Born in Cumberland, WI, Dave grew up on the West Side of St. Paul, MN. He was a three sport athlete, playing football, baseball and hockey at Humboldt H.S. He was recently named as one of the St. Paul High School Athletic Conference's all-time best 100 athletes. Played Junior A Hockey for the St. Paul Vulcans and briefly at the University of Minnesota under the 1980 Olympic Gold Medal USA Hockey coach Herb Brooks. Played 10 years of professional hockey, with teams such as the NHL Detroit Red Wings & Minnesota North Stars, plus, the WHA New England Whalers, Minnesota Fighting Saints & Birmingham Bulls.Currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA. where he manages the Island Sports Center and coaches AAA travel hockey teams for the Pittsburgh Hornets. Got his role as Jack Hanson when Jack Carlson could not appear in the movie with his two other real life brothers, Steve and Jeff. Dave was originally scheduled to play Dave "Killer" Carlson.