David Crawford Conrad was born on August 17, 1967. He grew up in the borough of Swissvale, which is outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and he is the youngest son (out of three) of Jim and Margaret Conrad.
He attended the Kiski School, which is an all-boys prep school, for high school. As an undergraduate, he went to Brown University and eventually ended up studying theatre and drama. He then went on to study at Julliard.
David has appeared in works such as: Darkness, Under Heat, Relativity, Snow White: A Tale of Terror, Return to Paradise, The Weekend, A Season for Miracles, Men of Honor, Roswell, The Time Tunnel, Boston Public, Anything Else, L.A. Confidential, Beck and Call, House M.D., Wedding Crashers, Miss Match, Dumpster, Crazy, Follow the Prophet, Ghost Whisperer, and An Entire Body. He also has produced a documentary entitled "Tamas: A Portrait" that is about one of his high school teachers, Tamas Szilagyi.
He also has acted in The Deep Blue Sea, Indian Ink, Troilus & Cressida, Henry V, Richard II, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Furthermore, he has participated in things such as a reading of A New Way to Pay Old Debts and the 19th Annual Gala of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.