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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 21 September 1960Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameDavid William Smith
Nickname DJE
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David James Elliott was born on September 21, 1960 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as David William Smith. He is an actor and director, known for JAG (1995), Trumbo (2015) and The Untouchables (1993). He has been married to Nanci Chambers since 1992. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Nanci Chambers (1992 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world
He had another wedding ceremony with his wife Nancy on 26 June 1999 in Santa Barbara, California. This was to compensate for the original marriage (in City Hall in 1992), when they didn't have much money. Their daughter Stephanie was the flower-girl.
Attended Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, Ontario.
David's early interest was in music - rock 'n roll music. He was front man for a band. David briefly quit high school to play with the band full time.
At one point was working in a belt factory.
Auditioned for the world-renowned Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Stratford, Ontario and was accepted as a member of its Young Company and was there for two years.
Went back to finish high school at 19.
Grew up in Milton, but spent much time in the Bahamas, as most of his relatives on his father's side lived there.
He is the second of three sons of Arnold Smith, a heating and plumbing wholesaler-contractor, and his wife, Pat, an office manager.
David and Nanci's daughter, Stephanie, was born 15 March 1993.
He and his wife became U.S. citizens.
David and Nanci's son, Wyatt, was born March 3, 2003.
Runs the Boston Marathon to raise awareness of youth programs for The Salvation Army.

Personal Quotes (12)

Maybe our young people are not as vacuous as we would like to lead ourselves to believe - that all they're interested in is hairdos and looking at other beautiful people. Maybe they're interested in learning something.
You can never rely on musicians. I quit high school at one point to make a go of it with this band and we kept breaking up. So I went back to school.
I'm the star of the show. I should have a decent haircut.
I've always been fairly reserved and laid-back.
I once got a letter from a woman who told me she was 90. She said if she were 30 years younger, I would have had to watch out. I guess 60 seems really young when you're 90. She said she would eat me with a spoon.
But I do enjoy the freedom of doing a movie and then having some time off.
I had never done any theater in high school, which actually worked to my benefit. I didn't develop any bad habits.
At Stratford, I worked with a man named Patty Crane (Paddy Crean) who was Errol Flynn's stand-in back in the '30s in Hollywood.
I grew up playing war. We threw dirt and rocks at each other. We'd lead attacks. We'd break up into squads. It became a neighborhood thing for a while, our neighborhood against the other neighborhood. There was always a war breaking out somewhere.
Usually in fist fights you get punched in the face.
I've never made choices based on money - I always trust my gut.
I remember on 'JAG,' Joe Jackson punched Stephen Culp and shattered his nose.

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