What Is David James Elliott Known For?


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David James Elliot is an actor and director and is known for his lead role as Harmon Rabb Jr. in the television series "JAG." Elliot is also known for his roles in "The Untouchables" and "The Stranger I Married." Elliot was born in Milton, Ontario, Canada, and attended Ryerson University in Toronto. Elliot is currently married to Nanci Chambers, a Canadian-born American actress, and the couple has one son and one daughter.

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After graduating college, Elliot auditioned for the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Ontario and went on to pursue an acting career. David James Elliot is a stage name, and his real name is David William Smith. His first role was on the Canadian drama "Street Legal" from 1987 to 1989.

In 1986, he appeared in the film "Police Academy 3: Back in Training" and also acted in the television series, "Knots Landing." Elliot landed the role of a naval aviator turned lawyer on the television series "JAG." The show ran from 1995 to 2005 and was viewed regularly by millions of Americans. Due to the success of the show, Elliot became a household name.

In 2015, Elliot will play John Wayne in "Trumbo." David James Elliot has an estimated net worth of 15 million dollars.

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