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David Van Pelt 

David is a proud member of Actor’s Equity and SAG/AFTRA.  He recently was named best actor in a drama by Broadway World New Jersey for his work in Elaine Smith’s Angels and Ministers of Grace at New Jersey Rep.  Other notable regional work includes Pittsburgh Public, Long Wharf, Denver Center, Huntington, Stanford Theatre Works, Old Globe San Diego, Wisconsin Shakespeare, Aspen Music Festival, and several cherished stints at Actors Theatre of Louisville.  David spent six months on the road with Michael O’Keefe, Paul Winfield, and Scott Sowers in the National Broadway tour of Aaron Sorkin’s  A Few Good Men, directed by Don Scardino. He has also been directed by Tony Kushner, Eric Simonson, Melvin Bernhardt, Jonathan Banks, Romulus Linney, and Jim Houghton.  His career has also been punctuated by numerous Romulus Linney productions; playing Pete Gint in Rom’s Ibsen adaptation of Peer Gynt at the International Ibsen Festival in Oslo, Norway is one of his proudest moments on stage.

In addition to all the off-off New York work he has done, David has served the Mint and Abingdon theatres in many productions and he was the Peach’s understudy in the Kevin Spacey produced Melting Pot’s Cobb at the Lucille Lortel. 

Once in a while, you can catch him in syndications of Law and Order.

David has taught classes and Master classes at Baylor University, Appalachian State, and Indiana University Southeast.  When he’s not teaching, he’s wrangling animals on his family’s Greenwich, NY farm. 

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