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Overview (2)

Birth NameDavid Michael Giammarco
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Giammarco is a multi-talented performer, writer, and producer in both television and feature films, as well as international media. In front of the cameras, David has acted opposite Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Kelsey Grammer, and Nathan Lane in the political comedy Swing Vote (2008); battled horror icon Freddy Krueger in Freddy vs. Jason (2003); and served as Host and Senior Entertainment Reporter for eTalk Daily (2002) (2003-2008), broadcast nationally on CTV and MTV Canada. David has also written, directed, produced and starred in two comedies: "DMG" (which also featured cameo performances from Dan Aykroyd, Leslie Nielsen, Martin Short, Don Rickles and G. Gordon Liddy), as well as the Twilight Zone (1959) spoof The Last Episode (1999) (broadcast on The Comedy Network and the Sci-Fi Network).

David has served as a writer on the productions of the James Bond films The World Is Not Enough (1999) Die Another Day (2002) and is the author of the best-selling book "For Your Eyes Only: Behind the Scenes of the James Bond Films" (ECW Press). He also featured prominently in the Ian Fleming docudrama True Bond (2007) - which was broadcast in Britain on ITV and in North America on The History Network

  • and earned the Best Documentary Award from the New York Television


Festival in 2008. David also travelled around the world with Tom Cruise and director Steven Spielberg as the Host, Writer, and Producer for Paramount's War of the Worlds (2005) television special. The following year, David was invited back by Tom Cruise to work on Mission: Impossible III (2006) with director J.J. Abrams, where they travelled to Rome, Tokyo, London, Berlin, and Madrid for filming.

Additionally, David has written numerous features for such publications as "Playboy Magazine", "Cigar Aficionado", "ELLE Magazine", "The Times of London", "FilmMaker Magazine", "The Hollywood Reporter", The National Post", "The Globe and Mail", "Cinefantastique Magazine", "Ocean Drive Magazine", "The Sydney Times", and "The Sunday Telegraph". David studied Drama and Filmmaking at York University and got his start as an actor at Toronto's famed Second City.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: I.F.A.

Trivia (20)

Some details of a top-secret film project by Giammarco and friend/producing partner Kevin Costner concerning E. Howard Hunt and the Kennedy Assassination were leaked by Rolling Stone Magazine (#1024, 1025/1026) in 2007.
His years as an investigative journalist resulted in the National Archives in Washington requesting his extensive work on the secrets of the Cold War - and specifically the assassination of John F. Kennedy - being included into the historical collection of U.S. record.
Has written countless features for a wide array of international publications, including Cigar Aficionado, The Hollywood Reporter, Playboy, Ocean Drive, ELLE, Razor, Max, Cinefantastique, Hello! and FilmMaker Magazine. Also for newspapers The Globe & Mail, The Financial Post, The National Post, The Miami Herald, The Sydney Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Express, and The Times of London.
As an actor, he got his start at Toronto's famed Second City and he also studied filmmaking in his early 20s. One of the first films he wrote, directed, and starred in featured cameos from Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short, Don Rickles, Leslie Nielsen, and G. Gordon Liddy.
Screen legend Bob Hope became a frequent guest on his radio show, often calling in "unannounced" to plug his latest TV special. Their friendship spilled off the air as well - Bob Hope even recorded a hilarious outgoing message for his answering machine.
Began writing celebrity features for the Toronto Sun at 14 and hosting his own radio show at 16. Within a few years, his feature celebrity interviews and movie reviews were being syndicated in Canada, and soon after, to countless magazines and newspapers around the world.
Talk Show legend Johnny Carson helped him land his first celebrity interview at age 14 with actor Sean Connery.
Born in Toronto. Growing up, he spent his summers in Southern California and attended school in Canada.
Senior Entertainment Reporter and Host for eTalk Daily (2002) since 2003.
Is related to Amadeo Peter Giannini (A.P. Giannini), who founded Bank of America in 1928.
His father was born in Abruzzo, Italy, just outside of Rome. The well-established family owned many vineyards and olive groves in the area, and a number of members of the Giammarco family were police and law enforcement officials in Italy.
His grandfather Giuseppe Giammarco led a famously daring escape for captured troops from a German POW camp in the throes of World War II.
Flew around the world with Director Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise for War of the Worlds (2005) in 2005, with stops in Italy, France, Spain, England, Germany, Japan, America, and Mexico. In 2006, Cruise and Giammarco, along with Director J.J. Abrams, repeated the same flight plan for Mission: Impossible III (2006).
Has toured across America and Canada with rock band "Nickelback".
Had a song dedicated to him by legendary Classic Rock band "Steely Dan", the result of an inside joke between Giammarco and "Steely Dan" singer/songwriter Donald Fagen.
In 2008, he featured prominently in the Ian Fleming docudrama True Bond (2007), which was awarded Best Documentary at the New York Television Festival.
Has served as Juror on a number of Canadian and American Film Festivals. At the San Diego World Film Festival, where legendary director John Frankenheimer was presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, Giammarco conducted a rare Q&A session with Frankenheimer about his most controversial films: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and Seven Days in May (1964).
Battled Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) in bonus scenes filmed for the deluxe two-disc DVD version of Wes Craven's Freddy vs. Jason (2003). The confrontation between Giammarco and Englund was lensed on location in Las Vegas during July 2003.
As a young reporter, David worked with fellow James Bond alumni Lois Maxwell, best known as Miss Moneypenny in the first 14 James Bond films - from Dr. No (1962) to A View to a Kill (1985), where they both wrote for the entertainment section of The Toronto Sun.
For the Royal World Premiere of the 50th Anniversary James Bond film Skyfall (2012) at Royal Albert Hall, David Giammarco was appointed special seating with the surviving family of James Bond author Ian Fleming, including cousin Sir Christopher Lee and niece Lucy Fleming, in the honored Grand Tier Royal Box adjacent to His Royal Highness Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker-Bowles. Also appointed for the prestigious Royal Box was Steven Saltzman and Hilary Saltzman, the son and daughter of original James Bond producer Harry Saltzman alongside Albert R. Broccoli. The Gala Charity Premiere of Skyfall (2012) on October 23, 2012 benefitted retired members of Britain's Intelligence agencies, for which HRH Prince Charles is England's Royal Patron.

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