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Be it stage, television or film, David has worked as a professional actor for 30 years.


In Los Angeles, CA, David was recently seen as “Uncle Peck” in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, at the Studio Chandler Theater.  David found himself in New York this past summer, recreating his role in Piss Play, written and directed by Don Cummings.  Piss Play had been accepted into the 2009 International Cringe Festival and was  performed at the Producers’ Club on 44th Street.


Piss Play took home top honors receiving the Golden Pineapple for Best Play, while David took home the Jack Lemmon Jr. Award for runner up Best Actor.


Recently playing the role of Mr. Shepard on CBS's "Criminal Minds", and keeping busy with shooting commercials, including Citigroup, David seems to be at ease with his schedule.


David completed production on "The Neighbor", an independent feature helmed by newcomer, Eddie O'Flaherty, and is now available through Netflix.  This romantic comedy, finds David playing the role of Larry, the ex-best friend to Matthew Modine. The film also stars french film actress Michele Laroque.


Also available, "By Appointment Only", an independent MOW written by Ally Walker. David finds himself the victim of murder only to have his killer take on David's identity to continue his killing spree. This MOW also stars Currie Graham and Ally Walker.


From his first job with James Earl Jones, in “Soldier Boys”, to the current "Criminal MInds" starring Joe Mantegna, David has continued to show his professionalism as a working actor. Whether it's his ability to perform his gift of comic timing take after take, or take you on an emotional journey on stage, David is not an actor to be missed. His love for acting has shown through alongside Jack Nicholson, Ellen DeGeneres, John Lithgow, and Madonna, to name a few.


Raised in a small town outside of Philadelphia, PA, David got his first taste of acting in the chorus of a High School production of "Pippin". While attending High School, and performing in other School musicals and plays, David also worked in Dinner Theater. The Huntingdon Valley Dinner Theater was his second education. Performing in such shows as "The Music Man" and "The Boyfriend", David learned his craft doing 8 shows a week, 18 month runs.


In New York, David attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. While attending, he was cast as the lead in an Off-Off-Broadway play, "My Papas' Wine". This production was his initial break. Cast as the son of Emmy Award winner Zohra Lampert and the brother to Ted Marcoux, David portrayed Toby, a mentally challenged teen, who couldn't verbalize his thoughts. The New York Times Review of David's performance got the attention of more than a few agents.


"Mr. Lachow makes his emotions appear to transform not only his face......as he is tortured by his son's agony... And Mr. Youse creates a spastic Toby, dying of gargoylism that twists the body into a monster, who communicates not only to his father but also to the audience what his gurgling efforts at speech mean. Seeing these two merely touch one another sends a chill up the spine." New York Times. 11/3/1986


David was soon cast in the CBS Schoolbreak Special, "Soldier Boys" staring James Earl Jones and then "Spenser: For Hire" on ABC. His first film role arrived with the PBS/Columbia Picture "Bloodhounds of Broadway". Starring Madonna, Randy Quaid, Julie Hagerty, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Grey, Esai Morales, Rutger Hauer, Alan Ruck, Anita Morris, Louis Zorich and Fisher Stevens.


David moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1989. It didn't take long for him to tackle the world of Television. Within his first year, he was cast in the movie of the week, Director Frank Darabont's, now a cult classic, "Buried Alive" with Tim Matheson and Jennifer Jason Leigh, along with two episodes of "China Beach". In 1993, his one day appearance in the first episode of "The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr.", starring Bruce Campbell, had the writers and producers bringing him back again and again. Making this his first recurring role on Television. David went on to recurring roles in "Chicago Hope" on CBS and "Beverly Hills, 90210" on FOX. From failed shows, "Misery Loves Company" (6 episodes), to the hit shows like "The Drew Carey Show"with Drew Carey, David never pauses from work too long. It's a rare feat to shoot 6 sitcoms in 8 weeks, with 4 of them in 4 weeks, but David has done just that. Be it the one hour drama of "American Dreams" to the sitcom world of "One On One", the steady pace and constant work has made him recognizable among his peers and Casting Directors alike. Recent work found him reunited with Tim Matheson, after 15 years, in the same episode of "Without A Trace".


On any given night, you could see David pop up in your living room in a sitcom, drama, repeated or new. Perhaps a rerun of the film "The Broken Hearts Club", which is currently running on HBO and the Logo Network, written and directed by Greg Berlanti, which seems to be a favorite of many. But if you happen to miss that film, you're sure to see David in the many commercials that he has done. Chewing Wrigley's Eclipse Gum, staying at a Marriott Hotel or Comfort Inn, or worrying about that FedEx package, David is usually the one making you laugh. Running on a subway for E-Trade Financial or being chased by bees for Earthlink, David's love for the 30 second story AND selling you something, is right up his alley. Maybe that's why he works so often in the commercial world. The quick pitch is what he enjoys. And that's how he sold a film to The Walt Disney Company.


With longtime friend, Christopher Gallagher, David sold a pitch to the Laurence Mark Production Company. Originally set up at Disney, the film went into turn-around at FOX2000. This pitch and progress taught David even more about the business of movie making. Though the film seems to be gone and lost forever, this did not stop him. With Christopher Gallagher, David took matters into his own hands. David and Chris have gone on to produce, write and direct, short films for the festival circuit including "Paul's Case", with Wentworth Miller, and "Martini" with Shaz Bennett and Jane Lynch.


David is thrilled to be an actor and at every chance does his best to get back on the stage. As a member of the West Coast Ensemble for 17 years, David has brought to life some of the most memorable characters and always seems to be a crowd favorite.


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