David Andrew Roy White is an American actor, screenwriter and businessman. He is also a producer and the co-founder of Pure Flix Entertainment which is a production and distribution studio.
David A. R. White was born on 12 May 1950 in Dodge City, Kansas, USA. His father was a Mennonite pastor. He comes from a very conservative farming community and family. Thus it comes as no surprise that he is a very religious person and an ideal Christian man with full faith in Christianity. David’s parents were into music. His mother was a music teacher and played a lot of instruments. His brother also used to play a lot of instruments and is now working in the field of music. His sister also knew how to play instruments.
David A. R. White was previously married to actress and producer Andrea Logan from 2003 to 2020. They have three children together. Currently, he is not dating anyone.
Andrea Logan was born on 29 July 1978. She grew up in a small town in Illinois, United States of America. After completing her schooling she shifted to San Diego with her father. Here she attended Mira Costa College. During this time she got interested in acting started taking theatre classes. She also did some modelling assignments and auditioned for films at the same time. In 2001 she took part in the second season of Fear Factor and almost won it. In 2003 she grabbed a film SIX… The Mark Unleashed alongside Stephen Baldwin and Eric Roberts. She played a small role in the film. She was also seen in the 2004 film My Date with Drew and the 2005 film, The Moment After 2: Awakening.
She tried her hand at producing films in 2006 when got pregnant with her first child. So she co-produced a film named Hidden Secrets with John Schneider and Reginald VelJohnson. Schneider is an American actor and country music singer whereas VelJohnson is an American actor. Andrea has produced films like Me Again and co-produced films like The Encounter, The Moment After 2: Awakening (2005) and Holyman Undercover (2008).
She has acted in many films like Holyman Undercover (2008), Sarah’s Choice (2009), In the Blink of an Eye (2009), Marriage Retreat (2010) and Me Again (2011).
David A. R. White moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19. After 6 months there he got in the CBS sitcom, Evening Shade (1990-1994). He played the role of Andrew Philipot, the best friend of Burt Reynold’s son. David also made guest appearances in television series like Coach, California Dreams, Melrose Place and Sisters. He played the protagonist in Second Glance. The name of his character was Dan Burgess and his closing line in it “Hey Scotty. Jesus Man” became a meme.
Some of David’s early films are Mercy Streets (2000), Six: The Mark Unleashed (2003) and The Visitation (2006). The film, The Visitation was an adaptation of the novel Bells of Innocence written by author Frank Paretti. For his role in Mercy Streets, he was nominated for the Best Actor Award at the Movie Guide Awards.
He co-founded Pure Flix Entertainment in 2005 with Michael Scott, Russell Wolfe and Elizabeth Travis. It produces family themed and Christian faith movies.
Over the years David produced and starred in films such as in the Blink of an Eye (2009), Hidden Secrets and The Moment After (1999). He has also produced a historical drama named Apostle Peter in 2012.
A short compilation documentary about him by the name Pure Flix and Chill: The David A. R. White Story was made by Anthony Simon. It was released on 27 March 2018 on the Filmmaker Magazine website.
David started directing films in 2010. The first film he directed was The Encounter, which is a 2011 Christian film. The film is about five strangers who get stranded at a dinner being served by the owner who claims himself to be Jesus. The film starred Bruce Marchiano, Jaci Velasquez and the pro-wrestler Steve “Sting” Borden.
David A. R. White has an estimated net worth of $12 million. His earning come from his films he does as an actor and also from his production and direction work.