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David Dastmalchian

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
David Dastmalchian is originally from Kansas. He moved to Chicago to train at The Theatre School, DePaul University, and began working in TV commercials and series in '99. He quit acting in 2000 and spent the next several years traveling, writing and living between Kansas City, Alaska, Seattle and other cities. He returned to Chicago and began acting again in 2004. He has appeared in television commercials ('Cingular/AT&T Dropped Calls', 'Nintendo - Cruisin' World', 'Best Buy', 'On the Border', 'Remember November 16' and others). Feature Film credits are listed on IMDB ('Horsemen', 'Dark Knight') - and he shot 'Arc of a Bird' in May '08 (a short film written/directed by Hugh Schulze, winner of the IFP Project Fund Award). He has worked for a number of theatres (Writer's Theatre, Shattered Globe, Timeline, Collaboraction, Caffeine, WNEP, Illinois Theatre Center, Naked Eye @ The Goodman Theatre and others). He and his wife have two cats: Ophelia DuBois and Amelie.
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