David Purdham (born June 3, 1951) is an American character actor who stars in films and on television.
Purdham was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. His first role was in the 1984 film Lily in Love. Later on, he appeared in the 1991 film Defending Your Life, and some of his other films include My Girl 2 (1994), Coronado (2003), and Fracture (2007).
He has appeared on many television shows, his first TV role was in the soap opera Ryan's Hope as Father Emmerich. Purdham played the role of Fred Porter in the soap opera One Life to Live from 1991-1992. His most recent soap opera appearance is in The Young and the Restless as Dr. Campbell. He had a small recurring role in the 1990s hit science fiction series Babylon 5 as Captain James, the captain of the EAS Agamemnon, and appeared in the cult science fiction series Alien Nation as Marc Guerin in the final episode of the series. Purdham reprised the role of Marc Guerin in the 1994 TV movie Alien Nation: Dark Horizon. He also had a small recurring roll in JAG as Capt. Ray Hubbard.