Elliott, David James 1960–

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ELLIOTT, David James 1960–

(David Elliott)


Original name, David William Smith; born September 21, 1960, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; son of Arnold Smith (a heating and plumbing wholesaler–contractor) and Pat Farrow (an office manager); married Nanci Chambers (an actress), 1992; children: Stephanie, Wyatt. Education: Graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.

Addresses: Office—Firefly Productions, 5555 Melrose Ave., Dreier Bldg. 112, Los Angeles, CA 90035. Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—McGowan Management, 8733 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 103, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actor, producer, and director. Performed with Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada; Firefly Productions, partner; performed in a rock band as a teenager; previously worked in a belt factory.

Awards, Honors: Jean A. Chalmers Award, most promising actor, 1979; named one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world, People Weekly, 1996; TV Guide Award, favorite actor in a drama, 2000, TV Guide Award nomination, actor of the year in a drama series, 2001, both for JAG.


Film Appearances:

(As David Elliott) Cadet Baxter #2, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Warner Bros., 1986.

(As David Elliott) Cool guy, The Big Town, Albacore Productions, 1987.

Cab driver, Night Friend, 1987.

MacNamee, Clockwatchers, Artistic License, 1997.

Record store clerk, Stanley's Gig, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

(As David Elliott) Nick Del Gado, Street Legal, CBC, 1988–1991.

Mack Sheppard, Fly by Night (also known as Attachez vos ceintures), CBS, 1991, 1993–1995.

Bill Nolan, Knots Landing, CBS, 1992.

Agent Paul Robbins, The Untouchables, syndicated, 1992–1994.

Terry Parsons, Melrose Place, Fox, 1994–1995.

Lieutenant Commander Harmon Rabb, Jr., JAG, NBC, 1995–1996, CBS, 1996—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Christopher Paget, Degree of Guilt, NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Amityville: The Evil Escapes (also known as Amityville IV: The Evil Escapes and The Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes, Part 4), NBC, 1989.

Andrew O'Brien, Her Wicked Ways (also known as Dangerous Woman, Lethal Charm, Naked Ambition, and Potomac Fever), CBS, 1991.

Byron Metcalf, Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story, 1995.

Steve Mason, Holiday Affair, USA Network, 1996.

Michael, The Shrink Is In, Oxygen Network, 2001.

James Dodson, Dodson's Journey, CBS, 2001.

Detective Kurt Novak, Code 11–14, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Interviewee, JAG: Behind the Scenes, syndicated, 1995.

Presenter, The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1996.

Host, The Microage Fiesta Bowl Parade, CBS, 1997.

Presenter, The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1998.

Presenter, TV Guide Awards, Fox, 1999.

Presenter, The 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 1999.

Presenter, The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1999.

Presenter, Lifetime Presents Disney's American Teacher Awards, Lifetime, 2000.

Presenter, The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2000.

The 4th Annual Celebrity Weddings: In Style, ABC, 2000.

Presenter, The 2nd Annual TV Guide Awards, Fox, 2000.

Presenter, The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2001.

The 2001 TV Guide Awards, Fox, 2001.

Presenter, The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Tony Gennera, Golden Gate, NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Commando, "Year of the Tiger," Adderly, 1987.

Jason, "The Mirror in the Darkness," Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, 1987.

Young officer, "Three Strikes, You're Out," Murder, She Wrote, 1989.

Jason, "The Cruelest Cut," The Hitchhiker, 1989.

(Uncredited) Mr. Green, "Phoenix," China Beach, 1990.

"The Show Musn't Go On," Doogie Howser, M.D., 1992.

"Needy Things," Dark Justice, 1992.

Carl, the mover, "The Couch," Seinfeld, NBC, 1994.

Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 1997.

Voice of Thor: Norse God of Thunder, "Hercules and the Twilight of the Gods," Hercules (animated), ABC and syndicated, 1998.

Jack, "Girls Night Out," Maggie Winters, CBS, 1999.

Himself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999.

Children's book author, Mad TV, Fox, 2000.

Himself, "And the Winner Is," Bette, CBS, 2000.

Voice of Romac, "Star Crossed," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated), syndicated and UPN, 2000.

Commander Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr., "Let's Get Jaggy With It," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2003.

Also appeared as Larry Chadway, "Separation Is Murder," Over My Dead Body.

Television Work; Movies:

Co–executive producer, Dodson's Journey, CBS, 2001.

Television Director; Episodic:

Directed "Lifeline," JAG; "Take It Like a Man," JAG.

Stage Appearances:

B–Movie: The Play, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1986.



People Weekly, May 6, 1996, p. 176.

TV Guide, December 16, 1995, p. 26.

USA Today, May 1, 1996, p. D3.

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