• David Paul Olsen is a 41-year-old stunt performer and actor.
• He was born in Moline, Illinois, USA to parents Paul Olsen and Jeanne D. Olsen.
• He has had a successful acting career since 2006, appearing in films such as "Swiss Army Man", "G-Force", "The Back-up Plan" and "Transformers: Revenge".
• He married Portuguese-American actress Daniela Ruah in 2014 and they have two children.
• His net worth is estimated at $7 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

FactSon of Dr. Paul Olsen and Jeanne D. Olsen.

Who is David Paul Olsen?

Born under the sign of Capricorn on the 2nd of January 1976, in Moline, Illinois USA of Norwegian descent, David Paul Olsen is a 41-year-old stunt performer and actor. He is perhaps best known to the world for his significant presence on the TV screen as a stunt double in numerous films, such as “Swiss Army Man”, “G-Force”, “Transformers: Revenge” and “The Back-up Plan.” He has had a number of other successes both as an actor and a stuntman across numerous films and TV shows, over the course of his often lucrative acting career since 2006.

Early Life and Education

David actually grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa, as his parents moved there when he was very young. His father is Paul Olsen, a doctor, and his mother is Jeanne D. Olsen, who also had a career in the entertainment industry. David has a brother named Eric Christian Olsen, who has a career similar to him. As for his education, there is no info concerning his high school, matriculation or pursuing any further education.


David’s TV screen debut came in 2006, when he got to do stunts in the feature film entitled “Deceit.” He made his TV series debut in the same year, as John Lithgow’s stunt double in “Twenty Good Years”, then in 2007 came his first bigger job, when he got to perform utility stunts and as a stunt double in eight episodes of “The Young and the Restless.” He recorded a stunt for the video game entitled “Resistance 2” in 2008, while he also did voice acting for a black ops soldier in the said game, which marked his first acting experience. The next year he featured as a member of the strike force team in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, which marked the start of his acting career. He obtained his next purposeful role four years later, but he was meanwhile doing stunts for various films and TV shows – the said role was in the wildly popular “NCIS: Los Angeles”, which instantly launched him into stardom, although he featured in only four episodes from 2013 to 2017. Consequently, he did many more stunts on screen in 2016, while 2017 exploded with work for him. Ultimately, it looks like 2018 will be just as busy and profitable.

Love Life

As for David’s romantic involvements, it looks like he was lucky that his brother co-starred alongside the Portuguese-American actress Daniela Ruah, whom he eventually met, and in 2010 they started dating. In December 2013 Daniela gave birth to their son River Isaac Ruah Olsen; they married six months later in a private ceremony at an unspecified location, and two years later in September 2016, Daniela gave birth to Sierra Esther Ruah Olsen. Unfortunately, it looks like Daniela also had a miscarriage in October 2015 after nine weeks of pregnancy. That said, nothing is known about David’s relationships prior to Daniela, and there hasn’t been any controversy about the wedded couple.

His Brother

Eric Christian Olsen was born the 31st of May 1977 in Eugene, Oregon USA, and is world-famous for his portrayal of Detective Marty Deeks in 195 episodes of the CBS TV series entitled “NCIS: Los Angeles”, as well as Austin in “Not Another Teen Movie.” He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1997, and thanks to his aforementioned role, his fame greatly overshadows his brother’s. He has been married to Sarah Wright since 2012.

What is David Paul Olsen’s Net Worth?

$7 million, the greatest contribution has come from his performance in big hit franchises such as “Transformers” and “NCIS.”

Body Measurements

  • Height is 6ft 2ins (1.87m)
  • Hair is light brown
  • Eyes are light blue


1Son of Dr. Paul Olsen and Jeanne D. Olsen.
2He is entirely of Norwegian descent.
3Became a father for the first time with his fiancée, Daniela Ruah, co-star of his younger brother, Eric Christian Olsen, on NCIS: Los Angeles (2009).
4David Paul Olsen is Eric Christian Olsen's older brother and stunt double on CBS's NCIS: Los Angeles (2009).



Delirium2017/Iwater safety completed
OzarkTV Series water safety - 1 episode filming
Ray Donovan2017TV Series stunt double - 1 episode
I Love Dick2017TV Series stunt performer - 1 episode
NCIS: Los AngelesTV Series stunt double - 46 episodes, 2011 - 2017 stunts - 15 episodes, 2010 - 2017 stunt performer - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2013 water safety - 1 episode, 2016
Unit Zero2017TV Movie Stunt Double: Rob Huebel
Big Little Lies2017TV Mini-Series Stunt Double - 4 episodes
The Chaos Protocol: From the Adapt or Die Files2017Short stunt performer
Santa Clarita Diet2017TV Series stunt double - 2 episodes
Z Nation2016TV Series stunt double - 2 episodes
Shut Eye2016TV Series stunt performer - 1 episode
Good Girls RevoltTV Series stunts - 1 episode, 2016 water safety - 1 episode, 2016
American Horror Story2016TV Series stunt performer - 1 episode
Lethal Weapon2016TV Series stunts - 1 episode
The Last Man on Earth2016TV Series stunt double - 1 episode
Aquarius2016TV Series stunt double - 1 episode
The Last ShipTV Series stunts - 2 episodes, 2014 stunt performer - 1 episode, 2016
American Crime Story2016TV Series stunts - 1 episode
Swiss Army Man2016utility stunts / water safety
The LeftoversTV Series water safety - 2 episodes, 2015 stunt performer - 1 episode, 2015
Extant2015TV Series stunt performer - 1 episode
Ballers2015TV Series water safety - 1 episode
Community2015TV Series stunt double - 1 episode
Dark Summer2015stunts
State of Affairs2014TV Series stunt double - 1 episode
True Blood2012-2014TV Series stunts - 3 episodes
WilfredTV Series utility stunts - 1 episode, 2014 stunts - 1 episode, 2013
BonesTV Series stunts - 5 episodes, 2013 stunt double - 1 episode, 2013
General HospitalTV Series stunt performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2013 stunts - 2 episodes, 2010
The Bridge2013TV Series stunt double - 1 episode
Last Resort2012TV Series stunts - 1 episode
The Mentalist2010TV Series stunts - 1 episode
The Back-up Plan2010stunt double
Double Duty2009stunts
G-Force2009stunt double
Fired Up!2009stunts - uncredited
Resistance 22008Video Game stunts
Protect and Serve2007TV Movie stunt double / stunt double: Thad Luckinbill
The Young and the RestlessTV Series utility stunts - 3 episodes, 2007 stunt performer - 2 episodes, 2007 stunt double - 2 episodes, 2007 stunts - 1 episode, 2007
The LoopTV Series stunt double - 1 episode, 2007 stunts - 1 episode, 2007
Twenty Good Years2006TV Series stunt double - 1 episode
Deceit2006TV Movie stunts


I Love Dick2017TV SeriesDrunk Patron
NCIS: Los Angeles2013-2017TV SeriesTom Olsen / Roleplayer
The Chaos Protocol: From the Adapt or Die Files2017ShortUkrainian Thug
Shut Eye2016TV SeriesAmanda's Boyfriend
The Last Ship2014TV SeriesSmith
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen2009Strike Force Team (as Dave Olsen)
Resistance 22008Video GameBlack Ops Soldier (voice)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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