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Upcoming Appearances and Projects


David has filmed an appearance in the second season of the FX series Legion, which will begin on April 3, 2018.

Legion Blu-rayIn the meantime, be sure to check out his previous appearances in the first season of Legion, which will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from retailers such as Amazon beginning on March 27, 2018.

David appeared in three episodes (Chapter One, Chapter Three, and Chapter Five) of the first season of Legion. The series had its 90-minute premiere on February 8, 2017.

According to the official FX web page for the series,

Legion follows the story of David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.

Dan Stevens stars as David Haller. Additional first season cast members include Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Katie Aselton, Amber Midthunder and Bill Irwin.

David Selby is seen briefly (at approximately 9 seconds into the clip) in one of the promotional spots for the series that aired before the premiere.


David has a brief note about Legion on his blog. For additional information and clips, please visit the official Legion web page.



David reunites with his Equals director and castmate for Newness, a film that centers on two young people in Los Angeles attempting to navigate the social-media-driven dating scene.

Equals director Drake Doremus helms the film. Equals star Nicholas Hoult plays Martin Hallock, and David appears as his father, Artie. Laia Costa plays Martin's love interest, Gabi Silva.

The movie is available on DVD and streaming from outlets such as Amazon.

You can also watch the trailer or rent the movie from YouTube.



Castle Rock

The world of Stephen King is coming to television in a new original series from Hulu, Castle Rock. Here's how Hulu describes the series:

Castle RockA psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as "Rita Hayworth" and "The Shawshank Redemption" are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.

David Selby recently filmed a role in Castle Rock. The series cast includes André Holland, Scott Glenn, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy, Terry O'Quinn, and Bill Skarsgard. J.J. Abrams serves as executive producer.

Castle Rock is set to premiere on Hulu in 2018. 

Back Fork

In the summer of 2017, David Selby will head to his home state of West Virginia to film a role in Back Fork. This timely film deals with the opiod crisis in Appalachia. A.J. Cook (Criminal Minds) is also attached to the project which stars and will be directed by Josh Stewart (Shooter).

Below is an overview from the film's Kickstarter campaign page, which was closed after the film received financing from a private investor:

Back Fork is the story of an everyman, Waylon (Stewart), struggling to hold his life and family together after a heartbreaking tragedy. He and his wife, Nida (Cook), barely recognize themselves, let alone each other. Their inability to continue on and heal, leaves them hopeless.

With the growing burden of the unanswered questions of why, and a heavy dose of self-blame, it’s only a matter of time before Waylon turns to the magic of the pills to make the problems disappear. He finds a kindred spirit in his sister, Raylene, as he sleep walks through life with addiction.

It's only a matter of time until Waylon finds himself at a crossroads. He learns that he's been asking the wrong question all along. The question isn't "Why?" It's: "Where do I go from here?" He's then able to see that we’re all wounded animals. Sometimes we die, but sometimes we live.

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In 2015, David Selby shot a role in the independent film Smartass, directed by Jena Serbu and starring Joey King as Freddie, a 15-year-old runaway. David's character is Herman.

Smartass was released digitally in September 2017. Check your cable/satellite provider's pay-per-view offerings or visit Amazon or iTunes.

For more information, visit the film's official web site and official Facebook page.


New Releases

Latest Books by David Selby

Light and Shadows by David SelbyTwo new books by David Selby were released in March 2015.

Light and Shadows
collects the poems/songs that David has performed at recent Dark Shadows gatherings:

David Selby began his television acting career portraying Quentin Collins in the daytime serial Dark Shadows in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Appearing first as a ghost in modern times and later as a living person under a werewolf curse in the 1800s, Quentin was a complex, evolving character who lived in both the light and the shadows as the supernatural series shifted its storylines across the centuries.

Light and Shadows presents a collection of original poems and song lyrics composed by Selby that have been influenced by not only his Dark Shadows days but also his experiences and emotions in life away from show business. He explores the joys and sorrows of the real world imbued with a sense of gratitude, a touch of whimsy and a resounding hope for the future.

Dozens of rare and previously unpublished photos from Selby's life and career are included.

Personalized signed copies of Light and Shadows are available now.

Promises of Love by David SelbyPromises of Love, a work of fiction, was released on March 20. Paperback copies may be ordered from Amazon. The Kindle version of the novel is available for immediate download. Personalized signed copies of Promises of Love are available through this web site.

