David John Stollery, III is an American former child actor and, as an adult, an industrial designer, who appeared in serials of The Mickey Mouse Club, such as Spin and Marty and Annette. He also appeared in the films: Westward Ho, the Wagons! and Ten Who Dared.
Born in Los Angeles, Stollery was Child Actor of the Year for his role in the Broadway production On Borrowed Time before appearing in his first feature film, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and appeared in Where Danger Lives, Tales of Robin Hood, Storm Fear, Her Twelve Men, and Drango. Stollery also appeared in various television programs, including I Love Lucy, Dragnet, My Friend Irma, Fireside Theatre, The Red Skelton Show, and The Ray Milland Show.
It was on the latter program, in the role of The Prodigy, that Walt Disney took notice of his acting and had the 14-year-old sign a Disney Studio contract to play the lead character of Marty Markham in the Spin and Marty serials televised on The Mickey Mouse Club between 1955 and 1957 with Tim Considine.
After his teenage years, he decided not to continue acting as a full-time career. He studied design at the Art Center College of Design, then became an automobile designer with General Motors and later Toyota. At Toyota, he designed the second generation A40 Series Toyota Celica in 1978. In the later 2000s, he began doing film work behind the camera.
|1955-1959||The Mickey Mouse Club||Martin 'Marty' Markham|
|1956||The Magical World of Disney||Dan Thompson ("Along the Oregon Trail")|
Young Joel ("A Tribute to Joel Chandler Harris")
|1956||Westward Ho, the Wagons!||Dan Thompson|
|1960||Ten Who Dared||Andrew 'Andy' Hall|
|2000||The Wonderful World of Disney||Commissioner Stollery - "The New Adventures of Spin and Marty: Suspect Behavior"|