David’s been acting on stage for over 40 years. His first foray into theater began in a 4th grade production of “Free to Be, You and Me” and solidified when his parents took him to see "A Chorus Line" two years later.
At The University of Pennsylvania, David was a member of the famed Mask & Wig comedy troupe, eventually becoming the lead writer and director of the undergraduate company’s Fall production. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue professional acting and writing. He co-wrote his first screenplay with NYTimes best-selling author Stuart Gibbs and sold it to Fox Family Films. As an actor, he appeared on such TV shows as "The West Wing", "The John Larroquette Show" and "Sesame Street".
But it was Improvisation that truly changed David’s life. He began his studies at the famed Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles and spent four years in their conservatory, completing their entire curriculum. Wanting more, he trained for over a decade with Groundlings alumni Stan Wells at his "Empty Stage Theatre". There, he also began to direct and produce improvised formats of his own which were reviewed favorably by The Los Angeles Times. He spent his last two years in LA in the master class of Bill Steinkellner, the executive producer of “Cheers” and “Just Shoot Me”.
In 2001, David became the Artistic Director of Fake Radio and, in that role, he’s had the honor of working on stage with some of his comedy heroes including The Kids in the Hall, Ray Romano, John Larroquette, Fred Willard, Marcia Wallace, Larraine Newman, Jeff Garlin, Mindy Sterling & George Wendt.
Since moving to Portland with his wife in 2014, David performed and taught improvisation at Curious Comedy, The Brody Theatre and at schools around the city.