From a very humble beginning as the only son to two National Park Service rangers (Yes, he actually did go to Grand Canyon High School), Dave has led a diverse, exciting life that surprisingly has only landed him behind bars on one occasion.
He can be seen performing his unique blend of situational comedy and sardonic humor all over California. A finalist in the 2009 San Francisco Walk the Plank Comedy Competition, Dave has performed in comedy showcases at such venues as The Punch Line, The Purple Onion, The Well’s Fargo Center for the Performing Arts, Rooster T. Feathers, Castagnola’s Comedy Club, Comedy Off Broadway Oakland, and many more. He is also a member of the “Young Guns of Comedy Tour” and “Wharf Room All Stars.”
As an actor, he has appeared in such programs as Showtime’s “Red Shoe Diaries” and the Jenny Jones Show. He can even be spotted in Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine, although that was less acting and more “Holy crap! Michael Moore is in my face with a camera!” Dave’s stage work includes such plays as “South Pacific,” “Our Town” and “Mousetrap.”
Dave has also served as a television and radio reporter/anchor for CBS in Santa Barbara, NBC in Reno and NPR in Los Angeles. He won an EMMY and a California Press Association award as the producer of the documentary “Crimes of Cowardice,” a look at hate crimes in a quiet Los Angeles suburb.
One of his most ambitious and life-threatening current endeavors is his infamous blog, “I Touch Celebrities,” which chronicles his adventures touching unwitting celebrities for the sport of it. He has also written several comedic articles for various pop culture and food & wine sites, including Sonoma Magazine.
Dave splits his time between San Francisco and Sonoma.