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David Ghilardi

818-766-3599 davidghilardi@sbcglobal.net

Performer Profile

  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5 feet 10 in
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Age Range: 42 - 55
  • Physique: Athletic
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Hair Length: Bald
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Voice Type: Baritone
  • Unique Traits: great physical shape



Turn Around Jake Supporting Jared Isham
The Goldfish Supporting Mathieu Young
Chaisson: Search for Oriud Lead Brian Ulrich
Of Sand and Sea Lead Erik Howell
Day in the Life of DOE Lead Sean Adair
Inspector Sanchez Lead Sergio Marcos
Most Wanted Supporting Dallas King
Dark Angel Supporting Kelly Dios
The Last War Crime Lead Pen/Pen Productions
The Echo Game Lead Brian Feeney
Asrtal Projection Is Bad For You Lead John Stevenson
LA Cockroaches-promo Supporting Chris Gehrt
Snackers Supporting Jeff Pickett
A Lousy Ten Grand Supporting Kelly Monteith
Welcome Home Lead Rachel Eissner
Beneath Loch Ness Supporting Chuck Comisky
Spaceman Lead Scott Dikkers
Transit Authority Supporting Chris Rossner
Search Lead Paul Fleshner
Hey Vendor Supporting Matt Harrison
Alternating Current Lead Michael Moylan
The Mayan Man Lead Joe Foley
Jimmy Got Time Supporting Don Smarto
True Harvest Supporting Jason Wisener
Magik Glasses Lead Beau Bensick
7th Grade Blues Supporting Jason Akle
My Fist For Nothing Lead K.C. Kaufmann
Complete Angler Lead John List
Video-Tape Supporting Bill Bush
Sleight of Hand Supporting Kent Andrews
Hanging Out Supporting Jeff Katzman
Tarry Supporting Kors Kardashian
The Perfect Sacrifice Supporting Tiffany Littlejohn
The Creature Supporting Nathan Ford
Sharp Supporting Nick Conedera


Young and The Restless Co-star Conal O'Brien
Empire! Building of the Empire State Building Co-star John Joseph
All My Children Co-star Steven Willeford
Tonight Show/Jay Leno Co-star-recurring NBC
Buffy Co-star Michael Gershman
Star Trek Voyager co-star Mike Vejar
History Channel Guest Star John Joseph
History Channel Co-star History Channel
Emeril Co-star Harry Thomason
State of Grace Co-star Harry Thomason
Boston Public Co-star Mike Listo
Real Stories of the Highway Patrol Guest Star Doc Duhame
Good Morning America Co-star ABC lead-in
Ally McBeal co-star Billy Dickson
Love Story At Harvard Guest Star/recurring Jang-Soo-Lee
Lloyd,What Happened?/Pilot Featured Harold Ramis
Dark America Lead David Gonzales
The Russian Mafia Co-star John Joseph


Farmers Market (LA) Happy Customer Joel Metzger
Madgab Door-to door salesman Canada/USA
Banker's Life and Casuality Customer/Lead Chicago
CBS Promo The cheese CBS
FOX promo Guy in Strait-jacket FOX
Charles Stone (Alderman) Dad Political Ad


Merchant of Venice Duke of Venice Porters of Hellgate
Of Grapes and Nuts Gus/3 roles SeaGlass Theater
Amadeus US-performed-Van Strack/Swieten Chandler Theatre/Prod/Co
Wonder of the World (ovation Nomination) Capt. Mike Seaglass Theatre
Ducks In Winter Lawrence Moveable Feast Theatre
Greater Tuna Thurston/10 roles Knightsbridge Theatre
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Dale Harding Knightsbridge Theatre
Cyrano De Bergerac Cyrano Patrick O'Gara
The Rover Blunt Kent Thompson
Under Milkwood Captain Cat/Ensemble Chicago
Henry the Fourth,Part One King Henry Alec Wild
Rat in the Skull Nelson Alec Patterson
St. Joan La Hire'/English Soldier Roger Smart
A Family Man Bennett/Ward/Old man Sarah Tucker
The Manchurian Candidate Senator/7 roles Production Company/LA
Henry V Chorus Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Good Halder ArkTheatre Company
Enemy Of The People Peter Stockmann Ark Theatre Company
Marat Sade Coulmier Knightsbridge Theatre
MIdsummer Nights Dream Bottom/Oberon/Theseus (7 different productions) Chicago/LA
The Homecoming Lenny Chicago
True West Lee Kitchen theatre Company/New York
Antigone Creon Alabama Shakespeare Company
Brotherhood Joey 3 Rose Theatre


