Early in his career, David Petersen was cast in the title role of Zale Dalen’s independent film Skip Tracer. The movie received a standing ovation at the New York Film Festival premiere and agents literally climbed onto the stage looking for a way to contact David. Meanwhile, he was running around Alberta with the Caravan Stage Company in a coyote costume with enlarged genitalia. He loved his craft and the world of agents and New York glitter couldn't call him away.
In the 1960s he studied theatre at the University of British Columbia and was a founding member of the Tamahnous Theatre collective. David’s extensive film and TV work included The Grey Fox, The Beachcombers, First Blood and The X-Files. David was an avid stargazer, science enthusiast, fierce scrabble player, songwriter, director, prolific collage artist, dramaturge, loyal friend, loving husband, doting father and grandfather. And now oh how we all shall miss him.
Zale Dalen, Karen Petersen, Peter Anderson