David Canary

Biography: Square-jawed, mellow-voiced character actor David Canary achieved his greatest prominence on television, in roles that typecast him as a "man's man" with an unmistakably tough edge but a smooth demeanor and approach. Born in Elwood, IN, Canary grew up in Ohio as the son of a JC Penney manager. He took to musical performance (as a baritone vocalist) during adolescence, then after high school attended the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship and concurrently took classes at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, qualifying as the first person to combine studies at both institutions, graduating as a music major in voice from the university. During that period, the university theater director, Paul Rutledge, observed Canary's innate dramatic gifts and strongly encouraged the student to try out for roles in numerous productions, many of which he landed with great ease, thereby opening himself up to a talent all but unrecognized and untapped, and paving the way for aSquare-jawed, mellow-voiced character actor David Canary achieved his greatest prominence on television, in roles that typecast him as a "man's man" with an unmistakably tough edge but a smooth demeanor and approach. Born in Elwood, IN, Canary grew up in Ohio as the son of a JC Penney manager. He took to musical performance (as a baritone vocalist) during adolescence, then after high school attended the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship and concurrently took classes at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, qualifying as the first person to combine studies at both institutions, graduating as a music major in voice from the university. During that period, the university theater director, Paul Rutledge, observed Canary's innate dramatic gifts and strongly encouraged the student to try out for roles in numerous productions, many of which he landed with great ease, thereby opening himself up to a talent all but unrecognized and untapped, and paving the way for a prestigious foray into acting that commenced with several years of summer stock. Canary began his professional acting career on-stage, in musicals, but he made his Broadway debut in the play Great Day in the Morning, opposite Colleen Dewhurst. His career was put on hold for a time when he was drafted into the U.S. Army and stationed at a base in Texas, but he made the most of it, entertaining the troops and winning the All Army Entertainment Contest for best popular singer. When his service time was completed, Canary returned to the theater, but it wasn't long before he moved into filmed work. As a professional actor, Canary divided his time between big- and small-screen outings, but placed his strongest emphasis on television. He is best known for two ongoing, multi-season series roles: Candy, a wanderer hired onto the Cartwright property as a ranch hand, on the immensely popular Western saga Bonanza (a part held from 1967 through 1970 and again during the final season of 1972-1973), and -- on a much different note -- long-running portrayals of twins Adam and Stuart Chandler on the ABC daytime drama All My Children. Canary retired from acting in 2013; he died in 2015, at age 77. Expand

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tbd All My Children: Season 43 Apr 29, 2013 Adam Chandler tbd
tbd All My Children: Season 42 Jan 5, 2011 Adam Chandler / Stuart Chandler tbd
tbd All My Children: Season 41 Jan 5, 2010 Adam Chandler tbd
tbd All My Children: Season 40 Jan 5, 2009 Adam Chandler tbd
tbd All My Children: Season 39 Jan 7, 2008 Adam Chandler tbd
tbd All My Children: Season 38 Jan 5, 2007 Adam Chandler Sr. / Stuart Chandler tbd
tbd All My Children: Season 37 Jan 5, 2006 Adam Chandler / Stuart Chandler tbd
tbd All My Children: Season 36 Jan 5, 2005 Adam Chandler Sr. / Stuart Chandler tbd
tbd One Life to Live: Season 37 Jul 16, 2004 Adam Chandler tbd
tbd All My Children: Season 35 Jan 5, 2004 Adam Chandler Sr. (1983-) / Stuart Chandler (1984-) tbd
tbd All My Children: Season 34 Jan 6, 2003 Adam Chandler Sr. (1983-) / Stuart Chandler (1984-) tbd
tbd All My Children: Season 33 Jan 7, 2002 Adam Chandler Sr. (1983-) / Stuart Chandler (1984-) tbd
tbd All My Children: Season 32 Jan 5, 2001 Adam Chandler Sr. (1983-) / Stuart Chandler (1984-) tbd
tbd Touched by an Angel: Season 7 Oct 15, 2000 Carter Winslow tbd
tbd All My Children: Season 30 Jan 5, 2000 Adam Chandler Sr. (1983-) / Stuart Chandler (1984-) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 36 May 4, 1999 Steven 'Steve' Frame [#2] (1981 - 1983) tbd
tbd Law & Order: Season 9 Sep 23, 1998 Orenstein 9.4
tbd Another World: Season 35 May 4, 1998 Steven 'Steve' Frame [#2] (1981 - 1983) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 34 Jul 10, 1997 Steven 'Steve' Frame [#2] (1981 - 1983) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 27 Oct 29, 1990 Steven 'Steve' Frame [#2] (1981 - 1983) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 24 Jun 30, 1987 Steven 'Steve' Frame [#2] (1981 - 1983) tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 14 Sep 12, 1972 Candy Canaday / Candy / Candy Canaday / Mr. Canaday tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 12 Sep 13, 1970 Candy Canaday / Candy / Mr. Canaday tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 11 Sep 14, 1969 Candy Canaday / Candy / Mr. Canaday tbd
tbd Another World: Season 6 Jun 30, 1969 Steven 'Steve' Frame [#2] (1981 - 1983) tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 10 Sep 15, 1968 Candy Canaday / Candy / Mr. Canaday tbd
tbd Another World: Season 5 Jan 2, 1968 Steven 'Steve' Frame [#2] (1981 - 1983) tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 9 Sep 17, 1967 Candy Canaday / Candy / Candy Canaday / Mr. Canaday tbd
tbd Another World: Season 4 Jun 21, 1967 Steven 'Steve' Frame [#2] (1981 - 1983) tbd
tbd Gunsmoke: Season 12 Sep 17, 1966 George McClaney tbd