How to Wish David Soul a Happy Birthday!

With David’s 80th birthday right around the corner, David has asked us to let everyone know that instead of sending him cards and gifts, he would rather you make a donation to a charity in his name. From $1 to the sky’s the limit, any donation to a cause in David’s name is sincerely appreciated.

For a list of worthy charities, review our list here:

The Me & Thee Productions Directory


David’s favorite charities are listed below:
(but DO feel free to choose your own)

International Rescue Committee

Ukraine Children’s Action Project

Coates Bluff Nature Trail: Dream It Well
(David’s son, Jon Soul)

The Animals Voice

Me & Thee Productions
(for upcoming film projects)

Further, if you would like to share with David the charity you chose to donate to in his name, send us an email at Team Soul and we’ll make certain he reads your comments (write your email TO him, but send it to us).



If you’re brave enough, you can also make a short video greeting (use your phone) and send that to us and we’ll make sure David watches it (tell us your name, where in the world you’re from, the charity you chose to donate to and why, and don’t forget to wish David a Happy Birthday!). Deadline is August 7, 2023.


Lastly, you may leave him a birthday wish below. We will make certain that David reads all of his birthday wishes on or right after his birthday.

Thank you so much for your continued support and admiration for the iconic actor known to us all as David Soul.

—Team Soul

Comments (71)

  1. Carmen Fernandez Sans :

    Que la luz de tu sonrisa nunca se apague y que tu corazón siempre este lleno de amor y felicidad; gracias por haber alegrado muchas tardes de nuestra infancia mirando tus peliculas e incluso peleandonos con las amigas a ver quien coleccionaba mas fotos tuyas..😂; un abrazo muy fuerte y disfruta de tus 80 cumpleaños rodeado de tus seres queridos, amigos y desde la distancia ( Tarragona España) a los que sin conocerte personalmente te admiramos y queremos desde hace mas de 45 años !!🎉🎉Happy birthday!!!😘😘😘😘❤️

  2. Monique Auzenne :

    Happy 80th Birthday David! Wishing you health and happiness and to your family as well as lots of love and joy this year and many more!

  3. Hannah Parker :

    Happy 80th Birthday David,lots of love on this special day,wishing you happiness and good health for years to come. Love to you and all the family. take care XXXX

  4. Debbie :

    Happy 80th birthday David! May you have a wonderful birthday and year. You deserve the best of everything. You have been someone who has brought me so much joy over the years with your portrayal of Hutch and your wonderful singing.

    Debbie Kruger



  6. Lynn Warbrick :

    Happy 80th Birthday David. I have followed you since Starsky & Hutch & beyond. I used to sit in front of the tv every Saturday night in the uk waiting for my favourite programme to start. Later after S&H I would listen to the radio hoping your records would make number 1 in the uk pop charts! I always wanted to meet both you & Paul sadly that never happened.
    Anyway wishing you all the best for your special day. Hope you stay healthy & happy. Best wishes. Lynn x.

  7. Montse :

    Feliz Cumpleaños, David!!! Un abrazo.

  8. Linda Chapple :

    Happy 80th birthday David! Wishing you all the very best for today and the future. A donation has been made in your name to The Animals Voice..Xx

  9. Suzette Budd :

    Wishing David a very happy birthday. Please can he wish me one back. Mine is on the 16th August.

    Kindest regards
    Suzette xx

  10. Linda van Maanen :

    A bit early David but I’m wishing you a very Happy 80th birthday. And let’s hope for many more. I’ll figure out how to make a donation in your name to one of the charities. Lot of love from The Netherlands.

  11. Sandi :

    I know this is still July and very early, but I wanted to make sure that YOU knew that even now I am thinking of you and praying for you constantly. In your 80 years, I believe that God has really blessed your life and allowed you to do things that you never dreamed possible and has brought you through some very serious medical conditions as well, especially throughout these last few years. Throughout your entire life you continue to be a shining light for others who are in despair. I pray that this birthday that God will continue to bless your life and your family and may He give you good health, finances, and bless you in the coming years. Thank you for always showing love to everyone you have come across in your 80 years and being a voice for the innocent and defenseless who cannot speak for themselves.
    Love and friendship always,
    God bless, Sandi Lawson in Indiana

  12. Sue burn :

    I wish you continued good health and the happiest of birthdays with the ones you love

  13. Denise Bianco :

    First of all I want to sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful video for my 70th birthday, Most importantly, I wish YOU a very Happy 80th Birthday. May it be filled with joy, happiness and good health. I donated work gloves to Jon for the Coates Bluff Crew and so I would like to continue supporting them by making a donation in your name to his very wonderful project. God Bless you on this very special birthday and many more. Lots of Love and Hugs, Denise Bianco

  14. Linda Valentine :

    Happy Happy Birthday..Wishing you good health, love and much happiness..Thank you for so many years of joy..watching your many roles.. You are not far from my family in Kent..whilst I am in say hello to good old Blighty for me…Happy Birthday..enjoy..

