David Labrava was born on October 19, 1962. Born in Miami, Florida, David has spent time in Amsterdam tattooing and bouncing at a club. David has ridden motorcycles for over 30 years. He grew up riding dirt bikes and got his first Harley Davidson when he was 17 years old. Labrava is reportedly a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. David is an Actor, Writer, and Director.
Labrava currently resides in Oakland, California. He loves dogs and is an animal activist. He practices Buddhism. David is said to be married to Angela Chiusano. Labrava had a stepson, Tycho Spelis Chiusano, who passed away on May 5, 2018.
David Labrava started his Hollywood career as a camera operator for the Zalman King Company (Red Shoe Diaries, 9 1/2 weeks, In God’s Hands). It was there that he learned script writing. He starred in the series Whiplash ZK as the host. Labrava did an independent project entitled FTW for Picture Perfect Productions. David also starred in Fencewalker, the new film from Chris Carter (The X-Files). He was hired to be the Technical Advisor for Sons of Anarchy. David was then cast as “Happy Lowman” and has been with the show since its inception. He also co-wrote Season 4 Episode 10, titled “Hands.” Hands was the only episode in seven seasons that ever won an award. It received an honorable mention from Time Magazine. Labrava is now appearing in Mayans, MC as his Sons of Anarchy character Happy Lowman.
Labrava wrote, produced, directed and starred in his first feature film entitled “Street Level” which is available on digital platforms. David also developed a show he created with FX this past year, and has been editing a documentary he filmed about one of the larger MC’s.
He writes a column in a national Hot Rod Magazine called ‘Ol Skool Rodz, called “Burnin’ Rubber with Jimmy Carbone.” He is credited as Dave “D.L.” Labrava. Before that he used to write for Horse Motorcycle magazine.
Labrava has authored a best selling autobiography entitled “Becoming A Son”
David built a bike that made the cover of Horse Motorcycle magazine (issue #13 in March 2001). He is a five diploma Harley Davidson Mechanic, graduating from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, certified by Harley Davidson. In fact, Labrava still builds Hot Rod cars and bikes for fun, but not for profit, and rides his motorcycle daily.
David is an accomplished glass artist with his own shop.
Labrava also owns Evil Ink Tottoo shop in the Bay area of Northern California. In short, when he is not filming Labrava can be found there tattooing.
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