David Ladd has had a distinguished career in the motion picture industry for more than fifty years. He was a successful, award-winning actor in both film and television, and later became a film producer and executive. The son of Alan Ladd and Sue Carol, he chose to put education ahead of acting and attended the University of Southern California where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.
After graduation, he refocused on acting and then became a highly regarded executive and film producer for over twenty years. He worked at Columbia Pictures, Pathe Films and finally at Metro Goldwyn Mayer where he remained for seventeen years as both a Senior Executive and as a Producer. He supervised many films including Get Shorty (1995), Red Corner (1997), The Cutting Edge (1992) among others. He produced The Serpent and the Rainbow (1998), Hart’s War (2002), A Guy Thing (2003), When She Was Bad (1979) and The Mod Squad (1999). Mr. Ladd has also worked in television producing movies and variety specials for ABC.
Mr. Ladd is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Screen Actors Guild (emeritus), Producers Guild of America, and has received numerous awards in the Motion Picture Industry. He has taught film at the Savannah College of Art and Design and lectured at his alma mater, USC.
Currently Mr. Ladd is developing numerous projects in both film and television.