David A. R. White

David Andrew Roy White (born May 12, 1970) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and businessman. He is a co-founder of Pure Flix Entertainment, a distribution and production company specializing in faith- and family-themed movies.

David A. R. White
White in 2015
Born
David Andrew Roy White

(1970-05-12) May 12, 1970
OccupationActor, writer, film producer
Spouse(s)
Andrea Logan (m. 2003)

Personal life

White is the son of a Mennonite pastor.[1] He is married to actress and producer Andrea Logan (born July 29, 1978), who played the role of his wife in the 2009 movie In the Blink of an Eye.

Career

White moved to Los Angeles, California at age 19. Six months after his arrival in Los Angeles, he was given the role of Andrew Phillpot, the best friend of Burt Reynolds' son, in the CBS sitcom Evening Shade (1990–1994). White also had guest appearances in television series such as Coach, Saved by the Bell, Sisters and Melrose Place.[1]

Some of his early films were 20th Century Fox's The Visitation, an adaption of the novel by author Frank Peretti, Bells of Innocence with actor Chuck Norris, and Mercy Streets for which he was nominated for The MovieGuide Awards' Best Actor. In 2003 White starred alongside Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Six: The Mark Unleashed.

In 2005, he founded Pure Flix with Michael Scott, Russell Wolfe and Elizabeth Travis.[2]

Over the next several years, he produced and starred in several films including In the Blink of an Eye, Hidden Secrets, and The Moment After.

In 2011, he played in Jerusalem Countdown. In 2012, he played James in Brother White, Special Agent Ric Caperna in The Encounter:Paradise Lost (sequel to the 2011 film The Encounter, which he produced and directed) and pastor Rich Chaplin in Me Again, a film about a pastor unhappy with his life. He was nominated for a TCA best actor award.

In 2014, he co-starred as a pastor in the film God's Not Dead. He starred in and produced both sequels, God's Not Dead 2 (2016), God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018).[3][4]

In 2015, he played Wayne in Faith of Our Fathers, a film about veterans from the Vietnam War and the experiences of their families.

On March 27th, 2018, a short compilation documentary Pure Flix and Chill: The David A.R. White Story about him by Anthony Simon was released on the Filmmaker Magazine website.

He created, produced, and starred in the sitcom Malibu Dan, the family man in 2018[5]

Filmography

Although White was an associate producer in the film End of the Harvest, The Moment After was the first film that he produced. White also played the role of Adam Riley in the film. He has produced other films such as The Visitation, The Wager, and Hidden Secrets. In 2012, he produced the historical drama Apostle Peter and the Last Supper starring Robert Loggia and Bruce Marchiano.

In 2010, White started directing films. His first film was The Encounter, about five strangers stranded at a diner being served by the owner, who claims to be Jesus, which starred Bruce Marchiano, Jaci Velasquez, and pro wrestler Steve "Sting" Borden.

His second film was Holyman Undercover which starred David himself and Fred Willard.

He produced the films God's Not Dead 2 and God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness.[6]

Writings

White published the book Between Heaven and Hollywood: Chasing Your God-Given Dream.[7]

See also

References

  1. Savitsky, Sasha (2014-03-26). "'God's Not Dead's' David A.R. White: From Mennonite to the movies". Fox News. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  2. Galuppo, Mia. "Faith-Based Company Pure Flix Launches Theatrical Distribution Arm". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  3. Rosman, Katherine. "Forget Netflix and Chill. Try Pure Flix and Pray". New York Times. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. Truitt, Brian (30 December 2017). "Watch the fiery trailer for the faith-based film 'God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness'". USA TODAY. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  5. Nolasco, Stephanie (18 February 2019). "'Charlie's Angels' star Cheryl Ladd on her relationship with God: 'It has gotten stronger and deeper'". Fox News. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  6. Law, Jeannie. "'God's Not Dead 3' Is in the Works, Says Actor-Producer David AR White (Interview)". Christian Post. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  7. Joseph, Mark (17 January 2017). "Actor/Producer David A.R. White Caught Between Heaven & Hollywood". Huffington Post. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
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