David Joseph Phillips (born April 19, 1978) is a Canadian actor best known for starring in numerous theatrical performances in Toronto and at the Stratford Festival, hosting Video & Arcade Top 10 and The Miss Canada Pageant, as well as starring in the films Poker Night and Shark City.
Phillips was born in Toronto, Ontario to Margaret and James Phillips. He was raised in Brampton, Ontario, attending high school at St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School (Brampton). He was then admitted with a scholarship into Ryerson University's Theatre School in Toronto, where he received his BFA, and played the lead in his graduate production of Henry IV directed by John Neville.
After graduating he took a brief hiatus from performing and was a ninth grade math and geography teacher at his old high school in Brampton. He went back to entertainment in 2000, when he co-hosted the Canadian kids game show Video & Arcade Top 10 for two years. He was then part of the classical acting company at The Stratford Festival of Canada for the next three years, where he appeared in eight productions, and received a Tyrone Guthrie award for his efforts. He then returned to the Greater Toronto Area, where he performed in many classical theatre productions, including playing Estragon in the well-received Waiting For Godot, as well as the Canadian Premiere of Mephisto