My name is David Roya.
I am a 69 year old fitness fanatic and have been for over 50 years as well as eating only healthy organic food. Never take any medicine and of course never drink or smoke. Never even had a cup of coffee in my life. I have always stayed in peak condition as a black-belt instructor in Taekwondo, instructor in yoga, as well as a runner and weight-lifter.
However, I wore out my right hip and even though I could workout for 3 hours at the gym and stretch, but it has been deteriorating for the last 9 years. Never would consider an operation. But it got to the point where I couldn’t make it down the block. Finally made up my mind to find the best surgeon.
I finally found Dr. Su at Hospital for Special surgeries. had to wait almost 6 months for an appointment. Anyway I had the resurfacing 2 months ago and I am flying, ecstatic ,so happy, it’s like I was reborn. First of all, no pain whatsoever, complete flexibility, and full strength. I guess I got used to the pain not only in walking, but in getting out of a chair, car etc. as well as affecting my sleep. It’s all gone and my energy is thru the roof.
After a month of chilling at home with home rehab and trying not to overdo (which I often do) for one month, I saw the doctor and he gave me the go-ahead to go to the gym, with no precautions except impact (running, bouncing, etc.) Between yoga ,the gym, the pool, walking trails, and stretching, I am putting in an 8 hour day of exercise and loving every minute, getting stronger and more flexible than I was before the operation.
In going to rehab and seeing other people with hip replacements at 2 months post op barely being able to walk I consider myself very lucky. But I am also smart. My prescription for others considering the procedure, first find the best Dr. and then be prepared to work. I believe it’s 50-50 between you and the doctor.
Also loose the gut if you have one. Also don’t walk with one cane, it throws the alignment completely off. If you get use to a limp it will stay. Use two canes until strong enough without. Use like hiking poles. Also stretch the hell out of the body. You will heal up tighter internally as well as externally, after the operation. You have a one year time frame and the earlier you start the better.
Good luck to anybody considering the procedure.
It’s wonderful to be alive.
David Roya Resume
SAG / AFTRA / EQUITY 4th Degree Black Belt Taekwondo
Home Phone: (718) 474-4503 Height: 5’8” Weight: 155 Lbs.
Email: DavidRoya@hotmail.com Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
FILM – Lead & Featured Roles Principle Roles
Billy Jack Bernard Posner, co-star WB/Dir. By Tom Laughlin
White Buffalo w/ Charles Bronson Kid Jelly, gunfighter Paramount
Night Owl w/ John Lequizamo Jack, drug counselor Dir. By J. Arsendault
Escape from DS-3 w/ Bubba Smith Ling, co-star prisoner Gold Key Productions
Warp Speed w/ Adam West Lt. Quantrel, co-star killer Gold Key Productions
King Kong w/ Jessica Lange Ensign Price, radio man Paramount
Whispers of White Carlos , drug dealer Paramount
Justice System (Karate Movie) Dan, drug dealer Dr. Don Hays
The Last Angry Man w/ Pat Hingle Tony, thug Screen Gems
Bigfoot w/ Peter Graves David, victim Columbia
Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice w/ Natalie Wood Waiter 20th Century Fox, Dir. by
T.V. Appearances Principle Roles
Law & Order Pablo Montoya, cook NBC
Law & Order Kilmer, pizza owner NBC
Law & Order SVU Taxi Dispatcher NBC
Law & Order Marty, hitman NBC
Oz Stuntman HBO
T.V. Funhouse Stranger Dan, creep Comedy Central
Third Watch Drunken fighter CBS
The Equalizer Aurelio, drug dealer Paramount
Mission Impossible Johnny, revolutionary Universal
Cannon Smith, killer Universal
Toma Frank, killer 20th Century Fox
Mod Squad Bobby, thief 20th Century Fox
Rookies Tony, car thief Universal
Black Sheep Squadron w/ Robert Conrad Lt. Stans, Fighter Pilot Universal
Bold Ones w/ Don Johnson Kenny, agent Universal
Switch w/ Robert Wagner Officer Oliver Universal
The Smith Family w/ Ron Howard Miguel, ex-con CBS
Rossetti and Ryan w/ Morgan Fairchild Luis Universal
The Web Ron, executive 20th Century Fox
Chips Frankie, car thief MGM
Police Story Joey Columbia
Adam’s Apple Bobby, fitness trainer CBS
This is the Life Dr. Sanchez CBS
THEATRE – Lead Roles
Have Little Jose Off-Broadway, Intar
A Little Something to Ease the Pain Carlos Off-Broadway, Houseman
Friends and Enemies Waiter Off-Broadway, Theater East
Mrs. Gibbons Boys Rudy Valley Theatre, L.A.
Burn This Pale Off-Off-Bway, Beckett
Shayna Maidel Duvid Off-Off-Bway, Park Theater
Lend Me A Tenor Tito, the Tenor Off-Off-Bway, Park Theater
COMMERCIALS List Upon Request
TRAINING Uta Hagen, Herbert Bergoff, Milton Katselas, Shakespeare w/ Diana Maddox, Instructor: Taekwondo, Tai Chi, Yoga