David Deblinger

Headshot of David Deblinger, Actor and Acting Teacher


“What is most important to me is to transform the, ‘class’ into an ‘ensemble of artists,’ who come to build a bond of trust and end up feeling supported and challenged to take a risk. That risk involves allowing oneself, emotionally, to reveal and understand, more and more, personal truth.  I use a variety of exercises to help the actor create honest, compelling behavior to serve the story being told.”


David Deblinger co-founded Labyrinth Theater Company where he has acted in new plays by Pulitzer Prize winning writers John Patrick Shanley and Stephen Adly Guirgis and with actors like the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Rockwell, and Ellen Burstyn… and is currently shooting a recurring role opposite Forest Whitaker in the “American Gangster,” prequel series, THE GODFATHER OF HARLEM, for EPIX. He has appeared in new plays at Labyrinth, The Public Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, Vineyard, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and his critically acclaimed performance piece, “LUCKY PENNY,” tours nationally. Other TV appearances include BLUE BLOODS, BROAD CITY, THE SOPRANOS, SEX AND THE CITY, LAW AND ORDER, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, DAMAGES, CLUB LAND and more.

Current and Upcoming