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David James Elliott Biography

Birth Name:
David William Smith
Birth Place:
Milton, Ontario, Canada

Fast Facts

  • Played in a band as a teenager and dropped out of high school in his senior year to pursue a career in music
  • Returned to finish high school at age 19
  • Was inspired to pursue acting by reading King Lear
  • Performed with the prestigious Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario
  • His wife, Nanci Chambers, appeared with him on CBS's JAG as Lt
  • Loren Singer
  • The pair also costarred in the 2003 made-for-TV movie Code 11-14
  • An avid runner, he completed the Boston Marathon in 2004
  • In 2010, spent two weeks in Ecuador with his family to study the people and culture


  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated