David Kaufman (actor)

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David Kaufman
Born (1961-07-23) July 23, 1961 (age 58)
Alma materUCLA
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1982–present
Lisa Picotte (m. 1990)
Children2, including Grace
RelativesAdam Kaufman (brother)

David Kaufman (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor and voice actor, best known for his roles as the voices of Dexter Douglas on Freakazoid, Jimmy Olsen on Superman: The Animated Series, Danny Fenton/Danny Phantom on Danny Phantom, Maggie's brother Aldrin on The Buzz on Maggie, and Marty McFly, Michael J. Fox's character, on the Saturday morning animated series, Back to the Future.

Early life[edit]

Kaufman was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His father is Jewish, whereas his mother is Catholic.[1] Kaufman began acting at a young age in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, when his kindergarten teacher handed him the plum lead role of Santa Claus in the class Christmas play.

At the age of 18, Kaufman set out from St. Louis, Missouri to attend UCLA's Department of Theater Arts.


Since his college years, Kaufman has studied and worked extensively as a professional actor in films and television.

He has worked with the Daly family of actors on several projects: He worked with Tim Daly on Superman: The Animated Series and its subsequent spin-offs, playing Jimmy Olsen. He also appeared with Daly in the series Wings in 1995 with his wife Lisa; the two portrayed a couple whose wedding Daly's character Joe and his fiancée Helen crash. He worked with Tim's sister, Tyne Daly on the film Kids Like These and will join Tim again in the animated film Justice League: Doom, reprising his role of Jimmy Olsen.

Kaufman has also worked as a commercial actor. One of his most prominent roles was as a dancing stockboy in a 1989 commercial for Hi-C Ecto Cooler.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Kaufman has been married to actress Lisa Picotte since June 30, 1990; together they have two children, who are also actors:[3] Grace Kaufman born on April 29, 2002, and Henry Oliver Kaufman born on February 23, 2007.


Television series[edit]

He has guest-starring roles on such series as:

Animated series[edit]

Kaufman has lent his voice to several well-known animated series, including Jimmy Olsen from Superman: The Animated Series/Superman: Brainiac Attacks, and Justice League, and Dexter Douglas from Freakazoid, as well as filling in for Michael J. Fox in both the roles of Marty McFly on Back to the Future and Stuart Little in HBO's Stuart Little. He voiced Human Torch in Ultimate Spider-Man, and reprised the role for both Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Kaufman also provided the voice of Arik, a one-time character in the acclaimed Nickelodeon animated series The Legend of Korra.



as well as spots for Honda, Hi-C Ecto-Cooler, Maxwell House, Dentyne, Chili's, Midas, Wendy's, Twiglets and British Petroleum, among others.

Stage work[edit]

Kaufman has earned several Los Angeles area critics' awards and nominations. He has been a member of the West Coast Ensemble in Los Angeles for over ten years, performing such varied roles as:

Video games[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsYVndNRgIw
  3. ^ http://www.davidkaufmanweb.com/about.htm
  4. ^ Haas, Pete (1 September 2013). "Double Fine's Broken Age Cast Includes Jack Black, Jennifer Hale". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2 September 2013.

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