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Upcoming Appearances and Projects

Loon Lake

Loon Lake CastDavid recently spent some time in Minnesota working on the upcoming film Loon Lake. Directed by Ansel Faraj, Loon Lake also features David's Dark Shadows castmate Kathryn Leigh Scott.

The film explores the legend of Mary Jane Terwilliger, known as the Witch of Loon Lake, who died in 1880. The film depicts Terwilliger's life but also takes place in the present day as a young man visits her gravestone. David plays an 1880s pastor and a 2018 farmer.

Loon Lake is expected to be released in 2019.

Back Fork

In the summer of 2017, David Selby headed 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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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.

The Lovers' RefrainNew 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 The Lovers' Refrain, which includes four Dark Shadows tales focusing on Maggie and Quentin Collins.

Dark Shadows: Maggie and Quentin: The Lovers' Refrain was released in June 2018. Visit the Big Finish web page for this title to listen to the trailer or place an order.




Recent Appearances and Projects

Master of Dark Shadows Premiere

Although he was initially unavailable to attend, due to a last minute change of plans, David Selby attended the premiere of the new Dark Shadows/Dan Curtis documentary on Saturday, October 20 at the LAX Westin in Los Angeles, California. Other Dark Shadows personnel on hand included John Karlen (Willie Loomis), Jerry Lacy (Rev. Trask), Malcolm Marmorstein (writer), Lara Parker (Angelique), Chris Pennock (Jeb Hawkes), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans), and James Storm (Gerard Stiles).

Presidential Sites Summit

The White House Historical Association, a private non-profit educational organization founded by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961, hosted the Presidential Sites Summit at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC on August 27-30, 2018. The summit, which is held every two years, brings together leaders from presidential libraries, historic homes, and museums to share ideas and insights about their management and outreach.

The summit's opening ceremony, "A Monumental Celebration," took place at the Lincoln Memorial on Monday, August 27, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. David Selby appearedr on behalf of Ford's Theatre to deliver Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address. "A Monumental Celebration" was a free event and was open to the public.

KNTR Radio Interview

David recently participated in a 40-minute radio interview conducted by host Roger Galloway for the tenth anniversary of his "Good Sunday Show" on KNTR 106.3 FM, an Arizona-based radio station. The program originally aired on Sunday, August 19. If you missed it, you can listen online via this link.

Castle Rock

The world of Stephen King has come 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.

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 premiered on Hulu on July 25, 2018. David Selby appears in the fourth episode, "The Box," which was released on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Hulu subscribers can see it here.

David appears very briefly in this preview of the full season of Castle Rock:


This "Inside the Episode" video also features a clip of David's appearance:



Ford's Theatre Annual Gala

Ford's Theatre Annual GalaAs he did last year and in previous years, David participated in Ford's Theatre's Annual Gala. This year's event was held on Sunday, June 10.

David has a longstanding relationship with Ford's Theatre, having portrayed Abraham Lincoln in The Heavens Are Hung in Black and Necessary Sacrifices and having taken part in the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination.

In addition to his work with Ford's Theatre, David has also written a novel about Lincoln, titled Lincoln's Better Angel, which was adapted from his play Lincoln and James.

He portrayed Lincoln on stage at the University of Southern Illinois while a student there. On television, he portrayed Lincoln in "The Flatboatman" for ABC's Directions series. He also appeared as Lincoln in an episode of Touched by an Angel.


David filmed an appearance in the second season of the FX series Legion, which began on April 3, 2018. He appeared in Chapter 16, which premiered on Tuesday, May 22. David also briefly appeared in Chapter 18, which premiered on Tuesday, June 5, but this material was recycled from the first season. If you missed the broadcasts, check your cable/satellite provider's on-demand options for FX, or watch online on the Legion web site.

Legion Blu-rayBe sure to check out his previous appearances in the first season of Legion, which is available on Blu-ray and DVD from retailers such as Amazon. 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.


In Your Face With Donnie and Grace / True Stories of Tinseltown

David was 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:

Grace's third interview with David was posted on May 11, 2019. You can listen online via the following links:

Grace's fourth interview with David was posted on October 15, 2018. You can listen online via the following links:


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.




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.