David Farkas

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David Farkas
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Born
David Abraham Farkas

(1975-11-28) November 28, 1975 (age 43)
OccupationActor
Years active1998–present
Websitehttp://www.davidfarkas.net

David Farkas (born November 28, 1975) is an American actor, musician, and the co-founder of Polo Buddies.

Biography[edit]

Farkas was born in Akron, Ohio, but Orange County, California has been his home since 1988. At Sunny Hills High School he was a member of an all-league water polo team.[1] He was also a member of the North Orange County All-Star Team.[2] He then played water polo at Claremont McKenna College where he was an All-SCIAC, All-American selection his senior year.[3] He was also a two-time captain and a member of the CMS Athletic Wall of Fame.[4]

Theatre/TV/Film[edit]

After college, David started pursuing theatre. He worked at several theatre companies throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, performing as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,[5] Jim in The Rainmaker, Johnny Case in Holiday, Joe in Heaven Can Wait, and Nick in Baby.[6] [7] [8][9][10] He also played the title role, Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie at the Grove Theatre,[11] and Buck Holden in Nite Club Confidential at the Sierra Repertory Theatre.[12] Diane Nelson writes in her review of 'Nite Club' in The Union Democrat, "Equity actor David Farkas is a spiffy Buck Holden, with his Phillip Marlowe delivery and winning smile. He narrates the whole review, and still finds the energy to dance and sing like a pro." Playing the title role of Robbie in a musical version of The Wedding Singer, David played guitar on stage for the first time, and created a 'likable, wholly credible character...' without copying Sandler's screen portrayal.[13][14]

During this time, David also started pursuing more television and film roles. His first part was in the daytime soap, The Bold and the Beautiful.[15] He would go on later to have a recurring principal role on Passions,[16] and a principal role on The Young and the Restless.[17][18] His film debut as David A. Farkas came when he was cast in Flightplan (2005), starring Jody Foster.[19] He then played Chad in the suspense film Dark Mirror (2007), starring Lisa Vidal.[20] He also had roles on Ghost Whisperer, Perception, NCIS: Los Angeles,[21] All My Children, General Hospital, Wicked Wicked Games, and Criminal Minds.[22][23] Currently in production, David plays Sgt. Eddie Bracket in Fatal Crossroads, a film which depicts the Malmedy massacre during WWII. In the Coaching Corner segment 'Filming Fatal Crossroads,' Director R.J. Adams documents some behind the scenes footage of the making of the film.[24]

Music[edit]

David and his wife Brittany Farkas released their debut album, Smilin',[25] on December 5, 2016. Meredith Schneider from Impose Magazine called their debut album an 'Emotionally turbulent and fun work of art,'[26] and New Jersey Stage Magazine writers Rich and Laura Lynch said David and Brittany 'aim to uplift and their first effort will leave you smiling, that's for sure.'[27]

Polo Buddies[edit]

David is the cofounder of Polo Buddies, a polo class for children including those with Asperger's and ADHD.[28][29][30] The organisation received a $5000 grant from Autism Speaks to expand its program throughout Southern California.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orange County All-League Water Polo Teams'". L.A. Times. December 25, 1993. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "County All-Star Water Polo Game Today at Tustin'". L.A. Times. December 11, 1993. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  3. ^ 1997 Men's Varsity All-America, Collegiate Water Polo Association
  4. ^ Athletic Wall of Fame, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
  5. ^ "Joseph The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Is Highly Exciting". San Gabriel Valley Examiner. July 12, 2001.
  6. ^ "'Heaven feels more like purgatory'". Orange County Register. June 19, 2003. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "'Cradling truths about couples'". Orange County Register. June 8, 2007. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "'Holiday is fresh, relaxed'". Orange County Register. April 6, 2005. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "With 100% Chance to Shine'". L.A. Times. May 1, 1999. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  10. ^ Reviews/Rainmaker, Backstage
  11. ^ Mortensen, Rick (January 27, 2001). "'Making them Swoon'". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
  12. ^ Nelson, Diane (July 20, 2006). "Confidential' noir is a bit pale". The Union Democrat.
  13. ^ Marchese, Eric (March 11, 2011). "'This 'Wedding Singer' has perfect pitch'". Orange County Register. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  14. ^ Stanley, Steven (March 6, 2011). "The Wedding Singer". Stage Scene L.A. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  15. ^ The Bold and the Beautiful. Episode 4142. October 1, 2003. CBS.
  16. ^ Passions, Buddy TV
  17. ^ The Young and the Restless Clips, YouTube
  18. ^ The Young and the Restless. Episode 1.9892. April 25, 2012. CBS.
  19. ^ Filmography – David Farkas, New York Times
  20. ^ Dark Mirror Cast, Tumblr
  21. ^ NCIS:LA, Perception, Ghost Whisperer, TV Buzer
  22. ^ Press Release: ‘CRIMINAL MINDS' March 4 Episode – LOCKDOWN, Star Watch Byline
  23. ^ Criminal Minds Season 10 Spoilers, Christianity Daily
  24. ^ Filming Fatal Crossroads, The Coaching Corner – VCN
  25. ^ "AllMusic".
  26. ^ "David and Brittany Farkas, Smilin'". Impose Magazine. December 27, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  27. ^ "David and Brittany Farkas". New Jersey Stage Volume 4 No.1. January 22, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  28. ^ Coaches Page, Polo Buddies
  29. ^ Interview, Autism Live
  30. ^ Interview Podbay.fm, Autism Live
  31. ^ Autism Speaks, Chapter Grant Polo Buddies

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