David Ackroyd

David Ackroyd

Highest Rated: 43% The Mountain Men (1980)

Lowest Rated: 36% I Come in Peace (1990)

Birthday: May 30, 1940

Birthplace: Orange, New Jersey, USA

David Ackroyd first made a name for himself on soap operas, though he never became a star in his own right. He began with "The Secret Storm," a soap centered on the northeastern Ames clan. He followed that up with a turn as Dr. David Gilchrist on "Another World," the long-running soap opera based in fictional Bay City. Ackroyd moved to prime time as Gary Ewing on the classic "Dallas" before appearing as a guest star on TV shows ranging from the action-junkies' favorite "The A-Team" to the law school drama "The Paper Chase." He had small roles in a handful of feature films but saw more success as the voice in several animated shows (such as "The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest," the ongoing story of teens embroiled in sci-fi adventures) and as the narrator of a few documentary TV series (such as the History Channel's "History's Mysteries," a show that examines unresolved historical questions surrounding events like the JFK assassination).

Highest rated movies

The Mountain Men
I Come in Peace

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Bar in America Northway (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Strings Attached Dr. Singer (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 6% Raven Bill Gilley (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 62% Against the Wall William Kuntsler (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 24% Love, Cheat & Steal Tom Kerry (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 33% Dead On Dexter Davenport (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 44% The Fear Inside Brandon Cole (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stop at Nothing Agent Conroy (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wrestling With God Robert Owen (Character) - 1990
36% 46% I Come in Peace Inspector Switzer (Character) $4.0M 1990
No Score Yet 45% Memories of Me 1st Assistant Director (Character) $3.3M 1988
No Score Yet 84% Poor Little Rich Girl Graham Mattison (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 81% A Smoky Mountain Christmas Video Director (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Picking Up the Pieces Dr. Eric Harding (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 46% Cocaine: One Man's Seduction Bruce Neumann (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Your Lover Leaves Joe Masterson (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Lessons John Ferrar (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sound of Murder Peter Marriott (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Gun in the House Joe Cates (Character) - 1981
43% 64% The Mountain Men Medicine Wolf (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yeagers John David Yeager (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mind Over Murder Ben Kushing (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Secret of Harvest Home Nick Constantine (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 60% And I Alone Survived Jay Fuller (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exo-Man Dr. Nicholas Conrad (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tiger on a Chain Peter Stone (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet History's Mysteries Narrator 1994 1996-2007 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet UFO Files Narrator 2006
No Score Yet 63% The New Adventures of Captain Planet Owner/Bus Driver (Guest Voice) 1994 1996
No Score Yet 76% Xena Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search of History Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1986 1992 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Commander Matthew Rogers (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel David Welch (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 62% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Gus Trancus (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Major Dorsey (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Chase Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975