David Terrell was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is the oldest of his mother's five children. David attended Thomas Jefferson High School and was a highly competitive two-sport athlete in basketball and baseball. He was one of the highest ranked pitchers in the Los Angeles Southern League. Don Newcomb (Cy Young award winner), of the Dodgers, scouted several of his games and offered young David a walk on opportunity with the Dodgers. However, his good pitching skills and youthful arrogance led him to believe the Dodgers would wait on him, so after showing up two weeks late to camp, he was quickly shown the exit door. He learned a valuable lesson from that experience. David now lives life at full throttle. He went on to drive buses for 25 years with the Metropolitan Transit Authority, formerly known as RTD. Simultaneously, he danced on Soul Train for 9 years (1982-1991) and was considered one of Don Cornelius' favorite featured Soul Train line dancers.
After retiring from MTA David began pursuing a career in the medical field, but after two years he put that on hold to pursue his life-long passion for acting on a professional level. With the help of a few acting classes and his natural acting ability he was on his way. He has appeared in numerous TV shows and films, including: Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Revenge, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mann & Wife, Homeland, Act Like You Love Me, and In Mysterious Ways. In 2013 David was awarded the best supporting actor by the Asian On Film Festival for his role in the film Love Thy Neighbor, which was centered around the 1994 Rodney King riots. He has also appeared in several stage plays including Things That Make Men Cry and Kiss Me Kate.
David continues to study his craft and pursue interesting and diverse roles. He looks forward to entertaining audiences in all genres of TV, film, and stage.
Peter Wise is a 25 year entertainment industry veteran. After a successful career in acting, Wise decided to combine his eye for talent and experience to become a casting director. In 1990, he launched Peter Wise and Associates which soon became one of the most successful independently owned casting agencies with Wise becoming the most sought after casting director on both the East and West coasts. His extensive list of casting credits for film, television and theater have garnered several awards and accolades from peers.
Wise was responsible for comprising the cast of "Smoky Joe's Café" which was nominated for seven Tony Awards and received a Grammy for "Best Musical Show Album." Wise's cast selections received rave reviews for their performances that contributed greatly to the production becoming the longest musical revue on Broadway to date. As the casting director of record for the national tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar," he cast Ted Neely, Carl Anderson, Irene Cara and Dennis DeYoung.
In his most recent theatrical production, Wise served dual roles as both casting director and producer for the pre-Broadway workshop of "Car Wash, The Musical: A Norman Whitfield Story." Prior to that, he received a personal invitation from director Debbie Allen to cast her adaptation of Tennessee Williams', "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." His cast of notable award nominated actors included James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Terence Howard, Anika Noni Rose and Giancarlo Esposito. Wise is often called upon to lend his expertise as a casting consultant for several critically acclaimed Off Broadway productions, such as "Cheaters, Friends and Lovers, Men Money and Goldiggers." His regional theater work includes "Ain't MisBehavin," "Bigger Than Bubble Gum," "The Emotion's Story," "Sisterella," "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" and "Evita."
Recently, Wise expanded his impressive cache of casting accomplishments to include producing for film and television. His television production credits include, "One Love" starring Sheryl Lee Ralph, Mark Curry, Chico Benymon, Carl A Payne, Drew Sidora, Sara E Fletcher and Sherman Hemsley, which became the highest ranking show for the network. Additional television credits include, "Life is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story," directed by Debbie Allen, for Lifetime Television; "Unpredictable" a television variety special starring Jamie Foxx, for NBC. Additionally Wise has produced several independent films such as "Pastor Shirley," King James Diner," "Act Like You Love Me," "In Mysterious Ways," working under his Peter Wise and Associates umbrella he casted "Kevin Hart's, "Let Me Explain," "Soul Ties," "Christmas In Compton" and "Somebody's Child."
Wise was recently recognized by for his outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry with the prestigious NAACP Theatre Spirit Award, Trumpet Award and a Grammy, for the Best Broadway Musical. Last year he launched Peter Wise Actor's Studio non-profit in North Hollywood, California which he plans to franchise. For more information about the studio please visit, www.PWAStudio.com.
For a full list of television and film credits visit www.IMDB.com, for theater credits visit www.IBDB.com.