DAVID DORFMAN (Emmit) found, at a very young age, that he had a
talent and passion for performing. Discovered by a theatrical agent after taking
over a magic show at a friend’s birthday party, he quickly booked a series-
regular role in the Disney pilot “Use Your Head.” Following that role, Dorfman
easily began working regularly in commercials and television, and was soon cast
opposite Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy in the critically acclaimed
His career was off and running and he soon landed a recurring role in the
CBS series “Family Law” opposite Academy Award® nominee Kathleen Quinlan,
as well as a lead in the feature film “Bounce” opposite Academy Award® winners
Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck.
It was then that Dorfman won the hugely sought-after role of Aidan Keller
opposite Academy Award® nominee Naomi Watts in the chilling and provocative
thriller “The Ring,” which went on to gross over $200 million and became a
franchise for DreamWorks.
A truly versatile artist, Dorfman has been able to play a variety of
characters in a myriad of stories. Whether it be in a fantasy story, such as “A
Wrinkle in Time,” or as gritty a film as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” he loves
to take on new challenges. He has worked with such esteemed actors as
Academy Award® nominee Robert Downey Jr., both in a recurring role as his
son in the award-winning series “Ally McBeal” for Fox-TV and in the feature film
“The Singing Detective,” which also starred Academy Award® winner Adrien
Brody and Academy Award® nominee Maria Bello.
David also enjoys music, maps and outdoor sports such as ATV’ing with
his teenage friends.
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