Dave Shalansky is a bi-coastal, classically trained, character actor who continues to work steadily in TV, Film, Commercials, Web-Series and Theatre.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Dave received a BFA in Acting from Boston University. After moving to New York City in 1996, he became successful appearing in National TV commercials and worked steadily in New York and Regional theatres. In 2003, he made the move to Los Angeles where he began building what became a prolific tv and film career.
Dave's select credits include: Famous in Love on the new Freeform network, Divorce (with Sarah Jessica Parker, Molly Shannon, Thomas Hayden Church and Tracy Letts), HBO's Vinyl (with Ray Romano), The Mysteries of Laura (with Debra Messing), Nurse Jackie (with Edie Falco), Divorce Invitation (with Elliot Gould and Paul Sorvino), According to Greta (with Hillary Duff and Ellen Burstyn), Six Feet Under, Legends, Newsreaders, Mob City, Perception, Lie To Me, Ringer, Castle, Southland, ER, and probably is best known for his recurring role of Harry on the Gilmore Girls.
After the digital boom in the early 2000's, Dave began collaborating with writers, comedians, actors and directors to produce and create on-line content. He continues to produce material while maintaining his acting career.
Dave now lives in the New York area with his wife and daughter and divides his time between LA and NYC. He is also a professional drummer and plays in several LA and NYC bands.