David BermanDavid Berman, a Los Angeles native, attended college at Georgetown University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Cappa with a double major in English and Theology. After completing his studies in Washington, he returned to Los Angeles where he has spent the last eleven years working as an actor and researcher for the highly rated TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Along with fellow CSI thespian Jon Wellner (Henry Andrews), Berman is CSI’s Head Researcher and acts as a liaison between the programs writers and the world’s forensic community. Berman and Wellner maintain a database of over 300 professionals working in virtually all aspects of law enforcement.
Berman has appeared as an actor in over 200 episodes of CSI as assistant coroner David Phillips.
David PhillipsDavid Phillips is portrayed by David Berman, who also serves as head researcher for the series. David Phillips (nicknamed "Super Dave") is the assistant coroner to Chief Medical Examiner Al Robbins. Due to his line of work, he is not fazed by much. Though, earlier in the series, the main characters tease him about his supposed lack of social experience, David marries at some point early in the seventh season. (He makes mention in 703 "Toe Tags" about meeting with the wedding planner and makes similar comments in other episodes).
In the seventh season episode "Leapin' Lizards," he comments that his wife enjoys talking with him about the gruesome details of his work. "Why do you think I married her?" he asks Warrick Brown.
It is mentioned in the season eight episode "A La Cart", that David's family is Jewish, and in the season two episode "Felonious Monk" that his father is a colonel at Nellis Air Force Base.