: Plays Sheriff Hughes, others in "Dessa Rose" musical by Lynn Ahrens
and Stephen Flaherty
(Lincoln Center Theater at the Mitzi E. Newhouse, New York City, New York).
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David A. Hess | David Alexander Hess
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on his first love] I'd say the music. That's my essence. I always tell people, "Don't make me choose because you won't get me in any more films!" Of course, that's not realistic because nobody forces you to choose ... you choose yourself. Essentially, I'm a musician. Always have been. When that darkness comes, I always resort to music to try and get myself back into a positive state of mind. ...
In the late '50s, Hess had a stab (no pun intended) at a pop-music career under the name David Hill. Two of his Kapp Records singles, "Two Brothers" and "Living Doll" (a cover of the Cliff Richard
hit) scraped into the Hot 100 in 1959.
Often portrays pyschotic homicidal maniacs