Collins, Daniel Collins
in: 276 episodes
episode: #4, June 30, 1966
episode: #1165, December 11, 1970
Glen Ridge, New Jersey; October 20, 1956
David Henesy in a photo the former actor provided to DSO in 2004.
While Dark Shadows was on the air, its young fans would've
given anything to hang out on the set and call Jonathan Frid
and David Selby "friend." David Henesy did get
this chance, spending a chunk of his childhood lurking around the
dusty rooms of Collinwood.
though he was just 9 years old, David Henesy had a show-biz career
before joining the DS cast. He'd appeared on the Broadway
stage with Mary Martin and was featured in a summer stock production
a 1969 issue of Afternoon TV, 13-year-old David was described
as "a young boy with an impish grin and dirty blond hair."
According to the article, David started acting at age 4. "My
first job was a commercial," he said. "Every day after
work, you got a big lollipop."
appearing in House of Dark Shadows and on a 1973 episode
of The Waltons, the young man retired from acting, prompting speculation that he disliked the profession.
never hated show biz," he said in 2002. "[I] just found
it boring after a while and enjoyed working in an environment where
I had more control over my chances for success."
moved into restaruant management, first in New York City, then in
South America. He currently lives in Panama and is the father of three.
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House of Dark Shadows (David Collins, 1970)