David LaBrava is an American actor, writer, tattoo artist and motorcycle enthusiast best known for his role as Happy in the television drama series Sons of Anarchy.
David started his Hollywood career as a camera operator for the Zalman King Company (Red Shoe Diaries, 9 1/2 weeks, In God's Hands), where he learned script writing.
He starred in the series Whiplash ZK as the host. He did an independent project entitled FTW for Picture Perfect Productions, and starred in Fencewalker, a film from Chris Carter (The X-Files).
David has been riding motorcycles for 30 years, and was hired to be the Technical Advisor for Sons of Anarchy. David was then cast as Happy and has been with the show since its inception.
He writes a column in a national Hot Rod Magazine called Burnin' Rubber with Jimmy Carbone. Before that he used to write for the Horse Motorcycle magazine, and has built a bike that made the cover (issue #13 March 2001).
He is a five diploma Harley Davidson Mechanic, graduating from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, certified by Harley Davidson.
David is an accomplished glass artist with his own shop. He also owns a tattoo shop in Northern California called Evil Ink Tattoo in the Bay Area. When he is not filming, he is tattooing there.
David still builds Hot Rod cars and bikes for fun, not profit, and rides his motorcycle daily. He is a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.