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BiographyLas Vegas, Nevada, USA
Well schooled in acting techniques, improv and writing, David shines as a variety of characters, whether in front of the camera or behind a microphone doing voice-over. David Proval, Deb Aquila and Donna Morong are among his mentors. Yow's 'great face', as David Lynch puts it, has landed him film roles that are sick and twisted as a murderous fiend (The Circle, Al's Beef, All Roads Lead), roles as innocuous as a nurse (High & Outside) or retired jockey (Sunday Punch) and parts that are creepy and weird (Entertainment). Mr. Read more... for his band The Jesus Lizard. Legendary psychologist Timothy Leary once said, "Yow makes Elvis Presley look like mild picante sauce." Yoko Ono requested that David sing with her and Sean Lennon at Chicago's Park West theatre. Kurt Cobain cited David as one of his biggest influences and insisted that The Jesus Lizard share a split 7" record with Nirvana. In Hollywood recently, famed producer/writer Adam McKay asked David to perform poolside in his backyard. In the last several years, Yow has been repeatedly sought out by directors to appear in their films. His body of work is constantly expanding and his acting abilities are continually strengthening.