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David Rodman Annable, or better known as just Dave Annable was born on September 15, 1979, in Suffern, New York. Dave grew up in Walden, a small town located in upstate New York together with his parents and sisters, Rebecca and Stacey.
Growing up, he enjoyed playing baseball, rugby and hockey. Dave even played for the local Plattsburgh team. He is also a big fan of the New York Giants, New York Mets and the New Jersey Devils. While he was still in New York, he attended SUNY Plattsburgh where he was a member of the Plattsburgh State Television. Dave participated in the student-run Plattsburgh State Television, both acting and behind the camera. Among the shows that he hosted were Late Night with Dave Annable, Cardinal Sports, Stay Tuned, Cardinal Hockey, On Campus Live and the Roommate Game.
Dave actually dropped out of college to become an actor. He had a semester left of college and he was often commuting for commercial auditions which took 8 hours from Plattsburgh by bus. Dave then decided to tell his parents that he considered to drop out from college to become a full time actor. Although his parents did not approve of his decision at that time because college was very important in their family, they still gave Dave the support he needed.
He eventually attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City, generally associated with the Meisner technique of Sanford Meisner. Over there, he studied acting with Richard Painter. The 5'9" star appeared in a number of commercials which included Reebok, Wendy's, Pepsi Vanilla, Starbust and Pepsi when he first started off. He was also a featured actor in a Mountain Dew commercial with former NASCAR Rookie of the year, Kasey Kahne.
Dave first gained attention from the public when he played the role of Aaron Lewis on the short-lived television series, Reunion, that aired on Fox in 2005. Reunion was a teen drama/murder mystery series which explored occurrences in the lives of twenty former high school friends from 1986 through 2005, and recounted events leading up to the murder of one of the major characters. Before starring in Reunion, Dave already had guest roles on Third Watch, Other People's Business, Spellbound as well as Little Black Book.
He received his breakout role in 2006, when he was offered a regular starring role on the ABC family drama, Brothers & Sisters. The show was about the trials and travails that the Walker family has to go through with every new family secret unveiled. He was one of the first ones cast on the show before they started signing on big names which included Calista Flockhart, Sally Fields and Rob Lowe.
Dave played the role of Justin Walker, a psychologically damaged Afghan war veteran suffering with drug problems. In fact, Dave mentioned in an interview that he had to lose 11 kg to play the role because they needed someone skinny to portray his character's addiction problem. Dave also won a Prism Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline for his role in Brothers & Sisters.
In a recent interview, Dave mentioned that he has actually promised his mother that he would graduate after watching his younger sister graduate from Cornell University. Dave is taking online classes in Communications and will be graduating in May 2009. He also mentioned that he will be giving the commencement speech on his graduation day.
Despite all of his accomplishments in the showbiz industry, Dave is in fact still very humble. He enjoys spending time with his family and making people laugh.