Born in San Francisco, David Warshofsky always knew he'd end up in show business. After graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1984, he spent several years honing his skills in the New York City theatre scene. Since there was already another David Warner in The Actor's Equity, the young actor changed back to his family's original Russian name, Warshofsky. His new name signaled a new chapter in his life, and he soon landed a minor part in the critically-acclaimed adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr.'s classic novel "Last Exit to Brooklyn." He landed one-off guest spots on such primetime hits as "Home Improvement" and "Chicago Hope," and returned to the big screen in the late '90s alongside Demi Moore in "G.I Jane" (1997). The father of two juggled a steady stream of work with his appointment as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California's School of Drama, where he was later promoted to Head of Acting. After appearing in Paul Thomas Anderson's epic "There Will Be Blood" as a 1920s Standard Oil tycoon, Warshofsky switched gears with "Taken," where he put his quiet authority to good use as a veteran CIA agent. Shortly afterwards Warshofsky was cast as an argumentative Congressman in "Lincoln," which he followed with a small role opposite Tom Hanks in the gripping "Captain Phillips" (2013).