David Rees Snell
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David Rees Snell at the 8th Annual Hack n' Smack Celebrity Golf Tournament in 2011
August 20, 1966 |
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
When The Shield was picked up by FX, Snell was initially hired as a supporting cast member on the show. He was told that the writers had no plans for developing his character, due to him only being a last minute addition to an already large cast of actors. However, after merely a few episodes, his character was made a permanent member of the tactical unit aka The Strike Team. Snell has subsequently appeared in almost every episode since, with his character garnering a sizable following amongst fans of the show. When his screen time expanded even further, during the fifth season, he became a full-time cast member.
Back on TV, he co-starred in the 2006 Hallmark TV movie Desolation Canyon with fellow The Shield cast member Kenneth Johnson. More recently, he was cast in a recurring role as a terrorist during the fourth and final season of The Unit. Recently he could be seen guest starring on Hawthorne, Numb3rs, Lie to Me, Sons of Anarchy, Last Resort, and Criminal Minds.
Rees Snell is married to actor Melanie Myers, who played a small but re-occurring role on The Shield as Officer Paula.