David Patrick Wilson (born February 26,1949) is an American actor and director, probably best known for playing Superman in the 1975 TV musical special It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman! an adaptation of the 1966 Broadway musical.
A working actor for four decades, Wilson has appeared in many movies and TV series, including the 1983 cult film Eddie and the Cruisers. He stepped behind the camera in 2009 to write and produce the film "Collar", where he also plays a police detective. The film, due to be released in September 2011, also stars Tom Sizemore, Rebecca DeMornay and Richard Roundtree.