Sparrow, David 1962- (Dave Sparrow)

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Sparrow, David 1962- (Dave Sparrow)


Full name, David Charles Arthur Sparrow; born March 4, 1962, in Solihull, Warwickshire, England; raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; married Lisa, 1985; children: two daughters. Education: Studied emergency medical care at Humber College; York University, Strong College, B.A., English and geography. Avocational Interests: Swimming, bicycling.


Agent—Michael Oscars, Oscars Abrams Zimel and Associates, 438 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1T4, Canada; (theatre and commercials) Alicia Ruskin, Kazarian Spencer and Associates, Inc., 11365 Ventura Blvd., Suite 100, Box 7403, Studio City, CA 91604.


Actor. Second City, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, member of Second City National Touring Company, beginning 1989; Random Few (comedy group), founding member; stand-up comedian at performer at various venues, including the Comedy Store and Yuk Yuks; worked as a radio announcer and as a public speaker. Humber College, English and business communications teacher; Metropolitan Toronto Ambulance Service, worked as a paramedic; worked in construction and at other jobs. Worked with Project Serve to help build a school in St. Michael, Haiti; also affiliated with charities, including PLAN International.


Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Canadian Artists' Equity Association, Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists.


Film Appearances:

Bobby's father, The Santa Clause, Buena Vista, 1994.

Large man, The Michelle Apts. (also known as The Michelle Apartments), ARTO-pelli Motion Pictures, 1995.

Lerman's limousine driver, Senior Trip (also known as National Lampoon's "Senior Trip," Senior School, and La folle excursion de National Lampoon), New Line Cinema, 1995.

Lou, Terminal Rush, Triboro Entertainment Group, 1995.

(Uncredited) Critical Care, Imperial Entertainment/LIVE Entertainment/Roadshow Entertainment/Live Film & Mediaworks, 1997.

Barry, Stand by Your Booth, 1998.

Uniformed police officer, One Tough Cop, Columbia/TriStar/Stratosphere Entertainment, 1998.

(Uncredited) Second police officer (DVD version), The Hurricane (also known as Hurricane, Hurricane Carter, Lazarus and the Hurricane, Huracan, Huracan Carter, Hurikan v ringu, Hurricane—Il grido dell'innocenza, Hurricane: O furacao, and O furacao), Universal, 1999.

Detective Crawford, Bless the Child (also known as Die Prophezeiung), Paramount, 2000.

First reporter, Across the Line, High Water Films, 2000.

Police officer, Urban Legends: Final Cut (also known as Rule 2, Urban Legend Final Cut, Urban Legends: Final Cut, Urban Legend 2, Urban Legend 2: The Final Cut, Duestere Legenden 2—Final Cut, Legendes urbaines: La suite, Legendes urbaines 2, Lendas urbanas 2, Lenda urbana 2, Leyendas urbanas: Corte final, Leyendas urbanas 2, Leyenda urbana 2, Mitos urbanos 2, Moerdande legender 2, Urban Legends—Kauhutarinoita 2, and Urban Legend 2: Coup de grace), Columbia, 2000.

Big man, Judgment (also known as Apocalypse IV: Judgment), Cloud Ten Pictures, 2001.

Josh's father, Serendipity, Miramax, 2001.

Golf cart guard, Undercover Brother, Universal, 2002.

(As Dave Sparrow) Louis, Shall We Dance (also known as Shall We Dance?), Miramax, 2004.

Arena police officer, Land of the Dead (also known as George A. Romero's "Land of the Dead," Land of the Dead—Le territoire des morts, and La terre des morts), Universal, 2005.

FBI agent, The Pacifier (also known as Gnome and Le pacificateur), Buena Vista, 2005.

(As Dave Sparrow) Police sergeant, Four Brothers (also known as Untitled Mark Wahlberg Project, Cuatro hermanos, Otkhi dzma, Quatre freres, Quatro irmaos, and Vier Brueder), Paramount, 2005.

Holding cell officer, 16 Blocks (also known as Sixteen Blocks, Muerte subita, 16 blocs, 16 calles, 16 quadras, 16 rues, 16 tetragona, 16 utca, and Solo 2 ore), Warner Bros., 2006.

Manny the butcher, Skinwalkers, Lions Gate Films, 2006.

Hallam, Harm's Way, 235 Films/Peace Arch Entertainment Group, 2007.

Some sources cite appearances in other films, including American Zombie, Hungarian Salami, Last Call, and Teddy Bear.

Provided voice work for short films and for corporate and industrial films.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice of Mr. Tickle, JoJo's Circus (animated), Disney Channel, 2003-2004.

Also appeared in Remotely Entertaining and in a program featuring the character of Noddy.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Pepsi Baretta, The Enforcers, History Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Benjamin, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave (also known as Heatwave), NBC, 1997.

Neal, A Father for Brittany (also known as A Change of Heart), CBS, 1998.

Party goer, Giving Up the Ghost, Lifetime, 1998.

Stage manager, Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story (also known as Jacqueline Susann, la scandaleuse), USA Network, 1998.

Burly CIA man, In the Company of Spies, Showtime, 1999.

