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Occupation
  
Actor, voice actor

Nationality
  
American

Role
  
TV actor

Name
  
David Bedella

Years active
  
2003–present


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Born
  
September 25, 1962 (age 61) (
1962-09-25
)
Chicago, U.S.

Spouse
  
Pressley Sutherland (m. 1997)

Awards
  
Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical

Movies and TV shows
  
Thomas and Friends, Alexander, Batman Begins, Thomas & Friends: King of th, Blue Mountain Mystery

Similar People
  
Mark Moraghan, Jules de Jongh, Richard O'Brien, Martin Sherman, Teresa Gallagher

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David Bedella (born September 25, 1962) is an American television and musical stage actor, perhaps best known for his Olivier Award-winning role in the controversial Jerry Springer - The Opera. With a baritone voice he can successfully hit notes well into the bass, tenor and the countertenor range.

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Bedella was born in Chicago, Illinois. Having graduated from Merrillville High School in Merrillville, Indiana he had roles in Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley from 1992 to 1995, where he played Caiaphas, in 2000 HMS Pinafore and Brutus in a 2002 productions of Oh What A Night With Luke B.

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Bedella then won his most famous role in Jerry Springer - The Opera, where he played both the Warm Up Man "Jonathan Wierus"(in the First Act) named after the 15th century occultist Johann Weyer and Satan in the Second Act. For this role, Bedella received the 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Bedella then appeared a recurring role as the plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Fashola in 2004 in the British hospital drama Holby City. He then went on to play the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and had a 16-month run playing Frank N Furter in the 2006/2007 UK tour of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show.

Bedella has also had minor roles in a number of movies, including Batman Begins, Red Light Runners and Alexander.

In 2008 he played the role of Alexander Molokov in a concert version of Chess at the Royal Albert Hall on May 12–13, 2008, and performed in the West End gala performance of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at Soho Revue Bar.

Since 2009, Bedella has provided voices of some characters in the UK and US narrations of Thomas and Friends such as Carlos, Victor, The Mayor of Sodor, and A Cuban Man. In 2012, Bedella replaced fellow cast member Matt Wilkinson as Victor in the UK narration in Blue Mountain Mystery, though Wilkinson remains a cast member of the CGI series, respectively. In 2015 he replaced fellow cast member Keith Wickham as the Mayor of Sodor in the UK narration starting with season 19, and like Wilkinson, Wickham still provides voices for the show.

In 2009/2010 he reprised his role as Frank N. Furter in the UK tour cast of The Rocky Horror Show.

In October 2011, he appeared in a concert of the new musical Soho Cinders at the Queen's Theatre, London.

In 2012, he played Arnold in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London.

For the 2011/12 festive season, David made his panto debut as Blackheart, in Robinson Crusoe and The Caribbean Pirates at the New Theatre, Cardiff with Christopher Biggins, Paul Zerdin, Lucy Sinclair, Alexander Delemere, Stephanie Siadatan & Gary Jerry.

In 2013, he appeared in By Any Means, and in 2014, he starred as popstar Frankie Parsons in the Inside No. 9 episode "Last Gasp".

On 16 January 2015, it was confirmed that Bedella would be joining Mel Brooks' The Producers as Roger De Bris.

He reprised his role as Frank N Furter in the Rocky Horror Show in London, alongside the show's writer, Richard O'Brien.

In 2017 he recorded two songs for the album Wit & Whimsy - Songs by Alexander S. Bermange (one solo and one featuring all of the album's 23 artists), which reached No. 1 in the iTunes comedy album chart.

He is currently playing the role of Kevin Rosario in the Tony Award-winning In The Heights at the Kings Cross Theatre in London, for which he won an Olivier Award for best supporting actor.

