Bachelor, Alfred University, 1969. Master of Fine Arts, Visual Studies Workshop (through State University of New York Buffalo), Rochester, New York, 1979. Postgraduate, State University of New York, Buffalo.
David was a novelist, photographer, screenwriting instructor, story editor, artist and pianist. career Surrounded by screenwriters in Venice, California he wrote nearly twenty original screenplays and two novels. Prior to his screenwriting career David wrote for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. In just five years he read and wrote coverage on over 5,000 screenplays, becoming the Story Editor for White Eagle Enterprises, Sylvester Stallone's company.
In 1989 he finished Gale Force which was snapped up by Dan Melnick who partnered to produce it with Carolco and actively aided Carolco in the bidding. Stallone was to star. The script was repeatedly rewritten.
Relative newcomer Renny Harlin was hired to direct and worked with seven rewriters. After years of rewrites the plug was pulled two weeks before production and the entire creative team moved to Cliffhanger. After the sale of Gale Force Chappe continued to write original screenplays, novels, became a re-writer for Hollywood action films, and wrote the production draft of the 1999 film Beowulf.
Member Writer's Guild Am West. Clubs: Writer's Bloc (Hollywood, California).