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David Hartman

Highest Rated:   60% John Dies at the End (2013)
Lowest Rated:   13% Lost and Found (1999)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
American actor David Hartman was born into a family of German immigrants. Unable to provide for his family as a Methodist minister, Hartman's father became a salesman for the J. Walter Thompson ad agency. As the Hartman's lifestyle improved, the family unit disintegrated -- a fact not lost on young David, who swore to have a firmer control on his own life if he ever achieved success. With single-purposed determination, Hartman entered acting, toiling first in commercials and ultimately winning the pivotal role of singing waiter Rudolph in the original 1964 Broadway production of Hello Dolly. This assignment led to a contract with Universal, where after several desultory pilot films (including I Love a Mystery) Hartman was costarred in two series: The Virginian and The Bold Ones. David was given an opportunity to carry a weekly program by himself with 1974's Lucas Tanner, but its early cancellation led him to seek a more secure outlet for his talents. Thus he accepted the hosting chores for the ABC early-morning daily Good Morning America, a job he held from 1975 through 1987. Opinions vary as to Hartman's offscreen demeanor during this period: Some found him caring, concerned, well-prepared and knowledgable, while others (including professional journalists who were envious that a mere actor was anchoring an information program) insisted that Hartman was demanding, obstreperous and autocratic. After leaving Good Morning America, David Hartman more or less dropped out of the public view, though he has occasionally resurfaced as the emcee of late-night infomercials.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
60% John Dies at the End
  • Spider Victim
$0.2M 2013
No Score Yet Sight
  • Young Jeffrey
2008
No Score Yet Brooklyn Dodgers: An American Tradition
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Dem Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Narrator
2004
13% Lost and Found
  • Cello Student
1999
43% The Island at the Top of the World
  • Prof. Ivarsson
1974
No Score Yet Miracle on 34th Street
  • Bill Schaffner
1973
No Score Yet The Ballad of Josie
  • Pruitt
1967

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Good Morning America
  • Appearing
  • Host

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