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David Sant

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David Sant
  • writer artist
  • stuntman
  • director
  • actor
Years active1991–present

David Sant is a Spanish mime artist, acrobat, puppeteer, stuntman, director, actor and writer.

Early life[edit]

David Sant was born in Spain.[1]


Sant moved to the UK in the early nineties, where he began performing as a mime artist, acrobat, puppeteer, stuntman and directed for many physical theatre companies winning several awards at different international festivals.[2] In 2006, he was approached by the BBC to bring his comedy skills to television and has been directing sitcoms and comedy dramas ever since.[citation needed]

Sant is known for the role of Cartoon Head from series two of the British television show Ideal and is also known for playing the title role and the other male characters in the season 5–6 revival of Pingu, replacing Carlo Bonomi.[2][3]

He has directed many television series, including Jonathan Creek, Benidorm, Stella,[citation needed] and Significant Other.[4]

He has also appeared in theatrical roles, including Mindbender, presented by the theatre company Peepolykus,[1] and All in the Timing by David Ives, also presented by Peepolykus.[citation needed]



  • Fast Forward (1991)
  • My Spy Family
  • Not Waving (2005)
  • The Golf War (2007)
  • Living with Two People You Like Individually... But Not as a Couple (2007)
  • Comedy Cuts (2007)
  • Coming of Age (2007–8)
  • The Gym (2008)
  • Scallywagga (2010)
  • Significant Other (2023)

Acting credits[edit]

  • My Family (2003) – Restaurant Waiter
  • Pingu (2003–06) – Pingu, various characters (voice)
  • Doctor Who (2005) – Auton
  • Ideal (2005–11) – Cartoon Head, Enrique
  • Columbus: The Lost Voyage (2007) – Bartolome Columbus
  • Time Trumpet (2006) – Fictionalised version of himself
  • Comic Relief 2007: The Big One (2007) – Himself
  • Paddington 2 (2017) – Steward on train


  1. ^ a b Balfour, Sandy (4 June 2004). "The X-Philes: No. 46". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b "How we made Pingu". The Guardian. 11 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Pingu gets new voice". Irish Examiner. 17 August 2003.
  4. ^ Yossman, K.J. (22 August 2022). "Katherine Parkinson, Youssef Kerkour to Star in ITVX Comedy Drama 'Significant Other'". Variety. Retrieved 2 November 2023.

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