David Zancai, Date of Birth


David Zancai

Canadian performance artist and actor

Date of Birth: 07-May-1968

Profession: street artist

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About David Zancai

  • David Zancai (born May 7, 1968) is a street entertainer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Zancai is known for his character Zanta: a modified Santa Claus who travels the streets of downtown Toronto doing pushups and shouting "yes yes yes" and "Merry Christmess".
  • His costume consists of nothing but shorts, boots, and a red-and-white Santa hat, even during Toronto's winters.
  • He claims to perform this routine every day of the year except Christmas Day, and estimates he does 2,000 to 3,000 pushups per day.
  • In 2000, Zancai fell 25 feet onto a staircase while working as a painter.
  • He entered treatment for schizophrenia at St.
  • Joseph's hospital, having been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder earlier in 2003.
  • Zancai has received mixed responses to his Zanta character, and has been banned from several public areas around Toronto, including the Toronto Transit Commission.

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