David Samuel Goyer (born December 22, 1965) is an American screenwriter, film director and comic book writer.
Goyer was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is Jewish and an alumnus of Huron High School and the University of Southern California, graduating from the School of Cinema-Television in 1988.
Goyer was a student of screenwriter Nelson Gidding at USC and frequently returned to Gidding's class as a guest speaker. He graduated in 1988 and sold his first screenplay for Death Warrant in 1989. With his first paycheck, he bought a new Isuzu Trooper, which was stolen the very first night he drove it home.