David Morin was born and raised in Hollywood, California. He took Rita Wilson (Mrs. Tom Hanks) to his Senior Prom at Hollywood High. His mother, Marty Morin, was also an actress. His aunt, Patricia Ellis, was a movie star signed to Warner Bros. in the 1930s.
David graduated from Colorado University in Boulder and paid his way through Cal Western School of Law selling Kryptonics skateboard wheels. He was a White House Intern and did famine relief in West
Africa with Sudan Interior Missions. He also announced professional surfing for 10 years and worked at Surfer Publishing Group as Editor of Action Now Magazine before hosting “Lifestyles” TV show.
Besides being dubbed “The King of Commercials” in the U.S. as he amassed some 200 national spots, he also has over 30 network episodic television appearances, 2 TV series, and appeared in some 30 feature films and movie-of-the-weeks, including playing Jennifer Aniston’s dad in CBS’ sitcom “Muddling Through.”
He has acted opposite Dustin Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Josh Duhamel, James Caan, Bette Midler, Simon Baker, Patricia Heaton, Bradley Whitford, Geena Davis, David Caruso, Cheryl Ladd, Brad Garrett, Dylan Baker but to name a few.
He “trailed” top directors Jimmy Burroughs, Andy Ackerman and Pam Fryman on sitcoms like SEINFELD to learn multi-camera technique.
His first feature, “COLD PLAY,” won the Fairhope Film Festival and was an Official Selection into the Kansas Int’l Film Festival. www.coldplaythemovie.com.
His second feature, “JOHNNY” (Pure/Flix Ent.), starred Lee Majors and won over 7 film festival awards including Best Feature, Most Inspiring, Best Dramatic Film, Audience Favorite, and more.
In 2011, after winning awards for his first two feature films as writer & director, Morin moved to Nairobi, Kenya, and founded Slingshot Productions Africa and the Slingshot Seminar Series in the Cinematic Arts teaching Screenwriting, Directing, Editing, Producing, and Acting.
His Hollywood Acting Master Class produced some of Kenya’s top players. He also has taught workshops at the Irresistible Drama Conference and The University of Nairobi.
His career as a filmmaker continued with “THE SEA TURTLES OF LAMU,” a wildlife documentary shot entirely on the coast of Kenya. While in East Africa Morin also worked for CNN, was Shooting Director for “Cycle to Rwanda” documentary, and Shooting Director for the BBC’s “Ideas Exchange” in Ethiopia featuring Sole Rebels and Lego.
Work took him repeatedly to Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. He acted and mentored “THE AGENT”, an Amharic feature film in Addis Ababa. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and finished the Berlin Marathon in Germany.
In 2014 he moved to Cape Town, South Africa, after finishing the color grading and sound mix on the turtle film. He remains single.