Frequently plays English men with a flawless English accent, even though he is not English.
Played Philip the Apostle in a regional theater production of Jesus Christ Superstar when he was 17.
Was accepted at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California, but decided to head to Los Angeles instead.
Just before he landed Alias he played the part of a young Knute Rockne in Rockne: The Musical. The play written by Laurence O'Keefe, of Bat Boy fame, fittingly had its world premiere in South Bend, Indiana.
Appeared in The Source magazine in December 2001, in an ad for the rapper Canibus, in which David doubles as the Real Slim Shady himself, Eminem.
Took the stage name of David Anders because there is already an actor named David Holt. He made the decision to go by his middle name, Anders.
To make ends meet while he pursued his dream, he worked in retail sales and taught tennis.
Has two brothers, Jason (adopted) and Arik and one sister, Maili (adopted).
Named 79th sexiest man in 100 Sexiest Men In The World [Sneak magazine, UK, 2005]
Named 83rd sexiest man in 100 Sexiest Men In The World [Sneak magazine, UK, 2004]
Oldest brother is African-American; sister is Vietnamese.
Is not English, even though he frequently plays characters who have a English accent.
Son of Dr. Tony and Jeri Holt.
Personal Quotes (9)
I've come to terms with the fact that I'm not convincing as an American.
TV has been very good to me, and I hope I've been good to it, but I also love film.
I love TV, don't get me wrong. But with film, you're just banging out this one product and you're not waiting on another script. You have your script. It's great, in that way.
I owe my career to J.J. Abrams. He fought for me.
Japanese is a very difficult language.
I do these conventions sometimes. We've been doing a lot of 'The Vampire Diaries' conventions, but I do Comic-Con and stuff all over the world. They can be taxing, and they can take it out of you a little bit, but it's just great for the fans.
I did a 'Children of the Corn' remake for Sci Fi Channel. I play the Peter Horton role from the original, and Candace McClure from 'Battlestar Galactica' is my Linda Hamilton.
When you're with Chris Wylde, there's never not laughter.
I love TV, don't get me wrong. But with film, you're just banging out this one product, and you're not waiting on another script. You have your script. It's great in that way. It's as close to theater as you can get.