romeo and Juliet". Retrieved 7 March 2019 – via YouTube.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ Peter, T. (16 July 2010). "Six Plays Selected for finals at Samuel French Short Play Festival". Playbill. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  11. ^ BWW News Desk (28 July 2009). "Threads Theater Company Presents The World Premiere Of AFTERLIGHT 8/14-8/25 At Cherry Lane Theatre". Retrieved 11 September 2015 – via Broadway World.
  12. ^ Bacalzo, D. (17 August 2009). "FringeNYC 2009: Roundup #1". Reviews. Retrieved 11 September 2015 – via Theater Mania.
  13. ^ Lee, D. (14 August 2009). "Afterlight". Reviews. Retrieved 11 September 2015 – via Indie Theater Now. Santos is especially engaging, with a loose, playful quality that hints at his potential should he continue in this career.
  14. ^ "Don't trust the B---- in apartment 23, Season 2, Episode 9: "The Scarlet Neighbor"". Amazon. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  15. ^ "The Scarlet Neighbor". TV Guide. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  16. ^ Block, A. (7 May 2012). "Bill Bellamy, Jon Lovitz, Vivica A. Fox to Star in Syndicated Sitcom". News. Retrieved 20 September 2015 – via Hollywood Reporter.
  17. ^ "How to Rock, Season 1, Episode 20: "How to Rock a Good Deed"". Amazon. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Mystery Girls, Season 1, Episode 5: "High School Mystery"". Amazon. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  19. ^ Prudom, Laura (9 October 2020). "Power Rangers Beast Morphers: Exclusive First Look at the Dino Charge Crossover - IGN". IGN. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  20. ^ Pedraza, C. (9 December 2014). "Davi Santos cast in 'something Like Summer'". Projects. Archived from the original on 10 August 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015 – via Blue Seraph Productions.
  21. ^ Kralev, Nicholas (28 March 2013). "A Book and Its Film Version -- Made Possible by Readers and Viewers". Entertainment. Retrieved 5 November 2021 – via Huffpost.
  22. ^ Bell, J. (10 December 2010). "At least! Meet Tim Wyman!". Jay Bell Books. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  23. ^ Petski, Denise (10 July 2018). "'Tell Me A Story': Davi Santos To Co-Star In Kevin Williamson's CBS All Access Drama Series". Deadline. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Good Sam's Davi Santos Talks Joining the Cast and His Career So Far". www.advocate.com. 26 January 2022. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  25. ^ "Kappa Kappa Die (2020) on CW Seed". Retrieved 26 October 2021 – via CW Seed.
  26. ^ Petski, Denise (27 October 2020). "The Shadow Diaries' Podcast Starring Madelaine Petsch & Kara Hayward In The Works From Studio71 & Snarled Entertainment". Deadline. Retrieved 9 July 2023.

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