Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is pleased to announce actor D.W. Moffett’s appointment as chair of the university’s prestigious film and television department.
Moffett joined SCAD’s faculty in the fall and assumed his new role with the commencement of SCAD’s winter academic quarter, Jan. 4, 2017.
“There is no better time to join this distinguished department,” said Moffett. “SCAD is blazing a trail as the preeminent source of knowledge in film and television, and the premier destination for those students who want to be prepared for professional careers in the entertainment universe. I am honored to participate in this bold and exciting new direction.”
SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace says of the appointment, “SCAD film and television students are immensely fortunate that D.W. Moffett stands at the helm of their beloved department. D.W. represents a genuine triple threat, with his epic accomplishments in film, theater, and television. Look at his countless credits! He has gained renown as actor, writer, director, and producer. When you consider that SCAD is the home of the Savannah Film Festival and aTVfest, and that fully one-third of SCAD alumni are graduates of entertainment arts and digital media programs, there's simply no better place to study film and television than SCAD!”
Moffett has amassed more than 300 credits working across the spectrum of movie, TV, and stage productions. A founding member of Chicago’s Remains Theatre Ensemble, he has worked in over 50 theatrical productions, from Broadway to the West End. Some of his favorite film roles include Stealing Beauty, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, Twisted, directed by Phillip Kaufman, and Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic, for which he won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award. Moffett’s television roles include the memorable Joe McCoy on the iconic, Emmy Award-winning series "Friday Night Lights," as well as Fran Drescher’s ne’er-do-well boyfriend on “Happily Divorced.” He recently concluded production on the Peabody Award-winning ABC Family show, “Switched at Birth,” as a leading actor and director of several episodes.
Previously, Moffett served as a professional mentor to SCAD performing arts students, led directing workshops at the 2015 and 2016 Savannah Film Festival and taught at SCAD as an honorary professor. As the chair of film and television, Moffett will continue preparing SCAD students for their professional careers in film, television and beyond.