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David Knell

Actor | Second Unit or Assistant Director | Cinematographer

Best known for his roles as a goofy, callow youth in films like Spring Break, Splash, Total Recall, and Turner and Hooch, David is a veteran in the industry with a career that spans over three ... read full biography
Sep 8, 1961 (age 56) | 6' 1" (1.85m) & 14 more performer profile details
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David Knell as Ed Reed in Belle Star (1980)Still of David Knell and Perry Lang in Spring BreakArnold Shwarzenegger as McQuaid and David Knell as Ernie in Total Recall (1990)David Knell and Robert Lansing in Life on the MississippiDavid Knell and Robert Lansing in Life on the MississippiStill of David Knell in Life on the Mississippi and Great Performances
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52 titles
Television in Production (1 title) Episodes Status
Temporary Insanity (2018– )
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Additional Credits

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Theater (7 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
Richard II *
Sir Stephen Scroop
Uprising Theatre
The Comedy of Errors *
Antipholus of Ephisis
Kingsmen Shakespeare Co.
The Male Animal *
Michael Barnes
Actors Alley, Noho
Diary of Anne Frank *
Mr. Kraler
Allan Hunt, director
Runaways *
Original Broadway Production
Licking Batteries *
CoHo Theatre, portland
Lakewood Center, Lake Oswego
Film (15 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
Ecstatic *
Frank - Helpless Romantic
David Knell, director
Turner and Hooch *
Ernie - Dog Slobber Victim
Roger Spotiswoode, director
Total Recall *
Ernie - Rekall Technician
Paul Verhoeven, director
Spring Break *
Nelson - the lead guy
Sean S. Cunningham, director
My Blue Heaven *
Supermarket Checker
Herbert Ross, director
Splash *
Claude, the moron twin
Ron Howard, director
Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town *
Booge, local zombie killer
Dan Hoskins, director
The Devil and Max Devlin *
Nerve Nordlinger, motocross nerd
Steven H. Stern, director
Making Love *
Michael, bar patron
Arthur Hiller, director
Jailbirds *
Deputy Baxter Butterworth
Burt Brinkerhoff, director
Shadow Chasers *
Wick, tabloid reporter
Kenneth Johnson
September Gun *
Jason, cowboy sidekick
Don Taylor, director
Bitter Harvest *
Brandon, farm hand
Roger Young, director
Belle Starr *
Ed Reed, Belle's son
John Alonzo
Life On the Mississippi *
Sam, Cub Riverboat Pilot
Peter H. Hunt
Television (6 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
Murphy Brown *
Pizza Guy
Barnett Kelman
Murder She Wrote *
Acting Chief Wylie B. Ledbetter
Walter Graumann
6 Feet Under *
Friend of the deceased
Alan Paol
Providence *
Mr. Willis, bereaved Dad
mike Fresco
Mr. Sunshine *
Warren Leftwich, Series Regular
John Rich
Bret Maverick *
Rodney Catlow - Series Regular
Warner Bros.
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