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David Carl Golbeck


Time in Greater OC: 48 Years

Neighborhood: Costa Mesa

Hometowns: Van Nuys, CA

What are you currently working on?

Engaging skills and insights I may have taken for granted in the past to enhance my work, and fulfill characterizations.

What's been inspiring you recently?

The realization that I have a lot to bring to any stage I step upon.

What kind of theatre excites you?

Character driven drama, zany comedy, suspense and wonder.

Who are or were your theatrical heroes?

Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton

What's the craziest thing you have ever needed to do for theatre?

"Undress" as Ebenezer Scrooge prior to the ghosts. (I had a nightshirt on underneath, but gasps were heard at the outset.)

Outside of a theatre, what's your favorite hot spot in Orange County?

People watching at theme parks.

What surprises you the most about your role in the theatre community?

Once I am on stage people can believe me in my character. I have always wondered how that happens.

What advice do you have for theatre artists just starting out in Orange County?

Learn that no one wants you to fail. Everyone is cheering for you silently.

Go ahead, promote your things...

Performed as Ebenezer Scrooge prior to Christmas 2022 at Camino Real, and was the Judge in And Then There Were None at Westminster. Looking for the next chance to play.

David Carl Golbeck
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