Charlie David

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Charlie David
Born Charles David Lubiniecki
(1980-08-09) August 9, 1980 (age 34)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Other names Charlie Lubiniecki
Occupation Actor, Director, Producer, Narrator
Years active 2002–present
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Charles David Lubiniecki (born August 9, 1980), better known as Charlie David, is a Canadian actor, writer, director and producer, best known for the male lead in the LGBT horror series Dante's Cove. He has also worked as a TV host on a number of shows like F.Y.E!, SpyTV, Bump! and Crash Test Mommy. He is co-owner, alongside Derek James and Linda Carter of Border2Border Entertainment, a production house of film and television projects.


Charlie David was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and raised in Yorkton. His family is of Polish origin. During high school, David performed in the musical group Sask Express. In 2000, he graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts, Victoria, British Columbia.

He then moved on to co-found the boy band 4Now, in which he played piano. The band performed around Canada and the United States and opened for acts including Destiny's Child, The Black Eyed Peas and Pink. The band released two recordings. Derek James, later to play opposite David in the film Mulligans, was also in the band.

David later turned his attention to hosting and acting. He hosted for E! Television, NBC, OUTtv, here! TV, Pink TV, EGO, and Life Network on such shows as F.Y.E! in 2002, SpyTV in 2001, Bump! in 2005-2012 and Crash Test Mommy in 2004-2005.

He appeared in the mini-series Terminal City in 2005 and received second billing in the gay movie A Four Letter Word (2007) and Kiss the Bride (2008).

David played the lead character of Toby in the LGBT horror series Dante's Cove. His character was portrayed in a monogamous and loving relationship with boyfriend Kevin (Gregory Michael). David said in an interview, "What was attractive [about the role] was for me to portray a gay relationship, in which it's not always a different guy every night. Many gays and lesbians do pursue—and have—loving relationships in which we are very committed to each other. I think that is what Toby brings to the show. He is kind of a voice of reason, and has a definite dedication to his boyfriend."[1]

David has consciously chosen to be "out" as a gay man in his personal life and career. He feels that "it’s a unique gift and perspective on the world" and one of his personal mantras is to "create visibility for LGBT people in the media". Although happy to play both gay and straight roles, the exploration of gay themes are continuously reflected in his projects, be it his novels, documentaries or movies.

David wrote the novel and screenplay and starred in the film Mulligans, which had its premiere at the InsideOut LGBT Film Festival in Toronto in May 2007. Mulligans explores the theme of what happens to individuals and their families when a young man and his friend's father "come out". For him personally "Being in the closet is way too much energy and deceit – both for the individual and the people who must lie for them."

David starred in the independent film Judas Kiss. David played the role of Zachary Wells, a washed-up filmmaker who returns to his peculiar alma mater, where he meets his younger self and gets the chance to change his troubled past so he can avoid a disturbing future.[2]

In 2012/13, David produced two documentaries, "I'm A Stripper" which he also wrote and directed and as "Positive Youth" about young people living with HIV. "We made this documentary to educate those who know little of HIV, shed light on the rise of infection among today’s youth, give hope to people living with HIV and let them know that they are not alone, ” said David. "Overall I see myself as a storyteller. Whether I attribute that to writing my books, or if I’m on E! hosting Bump, or acting, or if I’m directing or producing something, those are all different means and avenues to experience being able to express the human condition." Later, he went on to produce sequels to I'm A Stripper and also "I'm a Porn Star." [3]

David has narrated the audiobooks for his works as well as for other writers. These include his reading of D.W. Marchwell (Falling), Eric Arvin (Simple Men, Woke Up in a Strange Place), TJ Klune (Who We Are), Cardeno C (Wake Me Up Inside and Until Forever Comes) and Brad Boney (The Nothingness of Ben and The Return).[4]

In addition to Mulligans, David has published the novel Boy Midflight and Shadowlands, a compendium of short stories.

David currently lives in Montreal with his partner Patrick Ware.


Charlie David was honored by Out Magazine as one of the "Out 100" for Remarkable Contributions to Gay Culture in 2005.



  • 2004: Is He... (short) (associate producer)
  • 2008: Mulligans (executive producer, producer)
  • 2008: For My Wife... (documentary) (executive producer)
  • 2009: Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride (documentary) (executive producer)
  • 2009-2012: Bump! (TV series) (associate producer)
  • 2011: Judas Kiss (executive producer)
  • 2012: "Positive Youth" (writer, director, producer)
  • 2013: "I'm A Stripper" (writer, director, producer)


Year Title Role Note
2002 Holy Terror David
2002 Time Machine: St. Peter - The Rock St. James TV movie
2003 The Sparky Chronicles: The Map Hippie
2004 Is He... Jake
2005 Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical Male Dancer
2005 Playing the Role The Actor
2005 Terminal City Rick TV series
Dante's Cove Toby TV series
2006 The L Word Speed Dater TV series
2006 Godiva's Attractive Man TV series
2006 Ugly Betty Scott TV series
2007 A Four Letter Word Stephen
2007 Kiss the Bride Joey
2008 Mulligans Chase Rousseau
2010 2 Frogs in the West Brett
2010 Judas Kiss Zachary Wells


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