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David L. Early (May 30, 1938 – March 23, 2013) was an American actor and teacher, best known for his work on various television series, motion pictures, and theater.[1]

David Early
Born(1938-05-30)May 30, 1938
DiedMarch 23, 2013(2013-03-23) (aged 74)
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Years active1971–2013


Life and careerEdit

Born in the Pittsburgh suburb of East Liberty, Early graduated from Peabody High School and served in the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine, before earning a bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 1971 from the University of Pittsburgh.

In 1978, after a few years working in theater, he made his on-camera debut on Dawn of the Dead. Although he had some guest spots on TV shows such as Quincy, M.E., Tales from the Darkside, and The West Wing, Early had always been known for cult classic films like Creepshow and The Silence of the Lambs.

Aside from acting, Early had also taught acting and worked on plays and short stories.

Early died of cancer at his daughter's home in Clearwater, Florida. He was 74 years old.[1]






  1. ^ a b "Obituary: David Early / Longtime Pittsburgh actor on stage, screen – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-04-01.

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