Buy Me A Coffee :D

Buy me a coffeeBuy me a coffee

Ackroyd, David

David Ackroyd

David Ackroyd was born on May 30, 1940 to Arthur and Charlotte Ackroyd in Orange, New Jersey, US.

He attended Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA, in 1962, with a BA as an ROTC student. After graduating from Bucknell he did community theatre in Arizona where he was stationed. Ackroyd also graduated from Yale Drama School with an MFA, in 1968.

Ackroyd spent three years with the Yale Repertory Theatre, six seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival as well as American Repertory Theatre which toured Taiwan and Moscow.

His experience in Moscow prompted Ackroyd in 1998 to use a William and Eva Fox Foundation Fellowship to study cutting-edge European theatre in Poland, Germany, France, and the Czech Republic. He found that low ticket prices in Europe were bringing in diverse audiences who expected to be challenged by theatre performances.

Ackroyd, and his wife Ruth Liming, are currently living and working in Kalispell, Montana, they have been married since 1963. David is a professor of drama at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell and is one of the founding members of the Alpine Theatre Project which produces plays at the Whitefish Theatre Company, the two other founding members are Luke Walrath and Betsi Morrison.

The Best Bar in America~2014 - Northway
The Best Bar in America~2009 - Northway
Prison Life~2000 (short) - Father Mathew
Ancient Drugs~1998 (V) - Narrator
No Strings Attached~1997-  Dr. Singer
Lost Colony of Roanoke~1997 (V) - Narrator
Lost City of the Incas~1997 (V) - Narrator
Raven~1997-  Bill Gilley
Dead On~1993-  Dexter Davenport
Wrestling with God~1990-  Robert Owen
I Come in Peace~1990-  Switzer
Memories of Me~1988-  1st Assistant Director
Sound of Murder, The~1982-  Peter Marriott
Mountain Men, The~1980-  Medicine Wolf

Vendetta: Johnson County Cattle War~2001 - Narrator
History's Mysteries~2000 - Narrator of:
     Amityville - The Haunting
     The Inquisition
     Nazi Ghost Train
Mysteries of Amelia Earhart, The~1998 - (voice)  Narrator
Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, The~1996 - (uncredited) voice of Ezekiel Rage and others
Xena: Warrior Princess~1995 - Anteus in  Altared States
Cosby Mysteries, The~1994 - Jeffrey in  Big Brother Is Watching
Against the Wall~1994 - William Kuntsler
Walker, Texas Ranger~1993 -  Jess Morell in  Tiger's Eye
Murder, She Wrote~1984 - Bert Lown in  Portrait of Death
Fortune Hunter~1994 - Paxton Leeds in The Alpha Team
S W A T Kats~1993 - Newscaster in The Razor's Edge 
Love, Cheat & Steal~1993 - Tom Kerry
Round Table, The~1992 - Sen. Reed
Fear Inside, The~1992 - Brandon Cole
Breaking the Silence~1992 - Dr. Berringer
Murder, She Wrote~1984 - Nate Parsons in  The Witch's Curse
Stop at Nothing~1991 - Agent Conroy
Hell Hath No Fury~1991 - Stanley
Captain Planet and the Planeteers~1990 - voice work
Peaceable Kingdom~1989 - Dr. Bart Langley
Studio 5-B~1989 - J.J. McMillan
Windmills of the Gods~1988 - Dr. Ashley
Highway to Heaven~1984 - Captain Matthew Rogers in  Hello and Farewell
MacGyver~1985-  Mr. Knapp in The Negotiator
Hotel~1983-  David Welch in  Till Death Do Us Part
Cagney & Lacey~1982-  Brian Cagney in  Turn, Turn, Turn: Part 1
Foofur~1987 - voice characterizations
Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder~1987 (mini) - Jones
Power, Passion and Murder~1987  -  Reginal Broderick
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson~1987 - Reginald Broderick
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story~1987 - Graham Mattison
Smoky Mountain Christmas, A~1986 - Video Director
Wildfire~1986 - (voice)  John/Prince Corran of Dar-Shan
Stark: Mirror Image~1986 - Kenneth Clayton
Children of Times Square, The~1986 -  Peter Roberts
A-Team, The~1983 - Laskov in  Trial By Fire
Murder, She Wrote~1984 - Tom Casselli in  Trial by Error
Cagney & Lacey~1982 - Brian Cagney in  Old Ghosts
St. Elsewhere~1982 - Col. Chuck Cochrane in:
     Watch the Skies
     Close Encounters
     Lost and Found in Space 
MacGyver~1985 - Lucien Trumbo in Trumbo's World 
Hardcastle and McCormick~1983-  Eddie Dawson in  Undercover McCormick
Picking Up the Pieces~1985  -  Dr. Eric Harding
After MASH~1983  -  Dr. Boyer (1984)
Sky's No Limit, The~1984  -  Col. Charlie King
Riptide~1984-  James Sutherland in  Catch a Fallen Star 
Hunter~1984-  Gus Trancus in  Hard Contract 
Dynasty~1981-  Detective Lieutenant Fred Merrill in  The Note 
When Your Lover Leaves~1983  -  Joe Waterson
Deadly Lessons~1983  -  John Ferrar
Cocaine: One Man's Seduction~1983 - Bruce Neumann
Whiz Kids~1983 - in  Fatal Error
Dynasty~1981 - Detective Lieutenant Fred Merrill in  The Bungalow
Dynasty~1981 - Detective Lieutenant Fred Merrill in  The Arrest
Facts of Life, The~1979 - Major Dorsey in  The Big Fight
Facts of Life, The~1979 - Major Dorsey in  The Academy
McClain's Law~1981 -  in  The Last Hero
Trapper John, M.D.~1979 - Dr. Langtry in  Victims
Knots Landing~1979 - Bill Medford in  Mistaken Motives
Gun in the House, A~1981 - Joe Cates
Yeagers, The~1980 
Mind Over Murder~1979 - Ben Kushing
Little Women~1979 - Prof. Freidrich Bhaer
Women in White~1979 (mini) - Dr. Mike Rayburn
Lou Grant~1977 - Mike Kessler in  Sports
Dallas~1978 - Garrison Arthur Gary Ewing
And I Alone Survived~1978 - Jay Fuller
Word, The~1978 (mini) - Tom Carey
Tom and Joann~1978 - Gabe, guest
Dark Secret of Harvest Home, The~1978 (mini) - Nick Constantine
Exo-Man~1977 - Nicholas Conrad
Kojak~1973 - Vincent Hackley in  Close Cover Before Killing
Another World~1974-1977  -  Dr. David 'Dave' Gilchrist
Secret Storm, The~1971-1974  -  Kevin Kincaid #2 
Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story~1971 

