What is actor David Birney doing now?
—Dorothy R., Nebraska
For the last 12 years, David Birney says he has been busy raising his twin teenagers, a task that has kept him fairly close to home in Santa Monica, Calif. The 62-year-old award-winning actor/director’s professional life has centered on the theater lately, and he currently stars in and directs Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve, his own adaptation of a presentation originally developed for PBS’ American Playhouse. Birney’s extensive stage credits include starring roles in Amadeus and Benefactors. He also is known for his roles in Bridget Loves Bernie and St. Elsewhere. In addition to the twins, he has a daughter in graduate school.