David Naughton

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David Naughton
Born David Walsh Naughton
(1951-02-13) February 13, 1951 (age 63)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) Denise Stephens (1977–?)
Deborah Dutton (1985–?)
Seann Sara Sella (2007–2009)
Relatives James Naughton

David Walsh Naughton (born February 13, 1951) is an American actor and singer known for his starring roles in the 1981 horror film, An American Werewolf in London, and the 1980 Walt Disney comedy, Midnight Madness. He also starred in the short-lived sitcom Makin' It and sang its hit theme song "Makin' It".

Life and career[edit]

Naughton was born in West Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Rosemary (née Walsh) and Joseph Naughton, both of whom were teachers.[1] He is the brother of theater and film actor James Naughton. His family is Irish American.[2] Naughton attended the University of Pennsylvania[3] and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.[4]

Naughton first became widely known as a result of his four year stint singing and dancing in TV commercials and personal appearances to promote Dr Pepper.[5] He starred in the sitcom Makin' It and hit the Billboard Top Ten in 1979 with the show's theme song, also titled "Makin' It". A US million selling disc, the track also peaked at #44 in the UK Singles Chart.[6] In 1980, he starred in Midnight Madness followed in 1981 by his lead role in the Academy Award-winning horror film An American Werewolf in London. He also appeared in the television series My Sister Sam and also in episodes of MacGyver, Melrose Place, Murder, She Wrote, JAG and Seinfeld.

Filmography[edit]

  1. Psych: "Let's Get Hairy" (2009) (TV) (Guest Star)
  2. Astepro: Nasal spray commercial (2009)
  3. Brutal Massacre: A Comedy (2007)
  4. Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder (2005) (TV)
  5. Wonderful Days (2003) (voice)
  6. Flying Virus (2001)
  7. Out of the Wilderness (2001) (TV)
  8. A Crack in the Floor (2000)
  9. Little Insects (2000) (voice)
  10. Chance of a Lifetime (1998) (TV)
  11. Urban Safari (1996)
  12. Ice Cream Man (1995)
  13. Mirror, Mirror III: The Voyeur (1995)
  14. Beanstalk (1994)
  15. Caribbean Kill (1994)
  16. Amityville: A New Generation (1993) (TV)
  17. Basic Values: Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's (1993) (TV)
  18. Body Bags (1993) (TV)
  19. Wild Cactus (1993)
  20. Seinfeld: "The Red Dot" (1991) (TV) (Guest Appearance)
  21. Steel and Lace (1991)
  22. Overexposed (1990)
  23. The Sleeping Car (1990)
  24. Desert Steel (1989)
  25. Goddess of Love (1988) (TV)
  26. Ti presento un'amica (1987)
  27. Separate Vacations (1986)
  28. "My Sister Sam" (1986) TV series
  29. The Boy in Blue (1986)
  30. Kidnapped (1986/I)
  31. Terror in the Aisles (1984)
  32. Getting Physical (1984) (TV)
  33. Hot Dog... The Movie (1984)
  34. Not for Publication (1984)
  35. "At Ease" (1983) TV Series
  36. Desire, the Vampire (1982) (TV)
  37. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  38. Separate Ways (1981)
  39. Midnight Madness (1980)
  40. "Makin' It" (1979) TV series
  41. The Other Side of Victory (1976) (TV)

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