Šášik: "pronounced 'Shawshick'... Like The Shawshank Redemption..."
David Jaroslav Sasik was born in Columbus, Ohio, USA on August 31, 1995, to Czechoslovakian parents, Roman Sasik and Helena Sasikova. His father works as a scientist and his mother spent most of her young adult life performing in plays and musicals. He credits his parents for sharing with him the best of both worlds and instilling within him a love of both arts and sciences.
His first acting job was in 2009 in Black Veil Brides' premiere music video, "Knives and Pens." This music video has earned over 130 million views on YouTube alone and David has gone on to be known as the "Knives and Pens kid" among the Black Veil Brides fan-base. David later made a cameo in Black Veil Brides' music video, "Perfect Weapon," and returned as "the kid" in their music video for "Goodbye, Agony" alongside Alicia Vigil.
Throughout his teenage years, David attended a few different acting studios in Los Angeles. His first acting studio experience was with Constance Tillotson where he studied scene-work as well as writing. The most formative time spent in an acting studio came when David studied improv, scene-work, and TV/Film acting with Patrick Day at Young Actors Space in Van Nuys.
David attended the University of California, Irvine, where he double majored in Musical Theatre and Mathematics. In 2018, he graduated with honors with his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
Since graduating from college, David has performed in award-winning musical theatre productions in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles. He continues to pursue film and television work and has appeared in three films in 2019 alone.
David is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.