Photo by bigbadllama

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David Beck

For the screen, David wrote, co-produced, acted in, and composed the score to the multi award-winning short film For Francis, which just finished its festival run in the U.S. and Europe.  He received such positive response from the industry that he immediately conceived, wrote, and acted in another short film The Exalted.  In 2015, David began a non-profit film company The Great Griffon.  Its first major project, the web series Spring Street, is currently in development and is scheduled for principal photography later this year.  

Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, David has been devoted to creating art his whole life.  A classically trained pianist from the age of eight and the president of his high school Thespian Society, David ventured out to New York to pursue acting on scholarship at Marymount Manhattan College, graduating magna cum laude.  New York has been his home base ever since, even though he is deeply grateful for his Midwestern upbringing.  

David is at home in the theatre, appearing in nearly 40 productions in New York as well as throughout the country, ranging from Shakespeare and Brecht to daring new works by playwrights such as Albert Innaurato and Rajiv Joseph.  He has worked professionally with Tony winners Jack Hofsiss and Randy Graff, as well as Tony nominee Marla Schaffel.  He has studied under the tutelage of such renowned artists as Brian Cox, Kathleen Turner, and Fay Simpson. 

As an actor, David has impressed directors with his versatility.  He has played everything from a concerned working class father, to a charming and funny calculus teacher, to a suicidal lover, to an imporverished man with autism.

In his spare time, he records audio books for the blind at the New York Public Library and enjoys unwinding with his dog Mickey, a Brussels Griffon (the original Ewok).