|Born||David Oliver Huffman
May 10, 1945
Berwyn, Illinois, USA
|Died||February 27, 1985
San Diego, California, USA
30 Dec 1967 – 27 Feb 1985 (his death)
David Huffman (10 May 1945 – 27 February 1985) was a leading and supporting actor with many television, film and stage credits. He was married to award-winning casting director Phyllis Huffman until he was murdered in 1985.
Huffman was murdered by a thief in San Diego, California. After bringing cookies to a wrap party for the show Of Mice and Men at the Old Globe Theatre, he spotted 16 year-old Genaro Samano Villanueva, who had broken into a Canadian couple's motor-home. He chased Villanueva into Balboa Park, where Villanueva stabbed him twice with a screwdriver. In 1986, Villanueva, an illegal alien from Mexico and a student at San Diego High School, was sentenced to 26 years in prison. Huffman was set to begin work on the television miniseries North and South the following week. In December 2011, Genaro Villanueva was denied parole for 15 years.
- Last Plane Out (1983) as Jim Conley
- Firefox (1982) as Captain Buckholz
- St. Helens (1981) as David Jackson
- Blood Beach (1980) as Harry Caulder
- Leo and Loree (1980) as Dennis
- The Onion Field (1979) as Dist. Atty. Phil Halpin
- The Winds of Kitty Hawk as Orville Wright
- Ice Castles (1978) as Brian Dockett
- F.I.S.T. (1978) as Abe Belkin
- Wolf Lake (1978) as David
- Amelia Earhart (1976; TV) as Itasca Radio Operator
- Captains and the Kings (1976) as Sean Armagh
- The Gun (1974) as Wayne
- Butterflies Are Free as Don Baker (Oct 21, 1969 – Jul 2, 1972)
- "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
- "Youth, 16, Held in Death of Actor David Huffman". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
- "San Diego County District Attorney 2011 Annual Report". San Diego County District Attorney. Retrieved 2013-09-17.
- David Huffman at the Internet Movie Database
- David Huffman at the Internet Broadway Database
- David Huffman at AllRovi
- David Huffman at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
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