Known for movies

Short Info

DiedApril 19, 1993, Mount Carmel Center, Texas, United States
SpouseRachel Jones

David Koresh was born on August 17, 1959, in Houston, Texas. His father, a former member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, left the family when Koresh was seven. His mother remarried when he was eleven, and Koresh had a difficult relationship with his stepfather. Koresh dropped out of high school when he was sixteen and began working odd jobs. In 1981, he joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church and soon became involved with a group of Adventists who were studying the Bible in depth.

Koresh began to question the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and began studying other religious texts, including the Bible. He developed his own interpretations of the Bible and began preaching his beliefs to others. In 1987, Koresh and a group of followers moved to Waco, Texas, where they established a community called Mount Carmel. Koresh attracted a following of people who were interested in his religious beliefs.

The community of Mount Carmel came into conflict with the government in 1992 when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) attempted to raid the compound. A standoff between the ATF and the members of Mount Carmel ensued, and eventually the compound was destroyed by fire. Koresh and seventy-six other people, including twenty-five children, died in the fire.

General Info

Full NameDavid Koresh
DiedApril 19, 1993, Mount Carmel Center, Texas, United States
ProfessionReligious Leader
EducationGarland High School


SpouseRachel Jones
ChildrenCyrus Howell, Star Howell
ParentsBonnie Sue Clark, Bobby Wayne Howell
SiblingsRoger Howell

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The Decline and Fall of America2008DocumentaryHimself
The Temple of Phenomenal Things1997Himself

Archive Footage

Waco: The Rules of Engagement1997DocumentaryHimself - Branch Davidian Leader (uncredited)
The Many Faces of Death, Part 61995Video documentaryHimself
Frontline1995TV Series documentaryHimself - Branch Davidian Leader
American Justice1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Retro Report2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Branch Davidian Leader
Anderson Cooper 360°2015TV SeriesHimself
Crimes of the Century2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Branch Davidian Leader
America's Book of Secrets2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Join Us2007DocumentaryHimself
Final 242007TV Series documentaryHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Mugshots2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Waco: A New Revelation1999DocumentaryHimself (Branch Davidian) (uncredited)
Holy Smoke1999Himself - Preaches to Followers (uncredited)
Shock-X-Treme, Vol. 1, - Snuff Video1997Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)

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