David Beatty was born in Huntington Beach California to Joan B. Beatty, a homemaker and teacher, and David L. Beatty, a pilot for United Airlines. He is of Scottish, Irish and Native American decent. (Shawnee Tribe from his maternal grandmother) He attended college in Colorado and growing interest in acting led him to the theater department of Adams State University where he made his stage debut in Thornton Wilder’s ‘The Skin of our Teeth.’ Following graduation, he began his professional acting career at the Creede Repertory Theater and his work in theater, film and television has taken him all over the country and around the world.
David has appeared in several television shows including GET SPY, Criminal Minds, Lien On Me, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Beverly Hills 90210. In addition, the recent feature film adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde starring alongside Oscar winning actors Mickey Rooney and Margaret O’Brien.
David has performed in many stage productions including the US Premiere of Mark Ravenhill’s ‘The Cut‘ and the US Premiere of ‘Love and Money.’ Other productions include ‘Streetcar Named Desire‘, ‘Big Love’, ‘Small Domestic Acts’, ‘The Lower Depths’ and Sam Shepard’s ‘Simpatico’ which earned him a nomination for Backstage Garland Award.
In 2005 David launched Double Yellow Line Films, a film production company that inspires and entertains audiences around the globe. The production team has produced short films, television shows (GET SPY, Lien On Me, The BS CLUB) and feature films. (Surviving New Year’s)
David received his MFA from the University of California Davis where he was also an instructor in courses including acting, directing and screen writing.
Today, David is a working actor and film maker living in Los Angeles.