David Connell Dies; Character Actor was 77

David Connell Dies; Character Actor was

TV and film character actor David Connell died on May 11 in Los Angeles. He was 77.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Connell began his career at the historic Karamu House, the oldest African-American theater in the United States.  He moved to New York and worked in theater before moving to Los Angeles to pursue film.

The actor made his mark in the 1981 horror thriller, “Wolfen,” before transitioning to television. He appeared in episodes of  “Boston Legal,” “NYPD Blue,” “City of Angels,” “Arli$$” and “Martin.” He was most recently seen in Showtime’s “The United States of Tara.”

Connell is survived by his niece and three nephews.

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  1. Jacqueline Earley says:

    Right on Daveed, keep lighting the way..I called you Ganesha for you truly knew how to remove the obstacles and live your dream…from K-mu to tinsel town, you knocked ’em down. You showed us that you can indeed do what you love doing..Saba J

  2. Vanita says:

    Dave was a wonderful mentor and a dear friend. I will miss him.

  3. gibril stretch says:

    R. I. P David. He was a fine actor with great personality,it was pleasured working with you.

  4. radiodogg says:

    Dave was a great man and actor. He was one of my dads cool friends that I grew up with. He always had good and encouraging things to say to me, and I dug him a lot! May the Angels watch over him now, and forever! We’ll always love you Dave!

  5. Femi says:

    Dave was my good friend. He always kept in touch and visited me in New York. I miss him very much and appreciate his friendship.

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