David Carl…

is an actor, impressionist, improviser, solo performer, voiceover actor, and writer living in NYC, originally from Dallas, TX.

As a solo performer and writer, David has created 100 Impressions in 30 Minutes, David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet (www.buseyhamlet.com), and Trump Lear (www.trumplear.com). Carl's "Busey" Hamlet (co-created and directed by Michole Biancosino) was a breakout hit of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, receiving an extended run at Baruch College and an award for "Overall Excellence in Solo Performance".  From there the show travelled to Florida, Colorado, Alabama, Texas, Edinburgh Fringe (5 star reviews), and Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Created in the Spring of 2017, Trump Lear is currently running in NYC at Under St. Marks as at Time Out Critic's Pick. and has been to Colorado and Texas. In the summer of 2018 the show traveled to Edinburgh Fringe where it had a SOLD OUT RUN. Prior to the election, David spent 2015/2016 playing all of the presidential candidates in the debates before they happened in Road to the White House. In October he played Donald Trump in Trump Takes On...Boston at Laugh Boston for 22 shows leading up to the election.

Other original works include The Power of Me (co-written with Samuel Brett Williams), and David and Katie Get Re-Married (co-written with Katie Hartman).

In addition to his own work, you might have seen him in the Awesome 80s Prom, Mr. Robot, Divorce, Blue Bloods, Kingfish, Guiding Light, or All My Children. He has also been doing improv in NYC for over 10 years, and currently plays on the Maude Team Presley (house sketch comedy team) at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Hell's Kitchen. 

He has a BFA from the University of Evansville in Performance, an MFA from Rutgers (Mason Gross) in Acting and completed improv training at UCB, the Magnet and The PIT.

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photo by: Eric Michael Pearson





photo by Eric Michael Pearson

photo by Eric Michael Pearson

photo by: Jeanette Sears

photo by: Jeanette Sears


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