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David Selby (I)


Actor David Selby, highly regarded for his villainous work on both daytime and nighttime soap classics, was born in Morgantown, West Virginia. He attended West Virginia University and graduated with both B.S. and M.A. degrees from West Virginia University, then earned a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Following many years on... See full bio »

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Known For

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows Quentin Collins / Opening Voiceover / Grant Douglas / Ghost of Quentin Collins / Quenton Collins / Unknown Man
(1968-1971)
Falcon Crest
Falcon Crest Richard Channing
(1982-1990)
The Social Network
(2010)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
(2012)

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 2017 Legion (TV Series)
Brubaker
- Chapter 5 (2017) ... Brubaker
- Chapter 3 (2017) ... Brubaker
- Chapter 1 (2017) ... Brubaker
 2016 Dr. Del (TV Movie)
Grover
 2013 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Senator Malcolm Humphrey
- We Are Family (2013) ... Senator Malcolm Humphrey
 2011 Deck the Halls (TV Movie)
Luke Reilly
 2009 Mad Men (TV Series)
Horace Cook, Sr.
 2008 Raising the Bar (TV Series)
Richard Patrick Woolsey III
- Richie Richer (2008) ... Richard Patrick Woolsey III
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series)
Dom Barron '07
- Boy Crazy (2007) ... Dom Barron '07
 2006 The Black Hole (TV Movie)
Ryker
 2005 Larva (TV Movie)
Fletcher Odermatt
 2002 Thieves (TV Series)
Donovan
- The Green and the Black (2002) ... Donovan
 2002 The Griffin and the Minor Canon (TV Movie)
The Griffin (voice)
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Mr. Rohr
- I Want Love (2001) ... Mr. Rohr
 1997 Alone (TV Movie)
Paul
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Rowdy Sullivan
- Cowboy Blues (1997) ... Rowdy Sullivan
 1997 Soldier of Fortune (TV Movie)
Xavier Trout
 1992 Lady Boss (TV Movie)
Martin Swanson
 1980 Doctor Franken (TV Movie)
Dr. Mike Foster
 1979 Love for Rent (TV Movie)
Phil
 1979 The Night Rider (TV Movie)
Lord Thomas Earl
 1978 Family (TV Series)
Michael Kagan
- More Than Friends (1978) ... Michael Kagan
 1977 Telethon (TV Movie)
Roy Hansen
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series)
Roger Castle
- Part 6 (1977) ... Roger Castle
- Part 5 (1977) ... Roger Castle
- Part 4 (1977) ... Roger Castle
- Part 3 (1977) ... Roger Castle
- Part 2 (1977) ... Roger Castle
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Sgt. Jimmy O'Connor
- An Unfair Trade (1976) ... Sgt. Jimmy O'Connor
 1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Jack 243
- The Norming of Jack 243 (1975) ... Jack 243
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Nate Fesler
- No Place to Hide (1975) ... Nate Fesler
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
Joshua Williams
- The Romance (1974) ... Joshua Williams
 1968-1971 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Quentin Collins / Opening Voiceover / Grant Douglas / ...
- Episode #1.1230 (1971) ... Quentin Collins / Opening Voiceover
- Episode #1.1222 (1971) ... Quentin Collins / Opening Voiceover
- Episode #1.1220 (1971) ... Quentin Collins / Opening Voiceover
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Other Works:

Will appear as Beauregard in Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of the Jerry Herman musical Mame in November 2002 in Thousand Oaks, California. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 9 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Of Falcon Crest (1981)'s downfall, beginning in 1988]: I think what happened in this show is there were too many changes of producers and writers. Now that is my opinion. And they lost focus. Another person comes in and has an idea: 'Well, I think the show should go in this direction or in that direction,' - whatever. I don't know; maybe, the ratings of that time demanded changes. Of course, now... See more »

Trivia:

Filming scenes for motion picture "Unknown." See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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