David Birney or David Edwin Birney is an American actor and director who has devoted his career to a contemporary and classical role in theater, film, and television.
David was born to father, Edwin B. Birney; Special agent of FBI and mother Jeanne as the first child in Washington, D.C. David graduated from West High School in Cleveland and pursued his bachelors degree in B.A. from Dartmouth College as well as M.A. in Theater Arts, acting and directing and honored with a Ph.D. in Humanities from Southern Utah University.
David was one of the students to score distinction in English Literature, English Honors at Dartmouth College. Regarding his ethnicity, he is white and holds an American nationality.
David was interested in acting since his childhood. During his time in Army, he performed in several programs and won an All Army Entertainment contest and also received the "Barter Theatre Award." Following his passion, David started working with the Barter Theater and then the State Theatre of Virginia. His outstanding performance led him to perform with a range of production companies.
David Birney debuted in New York with Joe Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival as Antipholus of Syracuse in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, which won the heart of million of people. His hard work and dedication was hugely appreciated and started performing in the leading role with different theater.
In 1974, Birney featured in the movie, ''Caravan to Vaccares," people loved him seeing in big screen and his performance gave him huge fans. He also featured in movies like ''Au revoir a Lundi," ''Trial by Combat," "Prettykill," "Nightfall" as well as got a chance to featured in TV films such as ''Someone's Watching Me," "OHMS," ''Night of the Fox," "Keeping Secrets," ''The Nacket Truth'', ''The Long Journey Home'' and many others.
Besides acting career, David has also directed and produced regional theatres which includes Hartford Stage Company, the Capital Repertory Theatre as well as in plays like ''A second play," ''A Christmas Pudding," ''Christmas Collage of song story," etc.
Moreover, David Birney has recorded numerous audiobook including ''Dean Koontz," ''Paul Theroux," ''Annie Dillard," ''Thomas Kenneally'' and ''Orson Scott'' Card which were listed as the best selling.
Additionally, American actor, David Birney is also the board member of the Foundation for Bio-Medical Research. He had also served Theatre and Dance Panel of the Jacob Javits Fellowship Foundation.
He was also the co-chaired of American Diabetes Association where he gives motivational speech and raise fund for the Association. His contribution and dedication to the classical and contemporary theatre have been recognized with Washington's Shakespeare Theatre's Millennium Award.
Moving towards his personal life, David Birney married his girlfriend, Joan Concannon in 1961 but divorced after almost 13 years, in 1973. Later, he married to Meredith Baxter who was an actress in 1974.
The couple was together since 1972 after featuring in the TV series, "Bridget Loves Bernie." David and Meredith gave birth to twin Mollie Elizabeth and Peter David Ediwn. After almost 16 years, the couple divorced in 1989.
Being a famous actor, producer, and writer, David Birney earns the good sum of money from his professional career. He has featured in several movies, TV series and published several books and audiobooks through which he earns the good sum of money.
David Birney' net worth is reported to be around $5 million by which he finances his living. He lives in a beautiful building, which must have a good valuation.