Raised in Pittsburgh, PA, David Shannon graduated from Point Park University with a Journalism degree. He spent the next 20 years as a marketing executive eventually leaving to establish a career in acting. He is now a writer living in Los Angeles. Five years after his surgery, he remains in physical therapy and continues to be a strong advocate for Acoustic Neuroma patient care and awareness. He is single and has an adult daughter, Britannia who lives nearby in Los Angeles.