Where Are They Now - Friday, September 8, 2017
I recently saw the animated movie Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. The voice of the actor playing Commissioner Gordon sounded rather familiar. After a bit of research I discovered that is was soap opera staple David Selby.
I wondered what was up with David Selby, he had quite a lengthy career. Let's take a look and find out what he is doing now...
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Jake LaMotta: Boxer, world middleweight champion 1949-51, subject of the movie "Raging Bull"
Maurice Sendak: Author of the classic children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are"
Albert Brooks: Actor, writer and director, has appeared in "Unfaithfully Yours", "Broadcast News", "I'll Do Anything" and other movies
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Learn More About David Selby on Celebrity Nooz
February 5, 1941, Morgantown, West Virginia
CLAIM TO FAME:
Selby is best known for playing Quentin Collins on the ABC-TV serial, Dark Shadows, and Richard Channing on the CBS soap opera Falcon Crest.
He has been married to Claudeis Newman since 1963 and they have three children.
Selby played the role of Quentin Collins on Dark Shadows from 1968 until the series ended in 1971, and later brought the character to film with the second Dark Shadows movie, Night of Dark Shadows (1971).
He played the villainous Michael Tyronne on the final season of the NBC primetime serial Flamingo Road before joining the cast of Falcon Crest in 1982. He remained on the show for eight seasons and became close friends with Jane Wyman, who played his mother on the show.
Selby also has a few movie credits to his name, including Up the Sandbox (1972), The Super Cops (1974), White Squall, D3: The Mighty Ducks, Raise the Titanic, and Surviving Christmas (2004).
Was awarded West Virginia University's first Life Achievement Award from the College of Creative Arts in 1998, and an honorary doctorate in 2004.
Is an honorary member of the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center's Advisory Board.
Named his son, Jamison Selby, after a character on Dark Shadows.
Holds a PhD. in Theater from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Played the only man, other than her husband, to kiss Olivia Walton during the entire run of The Waltons.
In 2009, Selby portrayed Abraham Lincoln in The Heavens Are Hung in Black, a play commissioned to commemorate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birthday last year, as well as celebrate the grand reopening of Ford's Theatre.
He wrote the plays "Lincoln and James" and "Final Assault" as well as the poetry collections My Mother's Autumn and Happenstance. Selby recently reprised the role of Quentin Collins for a new series of Dark Shadows audio dramas from Big Finish Productions.
WHERE IS HE NOW:
Selby appeared in a trio of episodes of the FX Original Series, Legion. He completed a feature entitled, Smartass. Currently, Selby is filming Back Fork, co-starring A.J Cook and Josh Stewart.
WRITE TO DAVID SELBY:
J.P. Henraux (Manager)
9454 Wilshire Blvd #715
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
2017 Legion (TV Series)...Brubaker
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 1
2016 Dr. Del (TV Movie)...Grover
2014 Mic Whore (Short)...Satan
2013 Are You Here...Karl Stevens
2013 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)...Senator Malcolm Humphrey
- We Are Family (2013)
2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (Video)...Commissioner Gordon (voice)
2012 Encryption (Short)...Henchmen #2
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (Video)...Commissioner Gordon (voice)
