Famous as :Actor
Birth Name :David Russell Strathairn
Birth Date :January 26, 1949
Birth Place :San Francisco, California
Spouse :Logan Goodman Strathairn (nurse, since 1980)
Claim to fame :As Asteroid in "City of Hope" (1991)
Manages to consistently illuminate the screen with his rich acting talent, spirit, and charisma, David Russell Strathairn easily stands up as one of the most prominent character actors whom critics can laud of. The son of a physician, he was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California and spent his early years primarily in Marin County before headed for Massachusetts to enroll in Williams College following his graduation from Redwood High School in 1966. Unexpectedly found himself deeply attracted to acting there, the teen thus began to develop his skills through the institution's theater, taking parts in its stage productions of Shakespearean plays also that of “Of Mice and Men.” Unable to stay away from performing upon finishing his study, he then tried to look for another place to nurture his interest in and ended up at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College when landed his feet in Florida.