Filmography

Actor
2022
Jack Ryan (TV Series) as
President Bachler / President Charles Bachler
- Sacrifices (2023) - President Bachler
- Convergence (2023) - President Bachler
- Triage (2023) - President Bachler
- Moscow Rules (2022) - President Charles Bachler
- Star on the Wall (2022) - President Charles Bachler
2022
All the Old Knives as
Drew Favreau
2022
Triangle Strategy (Video Game) as
Idore (voice)
2020
Thomas & Friends Storytime (TV Series) as
Victor (UK & US) / The Mayor of Sodor (UK & US)
- A Cranky Christmas (2021) - The Mayor of Sodor (UK & US) (voice)
- Best Engine Ever (2021) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Henry in the Dark (2020) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Who's Geoffrey? (2020) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2021
La Fortuna (TV Series) as
Senador Moreno
- Episode #1.5 (2021) - Senador Moreno
2009
Thomas & Friends (TV Series short) as
Victor (US) / Victor (UK & US) / The Mayor of Sodor (UK & US) / ...
- Kenji on the Rails Again (2020) - Victor
- Gordon Gets the Giggles (2019) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- An Engine of Many Colours (2018) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- What Rebecca Does (2018) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Confused Coaches (2017) - The Mayor of Sodor (UK & US) (voice)
- A Shed for Edward (2017) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor (2017) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Philip's Number (2017) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Hasty Hannah (2017) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Engine of the Future (2017) - The Mayor of Sodor (UK & US) (voice, uncredited)
- All in Vain (2017) - Victor (UK & US) / The Mayor of Sodor (UK & US) (voice)
- Cautious Connor (2016) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Henry in the Dark (2016) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Snow Place Like Home (2015) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- A Cranky Christmas (2015) - The Mayor of Sodor (UK & US) (voice)
- Best Engine Ever (2015) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Who's Geoffrey? (2015) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Wild Water Rescue (2015) - The Mayor of Sodor (UK & US) (voice)
- Samson Sent for Scrap (2015) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Long Lost Friend (2014) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Thomas and the Emergency Cable (2014) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- The Frozen Turntable (2013) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Bill or Ben? (2013) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- The Lost Puff (2013) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Scruff's Makeover (2013) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Kevin's Cranky Friend (2013) - Victor (UK & US) (voice)
- Don't Bother Victor! (2012) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Welcome Stafford (2012) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Emily's Winter Party Special (2012) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Whiff's Wish (2012) - The Mayor of Sodor (US) (voice)
- Salty's Surprise (2012) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Race to the Rescue (2012) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Wonky Whistle (2011) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Kevin the Steamie (2011) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Stuck on You (2011) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Surprise, Surprise (2011) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Henry's Happy Coal (2011) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Gordon and Ferdinand (2011) - Victor (US) (voice)
- O the Indignity (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Thomas' Crazy Day (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Thomas in Charge (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Victor Says Yes (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Henry's Health and Safety (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- James in the Dark (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- The Biggest Present of All (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Steamy Sodor (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Toby's New Whistle (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Percy's Parcel (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Time for a Story (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- The Early Bird (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Slippy Sodor (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- The Lion of Sodor (2010) - The Mayor of Sodor (US) (voice)
- Creaky Cranky (2010) - Victor (US) (voice)
- Play Time (2009) - Victor (US) (voice)
2011
The Best of Thomas & Friends Clips (US) (TV Series) as
Victor / The Mayor of Sodor
- Thomas Takes the Spotlight + More Stories (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Stafford the Electric Engine (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Henry Gets Bad Coal + More Stories (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Thomas Gets STUCK! - Magnets (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Pep Talk With Rocket (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Den Vs Dart - Diesel Engines (2020) - Victor (voice)
- My Hiro + More Stories (2020) - Victor (voice)
- All About Victor - Breakdown Engines (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Gordon Leaks + More Adventures (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Silly Paxton - Diesel Engines (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Inspections Day Again (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Keeping Promises (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Garbage Day on Sodor (2020) - Victor (voice)