2012 Dark Shadows...Guest
2011 Deck the Halls (TV Movie)...Luke Reilly
2010 The Social Network...Gage
2010 Inhale...Henry White
2009 Mad Men (TV Series)...Horace Cook, Sr.
- The Arrangements (2009)
2008 Raising the Bar (TV Series)...Richard Patrick Woolsey III
- Richie Richer (2008)
2007 Cold Case (TV Series)...Dom Barron '07
- Boy Crazy (2007)
2007 Tell Me You Love Me (TV Series)...Arthur Foster
2007/I Spin...Rob Polan
2006 Unknown...Police Captain Parker
2006 The Black Hole (TV Movie)...Ryker
2006 End Game...Shakey Fuller
2005 MorphMan (TV Movie)...Fletcher Odermatt
2004 The Affair...Vincent
2004 Surviving Christmas...Horace Vanglider
2004 Shadow of Fear...Mr. Steve Palmer
2002 Thieves (TV Series)...Donovan
- The Green and the Black (2002)
2002 The Griffin and the Minor Canon (TV Movie)...The Griffin (voice)
2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)...Mr. Rohr
- I Want Love (2001)
1997-1999 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (TV Series)...Xavier Trout
1998 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)...Abraham Lincoln
- Beautiful Dreamer (1998)
1997 Alone (TV Movie)...Paul
1997 Promised Land (TV Series)...Rowdy Sullivan
- Cowboy Blues (1997)
1997 Soldier of Fortune (TV Movie)...Xavier Trout
1996 D3: The Mighty Ducks...Dean Buckley
1996 White Squall...Francis Beaumont
1995 Headless Body in Topless Bar...Bradford Lumpkin
1994 Intersection...Richard Quarry
1993 The Shot...Gordon Sunshine
1992 Lady Boss (TV Movie)...Martin Swanson
1992 Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (TV Movie)...Shag Williams
1991 Dying Young...Richard Geddes
1982-1990 Falcon Crest (TV Series)...Richard Channing
1988 King of the Olympics: The Lives and Loves of Avery Brundage (TV Movie)...Avery Brundage
1981-1982 Flamingo Road (TV Series)...Michael Tyrone
1981 Rich and Famous...Douglas 'Doug' Blake
1980 Raise the Titanic...Dr. Gene Seagram
1980 Doctor Franken (TV Movie)...Dr. Mike Foster
1979 Love for Rent (TV Movie)...Phil
1979 Rich Kids...Steve Sloan
1979 The Night Rider (TV Movie)...Lord Thomas Earl
1978 Family (TV Series)...Michael Kagan
- More Than Friends (1978)
1977 Telethon (TV Movie)...Roy Hansen
1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series)...Roger Castle
1976 Kojak (TV Series)...Sgt. Jimmy O'Connor
- An Unfair Trade (1976)
1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)...Jack 243
- The Norming of Jack 243 (1975)
1975 Police Woman (TV Series)...Nate Fesler
- No Place to Hide (1975)
1974 The Waltons (TV Series)...Joshua Williams
- The Romance (1974)
1974 The Super Cops...Robert Hantz
1973 The Girl in Blue...Scott Laithem
1972 Up the Sandbox...Paul Reynolds
1971 Night of Dark Shadows...Quentin Collins / Charles Collins
1968-1971 Dark Shadows (TV Series)...Quentin Collins / Ghost of Quentin Collins
To see Then & Now pictures of David Selby, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Jake LaMotta - ALIVE
Maurice Sendak - DEAD (Stroke)
Born: 06/10/1928 Died: 05/08/2012
Albert Brooks - ALIVE
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Don Cockburn, 87, Irish journalist, presenter and newsreader (RTÉ).
Holger Czukay, 79, German musician (Can).
Mario Hernando, 68, Filipino film critic (Movie Magazine), columnist and director, bone and prostate cancer.
Gauri Lankesh, 55, Indian journalist and political activist, shot.
Sultan Ahmed, 64, Indian politician, MP (since 2009), heart attack.
Badih Chaaban, South African politician.
David Consunji, 95, Filipino engineer and industrialist.
Mountaga Diallo, 74-75, Senegalese diplomat and army officer, Force Commander of MONUSCO (2000-2004), Ambassador to Russia (since 2005).
Bob Kehoe, 89, American soccer player.
Earl Lindo, 64, Jamaican reggae musician (Bob Marley and the Wailers).
Lev Lipatov, 77, Russian nuclear and particle physicist.
Harry Meshel, 93, American politician, member of the Ohio Senate (1970-1993).
Gastone Moschin, 88, Italian actor (The Godfather Part II, Caliber 9, My Friends), cardiomyopathy.
