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David Iacono from Netflix's Grand Army Comes Home to Brooklyn

The Brooklyn native is set to star in Grand Army, Netflix's new hit show that follows five high school students navigating drugs, sex, and the plans about the future. Coming October 16, 2020.

David Iacono stars in Netflix's Grand Army, a show that mirrors euphoria.
Photo: Nathan Johnson

On the contrary to his insta, which includes a goofy picture of himself in his high school cap and gown eating a slice of pizza, David Iacono is a young, uber-smart Brooklyn based actor starring in the upcoming Netflix hit shows Grand Army and Social Distance.

Even though it might be nerdy, David’s favorite thing to do in the city pre-covid was attend and graduate LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts. Right now, David is chilling and taking a break from school. However, David does have future plans to attend the School of Visual Arts for Filmmaking.

“My main interest is acting but I would also love to get into directing, writing, and editing because I’ve always had a passion for those as well," said David.

In the height of the stay-at-home orders, he continued his craft for filmmaking as he played a character that required more than the typical job. For Netflix's Social Distance, David was his own personal sound guy, camera man, stage manager, and overall crewall from his childhood bedroom.

Social Distance allowed me to have all those other jobs for a day. I really dipped my toes into all aspects of the industry,” David told me.

However, Netflix did send a sound guy who stood outside of David’s house and had a port-a-potty in the Iacono family alleyway, but that’s another story.

David feels as though his career in acting is taking off at the perfect time. “I am thankful that I am a young actor when I am because today, especially following the Me Too Movement, I definitely feel like everyone is far more socially aware in the industry. Whether that means knowing your boundaries, or being professional and responsible. I’m so grateful to have been educated in that sense," said David.

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