Zak Bennett, Cruel Justice, NBC, 1999.

First customs inspector, "Santa Who?," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2000.

Man on the street, "Mail to the Chief," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2000.

Speevak, "The Loretta Claiborne Story," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2000.

Taxi driver, "Angels in the Infield," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2000.

Tony, "Model Behavior," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2000.

David Vass, Loves Music, Loves to Dance (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's "Loves Music, Loves to Dance"), PAX TV, 2001.

(As Dave Sparrow) First mall security guard, Wild Iris, Showtime, 2001.

Second police officer, Walter and Henry, Showtime, 2001.

Armored car guard, A Town without Pity (also known as Diagnosis Murder: Town without Pity), CBS, 2002.

Charlie (the doorman), "Eloise at the Plaza," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2003.

Charlie (the doorman), "Eloise at Christmastime," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2003.

Bruno, Crimes of Fashion (also known as Boss Girl), ABC Family Channel, 2004.

Father Connelly, Our Fathers, Showtime, 2005.

First hotel executive, Trump Unauthorized, ABC, 2005.

Plumber, Confessions of an American Bride, Lifetime, 2005.

Carter Mason, Savage Planet, Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Watchman, "Double Image," F/X: The Series, CTV (Canada) and syndicated, 1997.

Mr. Dudley, "I'm Okay, You're Really Weird," Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension, CanWest Global Television, 1998.

(Uncredited) Oscar, "Six Degrees of Duplicity," Traders, CanWest Global Television and Lifetime, 1998.

Umpire, "Dr. Longball," Due South (also known as Un tandem de choc), CTV, syndicated, and TNT, 1998.

Vendor, "Ashes to Ashes," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX TV, 1999.

Large Texan, "Three Rivers to Cross," Relic Hunter (also known as Relic Hunter—Die Schatzjaegerin and Sydney Fox l'aventuriere), syndicated, 2000.

Alien and the doctor, "Renaissance Man," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 2001.

Bob Parsons, "Missing Persons," Blue Murder (also known as En quete de preuves), CanWest Global Television, 2001.

Limousine driver, "Lost and Found," The Famous Jett Jackson, Disney Channel, 2001.

Generous man, "Emotional Collateral," Soul Food, Showtime, 2002.

Hal Beckford, "Love of the Game," Doc, PAX TV, 2002.

Sergeant Cargill, "Mr. Monk and the Billionaire Mugger," Monk, USA Network, 2002.

(Uncredited) Sergeant Cargill, "Mr. Monk and the Red Headed Stranger," Monk, USA Network, 2002.

Sergeant Cargill, "Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival," Monk, USA Network, 2002.

Sergeant Cargill, "Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale," Monk, USA Network, 2002.

Customs officer, "Diplomatic Immunity," Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (also known as Lip Service and Sue Thomas: I See You), PAX TV, 2003.

Cable guy, "Till Death Do Us Part," Doc, PAX TV, 2004.

Jack Seabrooke, "Sea of Love," Missing (also known as 1-800-Missing, Kadonneiden jaeljillae, Missing: disparus sans laisser de trace, and Missing— Verzweifelt gesucht), Lifetime, 2004.

Voice of the evil dentist, "Dental? More Like Mental," Totally Spies! (animated; also known as Totally Spies Undercover!), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Voice of the Incredible Hulk, "The Incredible Hulk," Totally Spies! (animated; also known as Totally Spies Undercover!), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Big Don Dunlop, "Nature vs. Nurture," Darcy's Wild Life, NBC and Discovery Kids, 2005.

Tiny Joe, "Bean There," Corner Gas, CTV, 2006.

Appeared in other programs, including Animorphs (also known as AniTV and The Changelings), Nickelodeon; Little Men, PAX TV; and 72 Hours.

Stage Appearances:

Warren, Moon over the Brewery, Gryphon Theatre, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, c. 1996.

Willy, A Party to Murder, Huron Country Playhouse, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada, c. 1997.

Ralph Kramden, The Honey Murders, Sacred Fools Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 2000.

Charlie, O for a Muse of Fire, The Fringe (theatre festival), Backfire Theatre Company, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2002.

Donnie, The Foursome, Red Barn Theatre, Jackson's Point, Ontario, Canada, 2002.

Appeared as Colonel Mustard, Clue!, Mysterious Productions; and as Blunt, The Rover. Appeared in other productions, including A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Huron Country Playhouse; and When Hare Krishna Met Sally, Second City.

Stage Work:

Codirector, The Honey Murders, Sacred Fools Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 2000.



Author of screenplays, including Damaged Goods and Giving Thanks and (with Anne Marie Scheffler) Twenty Minutes.


Author of television pilots, including (with Wayne S. Roberts) Bricks & Stones.

Writings for the Stage:

The Honey Murders, Sacred Fools Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 2000.


Author of the novel 52. Author of short stories, including "Lasting Significance" and "A Mating Dance." Author of the children's work The Story of Macky Koo-Koo, illustrated by Dennis Stillwell Martin.


Electronic:,, February 9, 2007.

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