“…David Alford [is] arguably Nashville’s most important male actor of the modern age.”
– Martin Brady, The Nashville

A native and resident of Adams, Tennessee (pop. 600), David Alford is a graduate of the Juilliard School for Drama. He was the founder and Artistic Director of Mockingbird Theatre in Nashville, and later Executive Artistic Director of Tennessee Repertory Theatre (now Nashville Rep). Most recently, he served as Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Theatre at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

David appeared as Bucky Dawes in the television series Nashville for its six seasons. Other screen credits include The Good Fight (CBS) The Blacklist (NBC), The Last Castle (DreamWorks), A Death in the Family (PBS/Masterpiece Theatre), Stoker (Warner Bros), and the web series Local Air. Recent stage credits include Mr. Marshall in the Broadway revival of Little Foxes (Manhattan Theatre Club), Billy in the workshop production of Donald Margulies’ Long Lost (Illinois Theatre), and the title role in the The Columnist (Tennessee Rep). His one-man performance of Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory was a holiday staple for Nashville audiences for over a decade.

David’s writing credits include two historical plays produced annually in his hometown, Spirit: The Authentic Story Of The Bell Witch Of Tennessee, and Smoke: A Ballad Of The Night Riders. Other credits include a stage adaptation of Alan Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams (with Brian Niece), the documentary theatre piece Boycott: Pulaski, Tennessee and the Legacy of the Ku Klux Klan, the screenplays On Music Row (MTV Networks), and the independent releases Prisoner, Adrenaline, and Deadbox. His book Living The Dream: The Morning After Drama School (with Brian Horner) is available through Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Smoke: Ballad of the Night Riders is generally available for 2022/23 season and beyond. Video will be available early February.

Owen Hartley’s down on his knees, in the torchlight. Surrounded by masked men. He’s a strong man. Proud, too. Ain’t an easy thing to get a man like Owen Hartley down on his knees. But by God, it happened. This is his story. Night Riders are Big Tobacco!