- James the Smelly Engine + More Stories (2020) - Victor (voice)
- What Makes Rebecca Special? (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Thomas Goes Too Fast (2020) - Victor / The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- What's That Sound? (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Spot on Gordon - Chicken Pox and Other Stories (2020) - Victor (voice)
- It's Snowing Again on Sodor! + More Stories (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Tea Time on Sodor + More Stories (2020) - Victor / The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Millie and the Volcano (2020) - Victor / The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Scruff is on Top of the World (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Percy in the NEWS! (2020) - Victor / The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Edward the Really Useful Engine (2020) - The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Heaving Hooks! (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Bad Coal for Henry (2020) - Victor (voice)
- James the Red Engine (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Thomas the Emergency Cable (2020) - Victor (voice)
- Frozen Winter Wonderland and More Stories (2019) - Victor / The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- The New Engine on the Block (2019) - Victor (voice)
- Christmas Time on Sodor (2019) - Victor / The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Christmas Eve Express (2019) - Victor / The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- A Christmas Surprise (2019) - The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Abominable Snowman and Other Holiday Stories (2019) - Victor / The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Christmas Special: Diesel's Ghostly Christmas Part 2 (2019) - Victor (voice)
- The Talking Snowman (2019) - Victor (voice)
- Sir Topham Hatt's Christmas Surprise! (2019) - The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Christmas Special: Cranky Christmas (2019) - Victor / The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Gordon is in TROUBLE! (2019) - Victor (voice)
- Whiff the Really Useful Engine (2019) - The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Emily's Frozen Party (2019) - Victor (voice)
- Let it SNOW! (2019) - Victor (voice)
- Splendid James (2019) - Victor / The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Bill or Ben (2019) - Victor (voice)
- Rebecca's Special Talent (2019) - Victor (voice)
- Henry the GHOST ENGINE (2019) - Victor / The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- James' Special Mission - All in Vain (2019) - Victor / The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Unscheduled Stops (2019) - Victor (voice)
- Springtime for Diesel (2019) - The Mayor of Sodor (voice)
- Scruff's Makeover (2019) - Victor (voice)
- What Rebecca Does (2019) - Victor (voice)
- Thomas the Quarry Engine (2019) - Victor (voice)
- A Shed for Edward (2018) - Victor (voice)
- Philip's Number (2018) - Victor (voice)
- Extraordinary Engines: Why Are the Engines Afraid of Henry? (2017) - Victor (voice)
- Thomas Blames Geoffrey for His Mistakes (2016) - Victor (voice)
- Thomas Finds His Puff (2015) - Victor (voice, uncredited)
- Bill and Ben's New Color (2015) - Victor (voice, uncredited)
- The New, Stylish Scruff (2015) - Victor (voice, uncredited)
- Steam Team Holidays: The Frozen Turntable at Tidmouth Sheds (2014) - Victor (voice, uncredited)
- Cranky and Chaos at Brendam Docks (2014) - Victor (voice, uncredited)
- Hero of the Rails: Thomas Tells Victor (2011) - Victor (voice, uncredited)
- Hero of the Rails: Thomas Surprises Spencer (2011) - Victor (voice, uncredited)
2018
A Reel Life as
Precious Stone
2018
Thomas & Friends: Here Comes the Steam Team! (Video short) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2018
Deep State (TV Series) as
Tilson
- Blood in the Sand (2018) - Tilson
- Stories (2018) - Tilson
2018
Thomas & Friends: On the Go With Thomas (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2018
Thomas & Friends: Danger at the Docks (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2017
Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Holiday Collection (Video) as
Victor (US) (voice)
2017
Thomas & Friends: Christmas on Sodor (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) / The Mayor of Sodor (UK & US) (voice)
2017
This Is Axiom (Short) as
Sam
2015
Thomas & Friends: Clips (UK) (TV Series) as
Victor
- Kevin at Your Service (2017) - Victor (voice)
- Bill and Ben's New Colour (2015) - Victor (voice, uncredited)
- The New, Stylish Scruff (2015) - Victor (voice, uncredited)
- The Frozen Turntable at Tidmouth Sheds (2015) - Victor (voice, uncredited)
- Thomas Finds His Puff (2015) - Victor (voice, uncredited)
- Kevin is Sent to Brendam Docks (2015) - Victor (voice, uncredited)
2017
Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor as
Victor (UK & US) (voice, uncredited)
2017
Thomas & Friends: Extraordinary Engines (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) / The Mayor of Sodor (UK & US) (voice)
2016
Resting (TV Series) as
Bernard
- Fucked (2016) - Bernard
2016
Punk Strut: The Movie as
Walter Wall Jnr
2016
Thomas & Friends: Full Steam to the Rescue! (Video) as
The Mayor of Sodor (UK & US) (voice)
2016
Thomas & Friends: The Great Race as
Victor (UK & US) / Carlos (UK & US) (voice)
2016
Thomas & Friends: Start Your Engines! (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2015
Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Christmas Carol (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) / The Mayor of Sodor (UK & US) (voice)
2015
Rocky Horror Show Live as
Frank-N-Furter
2015
Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2015
Thomas & Friends: Wild Water Rescue and Other Engine Adventures (Video) as
