Originally from San Diego. David Wilson Barnes made his Broadway debut with The Lieutenant of Inishmore and starred in Fifth of July at the Bay Street Theatre. He appeared in a critically acclaimed role in Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre, for which he received a Drama League nomination, as well as rave reviews from The New York Times and Variety. He has also appeared in Hamlet at the Public Theater, Britannicus and Olly's Prison at the American Repertory Theater, St. Crispin's Day at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Men Without Shadows at the Flea Theater, Jersey Story at Cherry Lane, The Square with Ma Yi Theatre Company/the Public Theater, Mirandolina at the Pearl, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle and The Bald Soprano at La MaMa E.T.C.
Film credits include You Don't Know Jack, Company Men, Taking Woodstock, Seducing Charlie Barker, Capote, How to Seduce Difficult Women, and The Bourne Legacy. TV credits include Law and Order and Sex and the City.