David Sherrill spent his adolescent years in Southern California. In the early 1980s, he moved to New York to study with the late, greats Stella Adler and Sanford Meisner. After a brief stint as a bit player on the ABC daytime drama "All My Children,” Dave moved back to California and continued his training at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television.
His first major film role was as deranged punk Skank in the 1986 feature film “The Wraith” with Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, and Randy Quaid, under the direction of Mike Marvin. He received critical notice for his work in the CBS Movie of the Week, “Terror On Highway 91,” which also starred Rick Schroeder, George Dzundza and Lara Flynn Boyle.
Other film roles include Warner Bros.’ “The Rookie,” in which he costarred with Clint Eastwood, “Unhook The Stars” opposite Gena Rowlands, Marisa Tomei and Gerard Depardieu, and “Five Aces” with Charlie Sheen and Christopher McDonald. Aside from his work in film and network television, David Sherrill is most widely recognized and remembered for his recurring portrayal of homeless Marine veteran Sgt. Jack Canner on the 1990s FOX television series “Beverly Hills, 90210.”