David Henesy

Biography: While "Dark Shadows" was on the air, millions of kids would've given their eye teeth to have hung out on the set and call Denise Nickerson and Jonathan Frid "pal." David Henesy got to live that dream. The youngster played David Collins on "DS" and in "House of Dark Shadows."

The December 1969 issue of "Afternoon TV" featured an interview with David. The 13-year-old was described as "a young boy with an impish grin and dirty blond hair." According to the article, David started acting at age 4. "My first job was a commercial," he said. "Every day after work, you got a big lollipop." Several of David's "DS" co-stars have stated publicly (at Dark Shadows Festivals) that the youngster didn't seem to enjoy acting. In the article, he didn't exactly deny this: "I can't really tell you why I like acting," he said. "On ("Dark Shadows"), I'm not acting. In the past three years I've been a kid. I haven't identified with the role of David Collins...." He went on to say, "I'm not
While "Dark Shadows" was on the air, millions of kids would've given their eye teeth to have hung out on the set and call Denise Nickerson and Jonathan Frid "pal." David Henesy got to live that dream. The youngster played David Collins on "DS" and in "House of Dark Shadows."

The December 1969 issue of "Afternoon TV" featured an interview with David. The 13-year-old was described as "a young boy with an impish grin and dirty blond hair."
According to the article, David started acting at age 4. "My first job was a commercial," he said. "Every day after work, you got a big lollipop."

Several of David's "DS" co-stars have stated publicly (at Dark Shadows Festivals) that the youngster didn't seem to enjoy acting. In the article, he didn't exactly deny this: "I can't really tell you why I like acting," he said. "On ("Dark Shadows"), I'm not acting. In the past three years I've been a kid. I haven't identified with the role of David Collins...."

He went on to say, "I'm not all that good. I get away with a lot because I'm a kid. Kid actors are a dime a dozen."
He told "Afternoon TV" he might like to be a lawyer when he grew up. After a guest spot on "The Waltons" in 1973, David retired from the spotlight. He later became a restaurant owner and manager in New York City.

Currently, he lives in South America.
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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Dark Shadows: Season 12 Jan 28, 1971 David Collins; Daniel Collins; Jamison Collins; Tad Collins (1966-1970) tbd
tbd Dark Shadows: Season 11 Sep 25, 1970 David Collins; Daniel Collins; Jamison Collins; Tad Collins (1966-1970) / Tad tbd
tbd Dark Shadows: Season 10 Jul 20, 1970 David Collins; Daniel Collins; Jamison Collins; Tad Collins (1966-1970) / Tad tbd
tbd Dark Shadows: Season 9 Mar 30, 1970 David Collins / Daniel Collins / David Collins; Daniel Collins; Jamison Collins; Tad Collins (1966-1970) tbd
tbd Dark Shadows: Season 8 Nov 14, 1969 David Collins / David Collins; Daniel Collins; Jamison Collins; Tad Collins (1966-1970) tbd
tbd Dark Shadows: Season 7 Mar 3, 1969 David Collins; Daniel Collins; Jamison Collins; Tad Collins (1966-1970) / Jamison Collins tbd
tbd Dark Shadows: Season 6 Apr 1, 1968 David Collins / David Collins; Daniel Collins; Jamison Collins; Tad Collins (1966-1970) tbd
tbd Dark Shadows: Season 5 Nov 20, 1967 Daniel Collins / David Collins; Daniel Collins; Jamison Collins; Tad Collins (1966-1970) tbd
tbd Dark Shadows: Season 4 Jul 17, 1967 David Collins tbd
tbd Dark Shadows: Season 3 Mar 21, 1967 David Collins / David Collins; Daniel Collins; Jamison Collins; Tad Collins (1966-1970) tbd
tbd Dark Shadows: Season 2 Dec 20, 1966 David Collins tbd
tbd Dark Shadows: Season 1 Jun 27, 1966 David Collins tbd