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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 20 April 1955Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameDudeny David Morin
Nickname DDM
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

D. David Morin was born and raised in Hollywood, California. He took Rita Wilson (Mrs. Tom Hanks) to his Senior Prom at Hollywood High. His father Volney graduated Harvard law school and moved to California to work in chemical patents for Technicolor. His mother, Marty Morin, was also an actress. His aunt, Patricia Ellis, was a movie star signed to Warner Bros. in the 1930s.

David graduated from Colorado University in Boulder and paid his way through Cal Western School of Law selling Kryptonics skateboard wheels. He was a White House Intern and did famine relief in West Africa with Sudan Interior Missions. He also announced professional surfing for 10 years and worked at Surfer Publishing Group as Editor of Action Now Magazine before hosting "Lifestyles" TV show.

Besides being dubbed "The King of Commercials" in the U.S. as he amassed some 200 national spots, he also has over 30 network episodic television appearances, 2 TV series, and appeared in some 30 feature films and movie-of-the-weeks, including playing Jennifer Aniston's dad in CBS' sitcom Muddling Through (1994). He has acted opposite Bill Paxton, Dustin Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Aniston, Ossie Davis, Bradley Whitford, Brad Garrett, Patricia Heaton, David Caruso, Josh Duhamel, Cheryl Ladd, Simon Baker, and many others.

His first feature, "Cold Play", won the Fairhope Film Festival and was an Official Selection into the Kansas Int'l Film Festival and Slamdance.

His second feature film which he directed, re-wrote, and edited, "Johnny", starring Lee Majors (Pure/Flix) won over 7 film festival awards including Best Feature, Most Inspiring, Best Dramatic Film, Audience Favorite, and more.

He acted in the Kenyan indie LEO, and later in 2011, Morin moved to Nairobi, Kenya, and founded Slingshot Productions Africa and the Slingshot Seminar Series in the Cinematic Arts teaching Screenwriting, Directing, Editing, Producing, and Acting. His Hollywood Acting Master Class produced some of Kenya's top players. He also has taught workshops at the Irresistible Drama Conference and The University of Nairobi.

His career as a filmmaker continued with "The Sea Turtles of Lamu", a wildlife documentary shot entirely on the coast of Kenya. While in East Africa he also worked for CNN, was Shooting Director for "Cycle to Rwanda" documentary, and Shooting Director for the BBC's "Ideas Exchange" in Ethiopia. Work took him repeatedly to Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. He acted in "The Agent", an Amharic feature film in Addis Ababa.

In 2014 he moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where he recently worked with Bill Paxton in Game Changer. He also is the founder and facilitator of the Hollywood Acting Master Class in Cape Town. Morin remains single, loves teaching, and swimming.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: D. David Morin

Trivia (3)

Nephew of actress Patricia Ellis.
Son of actress Marty Morin.
Rita Wilson (Mrs. Tom Hanks) was his Senior Prom date at Hollywood High School.

Personal Quotes (1)

Just because things aren't going the way you planned doesn't mean they're not going the way they should.

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