David Schifter

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David Schifter is a versatile American actor seen in the semi-recurring role of Detective J.D. Walker on ID Discovery Channel's "Lt. Kenda: Homicide Hunter," and Tyler Perry's "The Have & Have Nots." He began life in front of the camera as a teenager as host of New York cable TV's show "Spotlight on Teens." He later spent a successful 14-years as ... See full bio »

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Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda Detective J.D. Walker / Detective J.D.Walker / Detective JD Walker
Street Justice: The Bronx SVU SGT. Curtis
The Haves and the Have Nots Reporter / Radio Reporter / Television Announcer / Television Reporter
Nation's Fire Earl Hendersen


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  Twinge (announced)
  Jailhouse Wedding (filming)
Attorney Don Cassel
  The Brothers Statue II: Heading South (Short) (filming)
Detective Alan Summers
  Natalia (post-production)
Sean / Marcus
  The Body Sculptor (post-production)
Agent Terrence Marshall
 2020 The Penthouse (post-production)
Peter Wright
  The Blueprint Saints (TV Series) (announced)
Gary Greenway
- A Can of Worms ... Gary Greenway
 2016-2019 Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (TV Series documentary)
Detective J.D. Walker / Detective J.D.Walker / Detective JD Walker
- Cradle to the Grave (2019) ... Detective J.D.Walker
- Rest in Peace (2019) ... Detective J.D.Walker
- Primal Instinct (2018) ... Detective J.D. Walker
- The Girl Next Door (2018) ... Detective J.D. Walker
- Timothy Peart's Last Dance (2018) ... Detective J.D. Walker
 2019 Fatal Attraction (TV Series documentary)
Detective Mulkins / Detective Wido
- Love on the Run (2019) ... Detective Mulkins
- Up in Smoke (2019) ... Detective Wido
 2019 Let Go and Let God
 2019 Flesher
Flesher's father
 2018-2019 The Haves and the Have Nots (TV Series)
Reporter / Television Reporter / Television Announcer / ...
- She's Gonna Be Real Mad (2019) ... Reporter
- Dessert (2019) ... Reporter
- Out of Time (2019) ... Television Reporter
- A Father's Regret (2018) ... Television Announcer (as David R. Schifter)
- The Black Dress (2018) ... Radio Reporter
 2019 Five Rounds
 2019 Homicide City (TV Series)
Chief of Detectives Livingood
- Killer Moves (The Alberto Martino Case) (2019) ... Chief of Detectives Livingood
 2019 Nation's Fire
Earl Hendersen
 2019 American Nightmare (TV Series documentary)
Detective Nash
- The Answering Machine (2019) ... Detective Nash
 2019 Crash (Short)
Brad Cooper
 2018 Project ISISX (TV Movie)
News Reporter
 2018 Bloody Ballet
Chet Lowrey, News Anchor
 2018 The Rack Pack
Mr. Rackley
 2018 Murder Calls (TV Series documentary)
Detective Winkler
- Big Sky Murder (2018) ... Detective Winkler
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (2018) ... Detective Winkler
 2018 Three Feet of Seafood (Short)
 2017 8th Round Pick
Jack Diamond
 2017 Of a Grateful Nation (Short)
Capt. James Dixon
 2017/I The Lost (Short)
 2017 Homicide for the Holidays (TV Series)
Sheriff Duval
- Christmas Mourning (2017) ... Sheriff Duval
 2017 Idahosa Trails
Thomas Book
 2017 The Substitute (Short)
Sgt. Bill Burke
 2017 Grave Mysteries (TV Series)
Detective Stephens
- Killer Chemistry (2017) ... Detective Stephens
 2017 Street Justice: The Bronx (TV Series)
SVU SGT. Curtis
- Williamsbridge Rapist (2017) ... SVU SGT. Curtis
 2017 Vaughan (TV Series)
Jim Surname'
- Bait and Switch (2017) ... Jim Surname'
- Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now (2017) ... Jim Surname'
- A Bright Future (2017) ... Jim Surname'
- Roommate Auditions (2017) ... Jim Surname'
 2017 Harker: The Awakening
Mr. Nichols
 2017 Raleigh, I Kinda Like You (Short)
 2017 The Hollow Oak (Video)
Rick Coleman
 2017 Check Point
Gunnery Sergeant Rush
 2016 River Guard
 2016/I Believe
 2016 One Church
 2016 The Brothers Statue
Detective Alan Summers
 2016 The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead (TV Series)
Detective George Lokitis
- Call the Coroner (2016) ... Detective George Lokitis
 2016 Fallen Redemption (Short)
Officer Brody
 2016 Containment (TV Series)
Bob - News Anchor
- A Time to Be Born (2016) ... Bob - News Anchor
- Like a Sheep Among Wolves (2016) ... Bob - News Anchor
 2016/I Partners
Detective Sergeant Thomas St. John
 2015 Two-Eleven
Chris Kaufman
 2015 The Wrath of Calvin Michaels (Short)
 2015 Swamp Murders (TV Series)
Detective Dan Knight
