Check it out our exclusive interview with talented actor David Banks.
David stars in the new film ‘Preacher Six’ alongside Naomi Grossman, Carmen Argenziano, and Zach Galligan. Preacher Six comes from a small town and is summoned to the big city where he fights evil in a literal sense. The series is slated for release in mid 2020. But that’s not his only release in 2020 as David also staring in HBO’s Insecure season 4.
David is also a famous face in TV as he appeared in more than 200 national commercials in roles of leading man, boyfriend, son, husband, father, “the regular guy/common man”, “poor sap”, “the dorky guy”, “complaining idiot” and more.
Follow David at @dynamitedork
Hi David, please tell us a little about you?
Well if it involves heavy metal shows, playing my drums as late and loud as possible with lots of coffee I probably have a front row seat.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Loud, Childish, & Immature according to my mom growing up [LAUGHS]
Who was your role model as a child?
My parents. I never knew how great they were until I actually turned into a parent.
I can’t thank them enough for putting up with me. I was the kid who showed up at school wearing all black and changed his LeTigre shirt into an Ozzy Osbourne shirt before class, if I even showed up at all [LAUGHS]
How did you get started into acting?
It all started when my dad said “I wouldn’t recommend it” It was sort of a weird challenge. When someone tells you not to do something you find every way possible to do it. I suppose if he would have told me to go for it and have fun, I most likely wouldn’t have wanted to pursue it at all. [LAUGHS]
How has this changed your life?
It’s forced me to deal with something I am terrible at….. PATIENCE.
What is the best and worst part of being an actor?
The best part is waiting for your agent to call. The worst part is waiting for your agent to call
Tell us about your work in new file ‘Preacher Six?”
I play an over caffeinated and wired brother to Zach Galligan (Gremlins).
What is the film about?
Preacher Six comes from a small town and is summoned to the big city where he fights evil in a literal sense. Written by Tracy Ray and created by the amazing Kyle Hester.
And about your work on HBO’s “Insecure?”
Being a fan of the show to begin with, it was a lot of fun to be a part of this magic. Playing an inept cop is always fun [LAUGHS] The new season airs April 12th.
How do you prepare for a role?
I’m a bit odd when it comes to that. I don’t drive myself into the woods for weeks or anything like that, but I do go into my bedroom for hours and take the script with me going over it hundreds of times…..literally.
What kind of roles do you like or would like to play and why?
I’m a fan of anything that takes me out of my comfort zone. I fought so hard to get my agent to get me in the comedy rooms, but now I like the darker roles a bit better. There is just something rewarding about jumping into an insane and demented character.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
Each and every day is a different day at work. It has never been the same old thing. I am definitely a fan of variety and keeping things fresh and new.
How would you explain your fashion style?
If I could go outside wearing my pajamas and a pair of crocs I would. Wait I already do that. Although I do have an obsession with classic vintage 80’s metal shirts.
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
On her phone or more interested in taking selfies to add to her IG.
Dating is sort of like a job interview these days. I like to check their social media to see just how “LA” they are [LAUGHS] I would rather see a pic of your dinner instead of 200 pics of you making the same silly duck face.
How would your best friend describe you?
I don’t think that’s any of my business [LAUGHS].
What’s next for David Banks in 2020?
I am a fan of setting goals and knocking them out! It’s funny when I hear people say “2020 is going to be my year” Shouldn’t every year be better than the last and be “Our Year”.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Spending as much time with family and loved ones as possible. Also hearing my little terrier snoring – insert dog emoji.
How is a normal day in your life?
Ahhhh normal sounds nice. I miss that. It’s either running around like crazy one day or laying in bed binge watching a dark drama the next. Having no time or having all the time in the world from one day to the next.
What is your idea of a perfect Sunday?
For years I have made it a tradition to see my mom and step dad every Sunday. I wouldn’t miss it for the world. Besides who says no to homemade chili?!
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
George Michael, I would love to pick the brain of one of the best singer songwriters of our time.
What is your favorite healthy food?
What’s that? Ok if I had to pick one I would say pizza
And your favorite cheat food?
Best advice ever given?
My mom “Never grow up”
Do you support any charity?
Lately I have been giving as much as I can to Carmel of Jesus, Mary & Joseph. My daughter is a nun there and with everything going on in the world we need as many people praying for us as possible.
Name 3 things you can’t live without?
Music, Laughing and oh did I say pizza?
Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?
Hopefully not on some reality tv show.
Favorite song? Why?
Icehouse “Crazy” I feel it’s the soundtrack to my life.
What music do you like?
I can literally go from Metallica to Madonna or Testament to Tevin Campbell in a matter of minutes. Lately I have been revisiting the New Jack Swing era. I am a huge fan of the repeat button. When I hear a song that moves me I seriously play it over and over hundreds of times all day long.
What do you think of Social Media?
Can’t Zuckerberg just make it all go away?
Where we can follow you?
For plenty of dinner pics and me making duck faces @dynamitedork
Quote: Growing up is a trap, don’t fall for it
Favorite Singer/Artist: Dave Meniketti of Y&T A true raw bluesy rock artist
Movie: Max Dugan Returns
Travel Destination: Thailand
Sports Team: Eagles
Tv Show: Ozark
Book: A Purpose Driven Life