David Blue (born January 17, 1979) is an actor, producer and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Cliff St. Paul on the ABC dramedy series Ugly Betty.

Early lifeEdit

The youngest of three sons, Blue was raised in both New York and Florida. David attended Countryside High School in Clearwater, Florida and went on to the acting conservatory at the University of Central Florida.


His first starring role came in the film "Winter Follies", directed by Darren Lynn Bousman who also helmed "Saw II", "Saw III" and "Saw IV".

David was one of the eight selected for the Apprentice program at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and was also later granted a scholarship to the British Academy of Dramatic Arts but his career prevented him from accepting straight away.

Blue performed in the premiere workshop production of "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough" at the Mark Taper Forum. The musical was based on the works of Motown creator Berry Gordy and directed by Kenny Leon who had previously directed Sean Combs in the Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun. The musical co-starred such TV/Film/Theatre talent as Cleavant Derricks and Ellis Williams.

On “Ugly Betty”, Blue stars as ‘Cliff’, a photographer at Mode magazine and love interest to Wilhelmina’s faithful assistant Marc St. James, played by Michael Urie. Before his breakthrough role on ‘Betty,’ David was busy making guest appearances elsewhere including; “Veronica Mars”, FX’s series “Dirt” and Disney’s hit comedy “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.”

Blue’s next big screen appearance is in the feature film "The Comebacks", a comedy spoof on inspirational sports movies starring David Koechner, Matthew Lawrence and Bradley Cooper (opens October 19th.)

David is also currently co-producing/directing a behind-the-scenes documentary of Hollywood.

Ugly Betty - Cliff - 2007
Moonlight - Logan Griffen - 2007
The Game - Waiter - 2007
Dirt - Toby - 2007
The Comebacks - LaCrosse Partygoer - 2007
This Can't Be My Life (w/Tracie Thoms) - Stage Manager - 2007
Veronica Mars - Beefy Resident - 2006
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody - Dr. Chip - 2005-2006
Cold Reality - Boyfriend - 2004
Scrubs - Medical Intern - 2002

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