Here is a description of the book from the publisher, Headline Books:

A product of usually beautiful but sometimes cruel southern Appalachia, Daniel Friend overcomes poverty, abuse, and personal tragedy to establish an identity. Inspired by the strength and love of his older sister, he realizes the power of education to lead him to a life he has imagined for himself--the pinnacle of his ambition is to graduate from Harvard University. That he does not get this opportunity, devastating as it is to his life plan, does not prevent him from becoming a beloved doctor, loving husband and father. Although well-meaning, he stumbles in his relationship with his two children as he tries to interject his own preferences into their lives. A deeply felt story of love, the novel examines the boundaries of a family, of its secrets, of the complex web family relationships can weave. Finally, the novel examines the damage that abandonment, poverty, and childhood neglect can do to a human personality, damage that sometimes cannot be overcome.

Dreams of Long AgoNew Dark Shadows Audio Dramas from Big Finish

David has reprised the role of Quentin Collins in Big Finish's ongoing series of new Dark Shadows audio dramas.

The latest release featuring David is Dreams of Long Ago, which features four Dark Shadows tales. David narrates "Old Acquaintance," which takes place after episode 1198 of the original Dark Shadows series.

Dark Shadows: Dreams of Long Ago was released in May 2017. Visit the Big Finish web page for this title to listen to the trailer or place an order.




Recent Appearances and Projects

In Your Face With Donnie and Grace 

David was recently interviewed for the In Your Face with Donnie and Grace podcast. The podcast premiered on Valentine's Day 2018. You can listen online via the following links:

Grace did a follow-up solo interview with David which was posted on April 3, 2018. You can listen online via the following links:

Ford's Theatre Society Annual Gala

David Selby was in attendance as the Ford's Theatre Society continued a forty year bipartisan tradition with its annual gala to support its theatrical and education projects. The event was held at Ford's Theatre on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

The gala brings out politicians from both sides of the aisle. Since Jimmy Carter, every President has attended a Ford's Theatre gala. This year's gala attendees included President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump; Vice President Mike Pence and Mrs. Karen Pence; Senators Roy Blunt, Bob Corker, Richard Durbin, Lindsey Graham, Patrick Leahy and Ed Markey; House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; Representatives Debbie Dingell and Peter Roskam; Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson; Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao; Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross; and Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin.

During the gala, the Lincoln Medal is presented to recipients who have exemplified the legacy of Abraham Lincoln through their body of work, accomplishments, and personal attributes. This year's recipients were former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and businessman Ronald Perelman.

David Selby was on hand to present the words of Abraham Lincoln. Other gala participants included Larry Gatlin, Johnnyswim, Angaleena Presley, and Ricky Skaggs.

Following the gala, a dinner was held at the National Portrait Gallery.

The Tug of WarL.A. Theatre Works Presents The Tug of War

L.A. Theatre Works performs radio theatre before live audiences for eventual broadcast on National Public Radio stations as well as weekly online streaming on their own web site. Performances are also available for purchase or through many public library systems.

LATW recently commissioned a new work by playwright David Rambo, The Tug of War. This docudrama provides a snapshot of the presidency during a time of international crisis. Set during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the play focuses on young President John F. Kennedy's decision-making process as he is provided with conflicting advice by his inner circle of advisors.

David Selby joined the cast as Secretary of State Dean Rusk. The cast also included Matthew Arkin as ambassador to the Soviet Union Llewellyn Thompson, Hugo Armstrong as Lyndon B. Johnson, Seamus Dever as Robert McNamara, James Morrison as CIA director John McCone, and John Vickery as Nikita Khruschev.

Performances were held May 25 through May 28 at UCLA's James Bridges Theater. 

The Tug of War had its national broadcast debut on October 20, 2017.

Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary Celebration

Dark Shadows premiered on June 27, 1966. To mark the show's 50th anniversary, the Dark Shadows Festival held a Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary Celebration on June 24-26, 2016, in Tarrytown, New York, a filming location for the first two motion pictures based on the series, House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows.

Most Festival events were held at the Tarrytown DoubleTree Hotel with additional events at the Lyndhurst Estate, which served as Collinwood on film, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, which was also featured in the films.

Those attending included:

Nancy Barrett
(Carolyn Stoddard)
Daniel Morgan
(Stage Manager)
David Selby
(Quentin Collins)
Nick Besink
(Video Engineer)
Lara Parker
Sharon Smyth
(Sarah Collins)
Roger Davis
(Peter Bradford)
Christopher Pennock
(Jeb Hawkes)
James Storm
(Gerard Stiles)
John Karlen
(Willie Loomis)
Henry Plimack
(Audio Engineer)
Marie Wallace
Jerry Lacy
(Rev. Trask)
Kathryn Leigh Scott
(Maggie Evans)
Donna Wandrey
(Roxanne Drew)

Dark Shadows audio engineer Henry Plimack has posted some amazing photos from the weekend on Flickr. Photos and video clips from numerous other sources have been shared on David's Facebook page.