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Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1946
DiedDecember 19, 1997, Denver, Colorado, United States
FactWorked for Theatre West Virginia

David Schramm is an American actor and director. He is best known for his role as Roy Biggins on the NBC sitcom Wings.

Schramm was born in New York City, the son of Gertrude (née Zwickler) and William Schramm. His parents were both Jewish immigrants. He has two sisters, Barbara and Beverly. He was raised in the Bronx and graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1957. He then attended Syracuse University on a drama scholarship.

Schramm’s acting career began on the stage, appearing in such Broadway productions as The Rothschilds and The Sunshine Boys. He made his film debut in the 1971 film The Hospital. He also appeared in the films Catch-22 (1970), Serpico (1973), and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974).

In 1975, Schramm was cast as Roy Biggins on the NBC sitcom Wings. The show ran for eight seasons, from 1990 to 1997. Schramm also directed several episodes of the show.

After Wings ended, Schramm appeared in guest roles on television shows such as The King of Queens, JAG, and 7th Heaven. He also had a recurring role on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns from 1998 to 2000.

In recent years, Schramm has appeared in the films The Bucket List (2007), Get Smart (2008), and Up in the Air (2009).

Schramm has been married three times. His first wife was actress Linda Lavin, with whom he had two children, Kate and Peter. His second wife was actress Dixie Carter, with whom he had one child, Ginna. His third wife is actress Kristin Chenoweth, with whom he has no children.

Schramm has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameDavid Schramm
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1946
DiedDecember 19, 1997, Denver, Colorado, United States
EducationWestern Kentucky University


Music GroupsYo La Tengo
MoviesThe Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, A Shock to the System, Johnny Handsome, Let It Ride
TV ShowsWings, Working Girl, Max Monroe: Loose Cannon

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1Performing at the New York City Center in the 1932 musical "Music in the Air". [January 2009]
2Performing on Broadway in "Finian's Rainbow". [November 2009]
3Currently appearing in "The Seafarer" by Conner McPherson at the George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey. [November 2008]
4David was in the same class and in some of the same college productions as Leo Burmester, who also went on to become an actor on Broadway ("Les Miserables", "Big River") and in many movies (The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)).
5Worked for Theatre West Virginia




Hercules1998TV SeriesBellerophon
Wings1990-1997TV SeriesRoy Biggins
Big Packages1996Herb
The Dreamer of Oz1990TV MovieW.W. Denslow
Working Girl1990TV SeriesJoe McGill
Max Monroe1990TV SeriesCaptain Farraday
A Shock to the System1990Executive #3
Johnny Handsome1989Vic Dumask
Let It Ride1989Lufkin
Jake and the Fatman1989TV SeriesRichard Thompson
Wiseguy1989TV SeriesDr. Hasburg
Miami Vice1989TV SeriesProfessor Eric G. Halliwell
CBS Summer Playhouse1988TV SeriesMelman
The Equalizer1988TV SeriesJoe
Spenser: For Hire1987TV SeriesCarl
Kennedy1983TV Mini-SeriesRobert McNamara
The Time of Your Life1976TV MovieKit Carson


Rag Dolly in the U.S.S.R.1986Documentary shortGeneral D.
Stages: Houseman Directs Lear1981TV Movie documentaryHimself

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