David Kait: From the Greek Riot Police to Acting in LA

LOS ANGELES – Actor David Kait (Kaitidis) was a lieutenant in the Greek riot police before moving to Hollywood to pursue his acting career. Of the career change, “that feels surreal and special,” he said, “I am just following what feels right at this point. That's what I always did with my life. It is going to be an exciting ride. It is quite amazing,” Digital Journal (DJ) reported.

Of the coronavirus pandemic and living in quarantine, Kait told DJ that it is a “very rewarding period of time,” adding that “it started rough, with a lot of uncertainty, but I am a person that enjoys solitude. I thrive in solitude. After I put my life in order to accommodate the new situation, things have been very productive. It has been a great chance to reflect back on my life and to set some priorities and establish healthy habits for the future. Quarantine has been a gift in disguise.”

He offered his thoughts on the current situation, DJ reported, “Take this time as is. Embrace it… Take time to take care of yourself. Set your priorities straight. Sometimes, life puts us away from our personal relationships. This is just another curve in our journey, nothing is over. I am very optimistic that great things will come.”


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Of Russian and Georgian descent, Kait grew up in Edessa, Greece with a Georgian mother and a Greek stepfather, Forbes magazine reported, adding that “at home, he spoke Greek and Russian… with his family, and in his spare time, Kait played soccer and read Nikos Kazantzakis.”

He told DJ, “I grew up in the city of Edessa, up north. I spent my whole young life there. I moved to Athens for the Police Academy, for four years, and after I graduated, I did three years of service as a Riot Police Officer. Then, I moved to San Francisco, California, and now I am in Los Angeles.”

In the new film Mickey Kelley, Kait plays Stelios in a cast that includes actors Dennis Quaid and Sean Patrick Flanery, DJ reported.

Of the Greek-American community in the United States, Kait told DJ, “I have good relationships with them. I started meeting a lot of people at the Greek Film Festival in Los Angeles. There is a lot of fervor and enthusiasm to bring projects from Greece to inspire young filmmakers to do something beyond their borders on an international scale, and that's very encouraging. It is nice to see that support, not only in film but in theater and stage productions.”

More information about David Kait is available online: https://www.davidkait.com and on Instagram.


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