How Old Is David Stakston? 5 Facts You Need To Know

David Stakston
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Profile summary of David Stakston
  • Name: David Alexander Sjøholt
  • Date of birth: November 22, 1999
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Place of birth: Oslo, Norway
  • Nationality: Norwegian-American
  • Education: High school
  • Parents: Jan-Ove Sjøholt (father) and Hanne Sjøholt (mother)
  • Marital status: Single
  • Siblings: Martin Sjøholt (brother)
  • Height: 6 feet 1 inch
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 2015 – present
  • Net worth: $1.5 million
  • Instagram: @davidsjoholtstans

David Alexander Sjøholt, professionally known as David Stakston, is a Norwegian-American actor and model who is currently 24 years old. He is best known for his performance as Magnus Fossbakken in the well-known Norwegian drama Skam. The immensely successful series propelled him into the limelight, leading him to feature in other huge projects such as the popular Netflix series, Ragnarok, where he portrayed the God of Thunder, known as Thor in Norse mythology.

How old is David Stakston?

The Norwegian actor is currently 24 years old. He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, in the United States of America on November 22, 1999. His birth sign is Sagittarius, which is one of the fire zodiac signs. Because Stakston has only been active on television for slightly over seven years, his achievements in the film industry are quite impressive given his age.

David played the lead actor on two very popular television shows, Skam and Ragnarok, both of which he performed before he turned 20. The brilliant thespian is currently one of the most successful and accomplished actors in his age group, especially as far as Norwegian television is concerned.

Who are David Stakston’s parents?

David Stakston has a long-standing Norwegian history, courtesy of his parents. His father Jan-Ove Sjøholt, is a businessman while his mother Hanne Sjøholt is an architect. Although David was born in America, he was eventually raised in Oslo, the Norwegian capital after his family decided to relocate. David was only 5 years old at the time.

David also has a younger brother named Martin Sjoholt, and the two appear to have a very close relationship. Because their parents decided to relocate, both David Sjøholt and his brother have Norwegian-American dual nationality. Furthermore, David is of Caucasian ethnicity. He was born into a Christian home and has continued to practice the faith.

David Stakston had his major television debut on the TV show, ‘Skam’

Even before he was out of high school, David Stakston knew he wanted to be an actor. His entire childhood was about him trying to hone his passion for acting into something productive. According to media reports, David Stakston began acting when he was just ten years old. At first, he started by featuring in supportive roles in several small television projects, many of which he wasn’t credited for.

Somewhere along the line, the actor decided to drop his Norwegian name ‘Sjøholt’ and instead adopted ‘Stakston’ as his stage name. In 2015, he landed his first major onscreen role as Magnus Fossbaken in the critically-acclaimed, teenage Norwegian television show, ‘Skam’, which means “shame” in English. The show was aired for four seasons from 2015 to 2017, all of which David appeared, albeit in different capacities.

For the first two seasons, he was one of the show’s lead characters, but in the last two seasons of the show, he made fewer appearances there until the show ended. The show followed the story of a few high school teenagers at Hartvig Nissen School, a gymnasium located in the highbrow area of West End Oslo. The Julie Andem-directed teen drama featured Norwegian actors like Lisa Teige, Josefine Frida Pettersen, Tarjei Sandvik Moe, and Iman Meskini. After its release, the show became a staple among soap opera lovers in Norway.

According to viewership statistics, the show’s premiere episode holds the record as the most-watched television episode in Norwegian television network history. It also broke similar streaming records in neighboring countries like Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. It was also the project that made David Stakston an international star, even without being in the Hollywood industry. ‘Skam’ ended in 2017 after only 4 seasons due to high production stress.

David Stakston’s biggest role to date came in the 2020 Netflix show, ‘Ragnarok’

After his role on ‘Skam’ ended, David decided to take a break from acting to focus on finishing high school. By the following year, however, he was back on the screens, making an appearance on low-budget shows like Ikke Din Skyld (2018) and Vil Ni Aka Mera (2020). However, David’s biggest and most relevant role to date began in January 2020. He appeared in the Netflix original fantasy drama series ‘Ragnarok’.

Set in a fictional Norwegian town called Edda, the series followed the story of Magne Seier/Thor, played by Stakston himself. He played the fictional heroic character of Thor, a revolutionary fighter who challenged a tyrannical family, the Jutuls, responsible for the industrial pollution ravaging the local factories in the town. This show finally cemented David Stakston’s reputation as a very skilled actor, and undoubtedly one of the best in the game.

David Stakston is presently in a long-term romantic relationship

While David isn’t particularly upfront about his love life, it has been discovered that he has been involved with ‘Skam’ co-star, Ulrikke Falch. The rumors began in 2017 after both actors appeared on the show together. Fans noticed a lot of chemistry between the two actors, but there was no solid confirmation at the time.

According to various reports on the internet, the couple has been in a committed relationship for over 5 years. They make it a point to post pictures of themselves together on their respective social media handles. They are currently living together and are rumored to be engaged.

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Standing at over 6 feet tall, David Stakston is taller than the average male

David stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch, or 185 centimeters. His impressive height is one of the reasons why he was such a perfect fit for the character of Thor in the Netflix series. According to mythology, the God of Thunder is often depicted as a very tall man with blonde hair, both features which David possesses.

His other body statistics include a weight of about 75 kg (165 lbs), brown eyes, and ample body measurements of 44 inches (chest), 32 inches (biceps), and 30 inches (waist) respectively.

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