Born and raised in the small western Pennsylvania industrial town of Jeannette, David was a noted high school basketball and football player who attended Wake Forest University on a football scholarship, and later transferred to California State University for basketball. Upon graduation, he became an elementary public school teacher in the Washington D.C. area for one year before moving to Arizona to teach at a private high school. It was while out West that a casting director noticed David's 6' 3" height and asked if he'd like to portray a lanky Texas Ranger in a western movie with "one word" of dialogue. Orange's acceptance had him becoming intrigued with the film-making process, and several other small film and TV roles followed.
The following year he moved to Hollywood to give acting a serious try--though continuing to teach in the L.A. public schools. Small roles in movies and TV continued for David until he performed in his first stage play... and his pursuit of acting would take him on another wondrous voyage. A film director seeing David on stage thought he had some "scant" talent and encouraged him to give the New York stage a try. David did, and the advice paid off.
Orange has co-starred in two Broadway plays--Knockout, opposite Oscar nominee actor Danny Aiello, the other Torch Song Trilogy, alongside Harvey Fierstein who won the Tony Award for Best Actor and also Best Play.
Over a 25 year career, David's also done over 275 television commercials, numerous TV episodic guest starring roles, and several feature films to his credit-- among them Star Trek VI--the Undiscovered Country. His humorous cameo appearance as "Sleepy Klingon" has developed a Trekkie/Sci Fi fan following.
Also having a long-time passion for writing, David has published numerous magazine articles--among them a wine, food, and entertainment magazine Tasted, writes screenplays, and has had published a science fiction suspense thriller novel The Powder Merchant (now also an E-book.) It has already received 4 Highest Rating reviews from noteworthy critics who agree that its plot concept is one of the most original seen in years.
David currently resides in New York City and North Miami Beach.