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March 2017 - Special Guest - Gary Davis

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Gary Davis, stuntman, will be our guest speaker in March. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a stuntman? What it takes to find a good one? Maybe you just need to know what exactly you are looking for to add a special piece to your current film or a future one. Is additional or special insurance needed to include a stunt person? If you have answered yes to any of these questions you will want to mark your calendars for March 29, 2017 at 7pm to help us welcome Gary Davis to the SacVIPs meeting. Davis will be here to share his experience and knowledge about being a stuntman. 


Gary Davis was born on September 11, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gary Charles Davis. Davis is known for his work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and Independence Day (1996). To see more of the films Davis was part of check out his IMDB page.

Gary Davis (Stuntman) for many years was know for his elaborate Christmas display, known as "Toyland," which drew large crowds to his Woodland Hills home (which he sold in 2000).  Davis graduated from Del Oro High School in Loomis, California. Davis currently has a home in the Auburn, California area. Davis has a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering with a minor in Physics from Arizona State University where he graduated in 1972.

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Join us on March 29, 2017 at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:30PM)


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