David Sant

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David Sant
Born1968 (age 53–54)
  • Mime artist
  • acrobat
  • puppeteer
  • stuntman
  • director
  • actor
  • writer
Years active1991–present

David Sant (born 1968) is a Spanish mime artist, acrobat, puppeteer, stuntman, director, actor and writer.

Early life and career[edit]

Sant was born in Spain in 1968.[1] He discovered the theatre at the age of seventeen thanks to his literature teacher.

He 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.

Sant is best 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 and Stella.

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.



  • Pinga in a Box (2005)
  • 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)

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) – Himself
  • Comic Relief 2007: The Big One (2007) – Himself


  1. ^ a b c 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.

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