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David Hess (I) (1936–2011)

David Alexander Hess was born in New York City in 1936. He began his professional career as a songwriter for Shalimar Music, in 1957, under the pseudonym of David Hill. His first recording was a quick hit, which was later performed by and credited to Elvis Presley, "All Shook Up." David went on to compose "Start Movin'" for Sal Mineo and "Rockin' ... See full bio »

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 2012 Debris Documentar (Video)
 2011 The Steppes
 2009 Smash Cut
Able Whitman
 2007 Go Together
Aldo Modisco
 2007 Used
Aldo Modisco
 2006 Fallen Angels
 2006 The Absence of Light
 2005 Zodiac Killer
Mel Navokov
 2005 Zombie Nation
Aaron Singer III
 2001 Nutcracker
John Gard / Clyde Fairfax
 1994 Jonathan degli orsi
 1991 Buck ai confini del cielo
Dan (as David A. Hess)
 1991 Omicidio a luci blu
Sergeant Flanagan
 1991 Die Kaltenbach-Papiere (TV Mini-Series)
 1989 Ocean (TV Mini-Series)
Kruger (as David A. Hess)
 1986 Let's Get Harry
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
Ben Al Fradeen
- Dishpan Man (1986) ... Ben Al Fradeen (as David A. Hess)
 1986 Armed and Dangerous
Gunman #4
 1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
- Reel Trouble (1985)
 1983 Sadat (TV Movie)
Israeli Soldier
 1983 White Star
 1983 Manimal (TV Series)
- Illusion (1983) ... William
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series)
- Short Notice (1983) ... Donny
 1982 Swamp Thing
 1981 Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls (TV Movie)
Robaire (as David Alexander Hess)
 1980 House on the Edge of the Park
Alex (as David A. Hess)
 1979 Avalanche Express
 1977 Yung chun ta hsiung (voice)
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
- All That Shatters (1977) ... Bosco
 1977 Hitch Hike
Adam Konitz
 1976 21 Hours at Munich (TV Movie)
 1976 Montana Trap
 1976 The Swiss Conspiracy
 1972 The Last House on the Left
Krug Stillo (as David A. Hess)
 1970 Cold Sweat
Michel Constantin (voice, uncredited)
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He acted in the musical, "Shenandoah," at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with David H. Bell (director) and Doug Peck (musical director) in the crew. See more »

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Alternate Names:

David A. Hess | David Alexander Hess


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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My style of acting is to go over the edge during rehearsal -- to push it as far as I possibly can, just to see how far I can go. And I set my parameters from there. See more »


Father of Jesse Hess. See more »


Often portrays pyschotic homicidal maniacs

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Hess was NOT born in 1936 karl_mccoll
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