MEET THE newest member of the cast of Something Like Summer: the long-awaited actor who will portray the love of Ben’s (Austin McKenzie) life, Tim Wyman. And learn what author Jay Bell has to say about our choice.
DAVI SANTOS is a talented actor, writer, producer and director, whose short film, The Cure, appeared at the Cannes Film Festival. He has had numerous guest-starring and recurring roles on the CW, ABC and ABC Family networks. He was just cast in a major role in the reboot of a long-time franchise television show.
In this video, introduced by star Austin McKenzie (Ben), director J.T. Tepnapa and writer-producer Carlos Pedraza discuss how they cast Davi, and why the role — and the actor who portrays it — is so pivotal to the success of the film adaptation.
IN HIS blog, author Jay Bell says about the choice, “Davi Santos seems to live and breathe acting. While watching so many clips that it made my head spin, there were definitely many moments where I saw my Tim. … Already in my mind, the names Davi Santos and Tim Wyman are becoming synonymous.”
Davi Santos was born in Brazil and raised in New York City. He attended the Professional Performing Arts School alongside Connor Paolo, Sarah Hyland and Andrea Bowen. He is an alumnus of LaGuardia Arts High School. Davi has a background in theater and has performed in various national commercials. From 2009-2012, he appeared in plays premiering at NYMF, Samuel French Play Festival and the NYC International Fringe Festival.
At 19, he wrote and starred in the coming-of-age docufiction, Lone Prophet, about the DREAM Act in cinema verité. The film was featured at the Golden Door International Film Festival. Davi began living bicoastally in Los Angeles and New York, playing Anthony “Nut Nut” Pizzoli in the ABC comedy, Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23, and guest-starred on Nickolodeon’s sitcom, How to Rock. He has since gone on to guest on a variety of network shows.
He has also written, starred in or produced a variety of short films through his production company, Densely Hollow Films.
The son of a rich and conservative white father and regal Mexican mother, Tim is charming, athletic, handsome and secretly artistic. A not-so-accident brings him together with Ben, sparking a 12-year relationship that forces him to come to terms with all his secrets and all his fears.