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David O'Hara (born David Pearson) is an American actor, director, and producer.


O'Hara was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and Long Beach, California. At the age of 27, he became one of the top track-and-field coaches in the U.S. O'Hara coached three Olympians, who won a total of two bronze medals, and one also set the world record in the Women's Javelin. Retiring from coaching at the age of 29, O'Hara took up acting, appearing in a number of movies and TV shows. He also wrote, directed, and starred in the short play The Gladiators. O'Hara also optioned several scripts, written two scripts for hire, and done several rewrites of other writers' scripts.

On Criminal Minds[]

O'Hara portrayed real-life necrophilic killer Ed Gein in a flashback in the Season Four episode "Cold Comfort".


  • Picture Wheel (2017) as Hobo (short)
  • Soap Opera (2017) as Eddie (video short)
  • A New York Christmas (2016) as Charlie Livingston
  • Go Out in Violet Waters (2015) as Howard (short)
  • The Veteran Hour (2015) as Vietnam Veteran (short)
  • 0930 Hours (2015) as Vietnam Veteran (short)
  • Where the Devil Dwells (2014) as Oren
  • Monarch (2013) as Raines (short)
  • The Blue Line (2012) as Lt. O'Malley
  • The Failing Man (2012) as Luther (4 episodes)
  • Heavy Metal Superstar (2011) as The Roadie's Ghost
  • Mushroom Hunt (2010) as Doyle (short)
  • P.O.A. Point of Acceptance (2010) as Hunt (video short)
  • 27 (2009) as Barnes (short)
  • The Snallygaster Tale (2009) as Hank (short)
  • America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (2009) as Robert Snyder (TV series documentary)
  • Criminal Minds - "Cold Comfort" (2009) TV episode - Ed Gein
  • Santa Barbara (1988) as Cop
  • Angel of Vengeance (1987) as Major Hargrove
  • Armed Response (1986) as Thug #1 (credited as Dave O'Hara)
  • The Tomb (1986) as John Banning (credited as David Pearson)
  • Hard Rock Zombies (1985) as Ed
  • Biohazard (1985) as Reiger (credited as David Pearson)
  • Star Worms II: Attack of the Pleasure Pods (1985) as Jessup


  • The Mojo Cafe (2004) (short)


  • The Mojo Cafe (2004) (short)


  • The Mojo Cafe (2004) - Producer (short)

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For an up-to-date filmography, see here.