David Dastmalchian Biography
David Dastmalchian is an American actor of stage, film, and television. He has received recognition lead roles in Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie and Sam Shepard’s Buried Child at Shattered Globe Theatre. He also portrayed Kurt in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man (2015) and its sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Murdoc in CBS’s MacGyver, and Abra Kadabra in The CW’s The Flash.
David Dastmalchian Age | Parents
David was born on 29 February 1984 in Pennsylvania but raised in Overland Park, Kansas. He is 35 years old. He is the son of Pamela Lynn “Pam” (Erie) and Hossein M. Dastmalchian. David’s maternal grandmother is Pattie “Pat” Hunter (the daughter of Lloyd Hunter and Mildred). He is the youngest of four kids. One of his sisters was involved in theater when she was in high school. He is of Armenian, Iranian, Italian, Irish and English descent.
David Dastmalchian Education | Career
David attended Shawnee Mission South high school. He also graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University. After graduating college he held various jobs including professional fishing in Alaska, performing in a circus, ushering at a movie theater, and playwrighting. Later he became a member of the Shattered Globe Theatre Company and the Caffeine Theatre in Chicago.
Before his career as an actor, he suffered from a heroin addiction for five years before getting clean. He wrote about his experience in his screenplay, Animals. His debut in film came in the 2000s as the Joker’s deranged henchman. David also portrayed Thomas Schiff, in Christopher Nolan’s movie The Dark Knight. He played Bob Taylor in Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners which received great reviews.
In March 2014, He was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Courage in Storytelling at the South by Southwest Film Festival. He wrote and starred in the feature film Animals, directed by Collin Schiffli. David has also appeared in other films such as starring roles in the psychological thriller The Employer, the indie grindhouse hit Sushi Girl, the Detroit-based drama Cass (winner, San Diego Black Film Festival),
Girls Will Be Girls 2012 (sequel to the cult hit, Girls Will Be Girls), Saving Lincoln, Virgin Alexander and the Peyton Reed-helmed Marvel Studios film, Ant-Man. He also appeared in Michel Franco’s Chronic alongside Tim Roth. He has been cast on television as Simon on the Fox sci-fi series Almost Human episode “Simon Says”, as a chess expert and murder suspect on CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation and as Oz Turner on the BBC series Intruders. Other television appearances include the FX comedy The League, the Showtime series Ray Donovan, and NBC’s medical drama ER. Dastmalchian portrayed DC Comics villain Abra Kadabra in season 3 of The Flash. He also returned for the sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018).
David Dastmalchian Wife | Children
David is married to artist Evelyn Leigh. The couple is blessed with a daughter Pennie.
David Dastmalchian with his wife
David Dastmalchian Films | TV Shows
|2008||The Dark Knight||Thomas Schiff|
|2013||Saving Lincoln||Major Eckert|
|2013||The Employer||James Harris|
SXSW Film Festival – Special Jury Prize Winner
|2014||Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie||Sergeant L. J. Ng||Cameo|
|2017||The Belko Experiment||Lonny|
|2017||Blade Runner 2049||Coco|
|2018||Ant-Man and the Wasp||Kurt|
|2018||Bird Box||Whistling Marauder|
|2018||A Million Little Pieces|
|2020||Dune||Piter De Vries||Filming|
|2008||ER||Young Man||Episode: “Heal Thyself”|
|2012||The League||Morgue Worker||Episode: “Judge MacArthur”|
|2013||Ray Donovan||English Teacher||Episode: “Black Cadillac”|
|2014||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Lee Crosby||Episode: “Killer Moves”|
|2014||Almost Human||Simon||Episode: “Simon Says”|
|2014||Intruders||Oz Turner||Episode: “She Was Provisional”|
|2015||CSI: Cyber||Logan Reeves||Episode: “Family Secrets”|
|2016||12 Monkeys||Kyle Slade||Episodes: “Bodies of Water”, “Immortal”|
|2017||Gotham||Dwight Pollard||Episodes: “Ghosts” and “Smile Like You Mean It”|
|2017||The Flash||Abra Kadabra||One Episode: “Abra Kadabra”|
|2017||Twin Peaks||Pit Boss Warrack||Episodes: “The Return, Part 4”, “The Return, Part 5” and “The Return, Part 10”|
|2017||Svengoolie||Himself||Studio guest, 2 appearances|
|2012||“Constant Conversations”||Himself||Passion Pit video|
|2018||“Catch It”||Himself||Iceage video|
|2018||“Dark Speed”||Failure video|
David Dastmalchian Net Worth
David’s net worth is under review.
David Dastmalchian Macgyver
David portrays Murdoc in the Tv series Macgyver. Murdoc is a fictional character that appears in the ABC television seriesMacGyver and in the CBS reboot series of the same name. In both portrayals, Murdoc is an assassin and frequent antagonist of both series.
David Dastmalchian Bird Box | Scene
David Dastmalchian portrays Whistling Marauder in the Bird Box. Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic thriller film, directed by Susanne Bier from a screenplay written by Eric Heisserer, and based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Josh Malerman.
David Dastmalchian Gotham
He portrayed Dwight Pollard on Gotham.
David Dastmalchian Prisoners
David Dastmalchian The Flash
David guest starred on the Flash Tv series as Abra Kadabra.
David Dastmalchian Height
Dastmalchian has a height of 6′ 0½” (1.84 m).
David Dastmalchian Looks Like
Patrick Fischler and David Dastmalchian
David Dastmalchian Facebook
David Dastmalchian Instagram
David Dastmalchian Twitter
David Dastmalchian Interview
David Dastmalchian News
Actor David Dastmalchian joins Legendary Pictures’ Dune movie as Piter De Vries
by David Harris (Razor)
According to Deadline, actor David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Bird Box) has joined the cast of Legendary Pictures and director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movie. Dastmalchian will portray Piter De Vries, a powerful and twisted Mentat (a human trained to perform extraordinary mental functions rivaling computers, which are banned and outlawed in the universe Dune takes place in), who is in service to the vile Baron Harkonnen.
Dastmalchian joins an already stellar cast that includes:
- Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides
- Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica (Paul’s mother)
- Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides (Paul’s father)
- Zendaya as Chani (Paul’s Freman lover)
- Javier Bardem as the Freman leader Stilgar
- Josh Brolin as House Atreides weapons master Gurney Halleck
- Jason Momoa as House Atreides’ loyal swordmaster Duncan Idaho
- Charlotte Rampling as the Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam
- Stellan Skarsgård as the evil Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
- Dave Bautista as Glossu “the Beast” Rabban Harkonnen (the Baron’s nephew)
It’s interesting to note that Dastmalchian will join Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Skarsgård (Thor movies), Josh Brolin (Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War), and Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as actors who have also starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
For more information please click here.