The History Of DK Casting
DK’s drive and energy have pushed him and his company to become a worldwide entertainment brand!
1993-1997 – US Marine Corps
1998-1999 – DK establishes “Combat Cast
ing” casting actual military, law enforcement, and firefighting personnel on TV and Films. Combat Casting’s success spread rapidly through the film industry.
1999 – 2003 – DK establishes “Networks Casting Services” which managed and booked over 400 extras daily and was one of the premier extras’ management companies in Los Angeles.
2003 – 2005 – DK sold Networks Casting Services and joined the ranks at one of Hollywood’s elite boutique extras casting companies, “Background Players” as Office Manager. Under his management, Background Players cast background actors for the feature films:
2004 – DK was invited by Judy Cook to join the ranks of one of Hollywood’s elite boutique extras casting companies at David Anthony’s “Background Players” as Office Manager. Under his management, Background Players created a new commercial & music video division, while casting background actors for the following feature films:
– Mr. Woodcock
– Balls of Fury
– World Trade Center
– Rush Hour 3
2006 -2017 – DK opened “David Kang Casting” to focus on OCP’s (On Camera Principals) after meeting top music video director, Joseph Kahn, and continued to partner with him as well as grow his clientele to cast such products and artists as
– American Express
– Johnson and Johnson
– Black Eyed Peas
– Bob Dylan
– Britney Spears
– David Bowie
– Enrique Iglesias
– Justin Bieber
– Justin Timberlake
– Katy Perry
– Lady Gaga
– Mariah Carey
– Pink, Rod Stewart
– Taylor Swift
2017 – David split his casting into two companies – “DK Casting”, which casts OCP for all media (feature films, TV, commercials, print and music videos) AND “DK Extras”, whom he partnered with Martin Lippens to book SAG and Non-Union background for commercials, music videos and print.
TODAY, David Kang Casting is one of the industry’s biggest music video and commercial casting companies, casting hundreds of music videos and commercials and working with over 60 directors and 40 producers. The music videos he has cast have over 35 billion views on YouTube alone and have won numerous MTV music awards.
Despite the demands of owning and running his businesses, David has found time to produce six feature films and two TV shows. He’s a member of the Producers Guild of America and is always looking for more opportunities to produce more projects. David also is founder and chair of a 501(c)3 nonprofit “Project LACE” (Loving Abandoned Children Everywhere) dedicated to helping end poverty, loneliness, and neglect of children everywhere, inspired by his son. David and Project LACE have taken teams of medical personnel to Haiti, Cambodia, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic. Project LACE has brought more then $500,000.00 in medicine to these countries and treated over 4,000 patients.