Spielberg, David 1939–

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Spielberg, David 1939–


Born March 6, 1939, in Mercedes, TX; son of George (a merchant) and Manuela (an artist; maiden name, Benitez) Spielberg; married Barbara Gladstone (a quilter) June 13, 1965; children: Daniel. Education: Attended University of Texas, 1959–61; Pan American College, D.F.A., 1980; studied acting at Ben Iden Payne School and with Alan Miller at Herbert Berghof Studios.

Addresses: Agent—The Artist Agency, 3900 Hunter Crest Ct., Moorpark, CA 93021-3156.

Career: Actor. Open Theatre, founding member, 1962; Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, company member, 1965–80; Yale School of Drama, New Haven, CT, associate instructor of acting, 1967–69; Stella Adler Studio, New York City, acting instructor, 1970. Military service: U.S. Naval Reserve, 1957–59.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors: Obie Award, distinguished performance, Village Voice, 1971, for Sleep; Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, best performance, 1975, for Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?; Emmy Award nomination, 1975, for Lindbergh Kidnapping Trial.


Television Appearances; Series:

Where the Heart Is, 1969.

Ted Henderson, Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice, ABC, 1973–74.

Dr. David Bedford, The Practice, NBC, 1976.

Francis X. Casey, The American Girls (also known as Have Girls Will Travel), CBS, 1978–79.

David Ross, From Here to Eternity, NBC, 1979–80.

Max Kenyon, Jessica Novak, CBS, 1981.

Herb Ketcher, Wiseguy, 1988.

Ambrose Wyman, One Life to Live, ABC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

David Beamer, King, NBC, 1978.

Dr. Patterson, Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" (also known as Wheels), NBC, 1978.

Lieutenant Ross, From Here to Eternity, NBC, 1979.

Skip Morgan, James A. Michener's "Space" (also known as Space), CBS, 1985.

Weissman, Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North, 1989.

Bloodlines: Murder in the Family, 1993.

Irving Ravel, The Beach Boys: An American Family, ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dr. Widdicomb, Night of Terror, ABC, 1972.

Judgment: The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, 1974.

Norman Ellsworth, Force Five (also known as Final Tactic), CBS, 1975.

David Wilentz, The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, NBC, 1975.

David Morris, Two Brothers, 1976.

Dr. Mason, In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan, NBC, 1977.

Louis Kellogg, The Storyteller, NBC, 1977.

Frank Oberon, The 3,000 Mile Chase, NBC, 1977.

David Addlestone, Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force, NBC, 1978.

Victor Burton, Act of Love, NBC, 1980.

Mayor Frank Bellona, The Henderson Monster, CBS, 1980.

Dr. Garrett, The Best Little Girl in the World, 1981.

Alan Porter, Games Mother Never Taught You, CBS, 1982.

Harold Klumper, Maid in America, CBS, 1982.

Steve Jones, Policewoman Centerfold, NBC, 1983.

Dr. Goldman, Hear Me Cry, 1984.

Sammler, Obsessed with a Married Woman, ABC, 1985.

Brown, A Desperate Exit (also known as Face at the Edge of the World), 1986.

Aaron Goodman, Sworn to Silence, 1987.

Steven Levin, The Preppie Murder, 1989.

(Uncredited) Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North, 1989.

The Last to Go, 1991.

Paul Kramer, Us, 1991.

Gary Pillersdorf, A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (also known as The Lovers of Deceit: The Carolyn Warmus Story), 1992.

George, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face, 1994.

Dr. Palmer, A Place for Annie, 1994.

Luskin, Where Are My Children?, 1994.

George, Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan, 1995.

George, Mother Knows Best, 1997.

Mayor Parker, Silent Predators, TBS, 1999.

Homeowner, Dean Koontz's "Mr. Murder" (also known as Mr. Murder), ABC, 1999.

Cal Waring, Mystery Woman: Redemption, Hallmark Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances Pilots:

Marlowe, Toma, ABC, 1973.

Lieutenant Carey Roth, Stone, ABC, 1979.

Dr. Jim Lawrence, Operating Room, 1979.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

District Attorney Vernon Wahlburg, "The Strange Secret of Yermo Hill," The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, NBC, 1971.

District Attorney Vernon Wahlburg, "In Defense of Ellen McKay," The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, NBC, 1971.

