David Warshofsky

A veteran character actor on both stage and screen, actor David Warshofsky believed in educating the next generation of talent as much as he did in nurturing his own. Originally born David Warner in San Francisco, CA ... Read more »
Born: 02/22/1961 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (55)

Stockholm, Pennsylvania 2014 (Movie)

Glen (Actor)

The Two Faces of January 2014 (Movie)

Paul Vittorio (Actor)

Captain Phillips 2013 (Movie)

Mike Perry (Actor)

Mob City 2013 (Tv Show)

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Now You See Me 2013 (Movie)

Cowan (Actor)

Sons of Anarchy 2013 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Miami 2012 (Tv Show)

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Lincoln 2012 (Movie)

William Hutton (Actor)

Little Birds 2012 (Movie)

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The Master 2012 (Movie)

Philadelphia Police (Actor)

The Future 2011 (Movie)

Marshall (Actor)

The Mentalist 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

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Fair Game 2010 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Justified 2010 (Tv Show)

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Mad Men 2010 (Tv Show)

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Unstoppable 2010 (Movie)

Judd Stewart (Actor)

American Violet 2009 (Movie)

Robert Foster (Actor)

Lie to Me 2009 (Tv Show)

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Medium 2009 (Tv Show)

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Public Enemies 2009 (Movie)

Warden Baker (Actor)

Taken 2009 (Movie)

Bernie (Actor)

Generation Kill 2008 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 2001, 2004, 2007 (Tv Show)

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There Will Be Blood 2007 (Movie)

H.M. Tilford (Actor)

Commander in Chief 2006 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2006 (Tv Show)

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Running Scared 2006 (Movie)

Lester the Pimp (Actor)

Scrubs 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Hunter 2006 (Movie)

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The Best Thief in the World 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Without A Trace 2004 (Tv Show)

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Tarzan 2003 (Tv Show)

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Personal Velocity 2002 (Movie)

Kurt (Actor)

Welcome to Collinwood 2002 (Movie)

Barbitch (Actor)

Don't Say A Word 2001 (Movie)

Ryan (Actor)

Friends 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Bone Collector 1999 (Movie)

Amelia's Partnert (Actor)

The Minus Man 1999 (Movie)

Pate (Actor)

Brooklyn South 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Cracker 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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ER 1998 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Face/Off 1997 (Movie)

Bomb Leader (Actor)

G.I. Jane 1997 (Movie)

Instructor Johns (Actor)

JAG 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Skinner 1993 (Movie)

Geoff Tate (Actor)

Home Improvement 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Last Exit to Brooklyn 1990 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

Lieutenant (Actor)

Family Business 1989 (Movie)

Parking Attendant (Actor)

Suffering Bastards 1988 (Movie)

Al Johnson (Actor)

A Bright Shining Lie (TV Show)

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Afterburn (TV Show)

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The Hunter (Movie)

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Walkout (TV Show)

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Biography

A veteran character actor on both stage and screen, actor David Warshofsky believed in educating the next generation of talent as much as he did in nurturing his own. Originally born David Warner in San Francisco, CA, the aspiring actor studied in New York City at NYU's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts and reverted to his family's Russian surname upon joining the theatrical performer's union The Actor's Equity. His talent for finding the heart of even the most minor characters first surfaced in 1989's "Last Exit to Brooklyn," which he followed with a string of appearances on everything from the gadget-happy "Home Improvement" (ABC, 1991-99), to the medical drama "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000). Many of Warshofsky's film roles showcased his signature mix of everyman amiability and stoic intensity: there's the low-key cop in "The Bone Collector" (1999); his greedy oil executive in "There Will Be Blood" (2007); and a longtime CIA agent in "Taken" (2008). He served as an assistant professor of theatre acting at the University of Southern California, and later juggled his promotion to Head of Acting with a supporting role in the Oscar-nominated "Lincoln" (2012). Devoted to both acting and teaching, David Warshofsky made his passion his life's work.

EDUCATION

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

1980 - 1984

Milestones

2012

Played a Congressman in "Lincoln"

2008

Appeared in "Taken"

2007

Cast in "There Will Be Blood"

1999

Featured in "The Bone Collector"

1991

Landed first TV role on ABC's "Home Improvement"

1989

Film debut in Last Exit to Brooklyn"

Bonus Trivia

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Serves as Head of Acting at the University of Southern California's School of Dramatic Arts.

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Appeared alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in two of his Oscar-winning films: "There Will Be Blood" and "Lincoln."

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Has one daughter with wife Kristina Lear, and one son from a previous relationship.

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When he joined The Actor's Equity in 1984 there was already a David Warner, so he changed name from Warner back to the original Warshofsky.

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While head of the MFA acting program at USC, Warshofsky partnered with Vermont's Goddard College to form an artists-in-residence workshop connecting students with established artists.

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