| David Alpay|
University of Toronto
| David Alpay|
| October 6, 1980 (age 35) (1980-10-06) Toronto, Canada|
Actor, musician and producer
Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series
The Tudors, Ararat, The Lottery, Man of the Year, Unstable
Mark Smeaton, Arsinee Khanjian, Atom Egoyan, Michael Graziadei, Perdita Weeks
David Alpay Wikipedia
David Alpay (born 6 October 1980) is a Canadian actor, musician and producer, best known for playing Mark Smeaton in The Tudors and Professor Atticus Shane in the TV drama The Vampire Diaries.
Alpay was born in Toronto, Ontario, and had planned to pursue a career in neuroscience when he was studying at Earl Haig Secondary School in North York, Ontario. He even went so far as to win the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Brain Bee in grade 12. Alpay was also a member of the school's winning dragon boat race team and at one time the principal violinist for the Canadian Dance Tapestry. Prior to his first film role, he was studying at the University of Toronto, and he returned there to pursue a Masters in the History of Medicine.
Alpay received critical acclaim for his leading role in Atom Egoyan's Ararat, for which he received a Genie Award nomination. Alpay returned to his education, declaring his plan to leave the business for a while. In 2006, Alpay played the character Danny in the political comedy Man of the Year, starring Robin Williams. He later appeared in some chapters of the second season of The Tudors playing Mark Smeaton, a musician of Henry VIII's court, and narrated the 2008 short film Ten for Grandpa by director Doug Karr. He has also appeared in episodes of Dollhouse and Fairly Legal. In 2013, he played a dual role in the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries as Professor Atticus Shane and the witch turned primordial vampire Silas. In 2015, Alpay was cast in the ABC thriller series Quantico playing the recurring role of Duncan Howell.