Dave Heard is a Boston Native who began his acting career on stage, touring nationally and internationally with Broadway’s Hairspray. He went on to join the international tour of Dreamgirls, and to perform at several regional theaters in New England before making the leap to the big screen. Dave graduated from Fordham University with a BA in English-Creative Writing, and while there, he studied at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance in New York City. Dave is most recently known for portraying Rickey Minor in the Whitney Houston Biopic: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Released Nationwide Dec 2022). Dave is also an educator and a supporter of bring arts inclusivity to all audiences. In this capacity he began Audio Description training and performing for theaters and live performances across New England.
Upcoming projects include work with Yale Repertory Theatre in Connecticut and Open Door Theater in Massachusetts. When not in front of the camera, or behind the stage, Dave enjoys work as a performance coach (Acting, Fitness, Life) and spends time at home teaching his toddler how to tumble! More information can be found atjuststartwithdave.org