Gareth David-Lloyd was born in Bettws, Newport. His first acting role was as a robot in a junior school play. As a teenager, Gareth joined the Gwent Young People's Theatre in Abergavenny, appearing in several plays including Macbeth and Henry V, in which he played the title roles. When former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock saw the young Gareth performing at Monmouth Castle, he sent him 250 pounds to use towards his acting career.
Whilst studying at Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys, he appeared in various local stage productions at the Dolman Theatre in Newport and the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. He went on to train at the National Youth Theatre, before moving to Reading to pursue his acting career with The Rep College. His roles have included Macheath in The Threepenny Opera, Sebastian in Twelfth Night on stage and his early appearances in television programmes such as Absolute Power, Casualty, Rosemary & Thyme and The Bill.
Gareth returned to Wales in 2006 for the filming of his first regular television role, Ianto Jones in Torchwood, appearing in 30 episodes out of 31 in series 1 - 3. This role recently lead to him being dubbed a science fiction cult hero by SFX magazine. He has since worked with James Moran (Torchwood and Doctor Who writer) on the innovative web drama Girl Number 9.
Outside of screen and stage work, Gareth has undertaken recordings of a number of MR James and HP Lovecraft short stories, as well as a Torchwood audiobook, short story reading and radio plays for the BBC.
Gareth is also interested in writing, directing and producing, and recently worked as executive producer for the film Casimir Effect, in which he also played the lead.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Dragon Con 2016 - September 2-5, 2016 in Atlanta, GA, USA
- Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Melbourne 2016 - April 15-17, 2016 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Gold Coast 2016 - April 8-10, 2016 in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia 2015
- Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest 2015 - December 4-6, 2015 in Glendale, AZ, USA
- Fandomfest 2015 - August 7-9, 2015 in Louisville, KY, USA
- Newcastle Film & Comic Con 2015 - March 28-29, 2015 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK 2014
- MegaCon 2014 - March 21-23, 2014 in Orlando, FL, USA
- Con Nooga 2014 - February 21-23, 2014 in Chattanooga, TN, USA 2013
- Dragon Con 2013 - August 30 - September 2, 2013 in Atlanta, GA, USA
- ArcadeCon 2013 - July 4-7, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland 2012
- Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2012 - November 16-18, 2012 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
- Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2012 - November 9-11, 2012 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 2011
- Dragon*Con 2011 - September 2-5, 2011 in Atlanta, GA, USA
- Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2011 - June 24-26, 2011 in Claremont, Western Australia, Australia
- Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2011 - June 17-19, 2011 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia