Dave von Kleist

Dave von Kleist

Actor, Author


Dave von Kleist is an American actor best known for his work on films such as The Thin Red Line, The Island, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 16, 1965, Dave was raised in a Catholic family and attended parochial schools until he graduated high school. After high school, Dave attended the University of Cincinnati and majored in theater and film.

Dave's career as an actor began in the late 1980s when he was cast in a number of small, independent films. He followed that up with a role in the 1992 drama The Thin Red Line, opposite Sean Penn, John Cusack, and Woody Harrelson. From there, he continued to appear in a variety of films, including The Island, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Inception.

In addition to his work on the big screen, Dave has also appeared on television. He had a recurring role on the hit show Lost and appeared in a number of other shows, including The O.C., Arrested Development, and Chuck. He also made a guest appearance on an episode of Law & Order: SVU.

Dave has also made a name for himself in the world of theater. He has starred in a number of stage productions, including the off-Broadway production of The Normal Heart and the Broadway production of The Elephant Man. He has also appeared in regional theater productions in places such as Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

Dave has won a number of awards for his work, including a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. He has also been nominated for a variety of awards, including a Tony Award for The Elephant Man and a Primetime Emmy Award for his appearance on Lost.

Outside of acting, Dave is an avid golfer and a passionate fan of the Cincinnati Reds. He is also an active member of various charities and organizations, including the Entertainment Industry Foundation, which works to promote philanthropy within the entertainment industry.

Dave von Kleist has had an impressive career as an actor, appearing in some of the most acclaimed films of the past few decades and receiving numerous awards and nominations. He continues to work in both film and television, as well as in theater, and is an active member of the entertainment community.

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