PROFILE
Name:
David Paetkau
Birth Date:
November 10, 1978
Birth Place:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality:
Canadian
BIOGRAPHY
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Beck McKaye

Background:

Canadian actor David Paetkau made his first big screen appearance in the 1998 teen thriller/horror film Disturbing Behavior. He has since worked mostly on the small screen, appearing in “Smallville,” Steven Spielberg-produced miniseries “Taken” and "CSI: Miami." More recently, he starred as Beck McKaye, a local snowboard legend who mysteriously died after he returns home from the 2006 Winter Olympics with a gold medal, on CTV (Canada) and The-N (USA) new drama "Whistler."

Paetkau will co-star with Florence Henderson and Allison Lange in an upcoming drama comedy helmed by Nathaniel Christian, For Heaven's Sake.


Canada Root

Childhood and Family:

David Paetkau was born on November 10, 1978, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Whistler

Career:

In 1998, David Paetkau made his first big screen appearance in the teen thriller/horror film Disturbing Behavior, starring Katie Holmes, James Marsden and Nick Stahl. Afterward, he spent most of the 1990s on television, appearing in an October 1998 episode of the Canadian TV series "The Crow: Stairway to Heaven," a 1998 TV movie based on Andrew Neiderman's book, Perfect Little Angels (starring Cheryl Ladd), and was spotted as a guest in a December 1999 episode of Canadian sci-fi show "First Wave."

Following a bit part in the 2000 comedy film Snow Day (starring Chris Elliott and Mark Webber), David guest starred in a May 2000 episode of the Disney Channel's show "So Weird" and in an October 2001 episode of the WB’s original series “Smallville." Meanwhile, he had a recurring role as Hunter (2000-2001) on NBC's Saturday morning drama comedy series "Just Deal."

The next years saw David in the hockey comedy movie Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (V; starring Stephen Baldwin and Gary Busey) and in the 14-minute film Candy from Strangers. TV viewers could catch him in the TV movie Bang, Bang, You're Dead (starring Thomas Cavanagh and Ben Foster), in the Sci-Fi Channel's Emmy-winning miniseries "Taken" and in an episode of Showtime's original show "Stargate SG-1." He also had a role in the second installment in the Final Destination series, Final Destination 2 (starring A.J. Cook and Ali Larter), by director David R. Ellis.

After Final Destination 2, David worked mostly on the small screen. He appeared in NBC’s drama series “LAX,” Canadian crime series "Cold Squad," CBS cop drama "CSI: Miami" and recently on the Sci Fi Channel's series "Eureka." He also starred as Beck McKaye, a local snowboard legend who mysteriously died after he returns home from the 2006 Winter Olympics with a gold medal, on CTV (Canada) and The-N (USA) new drama "Whistler."

More recently, David appeared as a guest in a September 2006 episode of Fox’s legal-themed drama “Justice.” He just completed his upcoming film project, a drama comedy helmed by Nathaniel Christian, For Heaven's Sake, in which he will co-star with Florence Henderson and Allison Lange.

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