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3/5/1959, Long Island, NY
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Consulting Producer (1)
Co-Executive Producer (5)
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Perhaps best known as a writer for such cult series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lost, David Fury began his show business career as an actor and then a stand-up comedian.
David grew up on Long Island, NY, and started out acting in stage productions such as "Cabaret," "The Fantasticks," and "Godspell." Later he took his love of the stage in a comedic direction, performing stand-up in such New York venues as "Catch a Falling Star," "The Comedy Cellar," and the famous "Improv." He also formed a comedy troupe called "Brain Trust," which won him a degree of critical acclaim as they went on to appear on The Tonight Show and Comic Strip Live.
David started writing television scripts with his then girlfriend Elin Hampton. They worked together on a number of shows including HBO's Dream On and Steven Speilberg's Pinky and the Brain. Eventually David and Erin, now married, went on to separate projects. She took a job with the series Mad About You and he landed a job at Buffy the Vampire Slayer where he rose quickly through the ranks, eventually becoming a Consulting Producer for Joss Whedon's spin-off Angel and later moving into the Co-Executive Producer slot for Lost. David's writing and production helped Lost to win the Emmy for "Outstanding Drama Series" in its very first season.moreless
David Allen Shapiro
Long Island, NY
- Trivia & Quotes
David Fury: I forever characterize myself as an out of work actor with writing as my day job.
David and the rest of the crew of Lost shared the Writer's Guild of America award for a dramatic series in 2006.
David was nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series" for his work on Lost in 2005. The same year, he and the rest of the Lost crew shared the award for "Outstanding Drama Series."
David still hopes to become a comedic actor, and has managed (despite Joss Whedon's dislike of writer cameos) to appear in a few episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
David wrote a story for the anthology graphic novel, "Tales of the Slayers." His piece was titled, "Glittering World."
David's wife, Elin Hampton, is also an established writer with a number of TV credits.