Dave Annable

David Rodman Annable (born September 15, 1979) is an American actor. His roles include Justin Walker on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters (2006–11), Henry Martin on the ABC supernatural drama 666 Park Avenue (2012–13), and Pierce Harrison on the NBC medical drama Heartbeat (2016).

Dave Annable
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Dave Annable on the set of Heartbeat in 2016
David Rodman Annable

(1979-09-15) September 15, 1979 (age 40)
Years active2002–present
m. 2010; sep. 2019)

Early lifeEdit

Annable was born in Suffern, New York. He grew up in Walden, a village in New York, where he played baseball, rugby and hockey. His father is Christian and his mother is Jewish, and he was "raised both".[1][2]

Annable attended Valley Central High School and graduated in 1997. He attended college at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh (SUNY Plattsburgh). There, he became involved with the student-run TV station, Plattsburgh State Television (PSTV), working both on production behind the scenes and on the air as well. He hosted many shows at PSTV, including Late Night with Dave Annable, Cardinal Sports, and The Roommate Game. Annable credits Plattsburgh State Television for preparing him for his successful career in television. Annable dropped out of college in 2003 to pursue his acting career.[3]

After leaving SUNY Plattsburgh, Annable studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York with Richard Pinter.


In 2002, Annable made his acting debut in an episode of the NBC crime drama Third Watch.[4] Annable has appeared in numerous commercials for brands such as Mountain Dew, Starburst and Abercrombie and Fitch.[5] In 2004, Annable appeared in the films Little Black Book and Spellbound.[6] In September 2005, Annable began appearing as Aaron Lewis on the Fox drama series Reunion, which centers on six friends who attend their 20th high school reunion, where one of them is murdered and all of them are suspects.[7] In December, Fox cancelled the series due to low ratings shortly after the ninth episode aired.[8] The WB reportedly showed interest in picking up the series on their network, but these plans never materialized.[9]

In 2006, Annable was cast as Justin Walker on the ABC drama series Brothers & Sisters alongside Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, and Sally Field, which was picked up for a full season by the network.[10][11] In 2007, Annable was ranked as #7 on People magazine's annual list of Sexiest Men Alive.[12] In 2008, Annable won a Prism Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline for his portrayal on Brothers & Sisters.[13] The series ran for five seasons until 2011.[14]

In January 2012, Annable was confirmed to star as the male protagonist on the ABC supernatural drama series 666 Park Avenue alongside Rachael Taylor, Vanessa Williams and Robert Buckley, which was picked up for a first season of 13 episodes in May.[15][16][17] The series debuted in September only to be cancelled by November and removed from the network's schedule in December.[18][19] 666 Park Avenue returned to ABC in June 2013 to burn off its remaining episodes.

In 2014, Annable starred on the Fox series Red Band Society, where he played the role of pediatric oncologist and surgeon Dr. Adam McAndrew.[20] In 2016, he appeared as Pierce Harris on the NBC medical drama Heartbeat alongside Melissa George and Don Hany.[21][22] Both series were also cancelled after one season.

In 2016, he landed recurring role as Teddy Grant on Fox's comedy series The Mick alongside Kaitlin Olson.[23] On April 5, 2016, it was announced that Annable joined the WWE Studio action film Armed Response alongside Wesley Snipes and Anne Heche.[24] The movie was released in theaters on August 4, 2017. He also starred as author Joe McGinniss in Jeffrey MacDonald true crime murder movie Final Vision on Investigation Discovery.[25]

On August 3, 2017, Annable was cast as Lee Dutton, a cowboy, who serves as his father's (Kevin Costner) right-hand man in running the ranch, in the pilot episode of Paramount Network's period drama Yellowstone.[26] He starred as Billy opposite his real life wife Odette Annable in a Freeform holiday movie No Sleep 'Til Christmas.[27] In 2019, Annable played the role of Dr. Ian Harris in Netflix's social thriller What/If .[28] In 2020, he guest starred as Kirby in an episode of NBC drama series This Is Us.[29]

Personal lifeEdit

Annable had a relationship with his Brothers & Sisters co-star Emily VanCamp beginning in 2007, who later became his love interest on the series. He married Odette Yustman on October 10, 2010, who was also a love interest of Annable's character on the final season of Brothers & Sisters.[30] They have one child together, a daughter born in September 2015.[31] In October 2019, the couple announced their separation, but announced their reconciliation in August of 2020. [32]

Five years after dropping out of college, Annable earned his diploma from SUNY Plattsburgh on May 16, 2009. In addition to earning his degree, Annable was awarded the "Off To A Good Start" award and gave a commencement address to his fellow Class of 2009 graduates. Completing college was a promise he made to his mother.[3][33]


Year Title Role
2004 Little Black Book Bean
2011 You May Not Kiss the Bride Bryan Lighthouse
2011 What's Your Number? Jake Adams
2017 Armed Response Gabriel
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Third Watch Doug Maple, Jr. Episode: "Firestarter"
2005–06 Reunion Aaron Lewis Main cast; 13 episodes
2006–11 Brothers & Sisters Justin Walker Main cast; 106 episodes
2012–13 666 Park Avenue Henry Martin Main cast; 13 episodes
2013 Ben and Kate Professor Greg Episode: "Ethics 101"
2014–15 Red Band Society Dr. Adam McAndrew Main cast; 13 episodes
2016 Heartbeat Pierson "Pierce" Harris Main cast; 10 episodes
2017 The Mick Teddy Grant Episode: "The Master"
2017 Final Vision Joe McGinniss TV film (Investigation Discovery)
2018 Yellowstone Lee Dutton Episode: "Daybreak"
2018 No Sleep 'Til Christmas Billy TV film (Freeform)
2019 What/If Dr. Ian Harris Main cast; 10 episodes
2020 This Is Us Kirby Episode : "New York, New York, New York"
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Fetching Blake 4 episodes


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33. ^ Dave Annable in This Is Us : https://people.com/tv/dave-annable-makes-this-is-us-cameo-opposite-mandy-moore/

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