Originally from the small town of San Benito, Texas, David's formation in the arts actually started when he was an infant - he loved bouncing up and down on his mother's knee in time to the songs of The Beatles.
His parents fostered all four of their children's musical education and aspirations. David's mother taught his sisters and him how to play guitar, and they became music ministers at the local church while in elementary school. There were piano lessons along with encouragement to participate in the school band program, where David took up percussion.
While a high school senior, David played in the orchestra of a local production of Pippin. In his first year of college, he performed not only as a member of the chorus, but also in the role of the Butler in the classic Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady.
After completing his music education at Texas A & M - Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Science in Guidance Counseling; followed by a Master of Arts in Music Education from Ohio State University, David took a more focused pursuit of acting as a profession.
While attending Ohio State University, David participated in the Men's Glee Club, the Symphonic Choir and the Master Chorale. In addition, he performed in the chorus of Opera Columbus's productions of Il trovatore and La traviata. Upon his return to Texas, he played Mendel, as well as a Bottle Dancer, in Corpus Christi Harbor Playhouse's season opening production of Fiddler on the Roof, then proceeded to perform in the four subsequent productions that completed the playhouse's season. Just prior to moving to LA in September 2001, his parting role was that of the King of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I for the Camille Playhouse in Brownsville, Texas.
In choosing to move to LA rather than NYC, perhaps influenced initially by the better weather, his journey has provided a number of highs and lows, as it does with most who endeavor to make a life in the performing arts. However, above all, David feels fortunate to have met, learned from and become a part of a group of talented peers who share mutual support within a very competitive business.
Since his arrival in Hollywood, a sample of his various credits include:
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TV appearances include Good Trouble, Castle, Jane the Virgin, The Last Ship, and Pearson. He has appeared in several independent films, commercials, and print work. Though theatre opportunities are less available in the film capital of the world, David still enjoys performing live on stage. He is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.
David currently holds a music ministry position at Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills; is a member of the Los Robles Master Chorale, in addition to performing with several professional Christmas caroling companies in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, as well as singing at the Jewish High Holy Days.
Bio contributed by George Ridjaneck.