Actor David Denman

David Denman (born July 25, 1973) is an American actor. He made his film debut in The Replacements. His other feature credits include Big Fish, Fair Game, The Nines, Shutter, Smart People, Fanboys, Let Go, Out Cold, After Earth, Jobs, Beneath the Harvest Sky, Men, Women & Children, The Gift, 13 Hours, Power Rangers, Logan Lucky, Puzzle and Brightburn.

On television, Denman is most widely known for the role of Roy Anderson, the ex-fiancé of Pam Beesly on the NBC sitcom The Office, for which he earned a SAG award as a member of the ensemble cast. He has most recently starred in the HBO limited series drama Mare of Easttown.

Early life

Denman was born in Newport Beach, California. He attended eight different schools while growing up all over Southern California. His family moved to Sequim, Washington, when he was 9 to live on a farm, which lasted two years before they returned to Orange County, California. He graduated from Fountain Valley High School, where classmates included actor Omar Metwally and writer-director Craig Brewer. He later attended the summer training congress at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California. He spent two years at Orange Coast College, where he performed in and directed over twenty productions. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Juilliard School’s Drama Division (1993-1997, Group 26), where his classmates included Sara Ramirez and Alan Tudyk.


Denman made his film debut with Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman as the deaf tight-end in the Warner Bros. football comedy The Replacements. His other feature credits include Fair Game, Fanboys, The Nines, Shutter, Smart People, Let Go, Out Cold, and Big Fish. His 2013 films include After Earth, Jobs, and Blue Potato. In 2016, Denman starred in the Michael Bay film 13 Hours about the 2012 Benghazi attack.

In addition to The Office, Denman’s other television roles include Mike Reilly on the critically acclaimed and short-lived Fox comedy Traffic Light and in Robert Kirkman’s short lived horror series Outcast. He has recurred as Ed Brooks on Parenthood, as Tony on Drop Dead Diva and as Skip the Demon on Angel. He has appeared on numerous award-winning TV shows including ER, The X-Files, Mad Men and True Detective.

Personal life

In September 2014, Denman married actress and former model Mercedes Mason. The couple welcomed their first child, Caius, in January 2018 and their second child, Sagan, in May 2021.

Denman is also an avid triathlete.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Replacements Brian Murphy
2001 Out Cold Lance
2003 The Singing Detective Soldier with Betty Dark
Big Fish Don Price – Age 18-22
2006 When a Stranger Calls Officer Burroughs
2007 The Nines Agitated Man/Parole Officer
2008 Shutter Bruno
Smart People William
2009 Fanboys Chaz
2010 Fair Game Dave
2011 Let Go Walter Dishman
2013 After Earth McQuarrie
Jobs Al Alcorn
Beneath the Harvest Sky George
2014 Men, Women & Children Jim Vance
2015 The Gift Greg
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Boon
2017 Power Rangers Sam Scott
Logan Lucky Moody Chapman
2018 Puzzle Louie
2019 Brightburn Kyle Breyer
2020 Greenland Ralph Anderson


Year Title Role Notes
1997 ER Angel 1 episode
Chicago Hope Ethan 1 episode
1998 The Pretender Daniel 1 episode
1999 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Husband/David 2 episodes
The X-Files Wallace Schiff Field Trip
A Vow to Cherish Kyle Brighton Television movie
2000 Arli$$ Woody 1 episode
2002 CSI: Miami Tyler Hamilton 1 episode
Crossing Jordan Cole Tanner 1 episode
2001–2003 Angel Skip 4 episodes
2004 Without a Trace Mike Clemmens 1 episode
Second Time Around Kent 1 episode
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story Tommy Vignatti Television movie
2004 Second Time Around Kent 2 episodes
2005 Night Stalker Henry Gale 1 episode
2005–2012 The Office Roy Anderson Recurring (Season 1)
Main cast (Season 2-3)
Guest (Season 5-9), 32 Episodes
2006 Bones Phil Garfield 1 episode
Strong Medicine David 1 episode
2007 Grey’s Anatomy Rick Jacobs 1 episode
K-Ville Luke Sherman 1 episode
2008 Gary Unmarried Ronnie Mitchell 1 episode
2009 In Plain Sight Ed Fogerty/Ed Flint 1 episode
2009-2010 Drop Dead Diva Tony Nicastro 8 episodes
2010 Brothers & Sisters Brad Lewinsky 1 episode
2011 Traffic Light Mike Reilly Main cast, 13 episodes
2012 Person of Interest Graham Wyler 1 episode
Vegas Clay Stinson 1 episode
2013-2014 Parenthood Ed Recurring role, 11 episodes
2014 How to Get Away with Murder Kevin Murphy 1 episode
2015 Mad Men Jerry Fanning 1 episode
True Detective Malkin 1 episode
Two and a Half Men Jack 1 episode
2016 Angel from Hell Evan 3 episodes
2016-2017 Outcast Mark Holter Main cast, 11 episodes
2019 Heartstrings Deke Fletcher Episode: “JJ Sneed”
2021 Mare of Easttown Frank Sheehan Miniseries

External Links

Actor David Denman – Wikipedia

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