David James Elliott

Full / Real Name: David William Smith
Born: 21 September 1960 (59 years old)
Gender: Male



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David James Elliott is a Canadian actor best known for his role as series star Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr. on the action television series JAG, from 1995-2005.

He also starred as Ripp Cockburn on the short-lived comedy-drama television series GCB, in 2012.

As a teenager, David's first foray into show biz was Rock and Roll, and fronted numerous bands that gigged around Toronto, Canada. However, he dedicated himself to his acting talent, leading him to be accepted into one of the most prestigious acting schools in Canada; The Ryerson Theatre School.

After graduating, he was accepted into the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario as a member of the company. During his two years at Stratford, David was honoured with the Jean Chalmers Award as Most Promising Young Actor.

David also performed in a unique original Canadian theatre production, B-Movie: The Play, where he caught the attention of the producers of, Street Legal, one of Canada's hit series. His performance on the show made Elliott a household name in Canada.

In 1990, David moved to Los Angeles where his resume quickly grew as he guest-starred in such series as China Beach, The Hidden Room, Doogie Howser, M.D, Dark Justice, and Seinfeld, among others.

In 1992 he landed a recurring role as a pro baseball player in the long running CBS hit series, Knots Landing, and later that year he starred in the syndicated series The Untouchables as Treasury Agent Paul Robbins.

David also had a recurring role as Terry Parsons on the hit series Melrose Place, before landing the role on JAG, which made him both an internationally respected and recognisable actor.

After JAG, David joined the cast of the Bruckheimer/CBS television show Close to Home in its final season as the dedicated D.A. James Conlon.

Other credits include The Guard, Knights of Bloodsteel, The Storm and the TV mini-series Impact. His film roles include Clockwatchers, (1997) with Parker Posey and Lisa Kudrow, and The Shrink Is In, (2001) with Courtney Cox and David Arquette.

Off camera, David continues to write and produce programming for both scripted and reality, film and television. He has written, directed and produced and his enthusiasm for this work refuses to diminish.

David currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Nanci Chambers and their two children, Stephanie and Wyatt.

Television Roles




Mr. Green

James Conlon

Russ Josephson

Ripp Cockburn

Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.

Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.

Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.

Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.

Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.

Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.

Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.

Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.

Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.

Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.

Bill Nolan

Dave Wooster

Children's Book Author

Johnny Dunham

Terry Parsons



Wolfgang 'Wolf' West

Major Bryant




Commander Harmon 'Harm' Rabb Jr.


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