  15. Adriana Fernandez :

    Happy Birthday David!!! The best for you!!!, Thank you for your acting, your songs, your readings (Amazing Neruda!!!) for your words…
    I want to hear more about you. You filled my life with so nice moments!!!
    I love you, you are a fighter….
    Take care
    Adriana, Argentina

  16. Linda Kerr :

    To a beautiful man Mr David Soul. I wish you all the happiness today on your very special 80th birthday. Loved you always.
    From Donegal. 🇮🇪

  17. Jan Bennett :

    I wish for you the happiest of days on this amazing milestone 🙏in the company of loved ones 💗May God Bless you all and keep this day safe ! There were many tremendous causes on your list and I’ve chosen to donate to those beautiful innocent children of the Ukraine, HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the 28th 🎉

  18. Patricia :

    Congratulations on your 80th Birthday David ! Have a fantastic time, sending you the best wishes and many happy returns of the day ! Happy Birthday ♡

  19. Marian Gillespie :

    Have a very happy 80th birthday David. Hope you’re gearing up for that wheelchair race with Paul 😅 Wishing you love, peace and good health from Marian in Newcastle-upon-Tyne x

  20. Marian Gillespie :

    Hi David, I’m in Newcastle upon Tyne but talk on-line to Susan Bagdon in Philadelphia and she’s asked me to send you this message as she can’t do it. I’ve copied and pasted it as it is x
    Marian, it’s David’s tomorrow please write if not already, Hi David, Happy Birthday my man. I known you many years when you came here to our famous tv shows The Mike Douglas and. Dick Clark. Where I fell in love with you, I don’t know when. I recorded all the shows you ever were on. Then S&H came along. I recorded all then, on 12 inch reals. Mom saw in the basement. She said, Susan what do you have down here. I moved to California early, 80s to close with all my favorites. You were always tops to me. Happy Birthday my man Be well….I throw you a kiss. I watch my own DVDs on S&H…….

  21. Margaret E. Franklin :

    By Margaret E. Franklin
    (As seen through my eyes and heart, as well as other fans)

    Dedicated to your beliefs, your crafts, your charities
    Authentic in your compassion, your empathy, your kindness
    Visionary- you see a world full of love, unity and peace
    Innovative and creative in your thinking; your actions back that up
    Deliciously handsome, even as you age (I had to go there)

    Resilient- you’ve had injuries, health issues, life issues, yet-
    bounced back after each setback

    Sincere, sensitive, spiritual- you’re in tune with the feelings of all
    Our hero- we love you for your talents and your humanity
    Uniquely yourself- you know who you are; you’re humble and real
    Leader- you show us by example, how to be open and humane

    No matter how we spell it, you, David R. Soul, are someone we can exemplify and emulate. Through the good days and the bad days, through the ups and the downs, you have found your true self. You have shown us how to be more honest and caring. The happiest of birthday blessings today and always.



  22. Michelle :

    From the bottom of my heart I wish you a very healthy and joyous 80th Birthday! I hope you realize how much we love you not only for the tremendous joy you have brought to your fans through your acting and music but for your tireless efforts to speak up and fight for the weak, the weary and the voiceless. You make a difference in so many lives. And that’s truly what it’s all about. I wish you all the happiness and peace you deserve. Stay healthy and thank you for giving us so much more of you than we deserve!

  23. Linda van Maanen :

    Again Happy Birthday and I made a donation to your son Jon. Great cause!!

  24. Mary Olson :

    Happy 80th birthday to you David, a milestone you richly deserve! As others have said, you are admired for your humanitarianism, your humor, and your humility in the face of success and wealth that had jaded so many. It’s a real pleasure to get to know you thanks to your openness to your fans. I hope you enjoy a wonderful day with your family and friends. Much love from Minnesota.

  25. Robbin Laffoon :

    I want to wish be you a very happy 80th birthday!!!!!!!!

  26. Sue :

    I hope your 80th birthday is filled with love from family and friends, unforgettable moments, never ending joy, and happy, happy memories
    Love Sue XX ❤️

  27. LynetteO'Brien :

    Happy Birthday to you and congrats on reaching the awesome age of 80 while remaining active and responsive to your many fans. Thank you for sharing your awesome gifts through these many years. You are a talent for the ages.
    Celebrate your day and know how loved you are by so many.

  28. Linda Curtis :

    David….Happy 80th birthday… and Paul came into my life with Starsky & Hutch all those years ago and I still love you guys today. Watch you on my DVD’s all the time. Hope you have a great day on your birthday and a blessed year to come. Thank you for all the years of happiness you have given to me. Happy Happy Birthday. Linda Curtis in Citrus Heights, Ca.

  29. Pat Elsey :

    Wishing you a very Happy 80th Birthday. I hope you thoroughly enjoy this wonderful day with all the special people in your life.

  30. Graciela :

    Querido David te deseo de todo corazón que tengas un muy feliz cumpleaños número 80 y que Dios te de vida eterna. Soy Argentina pero desde hace 1 año vivo en Israel. 💖

  31. Christine Cleary :

    Happiest of Birthdays! I hope your special day is fabulous. A donation has been made to the Ukraine Children’s Action Project. Keep on making and encouraging others to make a difference.

  32. Sue :

    Have a lovely 80th and best wishes to my favourite.
    Look after yourself and will raise a glass on the day.
    Congratulations xx

  33. Helen Williams :

    Hi David,

    Wishing you a Happy 80th Birthday, and hoping for many more.
    Health, Wealth how ever you wish to define it and happiness.


  34. Carolyn :

    Hello David,

    I want to wish you a very happy birthday. Have a wonderful and fantastic day with your entire family and your friends. Much happiness to you. Again, enjoy your special day!

  35. Ruth DeGripp :

    Hello David,

    Just wanted you to know how much Starsky and Hutch meant to me growing up and now my daughter will watch with me. It has stood the test of time and hopefully will continue to.
    Hope you have a Happy 80th.
    Wishing you happiness and good health.
    Enjoy your day!!!!

  36. Becky Reilly :

    Hi David! Just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday and for many more yet to come. And to thank you for all of the wonderful things you do and the legacy you created throughout your incredible acting and musical career. We are lucky enough to be able to enjoy all of those and still have new things to look forward to from you. You know you still make us girls swoon over you! Hope you enjoy your special day and please send your beautiful Helen our best! Love you much! Becky Reilly 💕💕💕

  37. Kelly Masson :

    A very happy 80th birthday! I have been a fan since I was 14…..The highlight of my week was watching “Starsky and Hutch”. Your music is wonderful and I have been watching other projects you have acted in. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and get spoiled, you deserve it. Cheers! Kelly

  38. Rosy Gencarelli :

    Hi David. I’m Rosy, I’m from Italy. I’m your fan since 1980 when Starsky e Hutch was released in Italy.
    I Wish you a great birthday, with everyone Who loves you. Stay safe, don’t forget that there are a lot of people Who love you….and I’m the First One.
    Hugs from Italy. 🎂🎂🎂🎂

  39. Lynn (Evil Lynn) Graham :

    Hello David,

    I just wanted to take this oportunity to wish you a wonderful birthday and many more of them. I have been a fan of your acting and singing from the 70’s and have met many wonderful friends through being a fan of yours. So thank you, for being you 🙂

    I wanted to let you know how much your music means to me especially in the last few years. About five months before the Covid lockdown I discovered I had breast cancer. Your wonderful music kept me calm, smilling and coping through operations, radiotherapy and lockdown. Being on my own I would overthink things, but with your music I could switch off my over active brain, sit back and just get lost in the music . Don’t know what I would have done without your music. That and weekly zoom calls with other fans.

    So enjoy your bitrthday. And thank you again for all the joy you bring.

    Much love to you and Helen

    Lynn (Evil Lynn)

  40. Doris Ann Sanders :

    Hello David😘, Iam Wishing You💓, A Very Happy Birthday🎂, on August 28, 2023, which will be on a Monday, this year! I want to say, also, Happy August, 2023, I Love💘 You😘, and really Care and Appreciate You!!! You are an Extraordinary Man, David❤💅🏾🙋🏾‍♀️Richard
    Solberg Soul❤, You are my Heart❤, You are my Sun-Gold!!!

  41. Kimberly Cape :

    I have all 4 seasons of of S & H and Salem’s Lot. I love 70’s detective shows. I also have The Rockford Files & Charlie’s Angels. I love the 70’s. I was born in 1973. I always look forward to watching S & H after work during the week and all day on the weekends. I wish you a long happy & healthy life with many birthday blessings to come. Thank you for your contribution to the entertainment industry. And I love your music as well.

  42. Thomas Schwarz :

    Happy Birthday David!

    I wish you all the best and much health and happiness! I come from Austria. I am a big fan of you since 1991 when I saw “Starsky and Hutch” the first time. I was 18 then. Time flies! Hope you are well. Have a wonderful day with your family.


