Thursday, February 17, 2011

David Henesy Checks In

David Henesy, who played young David Collins on the original series, recently got in contact with this site to give an update on his current activities.

Since leaving acting in the early 1970s, David has remained one of the most elusive members of the Dark Shadows cast. For over 25 years, he's worked in the hospitality industry, overseeing many successful restaurant and hotel projects and is now happily married and living in Panama.

David and his wife Carolina recently celebrated the birth of their new daughter Mathilda, back in January. His latest business project is a a group of upscale restaurants in the area, operating under the banner of the Henesy-Rodriguez Group (HRG), who say "If Dark Shadows fans are in the area, we would love to receive them at the restaurants."

For more information, visit the group's official website by clicking here.

19 comments:

William said...

I'm sure that David has run into Burke Devlin; his plane crash landed on the way to his dinner meeting in Panama at David's restaurant!

Dave said...

Re: Really! That's a time-travel storyline I would like to have seen!

Dale said...

I'm glad we can look forward to hearing from David from time to time. It will be most interesting to read his contributions to this site.

Let me be the first to wish David and his wife congratulations for the birth of their daughter, Mathilda.

I often wonder how David's life is going, and I wish him and his wife continued success with their new upscale restaurants.

Scott said...

That's really cool of David to pop in to say hello that way.

phoenixstudygroupcwg said...

I found him after all these years. He was a part of my day back in the 60's after school. I think I even bought every Tiger Beat mag. that came out to see what new photo they had of him that I could keep. Im glad to hear he is safe, happy and successful in life. XOXOXOX

Ken Burke said...

Three cheers for his success!!!

LisaBe said...

I am glad that David is still around and doing well. I looked forward to Dark Shadows everyday after school and David was as inquisitive and impetuous as I:)

Unknown said...

Just now watching all of the DS Beginings dvds having missed most when I was a kid. I surely hope that David won some awards for his acting because I've been very impressed with his part in the early shows. Just watched the episode when David Ratcliff made contact at the seance and David's dramatic acting was awesome for a youngster!

marcig said...

so my children wanted to go see the new dark shadows ,well we found the tv series they enjoyed them very much concidering tthey are 9,14,and 17.so older show are the best ,thank you for the experiance............

TAMMY SMITH said...

HELLO DAVID, I am so glad you are doing well with your rest's. and your family. I wish I could fly down from Georgia U.S.A. to eat and visit with you. I got to see the new Dark Shadows movie and I so wish you would of been part of it. I watched you as a child with my mom after school. I hope you can come to visit the Georgia area for a reunion. Would love to see you and everybody. Maybe one day I can talk my husband on a vacation down there. Glad you keep in touch on this site. Tammy

Sharon Lynn H. said...

A hearty congratulations to you David Henesy (our much beloved David COLLINS) on your Company Establishments in the Resturant Business and newborn baby girl. Thank you and the whole phenomenal Cast & Crew of the Classic Gothic DARK SHADOWS for bringing so much mystery, chilly-scares and excitement into our lives as we grow up, were just kids watching DS's coming home from school. If there's a DS's II I hope they ask you to make an guest appearance in it. Many blessings to you DAVID & your Family.

angelique said...

DAVID HENESY WAS MY HEARTTHROB WHEN HE PLAYED DAVID COLLINS GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY

Myra Lowe said...

It's good to see that not all child actors grow up to have troubles. A good example of a young man doin' good!

Rhonda Harvey said...

David as I watch ds now reruns are the only thing I watch from ds forget the new the old is all I do much love you all from the origonal ds thank for making my chidhood gruesomely great lpve to you all Rhonda H

Mary Cutshall said...

Hi David,

So glad to hear you are doing well and enjoying success in your restaurants and congrats on the birth of your daughter, though I realize now she's a bit older.
Always enjoyed watching you on DS and I just began watching the series on DVD all over again from the very beginning. And yes, I too probably bought every single issue of Tiger Beat back then as well. My best friend and I were like the many who used to race home after school to catch the show, we didn't want to miss even a minute!!

Thanks for checking in here, it's really good to know how you're doing and I wish you all the best in the future.

Ken Gibson said...

David, Thanks for updating us on your life! I don't know if you realize how loved you are by millions. Now that Mr Frid is gone, it would be incredible if you would decide to attend a festival or two, one on each coast. People would flock to see and meet you! Many of us were your age when you stared in DS, and we could identify with you. Now to watch it again and see what a great actor you were is amazing! Don't forget about us, and keep us posted. Ken

Cheryl Folkenroth said...

Hi, David! I was a big fan of DS and always rushed home from school to watch it.....My brother Dennis and I actually received a handwritten letter from you a long time ago....My brother was very ill (he passed away in 1974) and a mutual friend, Jan Grayson, asked you to write to us, since we were fans of the show. It was a big thrill to receive the letter and it showed me what a nice person you are in "real life". Thank you for bringing a bright spot into a very difficult time for our family. I am happy to know that you and your family are doing well and enjoying success in your business. I wish you many more happy years of the same! ~ Cheryl (Bailey) Folkenroth

Rose Kosa said...

David, So nice to see you all grown up. I still mostly just think of you as a little boy living at Collinwood. I loved those old beginning Dark Shadows shows, with Burke Devlin, Victoria, Elizabeth, Roger, Sam and Maggie Evans, Matthew and Mr. Malloy and of course you. These early shows were my favorite to watch. Thank you for updating on your life. May you enjoy many more years to come! (and watch out for those dark shadows)!!!
Rose Kosakowski

Tony Blass said...

David! So exciting! Just happen to be coming to Panama this summer with a colleague looking to relocate there from Milan. Small world. I'll definitely look up your restaurants while I'm there.