The Mayor of Sodor (US) (voice)
2015
Thomas & Friends: Whale of a Tale and Other Sodor Adventures (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2015
Thomas & Friends: Dinos and Discoveries (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2014
Thomas & Friends: Signals Crossed (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2014
Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2014
Thomas & Friends: Engines to the Rescue (Video short) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2014
Inside No. 9 (TV Series) as
Frankie J. Parsons
- Last Gasp (2014) - Frankie J. Parsons
2013
Resting (Short) as
Harry Boe
2013
Thomas & Friends: The Thomas Way (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2013
Thomas & Friends: Santa's Little Engine (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2013
By Any Means (TV Mini Series) as
Luis Velasquez
- Episode #1.3 (2013) - Luis Velasquez
2013
Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2013
Thomas & Friends: Railway Mischief (Video) as
Victor (UK & US) (voice)
2013
Thomas & Friends: Go Go Thomas! (Video) as
Victor (US) / The Duke of Boxford (US) (voice)
2013
Thomas & Friends: Muddy Matters as
Victor (US) / The Mayor of Sodor (US) (voice)
2012
Thomas & Friends: Sticky Situations as
Victor (US) (voice)
2012
Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas as
Victor (US) (voice)
2012
Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery as
Victor (UK & US) / Cuban Man (UK & US) (voice)
2012
Thomas and Friends: Schoolhouse Delivery (Video) as
Victor (voice)
2012
Chases and Fun Awesome Adventures Vol. Two: Races as
Victor
2012
Thomas & Friends: Up, Up and Away! (Video) as
Victor (US) (voice)
2011
Thomas & Friends: Rescue on the Rails (Video) as
Victor (US) (voice)
2011
Thomas & Friends: Merry Christmas, Thomas! (Video) as
Victor (US) (voice)
2011
Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels as
Victor (US) (voice)
2011
Thomas & Friends: The Birthday Express (Video) as
Victor (US) (voice)
2011
Thomas & Friends: Pop Goes Thomas as
Victor (US) (voice)
2011
Thomas & Friends: Wobbly Wheels & Whistles (Video) as
Victor (US) (voice)
2010
Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue as
Victor (US) (voice)
2010
Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Runaway Kite (Video) as
Victor (US) (voice)
2009
Thomas & Friends: Splish, Splash, Splosh! (TV Movie) as
Victor (US) (voice)
2009
Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails (Video) as
Victor (US) (voice)
2009
Great Performances (TV Series) as
Alexander Molokov
- Chess in Concert (2009) - Alexander Molokov
2005
Blessed (TV Series) as
Restaurant Owner-Quentin
- Just Looking (Stereophonics) (2005) - Restaurant Owner-Quentin
2004
Holby City (TV Series) as
Carlos Fashola
- Soft Centred (2005) - Carlos Fashola
- Ostrich Mode (2005) - Carlos Fashola
- If It Ain't Broke (2005) - Carlos Fashola
- Pleasant Surprises (2005) - Carlos Fashola
- Patience (2005) - Carlos Fashola
- Moment of Truth (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- One Is the Loneliest Number (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- Braver Soul Than I (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- Best Intentions (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- Happy Families (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- Great Expectations (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- A Knight's Tale (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- Time Waits for No Man (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- Thicker Than Water (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- Smoke and Mirrors (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- Truth Will Out (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- One More Chance (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- Under the Thumb (2004) - Carlos Fashola
- While the Cat's Away- (2004) - Carlos Fashola
2005
Batman Begins as
Maitre D
2005
Jerry Springer: The Opera (TV Movie) as
Warm-up Man / Satan
2004
Alexander as
Scribe
2003
Days That Shook the World (TV Series documentary) as
Voiceover Artist
- The Assassination of JFK/The Resignation of Nixon (2003) - Voiceover Artist (voice, as David Bedalla)
2002
Awesome Adventures Vol. 4: Preschool Party Surprise as
Victor
Soundtrack
2015
Rocky Horror Show Live (performer: "Sweet Transvestite", "I Can Make You a Man", "I Can Make You a Man (Reprise)", "Eddie's Teddy", "Planet, Schmanet, Janet", "Fanfare/Don't Dream It", "Wild and Untamed Thing", "I'm Going Home", "Sweet Transvestite (Encore)", "The Time Warp (Encore Reprise)")
2009
Great Performances (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chess in Concert (2009) - (performer: "Molokov and Anatoly", "Difficult and Dangerous Times", "Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquility)", "Florence and Molokov", "The Soviet Machine")
Self
2020
Stars in the House (TV Series) as
Self
- GAME NIGHT - Happy New Year's UK! (2020) - Self
2011
The Alan Titchmarsh Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 15 April 2011 (2011) - Self
2009
Hotel Ground Zero (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator
2005
The Man Who Predicted 9/11 (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator (voice)
2005
X Rated: Top 20 Most Controversial TV Moments (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2005
X-Rated: The TV They Tried to Ban (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2005
Jerry Springer: The Opera - Story of a Musical (TV Short documentary) as
Self - interviewee
2005
The Heaven and Earth Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 2 January 2005 (2005) - Self
2004
GMTV (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 16 November 2004 (2004) - Self

References

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