American actor Scott Shepherd plays the iconic villain David in The Last of Us Season 1. He is best known for his role as John Grey in the film X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Shepherd has starred in 29 projects across his illustrious career and is also set to feature in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon.

BornDecember 8, 1966
Age56
BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, United States
Height1.72 m / 5 ft 8
SpouseN/A
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Scott Shepherd as David talking to Ellie in the cabin in The Last of Us
Credit – HBO

Who Is Scott Shepherd in The Last of Us TV Show?

Scott Shepherd is a 56-year-old film, TV, and theatre actor who got his acting break in the 1995 film Throwing Down as Wade.

Since then, Shepherd has gone on to star alongside big-name actors such as Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies and Jude Law in The Young Pope.

Of course, Shepherd continues to act alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest actors in The Last of Us, including the much beloved Pedro Pascal, who plays the protagonist Joel.

Scott Shepherd as Cardinal Dussolier in the Young Pope
Scott Shepherd as Cardinal Dussolier in The Young Pope.
Credit – HBO

Who Is David in The Last of Us TV Show?

David is one of the main antagonists in The Last of Us TV show. He is the leader of a small colony that has become cannibals since the outbreak.

Despite initially helping Ellie by providing her medicine to help Joel, he searches for her the next day. After abducting her, he takes Ellie to his base of operations, David locks the girl in a cage and attempts to recruit her.

The attempts fail and Ellie breaks David’s fingers, which is when he threatens to cut her up into tiny pieces to feed to his group.

David is one of the many antagonists in The Last of Us TV show. Fans were treated to a brand new villain who stole the show for a handful of episodes earlier in the season.

In 2013 The Last of Us video game, David is played by Nolan North. Unfortunately, North doesn’t appear in The Last of Us TV show, unlike his co-star Jeffrey Pierce.

Scott Shepherd as David talking to Ellie in the cabin in The Last of Us
Credit – HBO

What Happens to David in The Last of Us TV Show?

David is killed by Ellie in The Last of Us show. After she successfully escapes his clutches, he tracks her down to an abandoned restaurant.

There, they get into a fight, during which the restaurant catches fire. After weakening him with her switchblade, she grabs his machete while being held down, and uses it to attack.

With the weapon, she violently and repeatedly stabs David, killing him.

His death has a profound effect on Ellie, one with long-term consequences that fans will likely see in the upcoming Season 2 of The Last of Us TV show.

Scott Shepherd as David stood in the burning resturant in The Last of Us TV Show
Credit – HBO

All Scott Shepherd Movies, TV Shows & More

  • Throwing Down (Film) 1995 – Wade
  • Brief Reunion (Film) 2011 – Teddy
  • Meanwhile (Film) 2011 – Joe’s Brother
  • Side Effects (Film) 2013 – NYPD Detective
  • And So It Goes (Film) 2014 – Luke Little
  • The Family Fang (Film) 2015 – Art Critic Matt Lovisek
  • Bridge of Spies (Film) 2015 – Hoffman
  • Ithaca (Film) 2015 – Mr. Corbett
  • Jason Bourne (Film) 2016 – Director NI Edwin Russell
  • Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (Film) 2016 – Bruce Schwartz
  • The Young Pope (TV Mini-Series) 2016 – Cardinal Dussolier (10 episodes)
  • Elementary (TV Series) 2017 – Anson Gephardt (2 episodes)
  • Hallway triptych (Short) 2017 – ???
  • Why Is It So Dark in Here? (Short) 2017 – ???
  • Wormwood (TV Mini-Series) 2017 – Vincent Ruwet (5 episodes)
  • Hostiles (Film) 2017 – Wesley Quaid
  • Radium Girls (Film) 2018 – Mr. Leech
  • After the Party (Short) 2018 – ???
  • The Report (Film) 2019 – Senator Mark Udall
  • True Detective (TV Series) 2019 – Harris James (4 episodes)
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Film) 2019 – John Grey
  • First Cow (Film) 2019 – Captain
  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Film) 2019 – Casey
  • Bluff City Law (TV Series) 2019 – George Bell (10 episodes)
  • Slow Machine (Film) 2020 – Gerard
  • Prodigal Son (TV Series) 2020 – Dr. Simon Coppenrath (1 episode)
  • Fugitive Dreams (Film) 2020 – Israfel
  • The Good Fight (TV Series) 2022 – Brian Goner (1 episode)
  • The Last of Us (TV Series) 2023 – David (1 episode)
Scott Shepherd as George Bell in Bluff City Law
Scott Shepherd as George Bell in Bluff City Law.
Credit – NBC

FAQs About Scott Shepherd

Does Scott Shepherd Have Any Children?

No, Scott Shepherd does not have children at this time.

Is Scott Shepherd in a Relationship?

No, Scott Shepherd is not in a relationship.

Does Scott Shepherd Use Social Media?

No, Scott Shepherd does not use social media.

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