Born in Prague, David arrived in Canada with his parents at the age of two, after the communist occupation of what was then Czechoslovakia. The Nykls arrived in Victoria, BC where his father soon found work as a Structural Engineer and his mother as a Nurse.
With a propensity for acting and a strong sense of comic timing, David soon became involved in all sorts of performances – from TV Commercials (Adidas), School Plays, and Christmas Show hosts to Piano, Acting and even Dance classes. He attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he took literature, theatre, and acting classes. He graduated with a degree in arts and (after having travelled overseas for a year) worked for several years in the Vancouver Theatre scene (Pacific Theatre, Vancouver Little Theatre, Vagabond Players, Metro Theatre) and soon initiated a small collective known as Ironworks Productions, out of a group of friends at Vancouver’s outdoor Shakespeare Festival, Bard on the Beach. With their first production of “Waiting for Godot” [Estragon], which debuted on Galiano Island BC, David toured Europe with Ironworks for the very first time.
Himself involved in theatre, film and commercial work. It was then that he co-founded Prague’s Best-known “English language” theatre company: Misery Loves Company with Richard Toth and ‘Ewan McLaren’. Later, David returned to his native Vancouver where he began working as a full time actor in television series, commercials, and film. Were in the last few years he gained a following playing loveable and slightly odd Dr. Radek Zelenka on Stargate: Atlantis
David looks forward to seeing all his fans at both the Sydney and Perth shows and will be appearing each Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm and each Sunday 11am to 5pm for autograph* and photo* sessions as well as conducting at least one publically accessible Q&A panel during the course of each expo.
* Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply.
Tokens for David will also be available directly from the Gifts For the Geek booth at each expo.
- Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending.