Our 1970’s “one hit wonders” week continues.
David Walsh Naughton (born February 13, 1951) is an American actor and singer, perhaps best known for starring in the 1981 horror film An American Werewolf in London as David Kessler.
Naughton was born in West Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Rosemary (née Walsh) and Joseph Naughton, both of whom were teachers and have Irish heritage. Naughton attended the University of Pennsylvania.
Naughton first became widely known as a result of his singing and dancing appearances in Dr Pepper TV commercials. He starred in the sitcom Makin’ It and hit the Billboard Top Ten in 1979 with the show’s theme song, also titled “Makin’ It”. He also appeared in the television series My Sister Sam and also in episodes of MacGyver, Melrose Place, Murder, She Wrote, JAG and Seinfeld. He is the brother of accomplished theater and film actor James Naughton.
Please enjoy David Naughton performing “Makin’ It” in this 1979 television appearance.