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David James Elliott
Born David William Smith
September 21, 1960 (1960-09-21) (age 49)
Milton, Ontario, Canada
Spouse(s) Nanci Chambers (1992 - present)

David James Elliott (born David William Smith on September 21, 1960 in Milton, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-born actor who was the star of the series JAG from 1995 to 2005, playing lead character Harmon Rabb Jr..



During his teenage years he was part of a band, quitting Milton District High School in his final year to pursue his dream of becoming a rock star. At 19 however he realized this wouldn't happen and returned to finish high school.[1]

After graduating high school, Smith attended Ryerson University in Toronto, auditioned for the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Ontario and was accepted as a member of its Young Company.

Subsequently moving to Los Angeles he took the stage name of David James Elliott having found there was already an actor named David Smith. He appeared in the film Police Academy 3: Back in Training in 1986, and subsequently in the television series Street Legal, Knots Landing as Bill Nolan, and in 1993's The Untouchables as Agent Paul Robbins. The following year Elliott landed a recurring role on the hit series Melrose Place, playing "Terry Parsons", and a guest appearance in an episode of Seinfeld as an anti-abortion furniture mover.


He married Canadian-born actress Nanci Chambers in 1992. She also appeared in JAG as the ambitious "Lt. Loren Singer". They have a daughter, Stephanie (b. March 15, 1993 in Chicago) and a son, Wyatt (b. March 3, 2003 in Los Angeles). David and Nanci both became U.S. citizens.

He likes to spearfish in the Bahamas.[2]


In 1996, David Elliott starred the made-for-cable movie Holiday Affair with Cynthia Gibb.[3] This is a remake of the 1949 classic Holiday Affair which starred Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh.

In 2005, Elliott starred in a Canadian television movieThe Man Who Lost Himself, which was based on the true story of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian football player who was in a car accident and lost his memory due to severe head injuries. Nanci Chambers also appeared in this movie as a doctor.

In October 2006, Elliott joined the cast of legal drama Close to Home (2005-2007) as Chief Deputy Prosecutor James Conlon.

He starred in Sci Fi Channel's four hour miniseries, Knights of Bloodsteel (2009).

Elliott has been cast as an Internet millionaire in "Bed and Breakfast," directed by Dan Garcia.[4]


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