David Dastmalchian

David Dastmalchian Bio, Age, Career, Wife, Daughter, Movies, Net Worth, Dark Knight, Ant-Man

David Dastmalchian is an American actor of stage, film, and television. He has received recognition lead roles in Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie

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

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

Film

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2008 The Dark Knight Thomas Schiff
2009 Horsemen Terrence
2012 Say When Damon
2012 Cass Joshua Whitmore
2012 Virgin Alexander Hank
2012 Sushi Girl Nelson
2012 Singled Out Luke
2013 Saving Lincoln Major Eckert
2013 The Employer James Harris
2013 Prisoners Bob Taylor
2014 Animals Jude Writer
SXSW Film Festival – Special Jury Prize Winner
2014 Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie Sergeant L. J. Ng Cameo
2015 Chronic Bernard
2015 Ant-Man Kurt
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
2018 Relaxer Cam
2020 Dune Piter De Vries Filming

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

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”
2016–present MacGyver Murdoc 9 episodes
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

Music videos

Year

Title

Role

Notes

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

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

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Actor David Dastmalchian joins Legendary Pictures’ Dune movie as Piter De Vries

by David Harris (Razor)

Adopted from;winteriscoming.net

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.

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