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David Denman (born July 25, 1973) is an American actor. He made his film debut in The Replacements. His other feature credits include Big Fish, Fair Game, The Nines, Shutter, Smart People, Fanboys, Let Go, Out Cold, After Earth, The Office (U.S. TV series), Jobs, Beneath the Harvest Sky, Men, Women & Children, The Gift, 13 Hours, Power Rangers, Logan Lucky and Puzzle.

David Denman
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David Denman in 2007
Born (1973-07-25) July 25, 1973 (age 45)
EducationOrange Coast College
Juilliard School (BFA) Fountain Valley High School
OccupationActor
Years active1997–present
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight204 lb (93 kg)
Spouse(s)Mercedes Mason (m. 2014)
Children1

On television, Denman is most widely known for the role of Roy Anderson, the ex-fiancé of Pam Beesly on the US version of The Office, for which he earned a SAG award.[1] He starred as "Mike" on the critically acclaimed, but short-lived FOX comedy Traffic Light and in Robert Kirkman’s short lived demonic series Outcast. He has recurred as "Ed Brooks" on Parenthood, as "Tony" on Drop Dead Diva and as Skip the Demon on Angel. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including ER, The X-Files, Mad Men and True Detective.

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Early lifeEdit

Denman was born in Newport Beach, California. He attended eight different schools while growing up all over Southern California. His family moved to Sequim, WA when he was 9 to live on a farm, which only lasted two years before returning to Orange County, CA. He graduated from Fountain Valley High School where classmates included actor Omar Metwally and writer, director Craig Brewer. He later attended the summer training congress at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California.[2] Then he spent two years at Orange Coast College performing and directing in over 20 productions. He went on to attend the Juilliard School's Drama Division (1993-1997, Group 26)[3] with classmates Sara Ramirez and Alan Tudyk. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.[4]

CareerEdit

He made his film debut with Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman as the deaf tight-end in the Warner Bros. football comedy The Replacements. His other feature credits include Fair Game, Fanboys, The Nines, Shutter, Smart People, Let Go, Out Cold, and Big Fish. His 2013 films include After Earth, Jobs, and Blue Potato. In 2016, Denman starred as "Boon" in the Michael Bay film 13 Hours about the 2012 Benghazi attack.[5]

On television, Denman starred as "Mike" on the critically acclaimed, but short-lived FOX comedy Traffic Light and in Robert Kirkman’s short lived demonic series Outcast. He has recurred as "Ed Brooks" on Parenthood, as "Tony" on Drop Dead Diva and as Skip the Demon on Angel. He has appeared on numerous award-winning TV shows including ER, The X-Files, Mad Men and True Detective. He earned a SAG Award for the role of Roy Anderson, the ex-fiancé of Pam Beesly on the US version of The Office.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Denman married actress Mercedes Mason in September 2014.[7] The couple welcomed their first child, Caius, in January 2018.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1997 ER Angel TV series
Chicago Hope Ethan TV series
1998 The Pretender Daniel TV series
1999 A Vow to Cherish Kyle Brighton TV movie
The '60s SDS Radical TV movie
The X-Files Wallace Schiff TV series
2000 Arli$$ Woody TV series
The Replacements Brian Murphy
2001 Out Cold Lance
2002 CSI: Miami Tyler Hamilton Episode "Just One Kiss"
Crossing Jordan Cole Tanner TV series
2003 The Singing Detective Soldier with Betty Dark
2001–2003 Angel Skip TV series
2003 Big Fish Don Price - Age 18-22
2004 Without a Trace Mike Clemmens TV series
Second Time Around Kent TV series
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story Tommy Vignatti TV movie
2005 Night Stalker Henry Gale TV series
2005–2012 The Office Roy Anderson TV series
32 Episodes
2006 When a Stranger Calls Officer Burroughs
Bones Phil Garfield TV series
Strong Medicine David TV series
2007 The Nines Agitated Man/Parole Officer
Grey's Anatomy Rick Jacobs TV series, 1 episode
2008 Shutter Bruno
Smart People William
2009 Gary Unmarried Mitch/Ronnie TV series, guest appearance
Fanboys Chaz
In Plain Sight Ed Fogerty/Ed Flint TV series, 1 episode
Drop Dead Diva Tony Nicastro TV series, guest appearance
2010 Brothers & Sisters Brad Lewinsky TV series, guest appearance
Fair Game Dave
2011 Traffic Light Mike Reilly TV series
Main cast
Let Go Walter Dishman
2013 After Earth McQuarrie
Jobs Al Alcorn
Beneath the Harvest Sky George
Parenthood Ed TV series
2014 Men, Women & Children Jim Vance
How to Get Away with Murder Kevin Murphy TV series
2015 Mad Men Jerry Fanning TV series, 1 episode
The Gift Greg
True Detective Malkin TV series, 1 episode
2016 Angel from Hell Evan TV series, 3 episodes
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Boon
Outcast Mark Holter TV series, season 1 only
2017 Power Rangers Sam Scott
Logan Lucky Moody Chapman
2018 Puzzle Louie
2019 Heartstrings Deke Fletcher Episode: "JJ Sneed"[8]
Brightburn Mr. Breyer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Abrams, Natalie (August 3, 2012). "The Office Scoop: David Denman to Return in Season 9". TV Guide. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "Conversations with Ross: Featuring David Denman". Rosscarey.com. February 18, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on November 11, 2011.
  4. ^ "David Denman profile at". All Movie Guide. The New York Times. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  5. ^ Wayt, Matt (March 4, 2015). "Michael Bay recruits The Office's David Denman for his Benghazi thriller". A.V. Club. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Abrams, Natalie (August 3, 2012). "The Office Scoop: David Denman to Return in Season 9". TV Guide. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "David Denman: One-Time Divorcee is Happy With Current Actress Wife, Girlfriend and Dating History?". LIVERAMPUP. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (December 19, 2018). "Colin O'Donoghue & Willa Fitzgerald Among Five Cast In 'JJ Sneed' Episode Of Dolly Parton Netflix Anthology". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 2, 2019.

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