David Dastmalchian is a Kansas native. He studied acting at The Theatre School
DePaul University. In Chicago he received acclaim for lead roles in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie and Sam Shepard’s Buried Child (Shattered Globe Theater).
His feature film debut was as the Joker’s deranged henchman, Thomas Schiff, in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. His portrayal of the troubled Bob Taylor in Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners has gained critical attention, as well as his award-winning turn in Animals. He appeared in Michel Franco’s
Chronic (Winner Best Screenplay, Cannes '15). He returned to the comic-film universe in Marvel Studio's summer blockbuster, Ant-Man (director Peyton Reed) opposite Paul Rudd. 2017 sees the release of The Belko Experiment (directed by Greg McLean and written/produced by the amazing James Gunn).
His TV appearances include roles on Intruders (BBC), CSI (CBS), Almost Human (Fox), Ray Donovan (Showtime) and as Logan Reeves (nemesis to Patricia Arquette's 'Avery Ryan') on CSI: Cyber. He has recently been seen on 12 Monkeys (Sci-Fi), Gotham (Fox), The Flash (CW) and as the relentless enemy of MacGyver (CBS).
Upcoming film roles include Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner: 2049 and All Creatures Here Below, which was written by David.