David James Elliott

David James Elliott
RADM Donald Guter, JAGC, USN visited the JAG television series set, 2001-02-20.jpg
David James Elliott (left) with then Judge Advocate General of the Navy, RADM Donald Guter, and fellow actors of the series JAG, Catherine Bell and John M. Jackson
BornDavid William Smith
(1960-09-21) September 21, 1960 (age 58)
Milton, Ontario, Canada
Years active1986–present
Nanci Chambers (m. 1992)

David James Elliott (born September 21, 1960) is a Canadian actor who was the star of the series JAG, playing lead character Harmon Rabb Jr. from 1995 to 2005.

Early life

Elliott was born David William Smith[1] on September 21, 1960, in Milton, Ontario, Canada, the son of Pat Farrow, an office manager, and Arnold Smith, a heating and plumbing wholesale contractor.[2] He was the second of three sons. During his teenaged years, he was part of a band, quitting Milton District High School in his final year to pursue his dream of becoming a rock star. However, at age 19, he realized this would not happen and returned to finish high school.[3]

After graduating from high school, he attended Ryerson University in Toronto, auditioned for the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Ontario and was accepted as a member of its Young Company.