David Daskal

Biography: David John Daskal was born on the first of October, 1979, in Bridgeton, Missouri. The same day, the local McDonald's was robbed in neighboring city Maryland Heights, which would soon/later become David's hometown. Maryland Heights is a northwestern suburb of St. Louis, situated roughly 20 minutes from the heart of the city.

The 2nd of three children born to Linda and Alex, Jason (1974) and Laura (1983), David was introduced to "Sesame Street" as a complement to skipping preschool. While he became good friends with "Sesame Street", he began a steamy, awesome, long-term relationship with MTV at a very young age. Attending six super-long years in grammar school at Rose Acres Elementary, David learned how to daydream in class, sit ‘Indian-style' and master the art of saying the wrong things at the wrong time, all the time. Continuing these traditions, he moved on to Holman Middle School in 1990. A very tough year, David's loyal 8-year relationship with MTV came to an
David John Daskal was born on the first of October, 1979, in Bridgeton, Missouri. The same day, the local McDonald's was robbed in neighboring city Maryland Heights, which would soon/later become David's hometown. Maryland Heights is a northwestern suburb of St. Louis, situated roughly 20 minutes from the heart of the city.

The 2nd of three children born to Linda and Alex, Jason (1974) and Laura (1983), David was introduced to "Sesame Street" as a complement to skipping preschool. While he became good friends with "Sesame Street", he began a steamy, awesome, long-term relationship with MTV at a very young age.

Attending six super-long years in grammar school at Rose Acres Elementary, David learned how to daydream in class, sit ‘Indian-style' and master the art of saying the wrong things at the wrong time, all the time.

Continuing these traditions, he moved on to Holman Middle School in 1990. A very tough year, David's loyal 8-year relationship with MTV came to an abrupt end when they decided to go a different direction and severely decrease video airplay. At this time, he was forced to pay attention to girls in school.

The drooling transitioned into Pattonville Senior High School where David participated in four years of radio debate, three years of theatre musicals, and two years of not making the first cut for the basketball team.

Graduating in 1997, he hit the route of independency and paid a cheap fare to attend the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. This is when David educated himself in working two to three jobs at a time, interned for then-wussy classic rock station 93.7 KSD, and wreaked havoc with six other suburbanites, known only to a select few as ‘The Tradition Gang'.

Making sure sleep was the last priority, David wrecked his first car shortly before graduating from the good ol' community college with an AA in Communications: Radio Broadcasting, in December 1998.

Thinking it would be fun to drive three hours back and forth every week for a semester to further his education, Southwest Missouri State University graciously accepted David's moneys over the next two years. In an effort to save fundage, David began paying really cheap rent to sleep on people's couches. He continued to work two to three jobs while partaking in the coeducational honor fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, where the girls are brothers too. David would like to remind everyone in the Gamma Sigma chapter that no matter what anybody says - ‘Zeta still rules!'

While most students were still trying to figure out how to get an internship, David ‘jocked' for three local radio stations owned by the same company; doing classic rock on the weekends, easy listening Saturday nights, and news/weather for the news/talk/sports station throughout the week. Also working as News Editor for the University paper, David once again neglected sleep and demolished his second vehicle during this time. Graduation came in December 2000, acquiring a Comp. BS in Mass Media Operations. This basically entitles one to work in radio, television, film or journalism if so desired.

Not really enjoying the reality of dishonesty and backstabbing at the local stations, David spontaneously pursued ‘internet radio' and moved his third vehicle to southeastern Virginia in January 2001. Having fallen through, David quickly involved himself with a pyramid company where he met a funny New Yorker named Ryan Kabat who taught him how to say his name. After leaving the pyramid company months later, he transferred from couch to futon to couch and worked as a directory assistance operator overnights and then as a Unit Manager for a call center.

Picking up the drums in October 2001, he wrote some tunes and started a band that never graduated from the house, despite having built a studio.

In September 2002, the other boys in the group wanted to start up their own construction company, which wasn't David's forte. So in an effort to feel productive, he sold his third costly love affair. Although he managed not to destroy it, every vital organ was surely replaced in the beautiful, 1991 White Pontiac Firebird with gray interior and black T-Tops. After purchasing a poopy, maroon, Ford Aerostar van, complete with a ‘knocking' noise, David delivered phone books for a few weeks before taking a one-way ticket out to Los Angeles to investigate the art of background acting or ‘extra' work as a joke. Totally having dug the scene, he Greyhounded back to Hampton, Virginia and packed everything in the poopy, maroon, Ford Aerostar van, complete with a ‘knocking' noise. Leaving the drums behind as a notion he was coming back when the guys got people working for them, David put-putted cross-country to California. The fourth wondermobile broke down ten miles before reaching Las Cruces, New Mexico. Fortunately, a good chef in a good restaurant in the middle of nowhere helped David get to a ‘U-Haul' joint and he finished his trek to the outskirts of LA.

Arriving in late October 2002, David did a ton of ‘extra' work day after day and was cast in a featured role as a high school geek for a movie entitled "The Girl Next Door" in January 2003. It was here David acquired Union vouchers and became eligible to join the Screen Actors Guild. Joining in March 2003, he picked up a commercial agent at the end of the week and a theatrical (television and film) agent a month later. Finally getting some inkling of an idea that doing a little more than ‘extra' work would be kinda fun, David picked up an overnight gig sorting mail in Torrance and left his days open for auditions. The following month he worked the first week of shooting for the feature flick "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!" A month later, David shot his first commercial with a telecommunications company out of Spain called "Amena". While shooting the commercial, David was going through the final stages in a month-long screening process for some reality show being filmed in some exotic location. A week later, he was congratulated on making the super-discreet, exoticly-located program that we all came to know as "Average Joe 2: Hawaii".

Hitting the 48 contiguous states again in August, David left the mail sorting position one week later. Taking some time off, he quickly jumped into the two to three jobs lifestyle. The commercial in Spain went over so well, "Amena" wanted to shoot another with David in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in October. After coming back, he jumped into a customer service managerial position for an Internet company in LA during the daytime and started working nights in a call center collecting movie box office grosses across the nation.

In November, David was asked to do a featured stint on a movie called "Sleepover" and drove back home to Maryland Heights, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, for the Christmas holidays.

On Monday, January 5, 2004, the country was introduced to "Average Joe 2: Hawaii".
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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Battle of the Network Reality Stars: Season 1 Aug 17, 2005 NBC - "Average Joe" tbd
tbd Average Joe: Season 2 Jan 5, 2004 Himself (Season 2) tbd