David was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. He began playing drums at age 12. When he was 19, he recorded with the band Bad Religion on their second album, Into The Unknown. After college at the University of California at Berkeley, David attended the Circle in the Square Theatre School’s professional training program. Some of David’s New York theatre credits include originating the part of Bingo in the world premiere of Peter Tolan’s play “Stay Carl Stay,” at the Manhattan Punch Line; numerous roles for The Basic Theater Company, of which he was a member; and his roles in Willow Cabin Theatre’s production of “Wilder, Wilder, Wilder – 3 By Thornton.” The Wilder production moved from Off-Off Broadway, to Off Broadway (Drama Desk nomination), and then to Broadway, where it received a Tony nomination for best revival.
After returning to Los Angeles, David landed roles in feature films--Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, Ted 2, and the horror sequel No Man’s Land - Rise of Reeker. Recent television appearances include Fresh Off the Boat (recurring 6 seasons), Silicon Valley, Blackish (recurring), NCIS: Los Angeles, and Rizzoli & Isles. David is married and has two daughters.