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David H. Lawrence XVII
Nationality  United States
Occupation Actor, broadcaster, author, new media consultant
Religious beliefs Atheist
Website
http://www.davids.com/

David Harvard Lawrence XVII is an American television and film actor, voice talent, network radio host, Internet entrepreneur, podcaster, demo producer, teacher and author.[1][2]. He was also the host of the daily The David Lawrence Show and weekend Online Tonight, both nationally syndicated radio talk shows that revolve around pop culture and the high-tech lifestyle.[2][3]

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Acting

Lawrence's appearances on network television include playing a Serbian doctor opposite Dennis Haysbert in the CBS series The Unit, created by David Mamet, a car wash manager on another CBS series, CSI, a rock and roll wanna be on TBS's Frank TV with Frank Caliendo[4], and as one of the eponymous 'Villains' on NBC's Heroes. The Heroes role, that of puppetmaster Eric Doyle (one of the 12 escaped villains), was introduced in Volume 3, "Heroes: Villains" in Episode 2, The Butterfly Effect. The character began a multi episode arc in Episode 5, Angels and Monsters.[3][5] Lawrence has also played the role as the station manager in Goodnight Burbank, Charles Bukowski in the musical Bukowsical!, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, as well as parts in The Children's Hour, The Good Doctor, Born Yesterday, The Fall of the House of Usher and the role of Barry Champlain in Talk Radio.[3] He has performed on stage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. With director Dr. Bob Pondillo Ph.D., Lawrence has brought to life 'Wallace', in a short-film aptly named My Name Is Wallace This film has won awards and played in over 50 festivals including Cannes Film Festival. Bob Pondillo the director, producer and writer has over 30 years of exeprence and chose David to play the part of Wallace in the film. Lawrence also was executive producer of My Name Is Wallace.[3][6] In early 2009, he appeared in an episode of the BBC reality program Beat the Boss, in which his team designed a cheesecake. He also recently announced he has a part in the next series of Lost.

Radio broadcast history

Lawrence was heard on the radio for nearly 35 years on stations: WMAL, WMZQ and WRQX/Washington DC, WGAR, WGCL, WDMT/Cleveland, KC101/New Haven, WTAE/Pittsburgh and WNCI and WLVQ/Columbus. He is a founding member and former executive producer of the radio comedy ensemble, The American Comedy Network.[7] He wrote the best-selling Learn HTML on The Macintosh, the first web design book created exclusively for Macintosh users. He was the anchor and executive producer of the music show, The Net Music Countdown where one of his net unknown artists was megaphone.[8][9]

Podcasting

Lawrence has been involved in podcasting since the inception. He holds the title of 'first podcaster' since he has been sending audio to subscribers via the internet since 1994 when he started the 'Personal Netcast'. David counts over 350 Fortune 500 and private companies as podcasting clients, either as a podcast talent, producer, designer or consultant. Each night, he voices over 25 daily podcast episodes for clients, and speaks at events, including the NAB and the Portable Media Expo.[2][10] David developed ShowTaxi, a subscription management for premium podcasters. He is also the host of a premium podcast called "Patrick Tucker's Secrets of Screen Acting: The Podcast."[2][11]

Voice work

He is the voice of America Online's customer service lines, and the voice of over 1500 other interactive voice response telephone systems. Lawrence also wrote and produced the radio programs for the video game Saints Row.[12] In 2007 he started his Demos2GoGo, his own voiceover demo reel business.[1]

Commentator

Lawrence makes regular appearances as an industry commentator on TechTV, CNN, FOX, CBS, MSNBC, and Tribune broadcasting outlets as well as the CBC and the BBC, where he is on Radio 5 Live's "Up All Night."[11][13]

References

  1. ^ a b Kuhn, Sarah (2 October 2008). "Who's the Boss". Backstage (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). http://www.backstage.com/bso/news_reviews/features/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003869663. Retrieved 2008-10-18.  
  2. ^ a b c d "David Lawrence Bio NAB Europe 2008". National Association of Broadcasting. 26 October 2008. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. http://www.webcitation.org/5Xs6eCJOu. Retrieved 2008-05-17.  
  3. ^ a b c d "IMDB David Lawrence XVII". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. http://www.webcitation.org/5Xs6wvaSf. Retrieved 2008-05-17.  
  4. ^ "Personal Netcast Podcast". 15 May 2008. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. http://www.webcitation.org/5XsE08MFT. Retrieved 2008-05-17.  
  5. ^ "Heroes vs. the villains". USA Today. 17 September 2008. http://www.usatoday.com/life/gallery/2008/l080917_heroes/flash.htm?gid=703&aid=3374. Retrieved 2008-09-23.  
  6. ^ "356 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ACCEPTS MOVIE MADE BY MTSU PERSONNEL". Office of News and Public Affairs at Middle Tennessee State Univ. 20 April 2007. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. http://www.webcitation.org/5Xs9wdX7f. Retrieved 2008-05-17.  
  7. ^ DOUGHERTY, PHILIP H. (15 April 1987). "ADVERTISING; A Humorous Touch Wins Radio Ad Drive". New York Times. New York Times. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. http://www.webcitation.org/5Xs86L3hf. Retrieved 2008-05-17.  
  8. ^ NAPOLI, LISA (23 September 2004). "An 'American Idol' Hopeful’s Blog". The New York Times. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. http://www.webcitation.org/5Xs8X0jKW. Retrieved 2008-05-17.  
  9. ^ Lawrence, David (2007-01-05). "Megaphone Top Net Unknown Week of January 5, 2007". Net Music Countdown. Archived from the original on 2007-11-24. http://www.webcitation.org/5TaKPtTRk. Retrieved 2007-01-18.  
  10. ^ "New Media Expo 2007 Session Descriptions". Portable New Media Expo. 14 August 2007. http://www.newmediaexpo.com/sunday2007.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-17.  
  11. ^ a b "David Lawrence Bio NAB 2006". National Association of Broadcasting. 23 October 2006. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. http://www.webcitation.org/5Xs6KPlVb. Retrieved 2008-05-17.  
  12. ^ Klinger, Steve (9 July 2007). "Saints Row Review". Xbox 360 Achievements. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. http://www.webcitation.org/5XsBc2vDb. Retrieved 2008-05-17.  
  13. ^ "David Lawrence on MSNBC on internet scams and hackers". MSNBC. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. http://www.webcitation.org/5Xs9Du7My. Retrieved 2008-05-17.  

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