David Huffman (1945 - 1985) was a longtime character actor with many television, film and stage credits. He was married to award winning casting director Phyllis Huffman until he was murdered in 1985.
Huffman was murdered by a thief in San Diego, California. After bringing cookies to a wrap party for the show Of Mice and Men at the Old Globe Theater, he spotted and chased the thief (who had broken into a Canadian couple's motor-home) into a Balboa Park canyon. He was stabbed twice with a screwdriver. The murderer was sentenced to 26 years in prison in 1986. David was set to begin work on the television miniseries North and South the following week.