Though his wish was never granted, he petitioned the producers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer several times, hoping to appear as Buffy's nemesis on the show.
He would finally get to appear on a Joss Whedon produced series, when he was cast in Agents of S.
David Conrad was born on August 17, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as David Crawford Conrad.
Conrad, the youngest of three boys, is the son of Jim Conrad, an engineer, and Margaret Conrad, a librarian.
He is the great-grandson of electrical engineer Frank Conrad.
He is a native of Swissvale, Pennsylvania, and grew up on the border of Edgewood, both suburbs of Pittsburgh.
In the early 1980s, he transferred as a sophomore from Woodland Hills High School to The Kiski School, an all-boys preparatory school in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, on a scholarship.
He studied history at Brown University, and began acting while he was there.He left Brown in 1990 and worked as a carpenter, a barista, a housepainter, and interviewed former steelworkers for a historical society in Pittsburgh.He then went on to study theatre at New York’s prestigious Juilliard School (released in 1997 on Showtime as Snow White: A Tale of Terror).Conrad made his feature film debut with a small role in the 1994 film Under Heat.In 1996, he won a role as Leo Roth on the television series Relativity; however, he was already committed to a Pittsburgh production of the Tom Stoppard play Arcadia.Because the producers felt Conrad was right for the part, production on the series was later scheduled to accommodate his work on the play.