David Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American actor, writer and stand-up comedian perhaps known primarily for his work on HBO's sketch comedy series Mr. Show as well as his role as Tobias Fünke in the Fox sitcom Arrested Development. Additionally Cross created, wrote, executive produced, and starred in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, had a prominent role in the Comedy Central animated sitcom Freak Show, and has a recurring role in the ABC sitcom Modern Family. Cross was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Susi and a father who immigrated from Leeds, England. Six months after his birth, Cross's family moved to Florida. After additional moves to New York and Connecticut, the family settled back in Roswell, Georgia, where Cross remained for nearly a decade. His family was poor and his father left the family when Cross was ten years old, and Cross and his father have not spoken since he was 19, though they both primarily resided in New York City until Cross sold his home there in 2011. Cross and his family were evicted from their home while living in Georgia. He spent some time living in motels and at friends' homes while growing up. He has two sisters, and once bailed his youngest sibling out of jail.
David Cross is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer, known primarily for his stand-up performances, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and his role as Tobias Fünke in the sitcom Arrested Development.