David Schaal is an English-American actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian. He is best known for his roles as Taffy in the British sitcom The Office and Terry Cartwright (Jay’s Dad) in The Inbetweeners.
David’s television credits include Missing, Casualty, The Wrong Door, Beautiful People, Hancock and Joan, Ashes To Ashes, The IT Crowd, Deceit, Doc Martin, Peak Practice, Silent Witness, Hustle, Lead Balloon, and Dangerfield.
His film credits include Kidulthood, Mr. Nobody, Clubbed, and Dirty Weekend. In 2008, he provided the voice for Mad-Dog “The Strangler” McGraw in the action role-playing video game Fable II.
David Schaal has also appeared as Norm, Shirley Carter’s seedy landlord, in EastEnders. He played troubled father Tom Hargreaves in Grange Hill. Other notable credits include The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, Relative Values, and football hooligan film I.D. Schaal also played Eric in British gangster film Down Terrace.
Schaal wrote the short films Poppy’s Present (directed by Chris Jury) and Half Time (directed by Duncan Roe). He also co-wrote the play Reality Chokes and appeared in it as Rob, and directed a production of the play at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010. Other writing credits include the plays Shame, No Hiding Place, The Legacy of Colonel Ash, and Baby Blue’.
In 2012, David wrote and directed the play Brotherly Love for The Real London Ensemble starring Eva Gray.
He appeared in British soap Hollyoaks in September 2013, playing the role of Ken.