Dr. Fraley, "Is This Operation Necessary?," The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (also known as The New Doctors), NBC, 1971.

District Attorney Vernon Wahlburg, "In Sudden Darkness," The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, NBC, 1972.

Tom Ryan, "Down Two Roads," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), 1972.

Wendell Church, "To Steal a King," Banacek, 1972.

Wendell Church, "The Greatest Collection of Them All," Banacek, 1973.

"Girl on the Run," Jigsaw, 1973.

"The Park Avenue Beat," Madigan, 1973.

"Love and the Flying Finletters," Love, American Style, 1974.

Sergeant Tom Garvey, "Charlie Harris at Large," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), 1975.

Sergeant Tom Garvey, "Just by Accident," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), 1975.

Jesse James, "Jesse Who?," Barbary Coast, 1975.

Leonard Freemont, "Not With My Mother You Don't," The Bob Crane Show, 1975.

Lieutenant Charlie Callahan, "Love, Honor and Swindle," McMillan & Wife (also known as McMillan), 1975.

David Morris, "Two Brothers," Visions, 1976.

"Okay" Wurster, "Ice Time," Police Story, 1977.

Burt, "King Solomon's Kid," Westside Medical, 1977.

"Welcome to Paradise," Kingston: Confidential, 1977.

Reporter Dobbs, "A Dead Man's Truth," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), 1977.

Sidney Brockelman, "The Framing of Perfect Sydney," Richie Brockelman, Private Eye, 1978.

Herb, "Rainy Day," CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol), 1978.

Hollander, "Missionary's Downfall," Trapper John, M.D., 1979.

"The Married Man: Parts 1, 2, & 3," One Day at a Time, 1979.

"Kazinksi Versus Bennett," Kaz, 1979.

"But Can She Type?," Stone, 1980.

Peter Pan, "Mork in Never-Never Land," Mork and Mindy, ABC, 1980.

Ted Stern, "Wheels of Justice," CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol), 1980.

Lloyd Bracken, "Harassment," Lou Grant, 1980.

Rick Havens, "Business," Lou Grant, 1981.

Thomas Crawford, "Operation Murder," Hart to Hart, 1981.

Arthur Cantrell, "Give Your Uncle a Kiss," Family Ties, 1982.

Garry Lindermann, "Dying for a Drink," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), 1982.

Bruce Walsh, "Revenge in the Sky," Blue Thunder, 1984.

Tom Sholes, "Death by Design," Automan, 1984.

Judge Lucas Fitzroy, "Ewe and Me, Babe," Hill Street Blues, 1984.

Dan Morgan/Inspector Vittorio Mono, "Kiss of the Sabre," Magnum, P.I., 1984.

Ronald Litkin, "Too Rich and Too Thin," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1985.

Robert Phelps, "And a Child Shall Lead," Airwolf (also known as Lobo del aire), 1985.

Bob Milhaus, "The Smile in the Third Row," Highway to Heaven, 1985.

Lieutenant Travis, "Menace, Anyone?," Murder, She Wrote, 1986.

Dr. McNaughton, "The Vigil," Dynasty, 1986.

Dr. Dan Willet, "The Probe," Starman, 1987.

"Baby Talk," Hooperman, 1987.

"Mr. Chapman, I Presume?," The Law and Harry McGraw, 1987.

Matt Glossy, "So Long Studio," Punky Brewster, 1987.

Dr. Martin, "The People Next Door," Highway to Heaven, 1987.

Pete Nelson, "Whose Trash Is It Anyway?," Highway to Heaven, 1988.

Liggett, "Heir of Neglect," Hunter, 1988.

Judge Reeves, "The Princess and the Pee," L.A. Law, 1988.

Ned Vogel, "Flesh & Blood," Falcon Crest, 1989.

Ned Vogel, "Doctor Dollars," Falcon Crest, 1989.

Ned Vogel, "Luck Wave," Falcon Crest, 1989.

Douglas Hopkins, "The Ghost of a Chance Mystery," Father Dowling Mysteries (also known as Father Dowling Investigates), 1990.

"Talk Nice to Me," Monsters, 1991.

Eric Van Alden, "Nightmare Bay: Parts 1 & 2," Baywatch, 1991.

Lieutenant Henry Girard, "Unauthorized Obituary," Murder, She Wrote, 1991.

