JAG fans take note — Actor David James Elliott, perhaps best known for creating the iconic character Commander Harmon Rabb Jr, in the highly successful one-hour legal drama, “JAG,” has joined the GI Film Festival prime-time line-up. The Toronto-born actor will emcee the GI Film Festival’s celebration of international warriors at the Canadian Embassy, Wednesday night, May 8th. (Buy passes here!)
In addition to his ten-year run on “JAG,” David has many other film and television credits to his name, including starring roles on ABC’s ,”Scoundrels” opposite Virginia Madsen, Jerry Bruckheimer’s drama “Close to Home,” and most recently, ABC’s “GCB.” His other television credits include “Seinfeld,” “China Beach,” and “Doogie Howser, MD,” to name just a few.
The festival’s “International Warrior” event will include short film premieres from five countries, including, Canada, Germany, the U.K., Australia, Denmark and the U.S. Following the film block the Canadian Embassy will host a VIP reception. See the line-up here and buy your tickets now before we sell out!
David James Elliott Bio
Actor David James Elliott is best known for creating the iconic character Commander Harmon Rabb Jr, in the highly successful ten-year run of the one-hour legal drama, “JAG”. This summer David returns to series television starring opposite Virginia Madsen in ABC’s one-hour dramedy, ‘Scoundrels’ premiering Sunday, June 20th.
David can also be seen starring in the Hallmark original movie, “Dad’s Home.” He takes on the role of a workaholic widower who suddenly has to raise his kids on his own after losing his job and firing the help. “Dad’s Home” premieres on Saturday, June 19th.
As a teenager, David’s first foray into show biz was Rock and Roll, and fronted numerous bands that gigged around Toronto, Canada. However, he dedicated himself to his acting talent, leading him to be accepted into one of the most prestigious acting schools in Canada; ‘The Ryerson Theatre School’. After graduating, he was accepted into the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario as a member of the company. During his two years at Stratford, David was honored with the ‘Jean Chalmers Award as Most Promising Young Actor’.
David also performed in a unique original Canadian theatre production, “B-Movie: The Play”, where he caught the attention of the producers of, “Street Legal,” one of Canada’s hit series. His performance on the show made Elliott a household name in Canada.
In 1990, David moved to Los Angeles where his resume quickly grew as he guest-starred in such series as “China Beach”, “The Hidden Room”, ” “Doogie Howser, M.D.”,” “Dark Justice,” and “Seinfeld,” among others. In 1992 he landed a recurring role as a pro baseball player in the long running CBS hit series, “Knots Landing,” and later that year he starred in the syndicated series “The Untouchables” as Treasury Agent Paul Robbins. David also had a recurring role as Terry Parsons on the hit series “Melrose Place,” before landing the role on “JAG,” which has made him both an internationally respected and recognizable actor.
After JAG, David joined the cast of the Bruckheimer/CBS television show “Close to Home” in its final season as the dedicated D.A. James Conlon. Other credits include: “The Guard”, “Knights of Bloodsteel”, “The Storm” and the TV mini-series “Impact”. David James Elliott has defined himself as a mainstay, first on Canadian, and since on American television and film. He seems determined to grow both artistically and professionally as he heads into the future.
David’s film roles include “Clockwatchers,” (1997) with Parker Posey and Lisa Kudro, and “The Shrink Is In,” (2001) with Courtney Cox and David Arquette.
Off camera, David continues to write and produce programming for both scripted and reality, film and television. He has written, directed and produced and his enthusiasm for this work refuses to diminish.
David currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Nanci Chambers and their two children, Stephanie and Wyatt.