David James Elliott

Biography: Born on 21 September 1960 in Canada, David spends a considerable time of his youth on the Bahamas where his father's relatives still live, while the latter has emigrated to Canada.

Rock music gets the best of David, him being lead singer of a band in high-school times. In the year of his (planned) graduation he drops out of high-school to pursue his dream of becoming a rock star. When he realizes that this path is not likely to prove successful, David returns to school and finally graduates. In that time, one of his teachers points out his talents as an actor when David read the part of King Lear in a theatre history class. Attending Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto (specifically chosen to support his acting talent based on his brother's advice), he takes part in an audition for the "Young Company" of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, earning him a job at that acting group for two years. It is also in Stratford where he wins the Jean Chalmers Award for
Born on 21 September 1960 in Canada, David spends a considerable time of his youth on the Bahamas where his father's relatives still live, while the latter has emigrated to Canada.

Rock music gets the best of David, him being lead singer of a band in high-school times. In the year of his (planned) graduation he drops out of high-school to pursue his dream of becoming a rock star. When he realizes that this path is not likely to prove successful, David returns to school and finally graduates. In that time, one of his teachers points out his talents as an actor when David read the part of King Lear in a theatre history class.

Attending Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto (specifically chosen to support his acting talent based on his brother's advice), he takes part in an audition for the "Young Company" of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, earning him a job at that acting group for two years. It is also in Stratford where he wins the Jean Chalmers Award for most promising actor. Getting into Ryerson Polytechnic required taking part in an audtition which he was completely screwing up. Falling back on some singing and improvisation finally proved successful. "It was a miracle", Elliott later stated in an interview.

Some little promising endeavours followed his graduation from Ryerson, such as the role of a male stripper in a b-movie. Elliott's first major part was in CBC's "Street Legal" as an attractive love interest for the lead female lawyers. A little like JAG -- with roles switched. Nevertheless, "Street Legal" was soon featuring him as a co-star and almost giving him the main part in a spin-off from that CBS series. However, David decided to go to Hollywood. "Street Legal" already credited him as "David Elliott" so he would naturally register with the Actor's Guild by that name, only to find that the screen name was already taken, so he added the middle "James".

The first years in Hollywood (1990-1992) turned out as a difficult struggle for him when a promising part in a Disney production vanished because he was too young. It was also in 1992 that he married actress Nanci Chambers with whom he now has a daughter, Stephanie (born 1993), and a son, Wyatt (born 2003).

"The Untouchables" was one step on his way to stardom, along with notable guest appearances in "Melrose Place" and "Seinfeld" (among others). Finally, when JAG auditions selected David as the star, hard times were at an end -- Elliott and Chambers celebrated a proper wedding on 26 June 1999.

His directorial debut took place in spring 2001 when he directed JAG episode 6-22 "Lifeline", a remarkable example of the series.
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David James Elliott's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 62 JAG: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 32 The Storm
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
4 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
55 GCB: Season 1 Mar 4, 2012 Ripp Cockburn 6.7
56 Scoundrels: Season 1 Jun 20, 2010 Wolfgang "Wolf" West 4.9
32 The Storm Jul 26, 2009 General Braxton 3.5
tbd Knights of Bloodsteel: Season 1 Apr 19, 2009 John Serrogoth 3.0
tbd The Guard: Season 1 Jan 22, 2008 David Renwald tbd
tbd Close to Home: Season 2 Sep 22, 2006 ADA James Conlon tbd
tbd JAG: Season 10 Sep 24, 2004 Captain Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. / Director tbd
tbd I Love the 90's Part Deux: Season 1 Jan 17, 2004 Himself tbd
tbd JAG: Season 9 Sep 26, 2003 Cmdr. Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. / Director tbd
tbd JAG: Season 8 Sep 24, 2002 Cmdr. Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. tbd
tbd JAG: Season 7 Sep 25, 2001 Commander Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. tbd
tbd Dodson's Journey Jan 10, 2001 James Dodson / Executive Producer tbd
tbd JAG: Season 6 Oct 3, 2000 Cmdr Harmon Rabb Jr / Director tbd
tbd JAG: Season 5 Sep 21, 1999 Commander Harmon Rabb Jr tbd
tbd JAG: Season 4 Sep 22, 1998 Lt Commander Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. tbd
tbd JAG: Season 3 Sep 23, 1997 Lt Cmdr Harmon Rabb, Jr. tbd
tbd JAG: Season 2 Jan 3, 1997 Lt Cmdr Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. tbd
62 JAG: Season 1 Sep 23, 1995 Lt Cmdr Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. 7.4
tbd Melrose Place (1992): Season 3 Sep 12, 1994 Terry Parsons 9.5
tbd 60 Minute Man: Season 1 Sep 1, 2006 John Henderson tbd