Rogéria (pt), 74, Brazilian actress and drag queen, septic shock.
José Trinidad Sepúlveda Ruiz-Velasco, 96, Mexican Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Tuxtla (1965-1988) and San Juan de los Lagos (1988-1999), respiratory complications.
Simeon Wright, 74, American author, bone cancer.
John Ashbery, 90, American poet (Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror) and art critic, Pulitzer Prize winner (1976).
Walter Becker, 67, American Hall of Fame musician (Steely Dan), songwriter and producer, Grammy winner (2001).
Joan Colom, 96, Spanish photographer.
John Byrne Cooke, 76, American author and musician, throat cancer.
Dave Hlubek, 66, American guitarist and songwriter (Molly Hatchet), heart attack.
Victor Krasin, 88, Ukrainian-born Russian human rights activist, economist and Soviet dissident.
George McQuarn, 76, American basketball coach (Cal State Fullerton Titans).
Piet Ouderland, 84, Dutch footballer (Ajax, national team) and basketball player (national team).
Sugar Ramos, 75, Cuban-Mexican Hall of Fame boxer, WBA/WBC featherweight champion (1963-1964), cancer.
Larrington Walker, 70, Jamaican-born British actor.
Viktor Cherepkov, 75, Russian politician, mayor of Vladivostok (1993-1994, 1996-1998), cancer.
Halim El-Dabh, 96, Egyptian-born American composer and ethnomusicologist.
Harry Gittes, 81, American film producer (About Schmidt, Drive, He Said, The Girl Next Door).
Murray Lerner, 90, American documentarian and producer, Oscar winner (1981), kidney failure.
María Cristina Orive, 86, Guatemalan photojournalist.
Shirish Pai, 88, Indian poet.
Hugo Obwegeser, 96, Austrian oral and plastic surgeon, father of modern orthognathic surgery.
Michael Simanowitz, 46, American politician, member of the New York State Assembly (since 2011).
Lucky Varela, 82, American politician, member of the New Mexico House of Representatives (1987-2016).
Xiang Shouzhi, 99, Chinese general, commander of the Nanjing Military Region (1982-1990) and the Second Artillery Corps (1975-1977).
Armando Aste, 91, Italian alpinist.
Shelley Berman, 92, American comedian and actor (You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Meet the Fockers, Curb Your Enthusiasm), Alzheimer's disease.
Vladimír Brabec, 83, Czech actor (Thirty Cases of Major Zeman, Desire, Návštevníci).
Jackie Burkett, 80, American football player (Baltimore Colts).
Jérôme Choquette, 89, Canadian lawyer and politician, MNA (1966-1976), pneumonia.
Verner Dalskov, 85, Danish politician, mayor of Odense (1973-1992).
Ralph Dellor, 69, British cricketer and broadcaster.
Isaac Fulwood, 77, American police officer, District of Columbia police chief (1989-1992).
Bud George, 89, American politician, member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1975-2013).
Charles Gordon-Lennox, 10th Duke of Richmond, 87, British peer.
Hedley Jones, 99, Jamaican musician, audio engineer and inventor.
Elizabeth Kemp, 65, American actress (Love of Life, Challenger, He Knows You're Alone).
Peadar Lamb, 87, Irish actor (Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog, Father Ted).
Paul Moreno, 86, American politician, member of the Texas House of Representatives (1967-2008).
Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, 85, English Roman Catholic cardinal, Archbishop of Arundel and Brighton (1977-2000) and Westminster (2000-2009).
Theodore J. Narozanick, 96, American politician, mayor of Englishtown, New Jersey (1954-1966).
Novella Nelson, 77, American actress and singer (A Perfect Murder, Birth, Antwone Fisher).
Paul Schaal, 74, American baseball player (Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals), cancer.
Mick Softley, 77, British singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Štefan Vrablec, 92, Slovak Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Bratislava (1998-2004).