Dave an award winning writer, cartoonist and voice actor, has had his writing compared to the likes of Ray Bradbury, David Lynch and Stephen King and his cartoon work to that of Charles Schulz, one of Dave's idols. As senior writer and head of cartoons at National Lampoon, he put out two best-selling cartoon collections as well as handling writing and cartooning for the flagship magazine. Some of his early work includes art for Tim Allen and Robert Wuhl’s HBO specials and as cartoonist and writer for Tiger Beat's Superteen Magazine, created the cartoon Toon Groupies© to be included in his upcoming kids television series Snuggy Bear and the T-Shirt Kids© (www.snuggybear.com) which has already achieved worldwide attention and multiple brands of merchandise. A line of Snuggy Bear children’s eyewear is licensed by Crystal Clear Vision Group (www.crystalclearvisiongroup.com). They had a highly successful premiere in New York City at the International Vision Expo and after selling out the first line are now in their second run being sold all over the world. A recent original production drawing of Snuggy Bear sold at charity auction for $3000. Dave is also the creator of the popular Hackidu characters for Everybody Loves Raymond.
Dave has illustrated several popular children’s books including Bellaboo, the Purple Princess written by General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn and The Lemming Shepherds, now being distributed throughout China and being adapted into a feature film. In 2012, he illustrated and helped edit the book Full Frontal Tenudity from famed comedienne Judy Tenuta now available in stores and online and did the cover for a book by child actor Zachary Alexander Rice (Jimmy Kimmel Live). Dave's own book, Brain Explosion, a collection of his cartoons and writings from his National Lampoon days is due out early 2013 from Bear Manor Press.
His current slate of upcoming film projects include Shrieking Violet (WGAw), Exit 172 (WGAw), Nightmare Carnival (WGAw) and Wendy (WGAw) to star some of filmdom’s most recognizable talents and has just premiered Professor Creepy's Scream Party (WGAw), a teen dance show set in a circus freak museum which has been receiving rave reviews and was recently written up in the iconic Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine(April, 2013). He is also finishing up the documentary, From Cheesecake to Cheesecake (WGAw), about the life of 1960's icon Joy Harmon.
His sitcom pilot Against Type, starring Roland Kickinger (Son of the Beach, See Arnold Run, Terminator Salvation), Jillian Clare (Spiderman, Days of Our Lives) and ICarly'’s Jennette McCurdy, which premiered in 2007, aired on the national RBS Cable Network, beating out over 1000 submissions to be selected to their pilot showcase series. Against Type aired domestically in over forty US markets on March 15th, 2009 and was picked up for international distribution by the Global Broadcasting Company in Spring, 2010 and CETV (Chinese Entertainment Television) and The Dish Network's Simply Kids channel in 2011. Dave is also a successful infomercial writer/director in China. Dave’s voice work can be heard on the Sci-Fi Channel film, Path of Destruction, directed by Stephen Furst and as a star in the animated series Alien House, also from Stephen Furst co-starring Kim Possible’s Christie Carlson Romano.
Wrote theme song for Special Olympics, which named several of their teams after Snuggy Bear©. His cartoon work is part of the Charles M. Schulz (Snoopy) museum in Santa Rosa, California and the Haig Museum of Cartoons in New York. Former song writing partner of the late Albert Hague (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas). An avid golfer, Dave is sponsored by Roger Dunn Golf Shops. Dave also helps with many different charities including Angels in Fur Dog Rescue (as national charity spokesperson), The Red Cross, Kidney Quest and WeSpark.
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