DAVID HENRY GERSON began acting at the age of 4 after repeatedly watching Cecil B Demille’s ‘The Ten Commandments,’ and has continued to work on stage, television and film since. The son of a cookbook author and an international lawyer, he was raised in Washington DC where he attended the Sidwell Friends School. While in school he began studying acting at The Shakespeare Theatre in DC, and then went to Columbia University where he studied English literature and performed in various productions. He trained in acting in London at the British American Drama Academy, as well as in New York in the Method and Meisner techniques.
David recently worked as a rehearsal actor to Al Pacino on David Mamet’s HBO Phil Spector biopic, as well as on David Mamet’s TV show ‘The UNIT.’ Other recent credits include the animated film ’8 Bits’ (Sundance 2011), national promos for NBC and the USPS, Jay Anania’s ‘The Letter,’ and a workshop of James Lapine’s upcoming adaptation of Moss Hart’s ‘ACT ONE’ at Lincoln Center. On stage in New York, he has played Stanley Kowalski in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ Hamlet in ‘Hamlet’, and Count Almaviva in Diane Paulus’ production of ‘The Marriage of Figaro.’
David has also written, produced and directed films, including the short film ‘Ultra Violet for Sixteen Minutes’(“Totally engaging!” – Al Maysles) that screened at over a dozen film festivals worldwide, the Pompidou Museum in Paris, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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