His birth name is Gareth Lloyd, David is his middle name but there is already an actor registered at Equity with the name Gareth Lloyd.
Along with Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Naoko Mori, he is one of only five actors to play the same major character (Ianto Jones) in both Doctor Who (2005) and Torchwood (2006).
14 April 2010 Nomination Constelation (Canada Sci-Fi Awards) best actor in fiction TV for Torchwood.
8 February 2010 SFX Weekender (TV Website Digital Spy): Cult Hero SFX Award for Torchwood.
10 October 2010 Individual Award (Arts & Business Cymru Awards).
Daughter, Lily Christina Lloyd, was born June 4, 2012.
His character in Torchwood, Ianto Jones, appears in the Mobile game "Doctor Who Legacy", from Tiny Rebel Games and Seed Studio. Released across various mobile platforms back in November 2013. Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones, from Doctor Who and Torchwood, both appear in it.
1 July 2014: The cast (including Gareth David-Lloyd) and crew of "The good drug dealer" directed by Peter Watkins-Hughes received the Working in Partnership accolade (Award) from the Gwent Police Awards, at the Christchurch Centre in Newport, Wales.
Gareth David-Lloyd wrote a special foreword in the first short story collection "Twisted Showcase Story Collection". [November 2014]
Nomination GST 2014 Game Awards Best Male Performance for playing Solas in VG "Dragon Age: Inquisition" directed by Mike Laidlaw. [December 2014]
(February 6 2015) "Dragon Age: Inquisition", where Gareth David-Lloyd is the voice of the character Solas, wins D.I.C.E. Award Game of the Year. The game also won outstanding achievement in game direction and role-playing, as well as massively multiplayer game of the year. D.I.C.E. Awards are considerated the Oscar of the videogame industry. The 18th D.I.C.E. Awards took place Feb. 5 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. (Variety USA - February 6, 2015 - Marc Graser, senior editor).
(Jan 22 2015) Polygon: Dragon Age: Inquisition, where Gareth David-Lloyd is the voice of the character Solas is recognized w/ GLAAD Media Award for its LGBT characters. GLAAD is giving a Special Recognition award to Dragon Age: Inquisition for "the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game,". The 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held in two ceremonies, one on March 21 in Los Angeles and the other on May 9 in New York. For more on Dragon Age: Inquisition, which was Polygon's pick for game of the year 2014. A BioWare representative told Polygon that the team is "proud and happy" to receive the Special Recognition from the GLAAD Media Awards.
20 May 2008 NewNowNext Awards - Best Gay Kiss: Jack (John Barrowman) and Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd) on Torchwood.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - Articles Whovian Election Results: From 35 candidates of 9 Party's, including Captain Jack Harkness (The Immortals Party)with 19 votes. We are proud to announce that the winner of the 2015 Whovian Elections with 28 votes is Torchwood Officer Ianto Jones. Even though it was a surprise that Ianto surpassed Jack in the race to the finish and even Gareth David-Lloyd seemed to think that Jack should win 'as he is the pop to Ianto's ROCK!' Ianto Jones is the new Protector General of Planet Earth. http://projecttorchwood.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/articles-whovian-election-results.html.
2015 Award: Behind The Voice Actors Awards: Won Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game for "Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014)" by Mike Laidlaw.
16 July 2015 Gareth David-Lloyd is making a return to his Torchwood character Ianto Jones. Similar to John Barrowman's audio plans, Gareth David-Lloyd will reprise the role of Ianto for a Big Finish audio adventure in October 2015. Producer James Goss: "Well, how could we not [bring him back]?" he added. "Ianto's such a brilliant character, and if we kept people on tenterhooks any longer, we'd be fools. Of course he's in it and as soon as possible. We recorded with [Gareth David-Lloyd] literally the first day after he finished a theatre tour. Did he want to put his feet up? Nope. He wanted to be Ianto." "Seeing Gareth in studio was an absolute delight" added the director Scott Handcock. "He clearly loves the part and had a great time. And can't wait to be back." The new story will be released in October 2015.
13 September 2015 Scare-A-Con Film Festival (Horror & Sci-Fi Fan Convention), Verona, New York, USA. Best Actor Award for I Am Alone, directed by Robert A. Palmer.
October 2015 RIP Horror Film Festival - Audience Choice Award goes to Rob Palmer and the entire team from "I Am Alone", directed by Robert A.Palmer.
28 October 2015 Fright Night Film Fest (USA): Winner Best Actor for "I Am Alone", directed by Robert A. Palmer.
31 October 2015 RIP Horror Film Festival (Hollywood, USA): Nomination Best Actor Ensemble for "I Am Alone", directed by Robert A. Palmer.
2015 MAC Horror Film Festival, Brazil: Gareth wins the Best Actor Award for "I Am Alone", directed by Robert A, Palmer.
18 December 2015 Film Forever - Poll The greatest screen couples of all time unveiled. Top 10 TV couples. Number 5. Captain Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones, Torchwood (2006-2011) The pairing of Jack and Ianto gave Torchwood the perfect chance to explore both the wider universe and the small, individual complexities of human affection.
4 March 2016: Manchester Theater Awards - Nomination Visiting Production: "Twelve Angry Men" from Bill Kenwright at The Lowry (with Gareth David-Lloyd in the cast).
18 June 2016: Gareth David-Lloyd is the Host in the BAFTA Cymru Games Awards (Wales, UK).
October 2016 The Cast of "I Am Alone" (including Gareth David-Lloyd) by Robert A. Palmer, wins the the Best Performance Drama/Action/Sci-Fi Award in the Kapow Intergalactic Film Festival in Dos Lagos, Corona, California, USA.
June 2016 - 2016 Dead Walk Fest: Winner Best Actor for I Am Alone, by Robert A. Palmer.
International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, Berlin 2016 : Nomination Best Actor in a Featured Film for "I Am Alone" directed by Robert A. Palmer. 
15 November 2017 Actor/writer Gareth David-Lloyd, Ianto Jones in Sci-Fi hits Torchwood and Dr.Who, has joined forces with Twisted Showcase web anthology creator and writer Robin Bell to create Dark Valley Productions and bring the world of Black River Meadow to your screens. In a small but ambitious trilogy they hope to share a glimpse of a world that will one day be explored as a full length television drama.