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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 16 April 1950Lancaster, Ohio, USA
Date of Death 7 April 2001Phoenix, Arizona, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NamePaul David Graf
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Graf was a Lancaster, Ohio native. He was a graduate of Lancaster High School in 1968. He went on to attend college at Otterbein University where he graduated in 1972 as a theater major. He attended Ohio State University grad school until 1975 when he dropped out to pursue an acting career in New York. He broke into the movies with Four Friends (1981). David never forgot his roots. He always returned to Lancaster each year in October for the Fairfield County Fair. It was his way of keeping in touch. In a tragic coincidence, David passed away at the same age and condition his father did. David is survived by his wife of 17 years, Kathryn Graf, two sons, Daniel and Sean; mother and brother who reside in Zanesville, Ohio.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Deb Dehart / deblynn45424@hotmail.com

Spouse (1)

Kathryn Graf (5 November 1983 - 7 April 2001) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Attended Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.
As a struggling actor, he won $10,000 on The (New) $25,000 Pyramid (1973) with the help of celebrity player Patty Duke. As a celebrity, he played on "The $100,000 Pyramid", competing against Patty Duke.
Died of a sudden heart attack at a family wedding.
He appeared in all seven Police Academy movies.
His widow, Kathryn, wrote a stark, one-woman play chronicling her life after his death entitled "Surviving David."
There was a history of heart trouble in his family and he died of a heart attack 9 days short of his 51st birthday. His father and grandfather also died of sudden heart attacks at age 51.
Was a skilled saxophone player.
Made a rare public appearance at the "Ray and Sharon Courts, Hollywood Collectors Show" in North Hollywood California with other "Police Academy" cast members. [October 2000]
His funeral was attended by all the main cast members from the Police Academy movies.
Appeared in both the first and last scenes of the "Police Academy" film series.

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