American actor David Packard Corenswet has been part of various television shows and movies as House of Cards, Instinct, Affairs of State, and The Politician.
Currently, he plays as the World War II veteran, Jack Castello, in the drama web television miniseries, Hollywood. In the article, let's look at some interesting facts of Corenswet.
Corenswet is 26 years old; he was born on July 8, 1993. The 26 years old actor stands 6 feet and 4 inches tall (1.93 m).
David grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but his paternal ancestries were a prominent Jewish family in New Orleans. His mother and father both work as a lawyer.
Corenswet's maternal grandmother was a well-known Quaker activist. His maternal grandfather, Edward Packard, created the series of children's gamebooks, Choose Your Own Adventure, concept. Packard had also authored more than 50 books in the series.
Corenswet's passion for acting comes from his father, who was active in the stage productions for years before opting for a career in law. Following his father's footsteps, David spent his weekends and holidays appearing in plays as All My Sons and Hairspray.
While still a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, he applied to the prestigious Juilliard School. It was at Juilliard that he truly found like-minded people 'who matched his obsession with stage and screen.'
David Corenswet appeared as River Barkley, one of the main character in Netflix's comedy-drama web television series, The Politician.
Interestingly, Corenswet played the role of high-schooler at the age of 26. He also had to learn Mandarin along with his co-star Gwyneth Paltrow. “We were both really extremely stressed out about it! We had a great coach, but it was just me and her trying to stumble through," he told V Magazine.
The 26 years old actor is very much aware of the fact that he shares an uncanny resemblance with Justice League's Superman a.k.a. Henry Cavill. While in a conversation with Entertainment Weekly, Corenswet stated,
"It came to my attention before the internet got a hold of me. But my pie-in-the-sky ambition is definitely to play Superman...I love the Henry Cavill dark and gritty take, but I would love to see the next one be very bright and optimistic."
What's interesting is that Warmer Bros. has kept Corenswet on the top of the list of potential actors to succeed Cavill as Superman, as per Men's Health.
Corenswet prefers to keep his personal life as private as possible. His Instagram account doesn't provide any clue regarding his past or potential partner. Nor has he appeared on the red-carpet event with special someone to spark the relationship rumors.
Much to our delight, the 26 years old rising star could be single and much focused on his career as he has some exciting projects up ahead.
After his breakthrough with Emmy nominated screenwriter, director, and producer, Ryan Murphy's The Politician, David joined the ensemble cast of another Murphy Netflix series, the drama Hollywood.
The seven-episode series has completed season one as of now. It chronicles the life of aspiring actors and filmmakers after World War II.
Along with David, the ensemble cast includes Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello, Dylan McDermott, Jake Picking, Jeremy Pope, Holland Taylor, Samara Weaving, Jim Parsons, and Patti LuPone.
In addition to being the series regular in Netflix's miniseries Hollywood, Corenswet is also one of the executive producers of the show.
As a matter of fact, Corenswet made his television debut with Moe & Jerryweather, which was directed, produced, and co-written by Corenswet himself. The show revolves around the comedy writing duo named Moe and Jerry, who struggle to create a new kind of television.