Ruprecht, David 1948– (David Rupprecht)

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RUPRECHT, David 1948
(David Rupprecht)


Full name, David Martin Ruprecht; born October 14, 1948, in St. Louis, MO; father, a Lutheran minister; married Patti Colombo (a director and choreographer), 1990. Education: Valparaiso University, B.A., theatre; studied acting with Milton Katselas, Gordon Hunt, and Glen Casale, and at the Brooklyn Academy, in Coventry, England; studied dance with Lou Conte and Roland Dupree; studied improvisation with The Groundlings, Viola Spolin, and Off the Wall; studied voice with Eric Vetro. Politics: Libertarian.

Addresses: Office c/o Colony Theatre Company, Burbank Center Stage, 555 North Third St., Burbank, CA, 915021103.

Career: Actor and writer. Colony Theatre Company, member of company, c. 2003; appeared in television commercials for, 1999, and Brinks Home Security, 2002.

Member: Writers Guild of America.


Film Appearances:

The Seniors (also known as The Senior ), Cinema Shares International, 1978.

(As David Rupprecht) Neighbor, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Universal, 1981.

Radio voice, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (also known as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanThe Director's Edition ), Paramount, 1982.

Brigham, Jekyll & Hyde ... Together Again, Paramount, 1982.

Dickens, A Minor Miracle (also known as Young Giants ), Entertainment Enterprises, 1983.

Talking Walls (also known as Motel Vacancy ), New World Pictures, 1987.

Yuppie dad, Taking Care of Business (also known as Filofax ), Buena Vista, 1990.

Television Appearances; Series:

Host, Supermarket Sweep, Lifetime, 19901998, then PAX, 19992002.

Day Ryan, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, DOOL, and Days ), NBC, 19901992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Appeared in Young Love, First Love.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Middleaged man, The '70s, NBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Appeared in What a Year; Who's On Call.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Thurston Howell IV, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, NBC, 1981.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Dan Ryan, Days of Our Lives: One Stormy Night, NBC, 1992.

Himself, Gilligan's Island: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Host, Mrs. World 2001, PAX, 2001.

Host, Pax Presents Game Show Specials, PAX, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

David, "The Mayor's Committee From Deer Lick Falls," The Rockford Files, 1977.

Guest, The Midnight Special, 1979.

Sherman, "Chain of Command," Benson, ABC, 1980.

"The Flight of the Nightingale," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy ), 1982.

Philip Dawson, "The Heiress" (also known as "The Inheritance"), Three's Company, ABC, 1984.

Philip Dawson, "Cupid Works Overtime," Three's Company, ABC, 1984.

Philip Dawson, "Friends and Lovers: Parts 1 & 2," Three's Company, ABC, 1984.

Carlson, "The Truth about Holly," Airwolf, CBS, 1984.

Dennis Coler, "Whistle, Wyler Works," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985.

Randall Pierson, "The Play's the Thing," Riptide, NBC, 1986.

Chief Hansen, "A.W.O.L.," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1986.

Mr. Mallman, "You Better Watch Out," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1987.

Johnson, "Secrets," Webster, 1987.

Host of Dream Date, "The Matchmaker," Punky Brewster, 1987.

Zack Davis, "Breakfast of Criminals," Small Wonder, 1987.

Mr. Bowen, "Radio Daze," Punky Brewster, NBC, 1988.

Minister, "Wedding Bells for Brandon," Punky Brewster, NBC, 1988.

Salesman, "The Mistress," Matlock, NBC, 1988.

"Perfetc," Moonlighting, ABC, 1989.

TV interviewer, "You've Come a Long Way, Baby Sitter," Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1993.

Host, "Different," Sisters, NBC, 1993.

TV announcer, "Making Out Is Hard to Do," Full House, ABC, 1994.

Lawyer, "The Things We Do for Love," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1996.

Jasper Mullian, "The Iron Maiden," Team Knight Rider, 1997.

Lee, "What Do You Know?," Family Matters, 1997.

Dr. Anderson, Eddie's dad, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, 1998.

Foster Dad, "Metamorphosis," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Inmate, "Bananas: Part 2," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2001.

Also appeared in Rosie O'Donnell Show; She's the Sheriff; Oprah Winfrey; Too Close for Comfort; Fame.

Stage Appearances:

(Broadway debut) Perfectly Frank, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Shadow of a Gunman, Colony Theatre Company, Burbank, CA, 1998.

Also appeared in Sylvia, Hermosa Beach Playhouse; The Music Man, Music Theatre of Wichita; Honk!, Music Theatre of Wichita; Lend me a Tenor, La Mirada Theatre; Gypsy, Austin Music Theatre; The Wonder Years, Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles; In Camera, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles; The Wizard of Oz, La Mirada, C.L.O.; Get Happy, Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles; Rainbow Bar & Grill, Victory Theatre, Burbank, CA; Brigadoon, San Bernardino, C.L.O.; Hay Fever, Drury Lane, Chicago, IL; Barefoot in the Park, Drury Lane, Chicago, IL; Anything Goes, Long Beach C.L.O.; Second Time Around, Country Theatre, Columbus, OH; Company, La Mirada C.L.O.; Dandelion Wine, Colony Theatre Company, Burbank, CA.

Major Tours:

Appeared in How to Succeed, U.S. cities; South Pacific.



Finding Home, 2003.

Also wrote Charlie's Wake.

Television Episodes:

(With Dick Christie) "Vicki's Expose," Small Wonder, 1988.

(With Dick Christie) "Game Show," Small Wonder, 1988.

Television Episode Stories:

"Haunted House," Small Wonder, 1987.


(With Ruth Ruprecht) Radical Hospitality, 1983.



David Ruprecht Official Site,, December 9, 2003.