|Birth Day:||September 6, 1957|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, United States|
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Ventriloquist who performs a side-splitting comedic act with his dummy's Chuck Wood and Ted E. Bare. In 1980 he acted in Roger Corman's horror movie Humanoids from the Deep.
He found an interest in ventriloquism after studying magic as a child and he studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
Strassman performed in New York's comedy clubs, including the Improv. In 1980, Strassman (along with his main ventriloquist character Chuck Wood) appeared in Roger Corman's horror movie Humanoids from the Deep.
In 1986, Strassman added remote control to his puppet, Chuck Wood, using transmitters, motors, and servos, from his hobby flying remote control model airplanes. He discovered a remote clutch system in a NASA facility that could be integrated into his own dummies. At the end of Strassman's act, he gets into an argument with his dummy, Chuck Wood, and leaves the stage. Chuck then appears to come to life with Strassman speaking into an off-stage microphone. He debuted this routine on The Late Show with Arsenio Hall in 1989. New York ventriloquist Stanley Burns, used remote-controlled dummies in the 1950s.
In 1995, he performed on The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon.
In 1996, he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He received the “Critics Award for Comedy” and the Glasgow “Herald Angel award.” Strassman continues to perform frequently throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Britain.
In 2010, he performed the play, "Duality," written and directed by Steve Altman, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in Los Angeles, CA. Duality is a two-character play about a mentally-ill ventriloquist, Jack, who talks to himself through a puppet named Zack. Throughout Duality, Strassman's character "talks" to his ventriloquist puppet as it sits lifeless in a chair, he operates it manually with his hand in the back, and controls the puppet through wireless robotics.
David is the son of psychiatrist Harvey Strassman and has three siblings.
Currently, David Strassman is 65 years, 4 months and 24 days old. David Strassman will celebrate 66th birthday on a Wednesday 6th of September 2023. Below we countdown to David Strassman upcoming birthday.