David M. Matthews' career in Hollywood has been varied, to say the least. He served as Musical Director for three years on the CBS soap, "The Young and the Restless" for which he won an Emmy for Outstanding Musical Direction and Composition. During his tenure at "Y&R," he also executive produced a well-received album containing performances by several of the show's stars, distributed by Nuance-MCA Records. He then moved on to sitcom writing, where he penned scripts for "The Nanny" (CBS) and "Living Single" (FOX), as well as staff writing and producing gigs on "For Your Love" (NBC/WB), and "Half & Half" (UPN). Subsequently he successfully teamed with filmmaker, Michael Bayouth on the screenplays for "A Howl In One" and "Kidnight" and helped produce the documentary, "A Musical Journey To Freedom." He has continued to write music for TV and film, composing dramatic underscore for "Valhalla," "The Last Frontier," "Western Avenue" and "Wave Babes," to name just a few.
David, a transplanted Ohio native, currently resides in a Los Angeles suburb with his wife, Carla. He recently directed the drama, "Ripe," wrote and produced an episodic mockumentary, "When Actors Need Money," for Strike TV, and has just wrapped production on a reality show spoof, "How We Think They Did It." His first book, "Every Man Sees You Naked: An Insider's Guide to How Men Think," inspired by a lifetime of being the "relationship advice guru" for his numerous female friends and co-workers, was published in 2008 by Wheatmark. He continues to write an advice column for Fabulously40.com and is currently working on a new book, and anticipating the theatrical release in October 2010 of "N-Secure," a feature-length motion picture he directed.