David Dastmalchian – Biography, Facts & Life Story

David Dastmalchian American Actor
David Dastmalchian

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Bodytype Average
Height 6 feet 1½ inches (1.87 m)
Weight 82 kg (180 lbs)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Shoe Size 10.5 US
Nickname David
Gender Male
Age 39 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth February 29, 1984
Full Name David Dastmalchian
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Birthplace Kansas, United States
Religion Not Known
Zodiac Sign Pisces

David Dastmalchian was mainly born in Pennsylvania and then raised in Kansas. His early education was completed from Shawnee Mission South High School., and after that, he continued his acting studies from The Theatre School at DePaul University. After David completed his college, he further went on to work on different versatile professions. This included being a professional fisherman in Alaska, a circus performer, a movie theatre usher, and a play writer.

David’s most popular character was Kurt from Marvel studio’s Ant-Man has always been a marvelous actor and onscreen personality. Even with all the highs and lows in his life, we’ve seen him play various amazing roles with great versatility. He’s turned out to be an actor worth cherishing for Hollywood. From being a part of The Dark Knight as the Joker’s deranged Henchman from 2008 to being Dwight Pollard in 2014’s Gotham. With all this, it’s surely no doubt that David has been a hard-working and multi-talented human being all along. And his skills and passions weren’t just limited to just acting here. But that’s not all that went on before he started his proper acting career, as he also suffered from serious heroin addiction for almost 5 years. This hard time was extremely devastating, but he eventually got out clean from it. And as a matter of act, there’s no doubt in the fact that he’s reached to great highs with the help of his struggles.

Career Journey

 David started his acting career in the early 2000s, by being a part of his feature film debut in ‘The Dark Knight’. This role brought him great appraisal and more offers to get going with. After that, his role in the Prisoners also got greatly praised and strong reviews; allowing him to receive more fame in a short time. And that’s not to just the audience, but many well-known personalities also remarked David’s performance to be excellent, chatty and what not.

Other than all this, his roles in 2018’s All Creatures Here Below, 2017’s Blade Runner 2049, 2019’s Teacher, and various other roles in highly praised movies also brought him a better reputation as a talented actor. And you might just go ‘WOW’ if you check out the number of movies he’s worked in.


In the year 2014, David received a special jury prize for Courage in Storytelling during the South by Southwest Film Festival. He has worked in various comic book adaptions and has been highly praised for his roles. David personally wrote the film ‘Animals’ and had also starred in it. He has worked in various feature films, TV series, and other movies; for both minor as well as lead roles.


David Dastmalchian has worked in Dune, The Suicide Squad, Oppenheimer, and The Dark Knight.

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David Dastmalchian Education

Qualification: Graduated

School: Shawnee Mission South High School

College: The Theatre School at DePaul University

David Dastmalchian Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: The Dark Knight


Film: The Dark Knight
Television: ER
Music videos: “Constant Conversations”

Family & Relatives

Father: Hossein M. Dastmalchian

Mother: Pamela Lynn

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Evelyn Leigh (2013-Present)

No. of Children: 1 Son

Son: Arlo Dastmalchian

Daughter: None

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