Biography and Resume

My Journey So Far

David Copeland first appeared on the professional acting scene with the Theater Company of Boston's production of Arturo Ui' starring Al Pacino. Arriving in NYC, Mr. Copeland quickly landed work with Gerome Ragni & James Rado's musical workshop 'YMCA,' & with the Theater of The Ridiculous musical production of 'Heaven Grand In Amber Orbit' at La MaMa ETC.

David Copeland; Actor, Director, Stunt Performer, Horseman
Boxing with World Champion Carlos Palomino for Miller Lite Commercial

Stunt Double For Notable Personalities

David has performed sketch comedy on Late Night w/David Letterman. Live w/Regis & Kathy Lee, Saturday Night Live, The Gordon Elliot Show, Viva Variety on Comedy Central, MTV, & Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien. He is proud to have stunt doubled Woody Allen, Rick Moranis, Howie Mandel, Andy Richter, Gordon Elliot, Joe Pesce & even Julianne Moore! Running the gamut from actor, to director, to professional stuntman & stunt coordinator, David has performed in close to One Hundred National & Regional commercials.

David Copeland; Actor, Director, Stunt Performer, Horseman
Stunt Double for Rick Moranis : GHOSTBUSTERS
David Copeland; Actor, Director, Stunt Performer, Horseman
Loni Anderson & David : LEGS PANTY HOSE

TV Shows & Film Credits

David has performed in close to One Hundred National & Regional commercials. He has appeared as a principal TV player on As The World Turns (in which he also worked as the in house stunt coordinator for more than a decade) The Guiding Light, Another World, Loving, Search For Tomorrow, The Edge of Night, Now & Again, The Equalizer, & The Sopranos. Film credits include The Warriors, Fort Apache The Bronx, Raging Bull, The Soldier, Enemy Territory, So Fine, A Midsummer's Night Sex Comedy, Ghostbusters, Serendipity, Birth, & Jersey Justice.

Director of Many Plays

As a member of the Workshop Theater Company, & The Players, he appeared & directed dozens of plays. Among his favorite roles are King Alonzo in 'The Tempest' (two different productions) at the 42nd Street Workshop, twice playing Nicolai Stakov in 'On The Eve' once at the 42nd Street Workshop, & then at the Neighborhood Playhouse, and Eddie Carbone in an exclusive presentation of 'A View From The Bridge,' which he also Directed at the Players Club, & The Workshop Theater Company. David directed & acted in the Off-Broadway hit 'Monster' at the Jose QuintaroTheater.

He directed the original musical 'King of Fuh' as well as two workshop production of 'American Buffalo' in the role Teach, to packed houses at The Players.

David Copeland; Actor, Director, Stunt Performer, Horseman
Nicolai Stakov in 'On The Eve'
David Copeland; Actor, Director, Stunt Performer, Horseman

Several Other Performances

In 2014 he played Artie Shaw in 'Artie Shaw & His Cinderella's at The Dramatist Guild Friday Night Series, Detective Petit in 'Down Boy' at The Actors Studio Spring Presentation, & the romantic lead role of Bill in 'Plane Love' at The Players.

2015-2017 found David hard at work, directing and performing the role of Shelley Levene in 'Glengarry Glen Ross, playing a Vampire in 'Mari Laveau and The Vampire', as well as in 'The Rotten Kid' and 'Love Letters.'

David Copeland


Hair: Brown
Height: 5'9
Eyes: Hazel/Brown
Weight: 165 lbs


Marie Laveau & The VampireThe VampireThe Players
Glengarry Glen RossShelley LeveneThe Players
American BuffaloTeachThe Players
Sticky GirlsSGT. ManleyMidtown Int’l Theatre Festival
A View From the BridgeEddie CarboneThe Workshop Theatre Co.
MonsterEdward TullyJose Quintero Theatre
On the EveNicolai StakovNeighborhood playhouse
Tavern on the NetSir GalahadCommon Basis Theatre
The TempestKing Alonzo42nd Street Workshop
Much Ado About NothingVerges42nd Street Workshop
Born In SiberiaAnton Chekhov42nd Street Workshop
Heaven Grand In Amber OrbitEnsembleLa Mama Theatre
Arturo Ui (w/ Al Pacino)BodyGuardTheatre Company of Boston
YMCA, Ragni & Rado's Jungle Jim ShowEnsembleUN International School
The Only Good IndianTwo HeartsTheatre for the New City
The Zoo StoryJerryPlayers Alliance
Love LettersAndrew LaddThe Players

TV & Film (all principal roles or featured stunts)

The SopranosJersey Justice
The EqualizerBirth
Now and AgainSerendipity
Kennedy (Miniseries)Enemy Territory
Another WorldGhostbusters
Guiding LightRaging Bull
As the World TurnsFort Apache, The Bronx
LovingThe Soldier
The Edge of NightA Mid-Summers Night Sex Comedy
Live w/ Regis and Cathy LeeNine and 1/2 Weeks
Late Night w/ Conan O'BrienTouched
Late Night / David LettermanHanky Panky
EncyclopediaThe Warriors
David Copeland; Actor, Director, Stunt Performer, Horseman

Stunt Skills

Expert Horseman: Jumps, Trick-Riding,
Expert Fights: Boxing, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Martial Arts.
Expert with Cars: High-Speed Driving, Spins, Crashes, Motorcycles.
Fires, Falls, High Work, including Rappelling & Rigging.
PADI Certified: Dive Master, Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response CPR/First Aid-Adult.

David Copeland; Actor, Director, Stunt Performer, Horseman
Ramp to ramp bike jump over Evil Knievel for Comedy Central


Champion Pool Player, Farrier (shoe horses), Roller Blading, Ice Skating, Basic Tap, Ballet, Guitar, Tumbling, Juggling, Baseball, Football, Track and Field, Bicycling, Tennis, Racquetball, Very Athletic.