David A. R. White

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David A. R. White
Born David Andrew Roy White
(1970-05-12) May 12, 1970 (age 48)
Dodge City, Kansas, United States
Occupation Actor, writer, film producer
Spouse(s)
Andrea Logan (m. 2003)

David Andrew Roy White (born May 12, 1970), also known as David A. R. White is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and businessman. He is a co-founder of Pure Flix Entertainment, a distribution and production company specializing in faith- and family-themed movies.

Personal life[edit]

David A. R. White grew up in Meade, Kansas, a small farming town that is located outside of Dodge City, Kansas. [1] He is the son of a Mennonite pastor.[2]

He is married to actress and producer Andrea Logan (born July 29, 1978), who played the role of his wife in the 2009 movie In the Blink of an Eye.

Career[edit]

White moved to Los Angeles, California at age 19. Six months after his arrival in Los Angeles, he was given the role of Andrew Phillpot, the best friend of Burt Reynolds' son, in the CBS television series titled, Evening Shade (1990–1994). White also had guest appearances in television series such as Coach, Saved by the Bell, Sisters and Melrose Place.[2]

David A. R. White's first starring role was in the 1992 Christian drama film Second Glance.[3] He has also acted in films such as The Visitation, an adaption of the novel by author Frank Peretti, Bells of Innocence with actor Chuck Norris, and Mercy Streets where he was nominated for The MovieGuide Awards' Best Actor.[4] [5] In 1998, he played the character of Matt in End of the Harvest. In 1999, White played as Adam Riley in The Moment After, and the 2006 sequel, The Moment After 2: The Awakening, both of which Andrea played in as well. In 2003, White played as Ethan Parker in The Sparky Chronicles: The Map. In 2004, White played as Brody Sutton in Six: The Mark Unleashed.

In 2005, he founded Pure Flix Entertainment with Michael Scott, Russell Wolfe and Elizabeth Travis.[6]

In 2009, White played as FBI agent David in the film In the Blink of an Eye.

In 2011, he played in Jerusalem Countdown. In 2012, he played James in Brother White, and Special Agent Ric Caperna in The Encounter:Paradise Lost (sequel to the 2011 film The Encounter, which he produced and directed). In 2012, he also played a pastor Rich Chaplin in Me Again, a film about a pastor unhappy with his life. It's reminiscent to Quantum Leap as he inhabits the body of different individuals in order to fully appreciate the life he has.

In 2014, he co-starred as a pastor in the film God's Not Dead. He reprised the role in its sequels, God's Not Dead 2 (2016) and God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018).[7][8]

In 2015, he played Wayne in Faith of Our Fathers, a film about veterans from the Vietnam War and what their families have gone through.

White produced the 2018 film Samson.

Filmography[edit]

Although White was an associate producer in the film End of the Harvest,[9] The Moment After was the first film that White produced.[5] White also played the role of Adam Riley in the film. He has produced other films such as The Visitation, The Wager, and Hidden Secrets. In 2012, he produced the historical drama Apostle Peter and the Last Supper starring Robert Loggia and Bruce Marchiano.

In 2010, White started directing films. His first film was The Encounter, about four strangers stranded at a diner being served by the owner, who claims he is Jesus, which starred Bruce Marchiano, Jaci Velasquez, and pro wrestler Steve "Sting" Borden.

His second film was Holyman Undercover which starred David himself and Fred Willard.

He produced the films God's Not Dead 2 and God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness.[10]

Writings[edit]

White published the book Between Heaven and Hollywood: Chasing Your God-Given Dream.[11] [12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David A.R. White". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  2. ^ a b Savitsky, Sasha (2014-03-26). "'God's Not Dead's' David A.R. White: From Mennonite to the movies". Fox News. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220029/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_41
  4. ^ Annia Janette Phipps, scenesmedia.com, David A.R. White – A “Modern Royal” Christian Actor, USA, NOVEMBER 11, 2016
  5. ^ a b "David A.R. White Biography". Symetric Productions Inc. 2008-01-01 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2009-01-02. .
  6. ^ Mia Galuppo, hollywoodreporter.com, Faith-Based Company Pure Flix Launches Theatrical Distribution Arm, USA, November 17, 2015
  7. ^ KATHERINE ROSMAN, nytimes.com, Forget Netflix and Chill. Try Pure Flix and Pray., USA, APRIL 22, 2017
  8. ^ CHARLES RUNNELLS, news-press.com, Faith, prayer paved way for hit movie 'God's Not Dead', USA, March 22, 2017
  9. ^ "David A.R. White Biography". Internet Movie Database. 2008-01-01 https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0924684/#actorinp.
  10. ^ JEANNIE LAW, christianpost.com, 'God's Not Dead 3' Is in the Works, Says Actor-Producer David AR White (Interview), USA, December 16, 2016
  11. ^ Mark Joseph, huffingtonpost.com, Actor/Producer David A.R. White Caught Between Heaven & Hollywood, USA, January 17, 2017
  12. ^ Mark Judge, cnsnews.com, Pure Flix’s David A.R. White: ‘Hollywood Forgets There’s 150 Million People Who Go to Church’, USA, November 3, 2016

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