Photos with David Raine
David M Raine was born in Philadelphia, PA. As a small child he dreamed of being a "part time airline pilot and part time comedian". By the age of 13, David was enrolled in the New Freedom Theater program where he trained in acting, singing, ballet, jazz and tap. Once high school time came around, the dream changed to "part time actor and part time professional football player". After some years of regional and tour experience in theater, David was ready to graduate from high school. Read more... by auditioning and being accepted (partial scholarship) to AMDA (the American Musical and Dramatic Academy) in New York City. There, is where his career picked up momentum. David was quickly cast as the first actor of color to lead the cast of "Hair" across Europe as Berger. Upon his return, he was offered a role in "Rent", which was still in its workshop stage. He decided to turn the offer down, because of course, at that time he was pursuing his latest dream.... being a "part time actor, and part time rock star". David had become the lead singer of Hundred Pound Head, a rock band that haunted the nightclubs of the East and West Villages in NYC. He performed his original "soul/rock" style of music in various clubs, in various countries for about 8yrs. In the middle of that, he was "discovered" by Brooks Bros. while walking his dog near his east village apt one day. David's modeling career was born. Although modeling was never his dream, he was very successful...spotted in magazines and billboards and television commercials around the World. As David began to mature and search for true satisfaction in his life, he realized that he needed to returned his original love, Acting. David Raine is now a Full Time Actor..........who writes songs.......and shoots commercial print and TV.............part time.