American television director and producer
Add a word
What's the good word on David Barrett?
To suggest a correction, or to flag this profile for review, click:
David McCoy Barrett is an American television director and producer.
Barrett comes from a background of extreme sports. He began his career as a stuntman and transitioned to second unit directing. He co-created the CW television series The Mountain (2004), a patriarchal family drama loosely based on his upbringing as a struggling motocross racer at Mammoth Mountain.
Since his television debut, Barrett has directed over forty-one television series and seventy-seven episodes.
Barrett grew up in the small town of Bishop, California, immersed in extreme sports and the outdoors. Grandson of Dave and Roma McCoy, founders of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, David ranked competitively in motocross, alpine skiing, and snowboarding.
His brother, Stanton Barrett is a NASCAR driver and Hollywood stuntman. His father, Stan Barrett, was also a Hollywood stuntman and raced in 19 Winston Cup series races between 1980 and 1990. His mother is Penny McCoy, a former World Cup alpine ski racer. He is the godson of Paul Newman
He currently resides in New York City.