Reasonable Doubts, 1991.

Peter Angelli, "The Big Payoff," Matlock, 1992.

Isaac Shore, "The Fertile Fields," Law and Order, 1992.

Frank Richmond, "Showdown at Malibu Beach High," Baywatch, 1992.

Robert Stolbach, "Split Ends," Civil Wars, 1993.

Commander Calvin Hutchinson, "Starship Mine," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG),1993.

Jordan, "Cold Feet: Parts 1 & 2," Hearts Afire, 1993.

Inspector Donnegan, "And Everything Nice," SeaQuest DSV (also known as SeaQuest DSV), 1994.

Dick Schuster, "The Graduate," Northern Exposure, 1995.

Dr. Neil Bernstein, "Welcome Back, Carter," ER, 1995.

Dr. Neil Bernstein, "Do One, Teach One, Kill One," ER, 1995.

Dr. Neil Bernstein, "Days Like This," ER, 1995.

Dr. Neil Bernstein, "The Secret Sharer," ER, 1995.

Dr. Walter Garber, "A Virus Among Us," The Pretender, 1996.

Judge Ryan Cransill, Moloney, 1996.

Isaac Gold, "Intolerance," Promised Land (also known as Home of the Brave), 1997.

Television station executive Colkod, "The Kiss," Ally McBeal, Fox 1997.

Judge Alvin Hoyt, "Carrier," Law and Order, 1998.

"Bon Voyage," Baywatch, 1998.

Howard Thomas, "The Fourth Trimester," Family Law, CBS, 1999.

"He Shall, from Time to Time …," The West Wing, NBC, 2000.

Doctor, "Tracy," Kate Brasher, CBS, 2001.

Howard Erskine, "Romeo and Juliet Must Die—Well, Maybe Just Juliet," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.

Also appeared in Hart to Hart and Two Brothers.

Television Work; Episodic:

Director, The Twilight Zone, 1985.

Film Appearances:

Mr. Goodman, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972.

Defense attorney, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, 1972.

Bobby, Law and Disorder, Columbia, 1974.

Hinney, Newman's Law, 1974.

Bellamy, Hustle, Paramount, 1975.

Lieutenant Finque, The Choirboys (also known as Aenglarna), Universal, 1977.

Mr. Dorset, American Raspberry (also known as Prime Time), 1977.

Dr. Jeremy Nolan, Real Life, Paramount, 1978.

Miles Garner, Winter Kills, AVCO-Embassy, 1979.

The Hunter, Paramount, 1980.

Mr. Casey, Christine (also known as John Carpenter's "Christine"), Columbia, 1983.

Aaron, War and Love (also known as The Children's War), Paramount, 1985.

Hobby, The Stranger (also known as Cudzoziemka and El Extrano), Columbia, 1987.

Ken, Alice, 1990.

Mr. Reynolds, Nervous Ticks, 1992.

Yorkin, Red Ribbon Blues, 1995.

Doctor, Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay, Trimark, 1998.

Shmuel, Final Draft, 2003.

Dr. Conroy, Plane Dead, 2007.

Film Work:

Automated dialogue replacement (ADR), That Old Feeling, Universal, 1997.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) King, Ondine, Hogg Auditorium, Austin TX, 1959.

Mortimer, Henry IV, Part I, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1962.

Polly, A Man's a Man, Maidman Theatre, New York City, 1963.

Funnyhouse of a Negro, East End Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Macbird!, Village Gate Theatre Upstairs, New York City, 1967–68.

Ghost of Darius, The Persians, St. George's Church, New York City, 1970.

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1971.

Larry Parks, Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?, CAST Theatre, Los Angeles, 1974.

Gordon, Thieves, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1974–75.

Mary Barnes, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1979.

Jack, The Lady and the Clarinet, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1981.

Danforth, I'm Not Rappaport, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1985.

Father, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1985.

Kruk, Ghetto, Mark Taper Forum, 1986.

Ben, The Normal Heart, Las Palmas Theatre, Los Angeles, 1986.

Ned's father, The Destiny of Me, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Also appeared in Sleep, American Place Theatre, New York City; Story Theatre, Chicago, IL, then Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT; and appeared at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, and the Stockbridge Festival Theatre, Stockbridge, MA.

Major Tours:

Mickey, After the Fall, U.S. cities, 1964–65.