David DeBoy is a professional actor, Emmy-winning TV writer, published playwright, and award-winning producer/director with over 30 years in this industry.
And, oh, yeah, he’s one of the funniest singer/song-writers around.
His hit holiday novelty song "Crabs for Christmas" sold over 12,000 records (remember those vinyl singles?) when it was first released in 1981.
In 2001 David released his first album “Crabs for Christmas for 20 Years” to celebrate the 20th Anniversary, and that album has sold over 15,000 copies in the last ten years. Folks from as far away as Ireland and Tasmania have ordered and received the CD.
Now, to help celebrate the 30th anniversary, David DeBoy (along with his Balwamer “Hons”) is releasing his second album, “Crabs for Christmas Live!”
David began his career as a stage actor in Baltimore and has appeared in over forty professional stage productions. On TV and in the movies, David can be seen as Bob The Plastics Guy in HBO’s new series “VEEP” with Julia Louis Dreyfus, as Fred the Sales Manager in “My One and Only” with Renee Zellwegger, as Detective Shea in HBO’s “The Wire”, in Chris Rock’s film “Head of State”, in John Water’s feature film “A Dirty Shame”, in Barry Levinson's film "Tin Men" as well as in Mr. Levinson's television series "Homicide." David has also hosted for HGTV and appeared on “America’s Most Wanted.”
David is also an Emmy-winning television writer and published playwright who has been produced Off-Broadway. He has scripted countless educational, training and marketing videos for Legg Mason, The Department of Energy, The FBI and many more.
David also directed the short film “Hot Flash” which was the Grand Prize Winner in the Indie Short Film Competition. As a video producer and director, his corporate clients include Kraft Foods International, Black and Decker, Rite Aid Drug Stores, The United States Postal Service and Ricoh Copiers.
David is also in demand as a motivational speaker and team builder and travels around the country speaking before Fortune 500 companies, associations and organizations of all kinds.
David was born in Arbutus, Maryland and is a life-long local, having lived in Bolton Hill, Hampden, Roland Park, Mount Washington and off B’lair Road… but those damn bill collectors keep finding him! Right now he lives in Owings Mills, Maryland with his wife of fifteen years, Joellen, and occasional visits from their children Brett, Blake and Alison.