David Canary

David Canary

Highest Rated: 93% Hombre (1967)

Lowest Rated: 67% Posse (1975)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1938

Birthplace: Elwood, Indiana, USA

Silver-haired soap star David Canary began his career on the Broadway stage, debuting in Jose Quintero's 1962 production of "Great Day in the Morning," starring Colleen Dewhurst. The former college football player resumed his theatrical career after military service and soon found his way into TV and film, playing Dr. Russ Gehring on ABC's "Peyton Place" and acting in "Hombre" (his film debut) and "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (both 1967) before landing a regular role on NBC's "Bonanza" as Candy, the ranch hand who practically became a member of the Cartwright family. Although he appeared in three movies in 1975 (Cornel Wilde's "Shark's Treasure," Kirk Douglas' "Posse" and "Johnny Firecloud"), Canary's love for the theater brought him back to NYC where he reteamed with Quintero for the 1980 Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' "Clothes for a Summer Hotel," among other plays and musicals. No stranger to daytime TV, having portrayed Stephen Frame in NBC's "Another World" from 1981 to 1983, he joined the cast of "All My Children" (ABC) in 1983 as the powerful and mercurial Adam Chandler, and his responsibilities doubled when he assumed the role of Adam's shy, gentle twin, Stuart. For his daytime efforts, Canary has received four Emmy Awards as Lead Actor in a Drama Series out of 11 nominations. Canary retired from the show and from acting in general in 2010. David Canary, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, died of natural causes on November 16, 2015. He was 77 years old.

Highest rated movies





No Score Yet No Score Yet In a Pig's Eye Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Firecloud Jesse (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 43% Sharks' Treasure Larry (Character) - 1975
67% 52% Posse Pensteman (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melvin Purvis: G-Man "Gene" Eugene T. Farber (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 20% Incident on a Dark Street Peter Gallagher (Character) - 1973
93% 80% Hombre Cowboy in Bar (Character) - 1967


92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm White Haired Man at Park (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dain Curse Jack Santos (Character) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1974
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Wally Baker (Character) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Candy (Character) 1967-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke George McClaney (Guest Star) 1967