After receiving an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force (10 years), David met (his now long time friend) actor and producer Solomon Chertok. He introduced David to legendary acting teacher Caroline Thomas (Total Theatre Lab). She taught him the Meisner, Stella Adler, and Method Acting.
During this time he was also being coached by Mel Williams (Theater For A New Generation). David has gone on to perform in many projects in the areas of television, stage, independent films, feature films and internet.