David Selby's multifaceted career spans stage, television, and film.
He has also been involved in live radio theatre performances, and he has
written books, plays, and poetry.
David's career began on stage in West Virginia. Following his work at
West Virginia University and Southern Illinois University, he was
involved with the Barter Theatre
and the Cleveland Play
House. More recently, he has appeared at
Ford's Theatre as Abraham Lincoln in
The Heavens Are Hung in Black and Necessary Sacrifices
and at the Odyssey Theatre
as Tobias in A Delicate Balance.
View David Selby's complete stage credits.
David Selby's first major television role was as Quentin Collins on
the ABC afternoon gothic drama Dark Shadows in the late 1960s
and early 1970s. The show continues to be popular among fans who gather
for annual conventions.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, David could be seen as Richard Channing
in the primetime drama Falcon Crest. The show continues to have
a devoted following, both in the United States and in Europe.
In addition to his regular series roles, David has made guest
appearances on numerous television shows, including The Waltons,
Kojak, Ally McBeal, Cold Case, Mad Men, and, most recently,
Rizzoli & Isles.
He has also appeared in a number of television movies and miniseries,
including Jackie Collins' Lady Boss and, in 2011, Deck the
Halls, based on the the novel by the mother-daughter writing team
of Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark.
View David Selby's television
David Selby's film career began with Night of Dark Shadows,
the second film based on the Dark Shadows television series. He
was worked with noted directors such as Tim Burton, George Cukor, David
Fincher, Joel Schumacher, and Ridley Scott.
In 2012, David, along with three other original Dark Shadows
series actors, appeared in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows
starring Johnny Depp.
View David Selby's film credits.
David has been involved with numerous audio dramas, primarily with
L.A. Theatre Works, but he has also
appeared in Focus on the Family's
Adventures in Odyssey
series. He has also reprised his Dark Shadows role of Quentin
Collins for a series of audio dramas from
Big Finish Productions.
View David Selby's radio credits.
In addition to his work as an actor, David Selby has written memoirs,
plays, poems, and novels. For detailed descriptions of his books,
including ordering information, please visit the
Books section of the site.
View David Selby's writing credits.