After completing his BFA in Musical Theatre from Brigham Young University, David earned his MFA in Dramatic Arts from the Old Globe/University of San Diego Professional Actor Training Program in 2003.
While in San Diego, he performed on the Globe mainstage in Julius Caesar, directed by the Tony Award winning Daniel Sullivan, Taming of the Shrew, directed by Tony Award winner John Rando, as well as Pericles, directed by Darko Tresnjak. Through the MFA program he played Leontes in A Winter’s Tale, as well as parts in Heartbreak House, The Misanthrope, and Two Gentlemen from Verona.
Shortly after, he and his wife Annette moved to New York City with their two children, where they had their third and youngest child. While in New York, David would work as Managing Director of the Handcart Ensemble, a Manhattan based theatre company specializing in verse drama.
As an actor, David’s New York credits include recently playing the title role in the succesful Off-Broadway run of Homer’s Odyssey. (This same production was also featured in a newly released PBS online educational documentary on the Odyssey, which interviewed David about his experience playing Odysseus.) He has also played Herecles in Alcestis, and major roles inThe Cat and the Moon, andThe Only Jealousy of Emer.
He has worked regionally at the Conference Center Theatre in SLC, the Sacramento Music Circus, the Sacramento Theatre Company, and while at the Sundance Summer Theatre played Bill Sykes in Oliver!, (starring Christopher Lloyd), and Roland Cassard in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, (starring Maureen McGovern). His television credits include various roles on episodes of Touched by and Angel, film work for the LDS Motion Picture Studio, as well as television commercial work for national network coverage.