A native of Sydney, Australia, I came to New York via an extended stay in Tokyo, Japan.
I can currently be seen on your TV or computer in the most recent seasons of “Orange is the New Black”, “The Knick”, and “The Blacklist”.
In Fall 20115 I performed in a very popular production of Pride and Prejudice at Baltimore Center Stage. Other regional theaters I’ve worked with include Shakespeare & Company (The Beauty Queen of Leenane), Luna Stage (A Moon for the Misbegotten, playing Jim Tyrone), Shadow Lawn Stage (Shining City), Stageworks/Hudson (A Wedding Story), and 12 Miles West (Darkness to Light, in which I originated the role of Beethoven and played him from age 10 to his death).
In New York I worked with the Pearl Theatre Company and a wide range of off-off Broadway companies, such as New York Classical Theatre, Gallery Players, Boomerang Theatre Company, Retro Productions, Seeing Place Theater, Blue Coyote, and Workshop Theater Company; I also appeared in a couple of Fringe Festivals.
In addition to my degree from Theatre Nepean in Sydney, I have trained with Primary Stages, T. Schreiber Studios, and LAByrinth Theater.
As well as my performance qualifications, I hold a BA in Linguistics, and have helped thousands of individuals learn English in my second career as a teacher.
Over the years, I’ve also driven taxis, entertained children in live shows throughout Japan, and performed in Greek ruins in Turkey.
Most importantly, for the last nearly 3 years I’ve been relishing the role of father to a beautiful baby girl, Astrid!
*** UPDATE ***
As of November 2016, I am a Los Angelino! Looking forward to the next phase of my career, now with added sunshine and less snow…
Name: David Sedgwick
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Actor, Dialect Coach and Director
Unique traits: - Australian-born, is that unique these days...? :-) - 20+ years experience as a professional actor, 20+ years as an ESL teacher. - love working with dialects and also coach accents.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor After hijacking a documentary film about the town of Wigan, England, a wily widow named Debbie Jean Gulliver, played by Josh Salt (The Deuce HBO, Chicago PD NBC), learns she will be evicted from her house unless she can obtain a signature from one of her late husband's estranged relatives. Packing every tactic and trick, Deb sets off on a madcap mission to keep her home. Written by Stag Entertainment Company
Film (Drama and Romance) Actor An exotic dancer named Nicole (who volunteers at a soup kitchen takes it upon herself to feed and house a heroin addicted vagabond named Jude. Through the course of this, they fall in love. Struggling with poverty, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, betrayal, and past demons, they eventually split up. Jude travels a descent into madness that leads to the murder of Nicole and her best friend. Jude disposes of the bodies by cooking them into the stew served at Nicole's soup kitchen. Written by Jay Winston Gill
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor Two obscure and socially inept cartoonists try to further their faltering careers by winning over the pompous and successful insiders of the New York cartooning scene.
Television (Drama and History) Actor A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. Every day they must deal with lack of funding, personal conflicts, egotism, racial tensions, personal vices, drug addiction, affairs, closed minds, dated nigh-medieval medical techniques and them and their experimental new techniques being misunderstood by most, in order to keep the hospital going and give the ill the help they need. The pressure is enormous and leaves its mark on the souls of most of them.
Orange Is the New Black
Television (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Actor The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.
Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor A highly articulate, erudite and intelligent businessman and mastermind, "Red" Reddington, has allegedly been on the "10 Most Wanted List" of various U.S. law enforcement agencies for over 20 years. The legend is that Red is as elusive as he is clever, controlling a labyrinth of creative enterprises, coupled with uncanny ability to gather and finesse information at the drop of a hat. On the first day at FBI for a new female profiler fresh out of Quantico, Red offers to bandy wits with the FBI. Red promises to deliver various criminals and plots previously unknown to any branch of law enforcement... and all Red requests in return is to choose his muse. Written by LA-Lawyer
Television (Comedy) Actor BB Roo is forced to rejoin the workforce with the help of an employment sponsor hired by his father.
Gertrude Stein's Brewsie and Willie
Film (Drama) Actor It is early 1946. The war is over. The world has changed. But what will it look like for the American GIs in liberated France who now wait for their redeployment? In the war's aftermath, they have time to contemplate the forces that have brought them here. They know they are faced with urgent new questions, but they are unsure of what will save them. And so, on the cusp of a new era, they talk and confront their fears. From the question of race in America to the legacy of British imperialism and the rise of the American dollar, from industrialization and job-mindedness to the fading of critical judgment in the modern world, Stein's GIs leave nothing unquestioned. Brewsie and Willie, the lead characters, are accompanied by other men who are similarly awaiting their orders. They are often joined by two nurses - smart self-confident women who have their own analyses and questions to put to the self-taught philosopher, Brewsie, and his militantly practical young comrade in arms, Willie. ... Written by Roz Morris
The Way of Justice
Film (Short, Drama, Thriller and Western) Actor Sheriff Tom Larue is a man of the law. But when his own son turns up murdered, Tom's world of order erupts into chaos. Tom embarks on the course for retribution. Yet in this southern town where moral standards mask dark secrets, truth is not easily brought to light. Desperate for answers, Tom begins to compromise his most sacred principles and soon comes face to face with his own worst enemy...himself. In the end, Tom must decide whether he is a man of vengeance or a man of justice. Written by Anonymous
All My Children
Television (Drama, Romance and Mystery) Actor Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, All My Children is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane and her long line of husbands.
Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Horror) Actor Estranged from her mother and failing to cope with her father's terminal illness, ten year-old Tanya indulges in an imagined fantasy world. She believes that by bargaining with a Guardian living in her bathroom mirror, she will be granted a wish to save her father's life. When the sacrifice becomes too high a price to pay, Tanya must have the courage to face reality and her demons - those both real and imagined. Written by Anonymous
One Life to Live
Television (Drama and Romance) Actor One Life to Live premiered in 1968, centering on the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Llanview, PA. Concentrating on the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and Rileys, the show was one of the first daytime dramas to depict people from all sorts of backgrounds. The show was the first to depict an interracial relationship, and among the first to explore drug addiction. It has also depicted dissociative identity disorder, cultism, out-of-body experiences, international espionage, time travel, and even underground cities! Written by Anonymous
As the World Turns
Television (Drama and Romance) Actor Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.
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