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David Farentino Profession, High Profile Life, Net Worth, & More

David Farentino is a Hollywood actor born to celebrity parents Michele Lee and James Farentino. Read further to know more about this personality and discover what makes him famous.

Personal Life

David Farentino was born on 6th July 1969 in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. His parents are distinguished Hollywood actors, Michele Lee and James Farentino


David Farentino is an actor by profession, he is best known for his roles in Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story, When No One Would Listen, Intimate Portrait and Knots Landing.

Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story

The television movie ‘Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story’ is based on the biography of Barbara Seaman, the plot revolves around the life of an actress who becomes a writer and the struggles that come with the change. It was directed by Bruce McDonald and written by Michele Gallery. The movie features David’s mother Michele Lee as the lead character, she plays the role of Jacqueline Susann. David’s father is a part of the movie as well, he plays the role of Bernard Geis. Other notable actors in this movie are Kenneth Welsh, Peter Rigert, Barbara Parkins and Sandra O’Neill. David Farentino plays the role of Woody in this movie.

When No One Would Listen

When No One Would Listen is a television movie starring David’s parents Michele Lee and James Farentino in the lead roles as Jessica and Gary, respectively. It is directed by Armand Mastroianni and written by Cindy Myers. The movie is based on a woman named Jessica who has been undergoing abuse from her husband Gary, the abuse worsens as she befriends her boss and neighbour. David Farentino plays the role of Rod in this movie.

Knots Landing

Knots Landing is a television drama series created by David Jacobs that stars David’s mother Michele Lee in the lead role as Karen Mackensie. David features in two episodes, he plays the role of a bureau employee in one episode, and the role of a student in the other episode. The television series revolves around the lives of Knots Landing and their encounters with infidelity, crime, health issues and such.

Intimate Portrait

Intimate Portrait is a television series and a documentary based on women who have made their mark in movies, politics, music, sports and more. David Farentino plays himself in the docuseries, he appears in the first episode.

Facts About David Farentino and His Parents

  • The series ‘Knots Landing’ won Michele Lee a Soap Opera Digest Award and an Emmy nomination. She appeared in all 344 episodes of the show.
  • David’s parents divorced in 1983. Both of them remarried after their divorce.
  • David’s father, James Farentino passed away in 2021 due to several health complications such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
  • David’s mother, Michele Lee has also voiced characters for the animated television series ‘Family Guy’
  • David’s stepfather is a Hollywood writer and producer named Fred Rappaport.


David’s life was thoroughly influenced by that of his parents. Besides being a loving and obedient son, he also took up the same path as his parents and turned out to be a successful individual.