Mon, 30 March 2015
Listen in as Bob & Suzanne talk to actor David Selby about his life and starring roles on stage, screen, and television.
David describes his childhood in rural West Virginia, and his discovery of “something inside” that drove him to become a serious student of acting.
Having appeared in more than 70 stage productions—including starring roles in everything from Oklahoma, to The Crucible, to last year’s A Delicate Balance—David’s theatre work has been the backbone of an unparalleled TV and movie career.
His first major television role as “Quentin” on Dark Shadows made David a huge fan favorite. From there, he jumped into feature films, starring in The Super Cops and playing opposite Barbra Streisand in Up the Sandbox. Always in demand by Hollywood casting directors, David’s hundreds of acting credits include The Waltons, Police Woman, Raise the Titanic, Mad Men, The Social Network, and the soon-to-be-released Equals, with Twilight’s Kristen Stewart.
When David joined Bob on Falcon Crest to play opposite Jane Wyman, he earned an international following that continues to this day. David talks about making “Richard Channing” an unforgettable character with unusual depth and complexity, which he followed up with as “Xavier Trout” on Soldier of Fortune.
Beginning his acting career as far from Hollywood as you can imagine, David Selby has worked with directors like Tim Burton, David Fincher, and Ridley Scott...and with actors from Jeff Bridges and Jason Robards to Barbra Streisand and Julia Roberts.
While scaling the heights of show business, David has also managed to author ten books of memoirs, plays, poems, and novels. David Selby, an actor who has remained devoted to his family and rooted in his West Virginia origins, is the ultimate “Hollywood Renaissance Man.”