David Heavener

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David Heavener (born December 22, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, director, actor, composer, producer and writer.

Early life[edit]

David was born on December 22, 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky. At the age of 17, he moved to Nashville to pursue his career as a country music singer and songwriter. Within a few years, David had written two top-ten hits and was writing music for hit shows such as Hee-Haw and The Tonight Show.


Within five years, with no film production education and little money, David had written, directed, produced and starred in a half-dozen films. That number now exceeds thirty films and rising. As a distributor, he has released hundreds of titles worldwide.

David has directed Academy Award winner Martin Landau and nominees Tony Curtis, Sally Kirkland and Karen Black. Other actors who have worked with David include Eric Estrada, Joe Estevez, Robert Reed, Marc Singer, Margot Kidder, Oliver Reed, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Ernest Borgnine.

Many of his movies have aired on HBO, Showtime, USA and network television. As an actor, he has also guest-starred on such TV series as Hunter and Days Of Our Lives. He has been featured on Entertainment Tonight and in Backstage West.

One of his most recent films, Dawn of the Living Dead, remained on Wal-Mart's top-10 list of DVD sales for 12 consecutive weeks.

Troma Entertainment distributes many of his films, including: Dragon Fury I ,Dragon Fury II, Eye of the Stranger, Jurassic Women, Outlaw Prophet, Prime Target, Ragin' Cajun, Twisted Justice, and Vendetta. [1]



Year Title Note
1985 Border of Tong aka Massacre Production Manager, Star
1987 The Fighter Producer
1988 Outlaw Force Director, Producer, Star, Writer
1989 Deadly Reactor Director, Producer, Star, Writer
1990 Kill Crazy Director, Sound-track Writer, Producer, Star, Writer
Twisted Justice Director, Producer, Star, Writer
1991 For Hire aka Lethal Ninja Director, Producer, Star, Writer
Ragin' Cajun Director, Sound-track Writer, Producer, Star, Writer
Prime Target Director, Producer, Star, Writer
1993 Eye of the Stranger Director, Sound-track Writer, Producer, Star, Writer
Kill or Be Killed Producer, Star
L.A. Goddess Star
Twisted Fate Star
1995 Dragon Fury Director, Producer, Star, Writer
1996 Dragon Fury II Executive Producer
Jurassic Women Producer, Writer
Out of the Darkness Star
Fugitive X Director, Producer, Star, Writer
Vendetta Executive Producer
1997 Guns of Chupacabra Star
Hollywood Cops Star
Kiss the Girls Goodbye aka Fatal Abduction Executive Producer
1999 Atlanta Blue Director, Producer, Star, Writer
2000 The Catcher Star
2001 Outlaw Prophet Director, Producer, Star, Writer
2002 Angel Blade Director, Producer, Star, Writer
2003 Rock n' Roll Cops 2 Star
2004 Evil Grave: Curse of the Maya (Dawn of the Living Dead) Director, Producer, Star, Writer
2006 Psycho Weene Director, Producer, Star, Writer
2008 Confessions of an Exorcist Star
2009 Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns Star
2011 Legion: The Final Exorcism Director, Sound-track Writer, Producer, Star, Writer


  1. ^ Troma Entertainment (www.troma.com)

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