David Glen Eisley is an American rock singer, composer, songwriter and actor. He is known for Island Prey (2001), Social Suicide (2015) and Chinaman’s Chance: America’s Other Slaves (2008).
Early Life and Career
David Glen Eisley was born on September 5, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is the son of actor Anthony Eisley and Judith Tubbs Eisley; both parents are deceased. While in high school, he played drums for the band Mammoth, an Iron Butterfly cover band. He is most well known for being the lead singer for the AOR bands Sorcery (1980-1983), Giuffria (1983–1988) and Dirty White Boy (1988–1991). His biggest success came with the band Giuffria, when their hit single “Call to the Heart” reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1985. David has also appeared in the television shows Beverly Hills, 90210 and 7th Heaven, the movie Action Jackson and has acted in various commercials. His rock ballad “Sweet Victory” gained widespread exposure in 2001 when it was featured in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode “Band Geeks”.
Before settling into music, Eisley spent much of his early days playing baseball. He eventually reached Double-A for the San Francisco Giants, commuting back and forth between games and club gigs.
In 2001, his song Sweet Victory was heard at the end of the episode Listen to Who’s Playing ( Band Geeks ) in the animated cartoon SpongeBob Squarepants .
In 2017, Eisley was featured as lead vocalist on three songs on Bob Kulick’s album, Skeletons in the Closet. On December 1, 2017 he released an album with Craig Goldy, under the band name Eisley/Goldy, titled Blood, Guts And Games.
He is married to actress Olivia Hussey with whom he has one daughter, India Eisley. He is the older brother of Jonathan Erickson Eisley.