About David Engel


Besides being a bumbling buccaneer, David Engel is an accomplished, award-winning entertainer who has worked in TV, commercials and film and has been seen on stages across the US, Europe, and Asia.

Mr. Engel cut his eye-teeth doing street theatre at major pitches and festivals across Europe between 1984 and 1994 and went on to enjoy a rich “hybrid” career of stage, screen, clown-theater, event production, teaching and fight choreography in Chicago, New York and in Regional Theaters.

He’s played for such notable companies as Steppenwolf Theater, Redmoon Theatre, and for 13 years as a “clown doctor” and supervisor with New York’s own Big Apple Circus for their renowned in-hospital Clown Care Program. David has performed for scores of Fortune 500 companies, major cultural institutions, and venues including Navy Pier (11 million visitors annually); Spiegeltent and for eight seasons at Brooklyn’s CircuSundays.

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