• David Burnell IV

Updated: 2 days ago

If I could sum up my life in 3 paragraphs it would go like this:

My name is David Burnell IV and I played DI college football for the East Carolina University Pirates. I was nicknamed "The Flea" because they thought I was too small to play football.... until they saw me playing on TV.

After graduation, I saw a tv commercial of a guy slaying a fire monster with a sword, so I joined the United States Marine Corps. I quickly realized I was fighting humans instead of monsters and those humans were using missile rockets. One rocket landed 10 feet outside of the T-wall. It was then I realized I would need more than a sword.

I finished the military and left America to pursue an acting career in Berlin, Germany. I landed my first major role as "The Shocker" in the upcoming action film thriller "Gunpowder Milkshake. " Catch me on the big screen fighting women assassins.

"Be whatever you want to be in life"

artist, athlete, author

-David Burnell IV

  • David Burnell IV

Updated: 2 days ago

Stunt training is complicated, especially when you are fighting with people on different levels

There you see all of us actors literally dead - training the same movements over and over again. And yeah, that's Karen Gillan on the far right. Aka Nebula, aka the redhead girl on Jumanji, and this new action film coming up Gunpowder Milkshake. That's me the little black dude laying next to her. She kicked my ass. I took a knee to the nose and try to play it off like it didn't hurt, tears running down my face but I smiled and shook my head in the "yes" motion even though no one was asking me a question. Needless to say as a former US Marine my movements were pretty precise but I learned that it was meaningless unless I worked together with the speeds and skills of the rest of my colleagues. You are only as strong as your weakest link in the platoon. And that day we all became strong together master each technique of the stunt and working in collaboration with each other's skill level. I learned a great deal that communication, love, and working together wins. It was all worth it though and she is a top-class actor. Love her and miss her. The other two thugs you see lying there were my besties on set and my colleagues. Ivan Kaye (in the middle) and Jack.

Communicate, love, and work together