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David Naughton

David Naughton was born in West Hartford Connecticut, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, which he attended on a soccer scholarship. In his senior year, however, he traded his cleats for dancing shoes and a role in Man of La Mancha. He studied at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and performed in London’s Royal Court Theatre.

Naughton returned to New York and appeared in Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival production of Hamlet with Sam Waterston. Soon after, he was signed for three Dr. Pepper commercials, which eventually turned into 16 commercials over a four-year period – gaining him nationwide popularity.

Naughton came to Los Angeles to star in the television series Makin’ It. While doing the series, he was asked to record the theme song, which sold over a million records. He also costarred with Jimmie Walker in another series, At Ease and appeared in two television movies, I, Desire and Getting Physical. In 1986, Naughton costarred with Pam Dawber as "Jack" in the CBS half-hour situation comedy My Sister Sam.

His feature film roles include John Landis’ American Werewolf in London, Separate Ways, Other Side of Victory, Midnight Madness, Not For Publication, The Boy in Blue, Hot Dog: The Movie, Separate Vacations and the Charles Fries production Kidnapped.
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