A native of St. Louis, David Kaufman is a character actor who has done extensive voice work for animated productions. Kaufman began appearing in plays as a child and started taking on screen roles during his teens, with featured parts in episodes of the TV shows "Little House on the Prairie" and "Remington Steele" during the early 1980s. After starring as a regular on the sitcom "Down to Earth," he continued to appear in guest spots on episodes of shows such as "Night Court" and "Valerie's Family," and in '91, Kaufman began doing voice work, portraying the lead character of Marty McFly on the "Back to the Future" animated series. While still occasionally featured in live-action productions (the sitcoms "Wings" and "Dweebs"), Kaufman increasingly focused on cartoons, lending his voice to "Freakazoid!" and "Superman," where he played the hero's sidekick, Jimmy Olsen. Appearing in small parts on episodes of the TV dramas "The West Wing" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and in the feature film "Pearl Harbor," Kaufman later voiced the title characters of the animated shows "Stuart Little" and "Danny Phantom," marking some of the biggest roles of his prolific career.