David James Elliott: Biography

David James is an actor of Canadian descent, best known for the role of Harmon Rabb in the series "Military Legal Service" (JAG).

early years

David James Elliott

David James Elliott was born on September 21, 1960year under the name David William Smith in the small town of Milton in Canada. He was an average son in a family with three children. His father, Arnold Smith, was a wholesaler of heating and water supplies, and his mother, Pat Farrow, was an office manager.

David attended Milton High School (about 64kilometers from Toronto). While studying in high school, he briefly left school to play music in the group. He dreamed of becoming a rock star, but when he realized that nothing would happen with the band, he returned to school and was released in 1980. In the same year he was enrolled in the Polytechnic Institute in Toronto, where he studied theater for three years.

The next two years, David honed his actingmastery at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, where he took part in several productions along with the best theatrical actors. For him, it was an incredible experience, and in 1983 he received the award (Jean Chalmers Award) as the most promising actor.

Career before JAG

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After joining the Guild of Film Actors in the United States, David changed his name to David James Elliott.

In 1987, David plays the character of Dick, a stupidstripper, in the play B-Movie: The Play, when he noticed one of the producers of the series CBC "The Labyrinth of Justice." So he gets his first regular role on the series, the role of Nick Del Gado, the Toronto police detective. At the same time, he appears with minor roles in such films as "Police Academy 3" and "Chicago Blues."

In 1990, David James followed his dream andmoves to Hollywood. The deal with "Disney", which brought him here, broke, so that the beginning actor has to punch his way to Hollywood himself. He appears with small roles in such TV series as "Hidden Room", "Dark Justice", "Quiet Quay", "Catch luck on the fly."

Successful both in the career plan and in private lifeit turns out for David 1992. He marries actress Nancy Chambers and gets a role in the TV series "Untouchables". Filming is taking place in Chicago, which means moving to David and Nancy. In 1993, they have a daughter, Stephanie.

From 1993 to 1995, David did not have a "stable"work. He periodically appeared with episodic roles in television films and TV shows, including Melrose Place and Seinfeld. David attributes his late success to this appearance in "Seinfeld", noting that after him began to receive phone calls beginning with the phrase "We did not know that he could be a comedic actor!".

In 1995, David was waiting for a big breakthrough. He auditioned for the series "Military-Legal Service" and received the role of Harmon Rabb, who provides him with a permanent job for the next 10 years.

Career after JAG

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Despite being employed in the JAG, David James Elliott continues to film periodically in other television films. Basically, these are family films or films in the genre of romantic melodrama.

Meanwhile, his private life beats the key. In 1999, David and Nancy made a real wedding, which they promised themselves seven years ago. In 2003, they have a son, Wyatt.

The first work of David after the series"Military and Legal Service" became a thriller "Married to a Stranger". For his filming, David for some time again returned to Canada. David also appears with major roles in various TV series and films, such as "Near the House", "Tribe of the Rainbow", "Last Day", "Gubi", "Knights of Steel Blood" and others.



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