David Lavine

David Lavine

Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter and Producer

New York City, New York

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About David

Television: THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, SWEETBITTER, DIETLAND, THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS, THE BLACKLIST, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, LIMITLESS, THE AFFAIR, PERSON OF INTEREST, PAN AM (recurring), BLUE BLOODS, MERCY, CUPID, ONION SPORTS, ONION NEWS, LAW & ORDER. Film: KNUCKLEHEAD, TAKING WOODSTOCK, ADMIRAL RICKOVER, BEDFORD PARK BOULEVARD, LIFE IN FLIGHT. Theatre: COUNSELLOR-AT-LAW (Peccadillo Theater Company, Obie & two Lortel Awards), BOTH YOUR HOUSES, Metropolitan Playhouse. Other credits include Walnut Street Theater Studio, Philadelphia Shakespeare in the Park, Gretna Theatre, New Jersey Rep, Fleetwood Stage, HERE, La MaMa.


David Lavine wrote and co-produced the sci-fi short HERE COMES FRIEDA starring Ellie Wallwork and Sarita Choudhury. He and Andrew Nielson wrote and produced the acclaimed comedy web series PLANT: THE SECOND COMING, nominated for Indie Series Awards' Best Writing - Comedy and NYC Web Fest's Outstanding Achievement in Writing. He has written for the public health series HIV IS STILL A BIG DEAL and the web series THE SUZY & DUDDY SHOW and has co-written and developed commercials and branded shorts for such brands as Mercedes Benz, BMW, H&M, Michael Kors, and Prada. His screenplay THE UNCONJOINED was a Scriptapalooza Quarterfinalist. His plays have been produced or workshopped at Portland Center Stage (JAW Festival), New York Theatre Workshop, Abingdon Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, South Carolina Repertory Company, New Jersey Rep, and both the New York and Columbus Fringe Festivals. Recognition includes O'Neill Conference finalist and semifinalist placements (THAT BRIGHT FOG, THE OCEAN ALL AROUND US and POKING KITTY PURPLE), and the Heidi Award for Best Original Short (SMUGGLERS THREE). Publication includes 4 PLAYS BY DAVID LAVINE by Original Works and "THE ULTIMATE AUDITION BOOK: 222 COMEDY MONOLOGUES 2 MINUTES & UNDER" by Smith and Kraus.


  • Dietland

    Dietland (2018)
    Television by AMC / Michael Trim Plastic Surgeon

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2018)
    Television by Amazon Dr. Fleischer

  • Sweetbitter

    Sweetbitter (2018)
    TV Series Actor

  • The Dangerous Book for Boys

    The Dangerous Book for Boys (2017)
    Television by Amazon / Greg Mottola Dr. Williams

  • The Blacklist

    The Blacklist (2016)
    Television by NBC / John Terlesky Mark Savino

  • Knucklehead

    Knucklehead (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Family) Dr. Maddox When his brother disappears, mentally disabled Langston Bellows (Gbenga Akinnagbe) is left without a protector in Brooklyn's housing projects. Now under the control of his abusive mother (Alfre Woodard) Langston must take his future into his own hands. He sets out to find the one doctor he believes can cure him, a celebrity magazine columnist who touts questionable prescription drug cocktails. If Langston can become "mentally excellent", it will mean moving into an apartment of his own with his girlfriend, who may herself be a creation of his wishful thinking. Landing in the unscrupulous world of pharmaceutical marketing, the search for his mysterious doctor and hero leads to some unwanted discoveries. Langston strives for independence from his prior life; from his mother, from his neighborhood and from his fractured mind - while all around him people are not who they seem. Written by Mike White

  • Plant

    Plant (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Writer A well-intentioned church congregation faces the harsh realities of New York City living in this satiric comedy series.

  • Orange Is the New Black

    Orange Is the New Black (2015)
    Television by Netflix / Tricia Brock (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Pierce 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.

  • Limitless

    Limitless (2015)
    Television by CBS / Steven Adelson (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Dermatologist An average 28-year old man that gains the ability to use the full extent of his brain's capabilities is hired by the FBI as a consultant. A television follow-up of the film Limitless (2011).

  • The Affair

    The Affair (2015)
    Television (Drama) Actor The affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah, a dissolute schoolteacher and novelist, and Alison, a waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of tragedy. Created by Sarah Treem.

  • What Would You Do?

    What Would You Do? (2015)
    TV Series Actor

  • Person of Interest

    Person of Interest (2015)
    Television (Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Actor A billionaire software-genius named Harold Finch creates a Machine for the government that is designed to detect acts of terror before they can happen, by monitoring the entire world through every cell-phone, email and surveillance camera. Finch discovered that the machine sees everything, potential terrorist acts and violent crimes that involve ordinary people. When the government considered violent crimes between normal people "irrelevant", Finch built a back door into the system that gives him the social security number of a person involved in a future violent crime so he could act. Partnered with John Reese, an ex-CIA agent, the two work in secret to prevent violent crimes before they can happen. Eventually their activities lead to being hunted by the New York Police Department, CIA Agents in pursuit of Reese who was listed as dead, a computer hacker named Root who wants access to the Machine, and government officials who want to keep all knowledge of the Machine a complete secret. Written by Jones

  • Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

    Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power (2014)
    Film (Biography) Actor Combative, provocative, and searingly blunt, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was a flamboyant maverick and a unique American hero. When few thought it possible, then-Captain Rickover harnessed the power of the atom to drive the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, whose trip under the polar ice pack was one of the great adventure stories of the 1950s. Later, Rickover built the world's first nuclear aircraft carrier and the first commercial nuclear power plant at Shippingport, PA. Rickover's achievements made him into a national celebrity, and he appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Today, questions about nuclear power have arisen again, in the wake of the disaster in Japan, yet nuclear power remains one of the main alternatives to fossil fuels. Many wonder whether America can maintain its technological pre-eminence and whether we can still build and manage large-scale projects. To understand these issues, RICKOVER considers the story of the man who created the Nuclear Navy ...

