EMMY award-winning and five-time EMMY Nominated Actor, David Lago, was born and raised in Downey, California. He has cultivated over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry as a versatile actor, director, writer, producer, musician,and songwriter. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and is the CEO and founder of Lago Creative Media. David has studied at The Groundlings and alongside Anthony Meindl, G.Charles Wright, Holly Powell, and Leslie Kahn.
Recently, David completed filming a Romantic Comedy feature film , False Hopes, which is in post production and expected to premiere in Mid 2018. He finished the cinematic Short film I'm Sorry, I Love You which is to be released in the film festival circuit. Lago premiered the role of Justin on Amazon Prime's EMMY Award-winning series The Bay and just wrapped the pilot episode of a new science fiction series, Star Thieves, where he plays an FBI agent.
In 2005, for his portrayal of Raul on CBS' Number One Daytime Drama, The Young and The Restless, David won the Daytime EMMY Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series and racked up a total of five EMMY nominations.
At a young age, David was inspired to perform after watching the wide-range genius of Robin Williams, who's influence has resonated with him throughout his entire career. Early on, Lago guest starred on the hit sit-com Step by Step. He starred on one of Animal Planet's first television series Hollywood Safari as Josh Johnson. During the time of Lago's run on The Young and the Restless, he also portrayed the recurring role of Jeremy on 7th Heaven. One of Lago's highlights was being directed by Brent Forester (writer, producer, and director of The Office and The Simpsons) in Comedy Central's pilot of The Braunger Show.
Lago has worked in numerous films, some of which can be viewed on Amazon Prime, such as Eenie Meenie Miney Moe and L.A. Apocalypse. He had the pleasure of starring as David Milken in Artistic License which won eleven film festival awards, including Best Actor in a Comedy. He has produced feature films, short films, and pilot presentations. Lago co-wrote on the sit-com, The Collective, and went on to produce, direct, and star in the web adaptation of the series. He is currently working on a science fiction show with his writing partner.
Aside, from his extensive experience in Film and Television, Lago has played many iconic roles on the stage. In 2010, he played the role of Elvis Presley in the Chicago Sit-down stage production of the TONY award-winning Million Dollar Quartet at the prestigious Apollo Theater. He played and sang live in the production revealing his steadfast talents as a guitarist and vocalist. Lago is a well rounded musician and songwriter having skills as a pianist, guitarist, vocalist, and drummer. He reprised Jeff Goldblum's 1970's role of Miguel in El Grande de Coca-Cola, a sit-down production with The Ruskin Group Theatre Company. In 2016, Lago landed the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the rare musical-comedy, It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman for which he was nominated for Best Actor by the Inland Theatre League. Regional credits include: Chad in All Shook Up, Warner in Legally Blonde, Tommy Boulder in Appearances to the Contrary, and Young Lancelot in Victim of Camelot.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.”
~ Robin Williams