LATEST News updated 9/20/2012

David Henesy -      


Recently David recommended our club to a visitor to his restaurant Market when found out she was from Orlando and a Dark Shadows fan. Thanks David for the plug


David was kind enough to allow me to post this information.

David and his wife, Carolina Rodriguez, recently welcomed a new member of their family, a baby girl, Mathilda Aude Louise Henesy Rodriguez,  born on 1/20/2011 7:30 a.m. 7 Lbs 1 oz . Baby Mathilda is David's 5th child joining brothers Diego and Lucas and sisters Sofi and Charlotte.  A Most Happy Day for the Henesy Famiy! Congratulations!!!!


David, Baby Mathilda, & Carolina

David left acting in his teens and became a restaurateur in New York City, South America and finally Panama, CA. He currently has three restaurants open in his adopted Panama and a fourth to open soon. His restaurants use organic meats and produce from joint venture farms  in keeping with his sense of social responsibility and environmental awareness.


 This is the website for David's company's he runs with his wife, Carolina Rodriguez  

The Restaurants:

La Posta

Calle 49 and Calle Uruguay, Marbella, Panama City


Fodor's Review:
The ambience in this elegant, refurbished house just off Calle Uruguay is classic Caribbean, with ceiling fans spinning over the cane chairs, white tablecloths, colorful tile floors, potted palms, and an abundance of young waiters in white guayaberas (traditional pocketed tops). There is usually Cuban music playing, and the shiny, hardwood bar stretching down one end of the dining room is the perfect place to sip a mojito…


Calle Uruguay and Calle 47, Bella Vista, Panama City


Fodor's Review:
This casual steak house on busy Calle Uruguay, with cement floors and a corrugated metal roof, is an appropriate place to sink your teeth into a cheeseburger or a rib-eye steak. They serve only Omaha beef here, which isn't cheap, nor is it very exotic for American travelers, but if you've got to have a burger, this is the place to go.  

La Chesa

20 Calle 49  Bella Vista Panama City, Panama


The cozy environment of La Chesa, a private home converted into a 46-seat restaurant, lends itself to a feeling of exclusivity and homeyness, like being an invited dinner guest at the home of a well-to-do Tuscan family. A prix fixe menu of classic Northern Italian cuisine is complimented by a selection of premium Italian wines, and a chef’s table next to the open kitchen provides an unforgettable experience for special parties.

Elephant Grill

Under construction in Panama City Panama CA


  • A recent (March 27, 2009) review of David's restaurant in Panama
    La Posta - Fine Dining in Panama City from

  • A Link to a amateur video "Finding David", he is at the very end.

  • Read David's comment to an article from the New York Times about espresso.

  • David is still involved in the arts, as a patron. He recently (March 2009) sponsored a Jazz quartet's performance during intermission of the play "WRITER'S BLOCK" written by Woody Allen  at THE THEATRE GUILD OF ANCON.

  • David's work with  Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute & Native Species Reforestation Project in Panamá (see page 3)

  • Guest appearance in 1974 on The Waltons episode "The Thanksgiving Story"

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Roger Davis -
2008 Roger
 returning to the Fest for the first time since 2003. He also recently underwent open heart surgery to for a blockage like the one that took his brother and newcaster Tim Russert.

this is a link to a great website for the DS star we love to hate (or maybe just make fun of) Roger Davis Biography

Picture of Roger at his home in Hollywood taken by LdyAnne 2005
Read about Pat and LdyAnne's meeting with
Roger Davis.

Lara Parker
Lara's third Dark Shadows novel, Dark Shadows: Wolf Moon Rising from Tor Books, 2012  will be available in October 2012.
Purchase the book from Amazon

2008 is a new grandmother and is working on a new novel set in the 1920 with Elizabeth as a flapper in love with Quentin.

Christopher Pennock  has a facebook page!/christopher.pennock.7 and is an active poster and interacts with his fans there. He has had roles in several productions in the Los Angles area.