Yaskawa Machinery Live Host/trade show Yaskawa
Firestone Lead Chicago
Ameritech Lead Chicago

Voice Over

Hothouse Bruiser Supporting/many roles Joel Metzger
Passions Thanksgiving Announcer NBC/Peter Brinkinhoff
L'eggs Spokesman Chicago
Dept of Energy/Argonne Labs Spokesman Chicago
Motorola spokesman Motorola/Chicago
McDonalds Narrator McDonalds/Chicago

Performer Skills

  • Performance Skills: Comedian, Improvisation, Teleprompter, Dancing, Pilot, Singing, Stunts, Voiceover, Host, Juggling
  • Athletic Skills: Soccer, Aerobics, Boxing, Track & Field, Swimming, Baseball, Rollerblading, Cycling, Football, Martial Arts, Tennis, Golf
  • Accents: British, Irish, Scottish, Midwest, Russian, Australian, Italian, German, Southern, French
  • Musical Instruments: Guitar
  • Dance: Ballet, Salsa, Modern, Tango, Club/Freestyle, Ballroom, Waltz


  • Illinois State University, MFA, Illinois, 1988


  • Alabama State University, Montgomery/Alabama, MFA, 1992
  • Illinois State University, Normal,Illinois, MFA Theatre, Douglas Harris/Cal Pritner/Jean Scharfenberg/Patrick O'gara, 1989
  • Columbia College, Chicago, Acting/Voice/Camera/Directing/Stage Combat
    BA completed---Randy Arney/Tom Erwin/Alan Wilder/Sheldon Pantinkin/Norm Holly/Jeff Perry
  • Richard Brander Studio, Los Angeles, Acting, Richard Brander, 2011
    Scene class/sharpen skills
  • Second City--Players Workshop, Chicago, Improv, Marty Du-Matt, 1983
  • John Swanbeck, Los Angeles, John Swanbeck, 2010
    Worked with John-working director/on-camera class
  • Jamison Haase, Los Angeles, On-camera/audition techniques, Jamison Hasse, 2010
    I took Holly Powell's on-camera/audition techniques course and she mentioned me in her book!
  • Holly Powell On-camera, Los Angeles, Holly Powell, 2006
    Trained in his class for 1 and 1/2 years--
  • Will Wallace , Los Angeles, Acting Class, Will Wallace, 2008
    I took Holly Powell's on-camera course and she mentioned that she was going to put me into her book.
  • Mark Sikes, Los Angeles, Acting for the camera, Mark Sikes, 2005
    I worked in his class for 9 months.
  • Lindsay Crouse, Pacific Palisades, Acting/Writing , Lindsay Crouse, 2006
    I did written scenes and wrote my own as well--Lindsay was great!


  • Mayor Daley Award, Merit Scholarship Award, 1980
  • Irene Ryan Nominee, Acting Nomination, 1988
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Appreciation award, 2009
    I was given this award by the principal and teachers of Arminta school--I also received an award for my children making and surpassing our reading/math goals.
  • Outstanding Teacher Appreciation Award, Tony Cardenas, 2006
    The councilman for the 6th district gave me this award.

Employment Details

  • Work History: Theater, Radio, Voice Over, Internet, Television, Live-action, Industrial, Commercial, Music Video, Film
  • Job Categories: Stunts, Directing, Editing, Casting, Producing, Acting, Writing
  • Are you willing to work unpaid?: No
  • Authorized to work in United States: Yes
  • Primary Citizenship: United States
  • Valid Passport: Yes


'Slyly Hilarious' --Variety (Of Grapes and Nuts)

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