David Barrett (director)

David McCoy Barrett
Born Bishop, California, United States
Occupation Television director and producer
Years active 1996–present

David McCoy Barrett is an American television director and producer.


Barrett comes from a background of extreme sports. He began his career as a stuntman and transitioned to second unit directing. He co-created the CW television series The Mountain (2004),[1] a patriarchal family drama loosely based on his upbringing as a struggling motocross racer at Mammoth Mountain.[2]

In 2012, he directed his first feature film Fire With Fire starring Josh Duhamel, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, and Vincent D'Onofrio.[3]

Since his television debut, Barrett has directed over forty-one television series and seventy-seven episodes.

Personal life

Barrett grew up in the small town of Bishop, California, immersed in extreme sports and the outdoors. Grandson of Dave and Roma McCoy, founders of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, David ranked competitively in motocross, alpine skiing, and snowboarding.

His brother, Stanton Barrett is a NASCAR driver and Hollywood stuntman. His father, Stan Barrett, was also a Hollywood stuntman and raced in 19 Winston Cup series races between 1980 and 1990. His mother is Penny McCoy, a former World Cup alpine ski racer. He is the godson of Paul Newman

He currently resides in New York City.




Second Unit Director




  1. Adalian, Josef (2004-05-11). "Inside Move: 'Joey' has 'Friends'". Variety. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  2. Andreeva, Nellie (2007-07-27). "Barrett gets 'Bionic' for NBC". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  3. McNary, Dave (2011-05-04). "Indie lights 'Fire' with thesp trio". Variety. Retrieved 2014-03-31.

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