About

David is a classically trained British actor and writer currently based in Los Angeles.

Born in Bromsgrove in the West Midlands in 1977 David was raised across the UK by his Irish mother and Scottish father with stints living in Yorkshire and the Channel Islands. All this moving around gave him a keen ear for mimicry and an eye for performance and by the age of 11 he had started acting with local youth theatre groups.

After finishing High School in Guernsey, David went back to his Midland roots and obtained a BA in Photography from Wolverhampton University in 2000. He still longed to act and by 2001 David was awarded a DADA scholarship to study full-time acting at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School  It was here during his classical training that David found his love for character and comedy acting after being dressed in a ‘Fat Suit’ during a Noel Coward production and getting told he looked like the obese love-child of Gene Wilder and Nicholas Cage.

After moving to London in 2003, David soon found himself writing and performing on the comedy and fringe theatre circuit in a variety of shows and acts at venues such as The BAC, The Leicester Square Theatre, The Canal Cafe, The Hen & Chickens Theatre and even transferring one his own comedy shows to the famous Underbelly Theatre at The Edinburgh Festival. After a tour of Asia as Captain Hook in the musical version of Peter Pan David found himself cast in Denmark’s No.1 comedy show The Crazy Christmas Cabaret in 2007. David soon learned that the Danes love British comedy and he decided to stay to co-write and perform with the company for two seasons, selling out shows to over 60,000 Scandinavians.

David’s love for Europe was not left there and he soon after became a veteran of over 20 European commercials, often as the quirky hero for big named brands such as Ford, Heineken, Samsung, not to mention some Polish beer brands that you can’t pronounce.

His on-camera skills continued upon returning to the UK and David began getting cast in a variety of award-winning short films such as Cancer Hair , Will You Marry Me? and odd-ball comedy, Zombeef which led him to the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.

By 2012 David had his first lead role in TV film Twas the Shift Before Christmas which soon followed onto him co-starring in the BBC drama The Last Hours of Laura K, which was nominated for a BAFTA.

By 2015 David’s nomadic spirit had taken him to Los Angeles where he met his wife-to-be and began developing his first-penned sitcom – Losing My Accent which stars himself and Olivier-nominated actor David Fynn. Since moving to to the USA, David has continued to focus on acting for TV and Film and recent credits include co-star roles on TV shows such as Legion , Play by Play, Making History and Criminal Minds, Beyond Borders . 

David is also a professional voice-artist and he uses his excellent array of accents and characters to good use on spots for Virgin Atlantic, Britain’s Got Talent, Cadbury and Nestle.

You can also catch David in the latest version of video game franchise Call of Duty WWII as Maj. James Parks.

 

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