David has worked extensively as an award winning actor on stage, television, radio and film in Canada and the U.S. (performing on and off Broadway) in a career that has spanned 45 years.
He has worked extensively in film and TV as well including a recurring role in the 2017 hit Marvel/FX Network series Legion; as well as a recurring role in the new CTV series The Detail. Recently he has played leading roles in Designated Survivor; Mary Kills People; Hell on Wheels and Mr D. He guest starred in an episode of Private Eyes and featured in the web series Cold. He featured in An Officer and a Murderer; Man of the Year (with Robin Williams); Dolly in the cult hit Boondock Saints and its sequel All Saints Day. David was a regular on the CTV series Dan for Mayor and has appeared in Suits, Haven, The Republic of Doyle, and was a regular in Across the River in Motor City. He has been nominated for Genie and Gemini awards.
Recent Theatre Credits include: James Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Victoria Critics Award); George in Of Mice And Men; Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (Victoria Critics Choice Best Performance Award.) He featured in Richard 3 and Titus Andronicus and played Captain Ahab in Moby Dick for the Stratford Festival. In Toronto David won the Toronto Critics Best Actor award for his performance in Blackbird. He has been nominated multiple times for DORA best actor awards, winning for his work as Edward in Someone To Watch Over Me. He played The Professor in The Lesson; Ian in the Canadian Premiere of Sarah Kane’s Blasted (for which he won the inaugural Toronto Critics Best Actor award;) Shannon in Night of the Iguana; Iago in Othello; Mike Daisey in The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs; Gordius Carbuncle in Eternal Hydra. He played Romeo in 2014 in The Last Days of Romeo and Juliet, a rendition of the classic which is set in a retirement home.
David first acted professionally in Radio Drama in 1967 and has acted extensively in that genre over his whole career, including starring in the CBC series Midnight Cab penned by James Nicol as taxi driving sleuth Walker Devereaux for 5 seasons. He won the ACTRA Radio Best Actor Nellie award for his work in JOHN on CBC’s Canadian Free Theatre. Recently David has also directed the audio book adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s graphic novel series Angel Catbird for Audible.
David is also an award winning theatre director who has worked in Canada and abroad.
He is a published writer and editor.
He has also produced a collection of Canadian dialects for actors titled Canajun,eh?
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