2005 Chris was featured in a short film called "Cardboard Signs"  in which Pennock plays a homeless man struggling to maintain his dignity and his long-term relationship. "It's a much more mature role than Jeb Hawkes". Apparently, the director was only 17 at the time this movie was made:

Kathryn Leigh Scott -2008 is working on three different novels, including two mysteries, and has also just filmed a commercial for Actonel (Osteoporosis medication).  "Apparently at my age," she joked, "the only commercials you get to make anymore feature body parts that don't work anymore or are falling off."

  David Selby


Special Thanks to the website for the following updates:


David is appearing in a new animated movie, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1. It will be released to DVD on Sep 25th. . David is the voice for Commissioner Gordon.
Blu-ray & DVD combo pack:


Tim Burton & Johnny Depp's new movie Dark Shadows premiered May 11, 2012,  David and  Jonathan Frid, Lara Parker, and Kathryn Leigh Scott flew to England in late June 2011 to work on their cameos in the movie. The movie will be released on DVD and Blu- ray on Oct 2, 2012.

The link to order the movie DVD + Ultraviolet Digit 

David Selby appeared in the West Coast premiere of Divine Rivalry at the Old Globe in San Diego. Performances began on Saturday, July 7. The final performance was on Sunday, August 5, 2012

David Selby returned to Ford's Theatre in January-February 2012 to play Abraham Lincoln in Necessary Sacrifices, a newly commissioned play by Richard Hellesen directed by Jennifer Nelson.


David Selby is currently appearing in Ford's Theater production of  "Necessary Sacrifices" By Richard Hellesen
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson January 25-February 18, 2012.

"In his fourth commission for Ford’s Theatre, playwright Richard Hellesen explores the two documented encounters between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during a period of national crisis. During the summers of 1863 and 1864, Douglass challenges Lincoln to use his power as president to bring truth to America’s founding ideal that “all men are created equal.”

David Selby returns to play Lincoln after his stunning portrayal of the president in The Heavens Are Hung In Black. Craig Wallace, who has previously appeared at Ford’s in Sabrina Fair and Jitney, will play Frederick Douglass." from:

On December 23rd, 2011 TNT’s Mystery Movie Night – Deck the Halls
Based on the first book in Mary Higgins Clark and daughter Carol Higgins Clark’s series of holiday mystery novels, this warm-hearted story brings together two of the authors’ most popular characters: Cleaning-woman-turned-private-eye Alvirah Meegan, played by Kathy Najimy and Detective Regan Reilly, The women investigate the kidnapping of Regan’s father,played by DAVID SELBY, and a young female driver just before the holidays. Two-time Emmy® winner Jane Alexander plays Regan’s mother, famed mystery writer Nora Regan Reilly. reports that David has two new books out "The Blue Door" & "My adowed Past"


David's website announced an appearance on AMC's "Mad Men" ; the episode called  "The Greatest Generation" has David playing a character called Horace Cook, Sr. the air date is to be announced.


Earlier this year (2009) David reprised the roll of  Abraham Lincoln in the play "The Heavens Are Hung in Black" at Ford's Theater, Washington DC. The same theater that  President Lincoln was shot while seeing the play "Our American Cousin". The President and First Lady attended one of the performances.

He did make it to the 2008 fest. He talked about his play that was recently turned into a novel called Lincoln's Better Angel.

David played Richard Patrick Woolsley III in an episode of the TNT legal drama Raising the Bar.  "Richie Richer," the episode in which Selby appears, aired on Monday, September 22, 2008 at 10:00 pm ET/PT.


David appeared in the L.A. Theatre Works production of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke  in Los Angeles on June 18-22, 2008.


Please see for updates.


David Selby's new HBO series, "Tell Me You Love Me" which premiered last  September has released season 1 on DVD and is now being reported will NOT be back for  Season 2.  David played a supporting character named Arthur Forster, who is the the husband to the therapist Jane Alexander, in 9 of the 10 episodes.

Some links regarding the show

Chicago Tribune


David also has a new book coming out, Better Angles: an evening with Lincoln and Charles. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Information courtesy of