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David O'Donnell

David O'Donnell

American actor
David O'Donnell
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American actor
Is Screenwriter Film producer Actor Television actor Film actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 20 November 1974, North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Age 46 years
Star sign Scorpio
Spouse: Jennifer Aspen
Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, California Acting
The details


David J. O'Donnell (born November 20, 1974,) is an American film and television actor, producer, and screenwriter.

Early life and education

David J. O'Donnell was born on November 20, 1974, in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is the grandson of Kenneth O'Donnell, Chief of staff for then-President John F. Kennedy.

O'Donnell studied acting at Milton Katselas's Beverly Hills Playhouse with the likes of Doris RobertsJohn Glover, and Giovanni Ribisi.


O'Donnell made his acting debut in 1996 with a minor role in director David Koepp's thriller The Trigger Effect. He has since played several roles in films and television series such as Air Force One (1997), Thirteen Days (2000), Days of Our Lives (2008-2009), and Handsome Sportz Klub (2011).

In 2015, O'Donnell was seen portraying one of the primary characters, of "David," in directors Jake Wilkens and Mark O'Brien's short drama/thriller Wanderer, alongside Georgina Reilly and Mark O'Brien. For the role, he won "Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film" at the 2016 SOFIE Award.

Most recently, in 2020, O'Donnell was seen as "Simon Sawyer" in "Under the Gun" episode of the TV series The Rookie.

O'Donnell is also active as a film producer and screenwriter. In 2011 he produced, wrote, and acted in the television series Handsome Sportz Klub. In 2009, he produced and acted in a short film titled Tomorrow, starring Bodhi Elfman and Eva Mah. His latest project, a short sci-fi film titled Proxy is currently in post-production. The film, with Erika ChristensenEmma BoothMarcus Coloma in the lead cast, is slated to release in August 2020.

Personal life

O'Donnell is married to actress Jennifer Aspen since 2 September 2006; they have a child together.

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Article Title: David O'Donnell: American actor - Biography and Life
Author(s): PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff
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Publish Date: 14 Dec 2016
Date Accessed: 02 Dec 2020
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