Who is David Glen Eisley?
David Glen Eisley is an American multimedia artist. He is not only an actor known for his role as Deputy Dave in movies like ‘Chinaman’s Chance: America’s Other Slaves’ (2008) and ‘Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman’s Chance’ (2018), but also a renowned musician, songwriter and composer. who is probably best known as the creator of the rock ballad “Sweet Victory”, popular for being featured in an episode of the TV series “SpongeBob SquarePants”.
Early life and bio
David was born under the zodiac sign Virgo on the 5e September 1952, in Los Angeles, California, USA, of American nationality and white ethnicity, the eldest son of Judith Tubbs Eisley and Anthony Eisley, who was also an actor, widely recognized for his starring role in the ABC television detective series “Hawaiian Eye” from the 1960s. He has a younger brother, Jonathan Erickson Eisley, who mainly works as a stunt performer. David dove into the music world while still a high school student, when he joined the Iron Butterfly tribute band called Mammoth.
In addition, he was a promising baseball player and member of the Double-A tier of the San Francisco Giants.
Eisley’s music career began in 1980 when he joined the rock band Sorcery. They soon signed a recording contract with Starwood Productions and performed a Halloween concert at the Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, which sold out completely within hours. In 1982, the band released their studio album entitled “Sorcery2”.
1983 David joined Gregg Giuffria, Craig Goldy and Alan Krigger to become the lead singer as well as the keyboardist and accordionist of the Washington DC-based rock band Giuffria.
In the following year, they signed a recording contract with MCA Records, after which Giuffria released his eponymous debut studio album, which peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 album chart, producing hit singles such as “Lonely In Love” as well as their most famous song – “Call to the Heart” – which peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. They then appeared as the opening act on Deep Purple’s Perfect Strangers World Tour in 1984 (often referred to as the Reunion Tour). In 1985 they opened for Foreigner on the Agent Provocateur Tour, while in 1986 they released a studio album titled “Silk and Steel”, which reached number 60 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart.
In 1987, the band recorded nine demos as the starting point for their third studio album, which was never released, but ended with David’s 2001 release entitled “The Lost Tapes”. Alongside Earl Slick, Pete Comita, F. Kirk Alley and Keni Richards, in 1988 David founded the glam metal band Dirty White Boy. Their only album entitled “Bad Reputation” was released in 1990 and was followed by a tour of the US and Europe before the group broke up.
In 1998, as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Stream, David played on their studio album “Nothing is sacredwhile releasing his debut solo studio album titled “War Dogs” in 1999, followed by his second album titled “Stranger From the Past” in 2000. In 2003, David teamed up with Stream again, after which their “Chasin’ the Dragon Het studio album hit the charts.
In 2017 he collaborated with Bob Kulick, and was the vocalist on three of his songs, which were featured on Kulick’s album “Skeletons in Closet”, while later that year Eisley teamed up with Craig Goldy and they released a studio album titled “Blood, guts and games“.
In 2018, Murderer’s Row reunited and released a remake of their debut album, now called “Murderer’s Row: Expanded Edition‘, which contains 10 new songs in addition to the original songs, called “Rough Mixes”. David’s most recent solo release is the studio album “Battered, torn and worn‘, which hit the charts in 2019.
The real breakthrough in David Glen Eisley‘s music career took place in 1997, when he co-created with Bob Kulick “Sweet victorywhich was included in the 1998 Bruton Music Library issue called “American Games” produced by APM Music.
However, the song’s popularity soared in 2001 when it was featured in an episode of the Nickelodeon TV animated comedy series “Spongebob Squarepantsentitled “Band Geeks”. During halftime of the Super Bowl III in February 2019, after a short music video of the episode “Band Geeks” was shown, the song’s popularity skyrocketed as it peaked at number 23 on the US Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart.
Besides music, David Glen Eisley has made an enviable one career also in the film industry. His first acting appearance in front of the camera came in 1988 in the action comedy crime film “Action Jackson”, after which he appeared in the action drama film “Stone Cold” (1991).
In 1998 Eisley appeared in episodes of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and ‘7th Heaven’ TV series’. In 2000, he appeared in the critically acclaimed drama film “Spanish Judges”, while in 2001 he made his production debut with the romantic drama thriller “Island Prey”. He also appeared in the 2005 sci-fi horror movie “Headspace” and was the associate producer of the 2015 thriller movie “Social Suicide”.
Since 1991 Eisley is married to Argentina-born English actress Olivia Hussey, with whom he welcomed a daughter named India Eisley, who is also an actress.
Happy Birthday!! 30 years ago today, Oct 21, 1989, @OliviaHusseyLA & @DavidEisley24 first met at Jerry’s Famous Deli “When I left she smiled and my hair stood on end”, #OliviaHussey #David Glen Eisley pic.twitter.com/FTVmC3RdG4
— Ciro Morales (@CiroTweeter) October 22, 2019
Olivia Osuna was born on the 17e April 1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Joy Hussey who was a secretary, and the Argentine opera singer Andrés Osuna, also known as Osvaldo Ribó. After her parents divorced, she moved to England, eventually attending the Italia Conti Academy in London. She started her acting career in theater at age 13, and for her portrayal of Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli’s Academy Award-winning romantic drama”Romeo and JulietAt the age of 17, Olivia was honored with the prestigious Golden Globe Award in 1968.
In 1974, she appeared in the leading female role of Jess in the horror thriller film “Black Christmas” which later earned cult status within the slasher film genre. 1978 Olivia starred in the Oscar-winning crime drama film “Death on the Nile”, after which she was cast for the lead role in the historical romantic drama film “The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther”. In 1990 Hussey appeared in the TV mini-series based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name – “It” – while making a number of notable on-camera appearances in the 2000s era, the most memorable of which is the title role in the critically acclaimed TV movie “Mother” from Fabrizio Costa from 2003 Theresia”.
LOS ANGELES CA – JANUARY 1: Olivia Hussey at home and with her husband David Glen Eisley January 1, 1992 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California (Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images) Gigante.
Before marrying David, she was married to colleague Dean Paul Martin from 1971 to 1978, and to Japanese singer Akira Fuse from 1980 to 1989. In July 2018, she released her autobiography entitled “The Girl on the Balcony: Olivia Hussey Finds Life After Romeo and Juliet”.
India Joy Eisley used to be born on the 29e October 1993 in Los Angeles, California. She dived into the world of acting at the age of 12 when she appeared alongside her parents in the 2005 Sci-Fi horror movie “Headspace”. Life of the American Teenager’, which she reprized until 2013.
In 2012, she starred opposite Kate Beckinsale in the fantasy movie “Underworld Awakening”, while in 2014 she appeared as the leading female character in movies “Kite” and “Nanny Cam”. India also starred in the 2017 horror film “Clinical”, after which she was cast as the main female lead in the romantic drama film “Adolescence”, as well as the fantasy horror thriller “Look Away”, both in 2019. breakthrough in India’s acting career took place that year, when she was cast in the recurring role of Fauna Hodel in the TV mini-series”I am the night“.
Speaking of David Glen Eisley’s net worth, as of mid 2020, sources estimate over $2 million accumulated during his career in both the music and film industries, which currently spans nearly four decades. His wife Olivia is reportedly worth a whopping $8 million.