David Spielberg

David Spielberg (March 6, 1939 – June 1, 2016) was an American television and film actor.[1]

David Spielberg
Cast of 1973 TV series Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, L-R: Anne Archer, Robert Urich, David Spielberg, Anita Gillette
Born(1939-03-06)March 6, 1939
DiedJune 1, 2016(2016-06-01) (aged 77)
Alma materUniversity of Texas
Years active1968–2007
Spouse(s)Barbara Gladstone (1965-?) (1 child)
Janie Glassman Tutelman (1989-2016) (his death)

Early years

Spielberg was born in Weslaco, Texas,[2] and was a native of Mercedes, Texas. His father was a Romanian-Jewish immigrant, and his mother was a Mexican-American teacher. After serving in the Navy for two years, he enrolled in the University of Texas. Two summers' acting experience in New York City led him to drop out of the university and move to New York to pursue a career in acting.[3]


Spielberg's screen debut was in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972).[3] He also appeared in Newman's Law (1974), Law and Disorder (1974), Hustle (1975), American Raspberry (1977), The Choirboys (1977), Real Life (1979), Winter Kills (1979), Christine (1983), The Stranger (1987), Alice (1990), and Red Ribbon Blues (1996).


Spielberg's roles in television programs included those shown in the table below.

The American GirlsFrancis X. Casey
Magnum P.I. Kiss of the SabreDan Morgan/ Inspector Vittorio Mono
Bob and Carol and Ted and AliceTed Henderson
From Here to EternityLieutenant David Ross
Jessica NovakMax Kenyon
The PracticeDavid Bedford

Source: Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960, 2nd Edition[4]

He also appeared in The Rockford Files, Law & Order, Highway to Heaven, Family Ties, Wheels, L.A. Law, ER, A Place for Annie, and Star Trek: The Next Generation among other television series.


Spielberg died of cancer in Los Angeles, California, on June 1, 2016. He was 77.[2]


  1. https://www.startiger.com/l?i=17314
  2. Lentz, Harris III (September 2016). "David Spielberg, 77". Classic Images (495): 59–60.
  3. "David Spielberg taking unusual acting lessons". The Paris News. Texas, Paris. Associated Press. September 2, 1981. p. 41. Retrieved November 2, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
  4. Sies, Luther F. (2014). Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960, 2nd Edition. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-5149-4.

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