David Beals had a lifelong interest in art, architecture, history and antiques. He was also an avid reader with an extensive library covering many topics.
He earned the adoration of his fellow military personnel for directing precise close air support against an enemy during a combat reconnaissance patrol in Afghanistan. For his actions, he was nominated for a Bronze Star Medal with Valor.
Early Life and Education
David Beals was born on March 8, 1832 in Abington, Massachusetts and began his career in the shoe trade as a boy. Later he owned several boot and shoe businesses across America.
He was an active member of the Friends’ church and a consistent attender. His desire for his children’s education motivated him to send two of them off to Guilford College, North Carolina.
He also produced flax seed oil for several years. Additionally, he served in the Union army during the Civil War and held office as sheriff of Jefferson County for a time. A large and strong man, he acquired property and lived comfortably throughout his life.
David Beals has had an iconic career that spans three decades, creating some of the most beloved cartoon characters in history. His voice work includes Speedy Alka-Seltzer and Sticky, Vaseline’s mascot.
He also contributed his voice to other cartoons and radio programs. For Hanna-Barbera, he provided voices for The Flintstones and The Jetsons.
At that time, Beals was employed by Kiewit Construction and after completing his work on the Maui project, Stevens called to offer him employment with Kiewit Pacific on an airport construction project in Honolulu.
Achievements and Honors
Before becoming an NBA star, Beal was a kid who played basketball on outdoor courts. This exposure to the sport instilled discipline, structure and the ability to work as part of a team.
In 2012, he was selected with the third overall pick by the Washington Wizards and joined Vince Carter and Kevin Durant as the only players in NBA history who were 23 or younger to average at least 23 points and shoot above 40 percent from three-point range.
He was honored with the Elaine Beals Conservation Award from Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF) for his dedication to environmental preservation. This award is given annually to a local resident who has shown leadership in conservation efforts.
David Beals was born in Greene County, Tennessee and raised there before moving to Jefferson County where he purchased a farm and began farming there.
He served in the Civil War and held several posts as sheriff of Jefferson County. A large man with impressive strength, he is well known in this community.
In his free time, Beals enjoyed reading and sailing on his yacht Think Big. He also volunteered for numerous charities. With so many friends around him, he was an exemplary friend to all.
David Beals is an accomplished actor and actress, having starred in numerous critically acclaimed films. In addition to his acting achievements, Beals is also a Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award nominee.
Beals has also earned a place of honor as a Goodwill Ambassador for C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, joining them in celebrating the inspiring leadership being demonstrated by leaders around the world in combatting climate change.
Beals, who hails from Chicago, has made a career out of acting in films. She’s featured in several critically acclaimed movies such as FLASHDANCE, RODGER DODGER and MRS. PARKER AND THE VICIOUS CIRCLE; additionally she appears regularly on the Amazon series THE LAST TYCOON.