David Sakurai was born on July 19, 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the age of 18, he moved to Japan where he received his theatrical training and honed his skills in the indie film scene in Tokyo.
After relocating back to Denmark in 2008, Sakurai proved himself a strong, versatile actor having been cast in a variety of drama, comedy, and action.
His lead role in post-apocalyptic action drama Eastern Army (2010) earned him a best actor award at the Danish Movie Battle Festival, and a Breakout Action Star Award at The 2010 AOF International Film Festival in Los Angeles.
He is known for In Order of Disappearance (2014), Liza, The Fox-Fairy (2014) and Echoes of a Ronin (2014).
Sakurai's other international projects of late include Lilyhammer season 3.