David Healy
Date of Birth
May 15, 1929
Birth Place:
New York, NY


Though American born and raised, character actor David Healy spent most of his career in England performing on stage, screen and television. In the latter part of his theatrical career, Healy specialized in musical comedies. The portly performer once said that he preferred Great Britain to America because in the former he was "a big fish in a little pond. In the States, there are 20 guys who look exactly like you and are probably much more talented." Prior to making his professional debut as an Air Force entertainer stationed in England during WW II, Healy was a drama major at Southern Methodist University. Following the war, Healy remained in London, building a respectable theatrical career. In 1967, he made his debut performance with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Jules Feiffer's Little Murders. He continued on to perform in several more RSC productions. When not with them, Healy sometimes performed in a few London "fringe" productions. Healy began his film career in the 1965 British musical Be My Guest and went on to appear in a wide variety of roles in films ranging from the drama Isadora (1968), to romantic comedy A Touch of Class (1973), to horror Lust for a Vampire (1971), to fantasy Labyrinth (1986). ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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