David Sullivan (actor)

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David Sullivan
David Wade Sullivan

(1977-04-29) April 29, 1977 (age 42)
Other namesSully
Years active2004–present
Known forFlaked

David Wade Sullivan (born April 29, 1977) is an American film and television actor.

Early life[edit]

David Wade Sullivan was born in Tyler, Texas on April 29, 1977. He grew up in Longview, Texas, and attended Spring Hill Schools, where he graduated in 1996. He went on to attend Baylor University and majored in marketing and corporate communications, graduating in 2000. During college, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and played one year of football and two years of soccer.


Sullivan starred as Abe in the 2004 independent film Primer, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.[1][2] Sullivan was nominated for the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance at the 2004 Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony. The movie was filmed in Dallas in 2001, but spent two years in editing and post-production. Since the debut of Primer, Sullivan moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor. In August 2010, he filmed the independent comedy-drama, Ben Banks. Sullivan also had a small part in the 2012 film Argo as Jon Titterton.

He has appeared in several television shows including Joey, Justified, Big Love, Boston Legal and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2015, Sullivan joined the cast of ABC's crime drama series Wicked City as Detective Arnold "Arnie" Bukowski, a crass, loudmouth detective in charge of heading up the ongoing investigation of a Sunset Strip serial killer.[3] He also appeared as Dennis in the Netflix original series Flaked, opposite Will Arnett, which premiered in 2016.



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Primer Abe
2006 The Astronaut Farmer Young Man
2008 Karma Police Oscar
2008 Copley: An American Fairytale Alex
2009 The Lodger LAPD Officer
2010 Skateland Luther
2010 Urgency Richter
2012 Extracted Peter
2012 Argo Jon Titterton
2012 Ben Banks Glenn Ambers
2014 Bigfoot Wars Deputy Walton
2014 Nanny Cam Jason
2016 The Veil Matt
2016 In Dubious Battle Simmons
2017 Deidra & Laney Rob a Train Chet Netflix movie
2017 Girlfriend's Day Sonnyboy
2017 M.F.A. Cavanaugh


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Joey Guy Episode: "Joey and the Spanking"
2006 Big Love Junior Accountant Episode: "Viagra Blue"
2008 Boston Legal Jason Canfield Episode: "The Bad Seed"
2009 Criminal Minds Patrick Cavanaugh Episode: "Demonology"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hotel Manager Episode: "Family Affair"
2009 CSI: NY James Manning Episode: "Second Chances"
2010 NCIS Special Agent Larry Krone Episode: "Short Fuse"
2010–11 Gigantic Adrian 3 episodes
2011 Justified Jess Timmons Episode: "The Life Inside"
2011 Love's Christmas Journey Homesteader TV movie
2013 The Fosters David Fressola Episode: "Pilot"
2013 The Glades Red Morton Episode: "Tin Cup"
2014 NCIS: Los Angeles ATF Agent Kevin Clark Episode: "Between the Lines"
2015 Preface to Being Jaded Nicholas Episode: "Executives"
2015 New Girl Duffy Episode: "The Right Thing"
2015 Wicked City Detective Arnold Bukowski Episode: "Pilot"
2016- Flaked Dennis Main cast, 14 episodes
2016 The 5th Quarter Garry Shinehart Episode: "Fifth of Screams"
2018 Lewis and Clark Joseph Field TV mini-series


  1. ^ "'Primer': From a Suburban Garage, a New Take on Time Travel". The New York Times. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "The New York Times > Movies > Mad Math: Bending Time With 'Primer' Director". The New York Times. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  3. ^ Birnbaum, Debra (March 20, 2015). "David Sullivan Cast in ABC Pilot 'L.A. Crime'". Variety. Retrieved March 21, 2015.

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