David Birney Biography
David Birney was an American actor and director whose career included performances in both contemporary and classical roles in theatre, film, and television.
He starred in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning television drama “High Midnight” (1979) and finished the 1970s with a major part in John Carpenter’s horror film “Someone’s Watching Me!”
David returned to television in the 1980s, playing Dr. Ben Samuels in 22 episodes of the Golden Globe-nominated “St. Elsewhere” (1982-1983), and four episodes of the Golden Globe-winning “Murder, She Wrote” (1989-1993).
In 1990, Birney co-starred in the drama “Always Remember I Love You” with Stephen Dorff, and in 1995, he played Harry Chandler Moore in 13 episodes of the sitcom “Live Shot.”
Birney’s most recent prominent role was in the Golden Globe-winning series “Without a Trace,” which aired in 2007.
David Birney Real Age
David Birney died at the age of 83. He was born on April 23, 1939, in Washington, D.C., U.S., and died on April 29, 2022.
David Birney Career
A two-character play based on some of Mark Twain’s lesser works and letters was edited and adapted for the stage by Birney.
The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain was broadcast on PBS’s American Playhouse.
Birney directed and starred in productions for regional theatres like the Hartford Stage (which opened the Mark Twain Festival in Hartford) and the Capital Repertory Theatre, as well as on tour in performing arts centers around the country, after adapting the play for the stage.
David Birney Wife
Meredith Baxter, an actress, was David’s bridesmaid in 1974. Meredith has been married four times and is the mother of five children.
David was also her second husband, as opposed to Robert Lewis Bush, who was her first.
In 1996, she married Robert and gave birth to two children, Theodore Justin “Ted” Bush, and Eva Whitney Bush.
David Birney Children
David Birney is survived by three adult children. Their names are Mollie Birney, Kate Birney and Peter Birney.
David Birney Net Worth At Death
David Birney had an estimated net worth of $5 million at the time of his death.
David Birney Cause of Death
Late David Birney died of Alzheimer’s disease.