Nykl, David

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Nykl, David


Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia; immigrated to Canada, 1968; father, a structural engineer; mother, a nurse. Education: University of British Columbia, B.A., English and theatre; studied tap for eight years at the Port Moody School of Dance.

Addresses: Manager—Muse Artist Management, 207 West Hastings St. Suite 401, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H7 Canada. Agent—Characters Talent Agency, 1505 West 2nd Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Career: Actor. Appeared in numerous television commercials, including Subway, La Quinta Hotels, Budweiser, Visa, Little Debbie, Old El Paso, Compaq, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel, Yellow Pages, Pacific Bell, Kapsch Communications, Iridium Communications, Samsung, Roof Tile Association, and Respekt Magazine; provided voice for television commercials, including Pepsi, Heinz Foods, General Electric, DHL Couriers, Jacob's Coffee, Johnson and Johnson, Danone Foods, and Telka Crackers; Ironworks Productions, cofounder; Misery Loves Company (theater company), Prague, Czechoslovakia, cofounder, actor, director, producer, and artistic director, 1994–c. 1998; appeared with numerous theater companies, including Bard on the Beach and Pacific Theatre Tour.

Awards, Honors: Leo Award nomination, dramatic series—best supporting performance by a male, Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbis, 2005, for Stargate: Atlantis.


Film Appearances:

Trucker's friend, Strangeview (short), 1993.

Bob, David (short), 1993.

Brother Alexis, Sacred Cargo, Artisan Entertainment, 1995.

Cavanaugh, Crackerjack 2 (also known as Hostage Train), North American Releasing, 1996.

First corridor guard, Hell Mountain (also known as Chained Heat 3, Chained Heat 3: The Horror of Hell Mountain, and Chained Heat: The Horror of Hell Mountain), MTI Home Video, 1998.

George Willmont, Act of War, York Entertainment, 1998.

Journalist, Prague Duet (also known as Eine liebe in Prag and Lies and Whispers), Artisan Entertainment, 1998.

Honza, Praha ocima (also known as Prague Stories and Prague vu par), 1999.

Fraser, Love Lies Bleeding, 1999.

Becka (also known as B's), ArtCam, 2001.

Joel, Spare Change (short), 2004.

Also appeared in Poisoned Beer; The Barber of Siberia; Snow White: A Tale of Terror; Terminal Velocity.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Radek Zelenka, Stargate: Atlantis, Sci-Fi Channel, 2004–2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Duke of Luxembourg, Joan of Arc (also known as Jeanne d'Arc), CBS, 1999.

Brianna's father, Merlin's Apprentice, Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Drops, 5 Stunden Angst—Geiselnahme im Kindergarten, 1996.

Henek, Hidden in Silence, Lifetime, 1996.

Public relations man, Operation Noah, 1998.

Russell, the priest, Escape Velocity, Sci-Fi Channel, 1998.

Robespierre's barber, The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Valet, Stealing Sinatra, Showtime, 2003.

John Byner, Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of "Mork & Mindy," NBC, 2005.

Russell, Pterodactyl, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Union representative, "Deadly Games: Part 1," Cold Squared, CTV, 1999.

Moonman, "Deadbeat Walking," Cold Squad, CTV, 1999.

Settler, "Molly Brown," Call of the Wild (also known as Jack London's "Call of the Wild"), Animal Planet, 2000.

Yuri, "Born in the USSR," Seven Days (also known as Seven Days: The Series), UPN, 2001.

Dancing potato, "The Road Gig," My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, The WB, 2002.

Waiter, "Enigma," The Dead Zone (also known as Stephen King's "Dead Zone"), USA Network, 2002.

Vasily, "Middleman," Jake 2.0, UPN, 2003.

Bernhardt, "The Filth: Part 1," Cold Squad, CTV, 2005.

Crime scene investigator, "H. P. Lovecraft's 'Dreams in the Witch-House'," Masters of Horror, Showtime, 2005.

Also appeared did voice work for Pat and Mat (animated), and Johnny and the Thieves (animated); narrator, "Viet Nam," Crossroads (documentary); "South Africa," Crossroads (documentary).

Television Appearances; Other:

Appeared in Touched, CBC; Suburban Cops, CT1; Operation Noah, RTL; and Hotel, Bravo.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in As You Like It, Bard on the Beach; Toxic Saliva; A Bright Room Called Day; The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine; December of All Things; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; Colonel Bird; Midsummer Night's Dream; Fantomima; The Magic Mountain; Masque; A Professional Woman; Zamore; Age of Reason; King Stag; The Devil Behind It; Clavijo; Dragon's Project; Loot; My Fat Friend; As You Like It; The Good Doctor; as Rosencrantz, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Misery Loves Company, Prague, Czechoslovakia; Atahuallpa, Royal Hunt of the Sun, Kaspar Theatre; Estragon, Waiting for Godot, Ironworks Productions; prior I, rabbi, and others, Angels in America, Misery Loves Company; Abbe de Coulmier, Quills, MLC/Black Box.

Stage Director:

Directed productions of Animal Tales (workshop); Oleanna; Audience; The Bear; The Murder Room.



Performing Arts & Entertainment in Canada, Fall, 1995.