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David Earl Garrison was born in Freehold, New Jersey, on June 30, 1952, as the son of Earl and Maud Garrison. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University's School of Fine Arts. He is also a licensed whitewater river guide. His homes are New York City and Santa Fe (New Mexico).

Presumed Contact Address: 9229 Sunset Boulevard, #710, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Drama Desk Award Nomination for "I Do! I Do!". Tony Award Nomination and DramaLogue Award for the portrayal of Groucho Marx in the musical "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine". Check out a performance of the cast at the 1980 award show! Helen Hayes Award for "Merrily We Roll Along". Los Angeles Drama Critics' Award Nomination and Drama-Logue Award for "You Never Know". Boston University College of Fine Arts 2002 Distinguished Alumni Award (external link).

David at the Tony's
David Garrison performing at the 1980 Tony Awards show

David usually does several plays, CD recordings and TV series guest appearances a year these days. His current girlfriend seems to be Patricia Ben Peterson.

Deutsche Titel der folgenden Liste (German titles of the following list).

Motion Pictures

The Midnight Man (1974)[Photographer]
Serial Mom (1993)unknown and not confirmed, with Kathleen Turner
Femme Fontaine: Killer Babe for the C.I.A. (1994)[FBI Agent Martin]


Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984)[Dick Eisenback]
A Letter to Three Wives (1985)[Ted]
Mutts (1988)unknown
Don't Touch My Daughter (1991) (aka Nightmare)  [Guard]
Tom Clancy's 'OP Center' (1995)unknown

TV Shows: 1998 NBA All-Star Game halftime show.

Television Series

Remington Steele: Elementary Steele (1984)Guest Appearance
It's Your Move (1984-85)Regular Series Cast [Norman Lamb]
Married... with Children (1987-90)Regular Series Cast [Steven Rhoades]
Working it Out (1990)Regular Series Cast [Stan Rice]
Quantum Leap: Dreams (1991)Guest Appearance [Jack Stone]
LA Law: Silence of the Lambskins (1992)Guest Appearance
Murphy Brown: A Rat's Tale (1995)Guest Appearance [Dr. Wyler]
Law & Order: Trophy (1996)Guest Appearance [Gerald Fox]
Law & Order: Under the Influence (1998)Guest Appearance [Defense Attorney Richard Billings]
Law & Order: Scrambled (1999)Guest Appearance [Defense Attorney Richard Billings]
Law & Order: Surrender Dorothy (2000)Guest Appearance [Defense Attorney Richard Billings]
Family Law: Telling Lies, Conclusion (2000)Guest Appearance [Mr. Statler]
Welcome to New York: The Party (2000)Guest Appearance [Harold "Hal" Neal]
Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Some of My
      Best Friends Are Half-Mortal (2000)  

Guest Appearance [Dr. Axelrod]
Nikki: Technical Knockout (2001)Guest Appearance [Steven Rhoades]
Judging Amy: The Claw Is Our Master (2001)Guest Appearance [Gary Marilla]
Ed: A Job Well Done (2001)Guest Appearance [Store owner Ron Leverett]
The Practice: Inter Arma Silent Leges (2001)Guest Appearance [Theodore McNally]
That's Life: All about Lydia (2002)Guest Appearance [Jake]
Arli$$: In with the New (2002)Guest Appearance [Tad Culver]
Happy Family: The One with the Friends (2004)Guest Appearance [Miller]
Everybody Loves Raymond: The Model (2004)Guest Appearance [Dennis]
One on One: Phatheadz (2004)Guest Appearance [Jack]
Without a Trace: Trials (2004)Guest Appearance [Peter's Attorney]


Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Arena Stage)
A History of the American Film (Broadway debut, 1978) by Chris Durang
On The Town
A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine [as Groucho Marx] (Tony Award nominee, Drama-Logue Award)
The Pirates of Penzance (Broadway)
Torch Song Trilogy (Broadway); he was fired for giving a "flat" performance a couple of months after he took over the lead from Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein
I Do! I Do! (Drama Desk nominee)
The Family of Mann (Broadway)
Geniuses (Broadway)
Living at Home
It's Only a Play (Broadway) by Terrence McNally
Merrily We Roll Along (Helen Hayes Award) by Stephen Sondheim
You Never Know (Los Angeles Drama Critics' Award nominee, Drama-Logue Award) by Cole Portner
Guys and Dolls (National Tour)
Die Fledermaus (Santa Fe Opera) [German for "The Bat"]
The King Goes Forth to France
Randy Newman's Faust (La Jolla Playhouse)
Ira Gershwin at 100
13 Rue De L'Amour
Titanic (Broadway, April 1997 - Nov. 98) [J. Bruce Ismay]
Strike up the Band (Encores series at New York's City Center, 1998) [C. Edgar Sloane / Hans Edelweiss]
Over and Over (1999) [Mr. Antrobus] (Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia)
The Torch-Bearers (2000) (Greenwich House Theatre, New York City)
Christmas in Naples (2000) (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Massachusetts) [Pasquale]
Bells Are Ringing (2001) (Broadway) [Sandor]
Twelfth Night (2002) (New Haven, Connecticut) [Malvolio]
Norman's Ark (2002) (Montclair State University, NJ) [Norman Coopersmith]
I Sent a Letter to My Love (2002) (North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly MA) [Stan]
How Now Dow Jones (2002)
Eight Days (Backwards) (2003) (Vineyard Theater, Greenwich Village, New York City) [John Weinstein / Izzy]
Travesties (2003) (Williamstown Theater Festival, MA) [Henry Carr]
Wicked (2005/2006) (Tour across the US and Canada/Broadway) [The Wizard]
Red Remembers (2009) (Berkshire Theater Festival)

Audio Theatre & Audio Books

Seeing Ear Theatre: The Moon Moth, part I [as Ambassador Thissell] by Jack Vance, adapted by George Zarr
Seeing Ear Theatre: The Moon Moth, Part II [as Ambassador Thissell] by Jack Vance, adapted by George Zarr
The Cottage (by Danielle Steele)


Songs of New York
The complete Show Boat
Of Thee I Sing / Let 'Em Eat Cake
Annie Get Your Gun
Kiss Me Kate
Girl Crazy
On the Town (All-Star Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra)
I Do! I Do! (Cast Album)
A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (Cast Album)
Titanic (Cast Album)
Bells Are Ringing (2001 Cast Album)
Oh! Lady! Lady! (2001 Studio Recording)
Tell Me More (2001)

Thanks a lot to Dino Morello, Carolyn Crapo and Bill Lane.

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