Coming to The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2017!
April 7th-9th, 2017 at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.
David Ankrum was cast by Fred Roos and George Lucas to do the voice of Wedge Antilles (Red 2) in Star Wars: A New Hope. Ankrum dubbed the voice of Scottish Actor Denis Lawson who played the role in the film.
David grew up in a family of actors. His Father, Morris Ankrum, was a character actor who played many diverse roles in many films. He seemed to be in every Science Fiction Film with the word “Mars” in the title. “Flight To Mars” "Invaders From Mars” where he played Colonel Fielding, “Red Planet Mars”... He also protected the Earth from giant locusts in “Beginning Of The End”. Got sapped by Martians in “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers”.
David also grew up across the street from Dennis Muren. Childhood friends, In the early 1960"s, they made films in Dennis's garage. Dennis would experiment with special effects and David was the actor. Dennis went on to work on Star Wars where he brought his special effects genius to light.
Little did David know back then that fifteen years later he would become part of one of the biggest Sci Fi franchises ever made and his character, Red 2 (Wedge) would be a critical part in one of the biggest shootouts in film history.
Some of David's other acting highlights were Playing Adam Stephens opposite Lisa Hartman in the series "Tabitha", starring with Melanie Griffith in a sold TV series that never aired, “Coast To Coast” for NBC. Working with director Lasse Hallstrom as the lead in a TV Pilot “The Big Five” for NBC... Oh and not to forget throwing John Boy off a bridge on John Boy's first day of college in “The Waltons”
Other Guest Starring roles in television include, "Moonlighting", "Cagney and Lacey", "Murder She Wrote", Cannon", Hunter", Barnaby Jones", "Hardcastle and McCormick" "Alice", "Days Of Our Lives", "Simon and Simon", "Wizards and Warriors", "The White Shadow" to name a few.
As a Television writer, David wrote for the series "Charles in Charge", "Roc", "Getting By", "13 East" and "Totally Hidden Video".
Currently, David has written a Children's Book and has teamed up with Marvel and DC Comics Illustrator Brad Vancata to do the Illustrations.