David Birney Net Worth: David Edwin Birney was an American actor and director whose career included performances in both contemporary and classical roles in theatre, film, and television.
He was noted for his role on Bridget Loves Bernie, portraying an interfaith marriage with Meredith Baxter, whom he was married to after the end of the series.
He also played the character of Dr. Ben Samuels in St. Elsewhere from 1982 to 1983.
Birney edited and adapted for stage the two-character play that was inspired by some of Mark Twain’s lesser work and letters.
The play was based on The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain, The Diaries of Adam and Eve was telecast in the PBS series American Playhouse.
The play was later developed for stage productions, Birney directed and starred in regional theatre productions like The Hartford Stage (opening the Mark Twain Festival in Hartford) as well as The Capital Repertory Theatre, and on tour in performing arts centers across the country.
Another production, A Christmas Pudding, an evocative Christmas-themed collage of music poems, stories of the holiday season, was made available through Samuel French, Inc.
He was born on April 23, 1939, Washington, D.C., United States, and died on April 29, 2022, at his home in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 83.
David Birney Net Worth
David Birney has an estimated net worth of $5 million at the time of his death.
David Birney Early Life
David was born to his father Edwin Birney, who worked as a special agent for the FBI and his mother, Jeanne Birney, who was a housewife before becoming an agent for real estate.
Birney attended school located in Brooklyn, Ohio, and graduated from West High School in Cleveland. He was inducted into the National Honor Society, he was a standout in football, basketball, and track.
He earned a B.A. Degree from Dartmouth College with “High Distinction” in English Literature, English Honors.
At the University of California, Los Angeles, Birney earned an M.A. with a concentration in Theatre Arts, acting, and directing. She studied with Ralph Freud and William Melnitz.
He was an assistant teaching fellowship and was presented with the Honorary Ph.D. in Humanities from Southern Utah University.
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