David is a playwright, actor, and director. His plays have been produced throughout the U.S. He has presented “Jack Kerouac – End of the Road,” written with Steve A, Rowell, several times in Florida and Massachusetts, since 2002. He has written and presented 4 other one-man shows, including his 25th year of One Man “A Christmas Carol.” David appeared as Roddy Belaire in the musical reading of “What Every Happened to Lolana Lamour,” at Winter Park Playhouse, and Jason in “Sapience,” at Mad Cow Theatre in a Zoom reading. He played Dicky in “A Time to Go Walking,” at the Dangerous Theatre in Sanford. He portrayed a frazzled professor in the short film “Clown College.” He played Supreme Court Judge Robert Jackson in a PBS docudrama “The Groveland Four.” He is featured in four short films “Remember Paris,” as a husband dealing with his wife’s Alzheimer prognosis, “Hunter,” where he plays a deranged killer, “The Peacemaker” as a gun maker involved in a shooting, and “Pictorem,” a ghostly tale of being pulled into a painting. Some of his acting credits include lead roles in “Tartuffe,” The Elephant Man,” “The Dresser,” “Private Lives,” “Buried Child,” “Gin Game, and musicals ” “The Fantasticks,” “A Fiddler on the Roof,” “Sugar,” “1776,” and “Bye, Bye Birdie” to name a few.
David is the Co-Founder of Southern Winds Theatre and Co-Founder of Playwrights’ Round Table, Orlando. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America. Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.
He lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, actress Marylin McGinnis. He has 2 grown daughters, Caitlin McElroy-Salamun, and Chloe McElroy (Director), and a son-in-law, Nick Salamun.