Tell the community about yourself, Devin!
I fell in love with parkour and extreme activities like it at a young age. I would climb up and then jump off my garage roof just so I could feel like an action hero.
It scared my mom but it gave me something to do when I was bored. I would set up wooden ramps for my bike and jump them, doing that for hours at a time.
I wanted something more out of my young athleticism so I started going to an American Kenpo Karate class when I was still in Junior High and eventually joined a parkour gym led by Dylan McCaughin. I love the movement of parkour and am always pushing myself to move faster and fly higher.
After learning a lot about what I was capable of, I started looking for stunt teams in the area I could train and grow with. It did not take long until I found Stunt Predators USA. I reached out to Mr. Fike to request an invitation, and he graciously invited me to one of his training sessions in August of 2020. I have been looking forward to each one after that!
What inspired you to become a stunt person?
I had always wanted to get into the film industry, whether it was acting or being the cinematographer; however, I always loved the thrill of action.
It wasn’t until I watched 2016’s Jason Bourne that I finally fell in love with the idea of being a stunt man and doing the driving and the fighting for the big shot actors. I loved the choreography of the movie and everything that went into making it. I realized I wanted to be a part of that and that is what started me down the path I am on now!
What is your greatest skill as a stunt performer, is there a story behind it?
I would probably say my greatest skill is my ability to learn quickly and work hard. I think that most (if not all) stunt performers would agree that working hard is a necessity in the industry.
Understanding my limits and pushing the boundaries of what I can or can’t do is a skill I am continuing to refine.
What is the best part about being a stunt performer?
I would say the best part of being a stunt performer is being part of a community that works more like a family than anything else!
I am so thankful for Mr. Fike allowing me to be part of the Stunt Predators team and giving me an opportunity to be a part of this amazing community.
What advice would you give other stunt people?
Don’t give up on something just because it seems hard to attain . I am still learning new things every day I would have never thought possible when I was younger.
Keep pushing forward and listen to those who have gone before you. They know more than you, so don’t let your age or your pride get in the way of learning about something new!
Anything else you would like to tell the community about?
I would just like to thank Mr. Fike for allowing me to be a part of Stunt Predators USA and I look forward to each and every training workshop.
I would also like to thank Hunter for getting this amazing site up and running and I look forward to what the future has in store for Stunt Hustle!
Stunt Players Directory: https://www.stuntplayers.com/player/devin-morgret/