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David is the son of actor Alan Ladd and actress Sue Carol. He attended Harvard-Westlake School located in Los Angeles, and after matriculating enrolled at the University of Southern California to earn a Bachelor of Science degree, graduating in 1964. During his time there, he also fulfilled obligations in the military as part of the USAF Reserve.

Three years later, Ladd started his career in Hollywood when he was cast in a supporting role in the film “The Big Land”, which starred his father actor. The film was successful and it led to another project for David called “The Proud Rebel”, in which he played a mute, and for which he won a Golden Globe Award for “Best Newcomer”. More opportunities opened up for him, and his net worth started to increase – his next projects would include “The Sad Horse”, “Raymie”, “Zane Grey Theatre”, and “A Dog of Flanders”, continuing making films throughout the 1970s.

In 1982, Ladd then started working at Columbia Pictures as a creative executive. He then joined his brother-in-law in a new production company based at Columbia. David’s first solo production came in the film “The Serpent and the Rainbow”, based on the book of the same name; it was successful, and it led him to produce more films, increasing his net worth, and along with his half-brother Alan Ladd Jr producing several more films too.

In 1989, David then became a senior production executive at MGM, and was responsible for producing “Get Shorty”. He stayed with the company as an executive until 1998 when he moved to focus on producing TV series, including “The Mod Squad”, “Hart’s War” and “A Guy Thing”.

After MGM was sold, Ladd left the company and became independent, but also started working with other companies such as Universal, Fox, and Paramount. In 2008, he helped create “Leaving Barstow” which would win several awards, and also taught film production at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ladd is an emeritus member of the Screen Actors Guild, and is a member of both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the Producers Guild of America.

For his personal life, it is known that David was married to Louise Hendricks in 1971 but the marriage only lasted a year. In 1973 he married actress Cheryl Stoppelmoor and they had a daughter, but divorced in 1980. Two years later, he married actress Dey Young and they also had a daughter, but their marriage ended in divorce in 2012.

Structural info

  • Full Name: David Ladd
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: February 5, 1947
  • Place Of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
  • Education: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Dey Young (m. 1982–2012), Cheryl Ladd (m. 1973–1980), Louise Hendricks (m. 1971–1972)
  • Children: Jordan Ladd, Shane Ladd
  • Parents: Alan Ladd, Sue Carol
  • Siblings: Alana Ladd, Alan Ladd Jr., Carol Lee Ladd
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0480454/
  • Awards: Golden Globe Special Award for – Best Juvenile Actor
  • Nominations: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor
  • Movies: The Proud Rebel, Misty, Hart’s War, The Serpent and the Rainbow, A Guy Thing, The Treasure of Jamaica Reef, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Death Line, Raymie, A Dog of Flanders, The Klansman, Catlow, The Sad Horse, The Cheryl Ladd Special, The Cowboy Creed


  • Former father-in-law of Conor O’Neill.
  • Father, with Dey Young, of Shane Ladd.
  • Younger brother of Alana Ladd.
  • Younger half-brother of Alan Ladd Jr..
  • His wife, Dey Young, is the sister of Leigh Taylor-Young and Lance Young.
  • Son of Alan Ladd and Sue Carol.
  • Daughter, Jordan Ladd, with Cheryl Ladd.


Title Year Status Character
A Girl Like Her 2015 Extra
Bristol Boys 2006 Hydro-weed Customer
Beyond the Universe 1981
Captive 1980
Fantasy Island 1979 TV Series David Hanks
The Wild Geese 1978 Sonny Martinelli
Emergency! 1978 TV Series Paramedic Pete, Squad *51, LACoFD
Kojak 1977 TV Series Everett Coughlin
Police Story 1977 TV Series McRyan
The Day of the Locust 1975 Apprentice
Klansman 1974 Flagg
The Treasure of Jamaica Reef 1974 Joshua Owens
Jonathan Livingston Seagull 1973 Fletcher Lynd Seagull (voice)
The Sixth Sense 1972 TV Series Paul
Raw Meat 1972 Alex Campbell
Catlow 1971 Caxton
Family Affair 1971 TV Series Russ Brooks
R.P.M. 1970 Student
Love, American Style 1969 TV Series Dennis (segment “Love and the Pill”)
Ben Casey 1966 TV Series Andy
Gunsmoke 1965 TV Series Brian Forbes
Wagon Train 1962 TV Series Terry Morrell
Misty 1961 Paul Beebe
Zane Grey Theater 1961 TV Series Thalian Kihlgren
Shirley Temple’s Storybook 1960 TV Series Tom Sawyer
Raymie 1960 Raymie Boston
Bonanza 1960 TV Series Billy Allen
A Dog of Flanders 1959 Nello Daas
The Sad Horse 1959 Jackie Connors
Pursuit 1958 TV Series
The Proud Rebel 1958 David Chandler
The Big Land 1957 David Johnson
Shane 1953 Little Boy (uncredited)
Title Year Status Character
Surprise Surprise, Mr. Conovy 2011 Short executive producer
Leaving Barstow 2008 executive producer
A Guy Thing 2003 producer
Hart’s War 2002 producer
The Mod Squad 1999 executive producer
The Serpent and the Rainbow 1988 producer
When She Was Bad… 1979 TV Movie producer
The Cheryl Ladd Special 1979 TV Movie producer
Title Year Status Character
I Am the Bluebird 2009 Short special thanks
Title Year Status Character
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Bachelor Party Confidential 2003 Video documentary short Himself – Producer
Groovy Gravy: Making the Scene in ‘A Guy Thing’ 2003 Video documentary short Himself – Producer
Inside ‘A Guy Thing’ 2003 Video documentary short Himself – Producer
Alan Ladd: The True Quiet Man 1999 TV Movie documentary Producer
Good Morning America 1979 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978 TV Series Himself – Producer
Battle of the Network Stars III 1977 TV Special Himself
Tattletales 1974 TV Series Himself
Here’s Hollywood 1960 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1959 TV Series Himself – Recipient
Screen Snapshots 5854: Young Hollywood 1952 Documentary short Son of Alan Ladd


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