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Spring Hill alum cast in new HBO series 'Sharp Objects'

LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) - A Spring Hill High School alum has been cast in a new HBO series.

David Sullivan, a 1996 graduate of Spring Hill High School in Longview, is set to play the recurring role of "Chris" in the upcoming 8-episode series, Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the series based off a novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn, follows reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) as she returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. She then finds herself identifying with the young victims while trying to solve a psychological puzzle from her past. 

From 2016-2017, Sullivan starred alongside Will Arnett in the Netflix series, Flaked.

The series, set in Venice, California, was based on the life of a recovering alcoholic and furniture craftsman named "Chip" (Arnett) who struggled to help himself. Sullivan played "Dennis," the best friend of Arnett's complicated character. 

ABOUT SULLIVAN

Upon high school graduation, Sullivan was offered a theater scholarship, having excelled in One-Act Play at SHHS, to Kilgore College. Instead, he accepted an academic scholarship to Baylor University.

While in Waco, Sullivan played football for the Bears for one year, while also starring in theater productions, participating in fraternity events with Delta Tau Delta and majoring in business. He graduated from Baylor in 2000.

Sullivan caught his big break by landing his first starring role as Abe in Primer. The movie was an independent film that claimed the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

Sullivan has also had roles in many movies and television shows including:

2006 - The Astronaut Farmer (Young Man)

2006 - Big Love (Junior Accountant)

2008 - Boston Legal (Jason Canfield)

2009 - CSI: NY (James Manning)

2010 - Skateland (Luther)

2010 - NCIS (Special Agent Larry Krone)

2011 - Justified (Jess Timmons)

2012 - Argo (Jon Titterton - The film, directed by Ben Affleck, won three Oscars at the 85th Academy awards; Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing)

2014 - NCIS: Los Angeles (ATF Agent Kevin Clark)

2015 - New Girl (Duffy)

2015 - Wicked City (Detective Arnold Bukowski)

2016 - The Veil (Matt)

Sharp Objects is set to premier Sunday on HBO.


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