David SitlerHello!   ...and thanks for visiting David’s website.

The theatre bug bit David for life while playing the front of a cow in second grade, donning the best ever cow mask his parents had been instructed to make the night before as he headed off to bed.  An amazing feat considering there were 6 other brothers in the house.  Freshman year in high school, football and wrestling kept him out of the fall play and musical, but sophomore year he landed Slim in OKLAHOMA and never went back to the mat.

David’s first professional experience was the Fulton Opera House  Summer Rep production of 1776 featuring Patrick Hines as Ben Franklin and directed by Hugh Evans.  Both men became mentors for the recent high school graduate, guiding the next steps he would take in his career.  He headed to Kutztown State College and was immediately cast in his first college production, a “La Mama”-inspired TOM PAINE.  Wanting to work more closely with Hugh Evans, David transferred to Franklin and Marshall College to complete a BA in English and Theatre, and each summer he honed his skills at the Fulton Summer Rep.   While working toward his MFA in Acting at Catholic University, he crossed the country with the 32nd tour of the National Players (a great troupe of actors) playing Stephano in a musical version of THE TEMPEST.  After a year on tour, David decided to give Broadway a try and got his NYC debut as Stephen in LINE at the 13th Street Theatre, a role he had done at CUA, and as the Emperor in THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES, donning in this case long underwear dyed pinkish red.  By the end of the summer, he had to decide whether to stay or go back to CUA.   An agent imparted this advice, “Get your degree.  New York will always be here.”  David graduated with his MFA in Acting, and after working at three DC theatres that summer, he headed to NYC  ...   it was still there.

Spider-ManMoving apartments a couple of times he landed his first Equity gig from an EPA…a pattern that will serve him well over the years.  The call came during his first shift at a new restaurant and he hasn't been back in the restaurant world since.    Upon returning from the Pepsi tour he started a long time survival gig as the web wonder...Spider-Man and other super heroes for Marvel.  This led to a long gig as Robo Cop for Orion Home Video promoting the Robo Cop franchise…and can actually say he choked Regis Philbin on his show.  He has traveled around the world as both super heroes empowering kids on such subjects as Child Abuse, bullying, drugs , Character and staying healthy and fit.  Living the creed with "Great power comes great responsibility."

Robo Cop In the theatre world he has been on Broadway, on tour, around town and regionally from Maine to Utah.  Working outdoors doing Shakespeare and the outdoor dramas BLUE JACKET, TECUMSEH and UTAH! and indoors playing roles from Atticus to Scrooge.   He has been or is a member of 29th Street Rep, NJ Rep and Oberon theatre companies and worked with lots more.  David has been called to replace actors at the last minute a number of times and has done so with as short a notice as two days as he did for Vermont Stage's DRAWER BOY a play he had done a year and a half earlier.  He's worked in commercials, industrials, voice overs, film and TV as well as just about every contract from Production to showcase in Equity.  He is a proud member of SAG, AFTRA, and AEA

He recently got back from the National tour of FROST/NIXON ,a job he landed also from an EPA, and signed with a new agent Judy Boals...thanks to an intro from Casting director Judy Bowman...and is looking forward to the work ahead as a signed client in this boutique office.

David Sitler & Carolyn PopHe is married to actor Carolyn Popp and they have shared the stage many times as well as their life together. They live in their old house in Jersey City and have lived the words of Gene in SIDEMAN who says " you keep your nut small you get to play your horn."

Awards and Honors

In the cast of two Tony award winning plays AN INSPECTOR CALLS (best revival) and FROST/NIXON (National Tour)

Best  Actor in a play-Jack Henry Abbott IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST Florida Studio Theatre -Sarasota Magazine.

Nominated Best Actor in a Play-Uncle Peck HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Charlotte Rep Theatre -Creative Loafing.

Arkansas Traveler Award

FBI- Director’s Community Leadership Award

Boy’s and Girl’s Club-Service Key Award

Key to the City Little Rock ARK

City Of West Chicago Dept of Police Citizen Award of Appreciation