- Mississippi Black Widow (2015) ... Detective Dan Knight
 2015 Extreme the Movie
Secretary of Defense
 2015 Virtuous
Ian Fisher
 2015 FBI Takedowns (TV Series documentary)
FBI Special Agent Bryce
- Sadistic Mastermind (2015) ... FBI Special Agent Bryce
 2015 Secrets and Lies (TV Series)
Channel 7 Reporter
- The Sister (2015) ... Channel 7 Reporter (uncredited)
- The Father (2015) ... Channel 7 Reporter (uncredited)
 2015 Accept Not (Short)
 2014 Mule-Tide Christmas
Wicked Goblin (voice)
 2014/I The Remaining
Featured Panicked Survivor (uncredited)
 2014 Tammy
Drunk Single Guy (uncredited)
 2014 A Short History of Decay
Law Firm Attorney
 2014 Scorned: Love Kills (TV Series documentary)
Detective Harris
- Slave for Love (2014) ... Detective Harris
 2014 It's Supernatural (TV Series)
Mr. Clark
- Randy Clark (2014) ... Mr. Clark
 2013 Shifter (Short)
Glenn / Shifter
 2013 Crush (Video)
Senator Andrews
 2013 Simply Fine Necessities (Short)
Oliver Nickleby
 2013 Sleepy Hollow (TV Series)
Colonial Nobleman
- John Doe (2013) ... Colonial Nobleman (uncredited)
 2013 Southern Iron (Short)
Agent Martin
 2013 Under the Dome (TV Series)
TV News Reporter
- Blue on Blue (2013) ... TV News Reporter (uncredited)
 2013/IV Blackout
James T. Haag
 2012-2013 Revolution (TV Series)
Monroe Militia / DOD Security / Militia / ...
- The Dark Tower (2013) ... Monroe Militia (uncredited)
- Home (2013) ... Monroe Militia (uncredited)
- The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (2013) ... DOD Security (uncredited)
- Ghosts (2013) ... DOD Security (uncredited)
- The Stand (2013) ... Militia (uncredited)
 2012 Piranha 3DD
Bite Victim's Father (uncredited)
 2011/I The Artifact
 2011 Pendulum Swings
Tom Blair
 2010 Butchered (Video)
Peter Reynard
 2009 Half Empty
 2009 Port City
 2009 Port City P.D. (TV Series)
Cocky Businessman
- Closed Mouths (2009) ... Cocky Businessman
 2009 The Jailhouse
Calvin Simpkins
 2009 Eyeborgs
Jack Romero
 2008 IQ-145 (TV Series)
Hotel Manager
- Quest for Knowledge (2008) ... Hotel Manager
 2008 April Fool's Day (Video)
Press Conference Lawyer
 2008/III El camino
 2008 Whittaker Bay (TV Series)
Marty Visted
- Love Is a Losing Game (2008) ... Marty Visted
- You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello (2008) ... Marty Visted
- Good Night Lucky (2008) ... Marty Visted
- California Waiting (2008) ... Marty Visted
- The Party (2008) ... Marty Visted
 2007 Simple Things
Dr. Olson Edwards
 2006 Four the Roses
 2006 Nuestro barrio (TV Series)
Dr. Frank Hayden
 2005 Inside America's Executive Mansions (TV Short) (voice)
 2005 Tattered Angel
Live TV Reporter
 2004 Sins of the Jedi (Short)
Captain Rysard
 2004 Days That Shook the World (TV Series documentary)
Bar Patron / Captain Matthews
- Attack on Pearl Harbor (2004) ... Captain Matthews
 2004 Snapped (TV Series documentary)
Ed Patton
- Block-Patton ... Ed Patton
 2004 The Last Summer
Mr. Riley
 2003 Combat Jump (TV Movie)
Col. James Gavin
 2003 Fearsome
Judge Chandler
 2003 Ball of Wax
Mysterious Reporter
 2001 Black Knight
Archer (uncredited)
 2001 Domestic Disturbance
Sam Turner (uncredited)
 2001 Ding-a-ling-Less
Reporter Robert Bishop
 2000 Darktales (TV Movie)
Mr. Thomas
 2000 Students vs. School Violence (TV Movie)
Movie Studio Executive
 2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie)
 2000 Takedown
Scott Michaels (unconfirmed)
 1991 Steals and Deals (TV Series)
Correspondant (1991-1993)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Pesky Reporter
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Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (6 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
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Show Show Location management (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (4 credits)

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There is nothing more satisfying than doing what you love and coming home to the one you love." "It's nice to be important but more important to be nice.


Credited with starting the television career of Dr. Robi Ludwig, a New York City based psychotherapist who he once hired as a specialty reporter for a NBC affiliate where Schifter was News Director. Dr. Ludwig is a regular guest on Larry King Live, Nancy Grace, NBC's Today Show,Dr. Phil, HLN Jane Velez Mitchel, ET and The Oprah Winfrey Show." Schifter and Ludwig remain good friends. See more »

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