  • Pardoner's Tale

    Pardoner's Tale (2012)
    Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Hunting Season

    Hunting Season (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Actor A New York city writer and his friends traverse the gay world, exploring their ever-evolving sexuality, relationships, and what it means to be a true friend.

  • Dust Off Ivory

    Dust Off Ivory (2011)
    Film (Short) Actor Add a Plot »

  • The Candy Flip

    The Candy Flip (2011)
    Film (Comedy) Actor Richie Kern, operates and owns an industrial fabrication factory in Manhattan and lumbers through his days with a systematized ritual where he sparks his day alongside the combination of coffee, a cookie and a cigarette. On this morning, failing to find matches for his cigarette, drives Richie into the warehouse to be further unsettled by a succession of affairs leading to his secretary abruptly quitting after a rash dispute with her regarding lightbulbs. Soon Richie begins searching for a replacement, and finds an unusual bond in applicant, April Fischer, whose beauty is accompanied with an affinity for food that carries a strong sexual undertone. Pursuing the foundations of a relationship with April, who welcomes Richie's advances seems ordinary at first until, April engineers a dinner with an ambiguous introduction to Kate Recker, who could be her friend, roommate, lover? Quickly sets forth feelings of mistrust and loss of control that compels one another to examine their own ... Written by Anonymous

  • Pan Am

    Pan Am (2011)
    Television (Drama and History) Actor Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

  • Blue Bloods

    Blue Bloods (2011)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actor Blue Bloods follows the lives of the NYPD's First Family of Law Enforcement: the Reagans. Frank, the Police Comissioner and son of former PC Henry Reagan, must balance his duties of running the largest police force in the world and being his kids' boss. His daughter Erin is an Assistant District Attorney, son Danny is a senior detective and fellow Marine Veteran, and new Harvard Law grad turned cop, Jamie all swirl through this family drama and passionately defend their city from harm. The Irish-American family is deeply rooted in their patriotism, passion, and love of family.

  • The Onion News Network

    The Onion News Network (2011)
    Television (Comedy and News) Actor Satirical coverage from the most trusted news network in the world.

  • Onion SportsDome

    Onion SportsDome (2011)
    Television (Comedy and Sport) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Bedford Park Boulevard

    Bedford Park Boulevard (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor A fifteen-year-old Latino boy at a high school in the Bronx makes a mistake that will define the rest of his life.

  • Mercy

    Mercy (2010)
    Television (Drama) Actor Three nurses deal with patients and personal issues at Mercy Hospital.

  • Cupid

    Cupid (2009)
    Television (Comedy) Actor A reworking of Rob Thomas' series "Cupid", which follows the adventures of a modern-day guy who may be a reincarnation of the fabled god of love.

  • Taking Woodstock

    Taking Woodstock (2009)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Music) Actor A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

  • Pickup and Return

    Pickup and Return (2008)
    Film (Short) Actor PICKUP AND RETURN is a comedy about missed opportunities and delayed responses. Sam and Pete are production assistants working in New York City. Sam isn't doing much about the things that are wrong with his life. His job. His girlfriend. Himself. Pete just isn't doing much in general. Written by Anonymous

  • Life in Flight

    Life in Flight (2008)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor Will is a rising star in New York City architecture, managing a tough project and negotiating to join an important firm. He rarely smiles. His wife Catherine is on the rise as well, as the social engine of his success. They have a son, about eight. Will hits a bump when he meets Kate, a designer of smaller spaces whose work Will has seen (at his son's school). He recommends her for a project, neglects to tell her he's married, and sort of seems available. She falls hard, then meets Catherine and gets a job offer in L.A. Should Will sign with the big firm, go with Catherine on a dream vacation in the Caribbean, and wonder about Kate in L.A.? A flock of birds may hold the answer. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Law & Order

    Law & Order (2008)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor The show follows a crime, ususally adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. Written by Mike Menditto

  • Dante's girl

    Dante's girl (2005)
    Film Actor

  • Nobody's Perfect

    Nobody's Perfect (2002)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor A straight story featuring five gays and a fag hag--six deeply screwed-up characters. All typical New Yorkers: a Korean from Australia; a Belizean; a Jew from Brooklyn; a beach boy from California; and an Italian of Polish descent from Long Island. All in the New York state of mind: desperately in search of love--in all the wrong places. They make: three couples, five flings, four breakups. ER's boyfriend Joshua romances Karen's boyfriend Teo. Teo meets Frederic, whose boyfriend John romances ER. Frederic and John split then reconcile. ER and Joshua reconcile then split. Only Teo and Karen maintain their commitment to each other--he's gay, she's straight! Hey--nobody's perfect! Written by Anonymous

  • Fender Saves the World

    Fender Saves the World (2001)
    Film Actor Add a Plot »

  • Snakeeater


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