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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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Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows Quentin Collins / Opening Voiceover / Grant Douglas / Ghost of Quentin Collins / Quenton Collins / Unknown Man
Falcon Crest
Falcon Crest Richard Channing
The Social Network
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1


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 2017 Smartass (completed)
 2017 Legion (TV Series)
- Chapter 1 (2017) ... Brubaker
 2016 Dr. Del (TV Movie)
 2015 Equals
 2014 Mic Whore (Short)
 2013 Are You Here
Karl Stevens
 2013 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Senator Malcolm Humphrey
- We Are Family (2013) ... Senator Malcolm Humphrey
 2012 Encryption (Short)
Henchmen #2
 2012 Dark Shadows
 2011 Deck the Halls (TV Movie)
Luke Reilly
 2010 Inhale
Henry White
 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
 2007/I Spin
Rob Polan
 2006 Unknown
Police Captain Parker
 2006 The Black Hole (TV Movie)
 2006 End Game
Shakey Fuller
 2005 Larva (TV Movie)
Fletcher Odermatt
 2004 The Affair
 2004 Surviving Christmas
Horace Vangilder
 2004 Shadow of Fear
Mr. Steve Palmer
 2002 Thieves (TV Series)
- 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)
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Rowdy Sullivan
- Cowboy Blues (1997) ... Rowdy Sullivan
 1997 Soldier of Fortune (TV Movie)
Xavier Trout
 1996 White Squall
Francis Beaumont
 1995 Headless Body in Topless Bar
Bradford Lumpkin
 1994 Intersection
Richard Quarry
 1993 The Shot
Gordon Sunshine
 1992 Lady Boss (TV Movie)
Martin Swanson
 1981 Rich and Famous
Douglas 'Doug' Blake
 1980 Raise the Titanic
Dr. Gene Seagram
 1980 Doctor Franken (TV Movie)
Dr. Mike Foster
 1979 Love for Rent (TV Movie)
 1979 Rich Kids
Steve Sloan
 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
 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
 1974 The Super Cops
Robert Hantz
 1973 The Girl in Blue
Scott Laithem
 1972 Up the Sandbox
Paul Reynolds
 1971 Night of Dark Shadows
Quentin Collins / Charles Collins
 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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Profiled in Art and Soul: West Virginians in the Arts, a June 2005 publication of the Appalachian Education Education Initiative. The book highlights West Virginia artists who completed at least some of their K-12 education in the state and who have received national and/or international recognition for their work. Proceeds from the book will be used to... See more »

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I liked the idea that Channing had found some kind of peace in his life and that he was able to make the turn - towards the light, I mean you have a choice, you have a life. We all do. And you have to pay attention to those choices - architecture, lawyer, whatever those choices come to you along the way in your life, you have to consider all right because we are all responsible for our choices, ... See more »


Appeared at Barnes & Noble bookstores in North Miami and Orlando to read from and sign copies of My Mother's Autumn, his collection of poems dealing with the loss of his mother. See more »

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