David Wells is a veteran character actor who may have one defining role, but he's consistently worked on stage, television, and on the big screen since the early 1980s. One of his first parts was playing bad guy Richard Jaeckel's assistant in John Carpenter's feel-good science fiction movie "Starman." That same year he had a small part as a cop in the Eddie Murphy action comedy "Beverly Hills Cop." He was also a regular on the "MASH" spinoff "Trapper John, M.D.." More recently, Wells has been a regular on "The Young and the Restless" playing a minister. He teaches acting when not performing.