David Brooks Palmer is an American actor who has captivated audiences with his versatile performances in film and television. Born in Tucson, Arizona, Palmer began acting in high school and went on to study theater at the University of Arizona. His professional career began with small parts in various television shows before he landed a recurring role in the hit series Family Matters.
Palmer is best known for his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the long-running medical drama ER. He received four Emmy nominations for his work on the show and his portrayal of the passionate and often conflicted doctor is considered one of the most iconic characters in television history.
In addition to his television work, Palmer has appeared in several feature films. He starred opposite Tom Cruise in the science-fiction thriller Minority Report and co-starred with Will Smith in the action-comedy Men In Black. He also had a memorable role in The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
Palmer is an active humanitarian and is a vocal advocate for the protection of endangered species. He has done extensive work with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and has spoken out on behalf of numerous environmental causes.
Throughout his career, Palmer has received numerous awards and accolades for his work. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2011 and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.
Palmer continues to be a beloved figure in the entertainment industry. He currently lives with his wife, actress Cheryl Ladd, and their two children. He is an avid runner and cyclist and can often be found training for long-distance races.