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David Hess (I) (1936–2011)


David Alexander Hess was born in New York City in 1936. He began his professional career as a songwriter for Shalimar Music, in 1957, under the pseudonym of David Hill. His first recording was a quick hit, which was later performed by and credited to Elvis Presley, "All Shook Up." David went on to compose "Start Movin'" for Sal Mineo and "Rockin' ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Last House on the Left
(1972)
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight Soundtrack
(2015)
Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever Soundtrack
(2002)
Camping del terrore
Camping del terrore Robert Ritchie
(1986)

Filmography

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 2016 The House That Wept Blood
Detective Marsh
 2012 Debris Documentar (Video)
 2011 The Steppes
Oleg
 2009 Smash Cut
Able Whitman
 2007 Go Together
Aldo Modisco
 2007 Used
Aldo Modisco
 2006 Fallen Angels
Kajal
 2006 The Absence of Light
Whiplash
 2005 Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (Video)
Mel Navokov
 2004 Zombie Nation
Aaron Singer III
 2001 Nutcracker
John Gard / Clyde Fairfax
 1997 Noi siamo angeli (TV Series)
Manuel Delgado
- La fortuna piove dal cielo (1997) ... Manuel Delgado
- Due facce da galera (1997) ... Manuel Delgado
 1994 Jonathan degli orsi
Maddock
 1991 Buck ai confini del cielo
Dan (as David A. Hess)
 1991 Die Kaltenbach-Papiere (TV Mini-Series)
- Eva (1991)
- Sharon (1991)
 1991 Omicidio a luci blu
Sergeant Flanagan
 1989 Ocean (TV Mini-Series)
Justo
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... Justo (credit only)
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Justo (credit only)
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Justo (credit only)
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Justo
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Justo
 1986 Let's Get Harry
Mercenary
 1986 Camping del terrore
Robert Ritchie
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
Ben Al Fradeen
- Dishpan Man (1986) ... Ben Al Fradeen (as David A. Hess)
 1986 Armed and Dangerous
Gunman #4
 1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
- Reel Trouble (1985)
 1983 Sadat (TV Series)
Israeli Soldier
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Israeli Soldier
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Israeli Soldier
 1983 White Star
Frank
 1983 Manimal (TV Series)
William
- Illusion (1983) ... William
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Donny
- Short Notice (1983) ... Donny
 1982 Swamp Thing
Ferret
 1981 Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls (TV Movie)
Robaire (as David Alexander Hess)
 1980 House on the Edge of the Park
Alex (as David A. Hess)
 1979 Avalanche Express
Geiger
 1977 Yung chun ta hsiung (voice)
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Bosco
- All That Shatters (1977) ... Bosco
 1977 Hitch-Hike
Adam Konitz
 1976 21 Hours at Munich (TV Movie)
Berger
 1976 Montana Trap
Sleeve
 1976 The Swiss Conspiracy
Sando
 1972 The Last House on the Left
Krug Stillo (as David A. Hess)
 1970 Cold Sweat
Michel Constantin (voice, uncredited)
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Other Works:

: Plays Sheriff Hughes, others in "Dessa Rose" musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lincoln Center Theater at the Mitzi E. Newhouse, New York City, New York). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

David A. Hess | David Alexander Hess

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his first love] I'd say the music. That's my essence. I always tell people, "Don't make me choose because you won't get me in any more films!" Of course, that's not realistic because nobody forces you to choose ... you choose yourself. Essentially, I'm a musician. Always have been. When that darkness comes, I always resort to music to try and get myself back into a positive state of mind. ... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the 2007 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for "Shenandoah" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Trademark:

Often portrays pyschotic homicidal maniacs

Star Sign:

Virgo

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