David Harrell is an international award-winning actor, speaker and disability advocate, originally from Brunswick, Georgia, now residing in New York City. Most recently he has been seen in a featured Guest Star role on the new CBS drama “THE CODE”. He’s performed Off-Broadway in the New York revival of The Artificial Jungle by Charles Ludlum and in the New York Times Critic’s pick The Healing by Samuel D. Hunter. He has guest starred on television series “Bull” and “Law and Order: SVU”, and performed in the 2015 ABC Discovers New York Talent Showcase. He produced and starred in the short film The Siblings Liebencrantz; winning “Best Filmmaker” in the 2017 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. His short film Lefty & Loosey won “Best Film” in the 2016 Disability Film Challenge and “Best International Actor” in the 2016 Focus on Ability Film Festival in Sydney, Australia. David also continues to work as an actor for Only Make Believe, an organization that provides interactive theater for children in hospitals around the NYC area.
His award-winning solo play A Little Potato and Hard to Peel and his adaptation for young audiences The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook continue to entertain audiences all over the United States and internationally. He was nominated in 2010 for a New York Innovative Theatre award for “Outstanding Solo Performance”, won the 2014 Journalist Choice Award for his work in the Monomaffia Festival in Parnu, Estonia and currently tours with the Off-Broadway Theater Company All For One.
David holds a BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi and a MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in theatre performance.
As a Disability Advocate he has worked as the Accessibility and Outreach Director for the Raleigh Ensemble Players in Raleigh, NC, the Disability and Programming Associate for Inclusion in the Arts in New York City and currently serves on the advisory board for the Queens Theater’s Theater for All initiative. He is a long serving member of the NYC Local Performers with Disabilities Committee with SAG-AFTRA and works to increase diversity as a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.