David was Native American - Miami/Peoria tribes. Taught at the College of American Indian near Lawrence Kansas in the early 1970's . Was married to a fellow acting student named Lynna during the first few years of 1970's. Played the Evil German Butler/ henchman on the defunct daytime soap opera "The Edge of Night" 1979-1980 (approx). He was studying for a Masters degree in Theater at University of Kansas in Lawrence Ks. during the early seventies and as a grad student he directed an 18 year old Mandy Patinkin in the play "Indians" by Arthur Kopit (in which he cast Mandy in 3 different roles),

David had a wry sense of humor and joked when he grew a beard that he did it to prove it was possible and repudiate the old myth that Native Americans weren't able to.