It Just Catches~2003 - Narrator...modeled on Ernest Hemingway (Cherry Lane Theatre , NY and The Montana Repertory Theatre, MT, also in Illinois)
Barrymore~2000 - Barrymore (Montana Repertory Theatre, MT)
Good Doctor, The~ - Narrator/Father (Advent Theatre, North Hollywood, CA)
Six Characters in Search of an Author~1995/6 - Father (American Repertory Theatre, MT & tour in Taiwan and Moscow)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?~1993/4 - (Cambridge Theatre Company, Hasty Pudding Theatre, Cambridge, MA )
Theatre Good~1984 -
Children of a Lesser God~1980-82 - James Leads (Longacre Theater, NY, NY)
A Soldier's Play~1982 - Captain Charles Taylor (Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA)
Hide and Seek~1980 - Richard Crawford (Belasco Theater, NY, NY)
Isadora Sleeps with the Russian Navy~1977 - Author (American Place theatre, NY, NY)
Hamlet~1975/6 - Rosencrantz (Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York, NY)
Catch-22~1975/6 - (Hartman Theatre Company, Stamford, CT)
Full Circle~1973/4 - Captain Korovkin (also: understudy for Rohde) (ANTA Playhouse - August Wilson Theater, NY, NY)
Unlikely Heroes: Defender of the Faith/Eli the Fanatic~1971 - The Man/Sgt.Nathan Marx (Plymouth Theater, NY, NY)
Play~1971 -  (Yale Repertory Theatre, )
Story Theatre~1968 - in following plays (all at Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT and for NET TV): 
     The Golden Goose
     The Blue Light
     The Clever Gretel 
     The Goose Girl
     The Bremen Town Musicians
You Can't Take It With You~1966 - Tony (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA)

Theatre Director
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change~2004 (Whitefish Theatre Company, Kalispell, MT)
Cabaret~2002 (Flathead Valley Community Theatre, Kalispell, MT)

Theatre Producer
Songs for a New World~2003/4

Star Wars: A New Hope -Radio Drama~1981 - voice of Wedge Antilles and Fixer

Audio Books
Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time~ - reader
How to be More Interesting~2001 - reader
Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship~1996 - reader
Staying Street Smart in the Internet Age~2000 - Narrator
Never Wrestle with a Pig: And Ninety Other Ideas to Build Your Business~2000 - reader
Market-Driven Management: Using the New Marketing Concept to Create a Customer-Oriented Company~1997 - reader
When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals~1995 - Narrator
Morning, Noon and Night~1995 - reader
Soaring With the Phoenix: Renewing the Vision, Reviving the Spirit, and Recreating the Success of Your Company~1999 - reader
Abuse of Power~1997 - reader (see Actor Connections - Audio Books)
The Portable MBA in Economics: Insights from the Experts at the Best Business Schools: Shows How to Apply Economics to Business Decision Making~1999 - reader
Personal and Interpersonal Frameworks~ - reader
At Any Cost: Jack Welch, General Electric and the Pursuit of Profit~1998 - reader
The Titanic Disaster Hearings: The Official Transcripts of the 1912 Investigation~1998 - Narrator
Hi Lo to Hollywood: A Max Evans Reader~1999 - reader
More of The Greatest Mysteries of All Time~1997 - reader
Greatest Mysteries of All Time~1997 - reader (see Actor Connections - Audio Books)
New Thinking for the New Millenium~2001 - reader
The Starr Report: Substantial and Credible Information~1998 - reader
Soaring With the Phoenix: Renewing the Vision, Reviving the Spirit, and Re-Creating the Success of Your Company~2003
Deadlines and Datelines~2001 - reader
Die Hard with a Vengance~1995 - reader
Market-Driven Management : Using the New Marketing Concept to Create a Customer-Oriented Company~1997 - reader

Awards, Honors and Nominations
Audie Awards
Rec'd 1999 Best Multi-voiced Presentation for Titanic Disaster (shared)

Founder of the Alpine Theatre Project in Montana

Member, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, and Actors Equity Assn.

1998 Recipient of William & Eva Fox Foundation Fellowship for Advanced Study

Was a charter member of the Yale Repertory Theatre

Spent six years with the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, MA

No comments: