Valley Christian Legacy Dinner:
Keynote speaker is David A.R. White
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About David A.R. White:
David A.R. White has been a working actor, director and producer in Los Angeles for over fifteen years. He was raised in a small Mennonite farming town outside of Dodge City, Kansas.
At the age of 19, without knowing anyone, David moved to LA, and only six months after moving, landed a recurring role on the hit top 10, TV CBS sitcom, Evening Shade for four years. He played the best friend of Burt Reynolds’s son. David then went on to guest appearances on such shows as: Coach, Saved by the Bell, Sisters, Melrose Place, Martial Law and many others.
In 1999, produced and starred in his first feature length film The Moment After. The following year, he produced and starred in the groundbreaking Theatrical film, Mercy Streets opposite Eric Roberts, Stacy Keach and Cynthia Watros. David was nominated for a movie guide’s “best actor” award for his dual roles in the film. Sony picked up both films for distribution. David kept producing and starring in films throughout the next several years.
Early in 2006, David became a founding partner in the film distribution/production entity PURE FLIX. www.pureflix.com
• Today, Pure Flix maintains its position as the number one Faith based studio, producing and distributing more films in this genre than any other studio.
David also maintains his position as one of the most prolific actors/filmmakers in the faith based arena, as he writes, directs, produces and stars in many of the films.
David has starred in close to 20 films. These films have sold millions of units all over the world. Some of his film credits include: SIX...the Mark Unleashed, The Moment After 1,2, In the Blink of an Eye, Hidden Secrets, Holyman Undercover, Run On, Marriage Retreat, Me Again and Jerusalem Countdown (based on the best selling book that sold over 2 million units.
In 2012, David created, produced and starred in the UP original film, Brother White. He co-starred with Reginald Vel Johnson, Jackee, Victoria Jackson, academy award nominee Bruce Davison, Ray Wise and his lovely real life wife, Andrea Logan White. At the TCA’s that year, David got rave reviews and became a darling, charming the critics with his real life Mennonite stories, (how he grew up just like the Amish, but WITH electricity.)
For his performance in Brother White, David was named a finalist in 5th Annual Cable FAX Program Awards in the category of Best Actor/Actress - Family Friendly
In September 2012, David starred in Encounter…Paradise Lost, the sequel to sleeper hit The Encounter, which David directed.
In early 2013, David starred in the End times thriller Revelation Road. In September, 2013, David’s sequel, Revelation Road 2 www.pureflix.com/revelationroad hit’s stores everywhere. He starred again with his wife, Brian Bosworth, Ray Wise, Steve “Sting” Borden, and Eric Roberts.
In 2014, David produced and Co Starred in the #1 independent movie of the year, God's Not Dead. He star with Kevin Sorbo and Dean Cain in Pure Flix’s largest film to date, God’s Not Dead. www.Godsnotdeadmovie.com
The film co-starred Kevin Sorbo, Dean Cain and Willie and Kory Robertson from Duck Dynasty. Also in 2014, David helped produced a new Sony Film, which he helped create with his wife, Mom’s Night Out. This movie starred Patricia Heaton, Trace Atkins, Sean Astin and his wife, Andrea Logan White.
In 2014, David released the third installment of his Revelation Road Series…The Black Rider. In this installment, he Starred opposite James Denton and Kevin Sorbo.
In 2015, David stars in the new action/comedy dog movie Dancer and the Dame. He stars opposite Billy Gardell. (Mike on Mike & Molly)
Also in 2015 David just released the follow up to the God's Not Dead movie, Do You Believe. In theaters now.
David begins production on God's Not Dead 2 in May.
David’s passion has always been to further the Christian faith based genre with excellence in every way. His love for the Lord has governed the projects he attaches himself to. David and his wife live in Los Angeles with their three children.