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This is the official site for David B. Martin, actor of New York, New York. Use the navigation bar above to browse for Media Content, Resumes, Contact Info, and more.

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About Me

I was born in the first half of the last century on a cold night in Chicago, the third son of a wonderful mom.  She told me that before I could walk, I would prop myself against the wall and try to tap dance.  So I was on my way to being a performer / actor.

I played all the leads throughout school, so Mom enrolled me in the Barnum School of Dramatic Art in Chicago, where I was coached and encouraged to develop further.  After serving in the US Coast Guard, I moved to NYC where I worked in several off Broadway productions.  In those days it was called, “Equity Library Theater” and Television was the new medium.  I did several small parts in major TV dramas, including the original Dragnet, which was Live Television.

In order to support my family, I got a job with a wholesale decorative fabric firm, which I liked and found I had a flair for.  Because we liked to eat, I stayed in the industry and went on to develop a successful Wholesale Decorative Flooring firm, one of the most creative and admired in the business.  My son had no desire to follow in my footsteps, so when I reached retirement age, I decided to sell.

One of the attorneys assisting with the legal mumbo jumbo of the sale commented to me, “You have a wonderful voice, you should be in the theater,” so here I am!

When a well-known director asked me, “Why do you want to be an actor?” I replied, “I don’t want to be an actor, I am an actor,” and have been since I was old enough to tap.

 

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