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David Knell

David Knell was born on September 8, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Total Recall (1990), Turner & Hooch (1989) and Splash (1984). He was previously married to Duchess Dale. See full bio »
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 2015 Sista in the Brotherhood (Short) (completed)
 2012 Grimm (TV Series)
Stan's Father
- The Other Side (2012) ... Stan's Father
 2012 Leverage (TV Series)
Rick Crowsley
- The D.B. Cooper Job (2012) ... Rick Crowsley
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Kevin's Friend #2
- Nobody Sleeps (2003) ... Kevin's Friend #2
 2002 Providence (TV Series)
- A New Beginning (2002) ... Father
 2002 Ecstatic (Video short)
 2001 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
- Flash to Bang (2001) ... Dennis
 1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
- The Busy Body (1994) ... Clerk
 1992 Brer Rabbit's Christmas Carol (TV Movie) (voice)
 1991 Jailbirds (TV Movie)
 1991 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Pizza Kid
- Q & A on FYI (1991) ... Pizza Kid
 1991 Blossom (TV Series)
- Tough Love (1991) ... Mozart
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
- The Medical Mystery (1990) ... Intern
 1990 The Famous Teddy Z (TV Series)
 1989 Guns of Paradise (TV Series)
- Orphan Train (1989) ... Jesse
 1988 ALF (TV Series)
 1987 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Sidney, Radio Station Assistant
- K-AIR (1987) ... Sidney, Radio Station Assistant
 1987 Charles in Charge (TV Series)
- Her Brother's Keeper (1987) ... Duane
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series)
- Vegas Rock (1987) ... Darryl
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Acting Police Chief Wylie Ledbetter
- No Laughing Murder (1987) ... Acting Police Chief Wylie Ledbetter
 1987 The Law and Harry McGraw (TV Series)
- Old Heroes Never Lie (1987) ... Wendell
 1986 The Alan King Show (TV Movie)
Barton Sommers
 1985 Shadow Chasers (TV Series)
- Shadow Chasers: Part 1 (1985) ... Wick
 1985 Gidget's Summer Reunion (TV Movie)
Albert Winslow
 1984 Splash
 1984 We Got It Made (TV Series)
- The Other Tucker (1984) ... Rick
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Matthew Brody
- A Pig Too Far (1984) ... Matthew Brody
 1983 September Gun (TV Movie)
Jason, Ben's Nephew
 1983 Amanda's (TV Series)
Reverend Frank Flicker
- Oh, Promise Me (1983) ... Reverend Frank Flicker
 1982 Making Love
 1981 Best of the West (TV Series)
- Daniel's First Love (1981) ... Jimmy-Jack
 1981 Bitter Harvest (TV Movie)
 1981 The Devil and Max Devlin
Nerve Nordlinger
 1980 A Christmas Without Snow (TV Movie)
 1980 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
- Lost in Death Valley (1980) ... Sam
 1980 Belle Starr (TV Movie)
Ed Reed (as David Nell)
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