Dave Anthony grew up outside of San Francisco and attended college at UC Santa Barbara but he always dreamed of being a stand up comedian. After college, he began a long and mediocre career on the comedy club stages in San Francisco. He rose to the level of host and then took his talent to New York City. Under the guidance of a terrible manager, Dave began to learn all about show business and he dreamed of television. After years of mostly after the main show performances, Dave was given his big shot: Friday Night Videos. He performed admirably. It aired. Nothing happened.
Dave now felt he had reached the pinnacle of success one reaches in New York and he packed up his car and drove to Los Angeles. There he began a long journey to barely making a living as a commercial actor. Sure, he graced the stages of Jimmy Kimmel and The Late, Late Show, but he knew deep down they would never compare to the spectacular Friday Night Videos.
Dave also began appearing in bit parts on television shows, like Entourage, 1600 Penn and The Office, where he became known for powerfully delivering lines like, “No,” “You should take that,” and “Sounds good.” He also wrote on a few pilots that were not picked up and penned movies that were never made. All was going according to plan.
After many years of achieving nearly nothing, Dave decided to go where everyone had gone before and he created a podcast with fellow comedian Greg Berhendt. Together, they give a voice to the “what in the hell happened?” comedians of the world every week on Walking The Room. Oh, and he recorded a stand up album called Shame Chamber.