  43. Marlene Milligan :

    Happy birthday David. I hope you have a wonderful day. I first saw you on Merv Griffin show as The Covered Man. I have most of your songs. Love your movies . Again, I wish you a blessed and happy birthday.

  44. Iris Reeb :

    Dear David,
    I had every intention of trying my hand at a video, but life has been more than testing , so I was unable. But, I will never miss a chance to at least tell you, every year, that I still think of you, enjoy your work, and marvel at why, after all these years, am I still so incredibly fond of the only celebrity I have EVER followed, or cared in the least to follow, throughout both our lives. You have left an indelible mark on my heart ( sappy, I know) and have played a huge part in why I am a nurse! ( Thank Ken Hutchinson for me when you see him, lol ) I will continue to buy videos as a small way to converse with you… ANYWAY.. I hope you have a beautiful 80th birthday! And, I did donate to your sons charity in your name, but also donated to one of my own favorites – Neonatal Intensive Care where I work…. Many blessings and much love David,

    Iris R

  45. Alison Lockhart :

    Happy 80th David!! I wish you health, happiness and contentment with your loved ones. Having just seen an amateur production of “Death Trap” and listening to the Jerry Springer Reunion reminds me how skilled at and committed to your craft you are. Thank you for the years of entertainment!

    Donation made to Coates Bluff..

  46. Diana Hunt :

    Happy 80th Birthday David, Enjoy a woderful day and look back on your amazing journey, giving happiness and joy to so many of us through the years. I was born in 1942 so we have shared a journey through the passing of time.

    Many Happy Returns x

    Diana ( a forever English fan)

  47. Yvonne Desforges :

    STO LAT! 100 years!

    Hi David sending you warmest 80th Birthday wishes and I hope your day is as special as you. Kocham Ciebie Yvonne xx

  48. Karen Chamberlain :

    Have Blessed and Beautiful 80th Birthday Mr Soul. I have been a fan since Starsky & Hutch. You are a beautiful soul…
    God Bless and Take Care…

  49. Jill Wootton :

    Wishing you a very Happy 80th Birthday David, I hope you have a really special day.
    Sending lots of love and hugs xxx

  50. Laura :

    Al hombre que, a través de su personaje y su música, acompañó importantes momentos de mi vida, haciéndome feliz, le deseo que reciba multiplicado cada minuto de alegría y paz que supo entregar a los demás. Le deseo una vida llena de colores, amor y bendiciones. Feliz cumpleaños, David! 🌷💜😘

  51. Ann Wells :

    Dear David. Wishing you a very happy 80th birthday. Thank you for all the joy and happiness you have given me and so many people over the years. I’ve been a fan since the mid 70s and still enjoy watching Starsky and Hutch and listening to your music. My late mother was also a fan and listening to your songs now remind me of the happy times we spent together going to your concerts. Thank you for such happy memories.

    Have a wonderful birthday and good health and happiness for future years – you are the best.

    Lots of love, Ann (Reading, Berkshire) xx

  52. Deb :

    David – wishing you the happiest of days on your 80th birthday. I, too, was born on August 28th so I know it is a special day and one to celebrate! I so enjoy watching your television and movie work and listening to your beautiful music. How one person can have such a versatile talent that reaches so many people will forever be a mystery. I hope you have love, good health, and happiness all the days of your life. And, may that life be a long one. From a fan in sunny California.

  53. Vicki :

    Dear David,
    Congratulations on your 80th Birthday! 🎉🥂🍰
    Wishing you the happiest day with lots of fun, laughter, joy and love throughout. As you look back I hope you see how positively you have impacted so many lives, people from all over the world, and not forgetting of course the animals you have stood up for. You have given so many, including myself, lots of pleasure through your multiple talents over the years. I am so grateful for this opportunity to offer you a huge “THANK YOU” for all of this. Wishing you and your family good health. Many happy returns David, have a fabulous day.
    Lots of love
    Vicki (Leics)

  54. Shirley Diver :

    Happy Birthday David. You are only 1 day older than you were yesterday. Hope you have a wonderful day and get spoiled rotten xx

  55. Françoise :

    Dear David,

    I wish you a very happy birthday.
    I wish you a very beautiful day surrounded by all the people who are dear to you.
    May this day be wonderful.

    I don’t have the right words but thank you for all the happiness you have brought us throughout your career whether in cinema, song, theatre, reading, documentaries.
    Thank you also for your positions and your commitments in controversial areas.

    You can be proud of yourself.
    I wish you the best, you deserve it so much!

    (Sorry for my english, I am French)


  56. Nathalie :

    Happy birthday David have a wonderful day with family and friends full of joy
    take care hug form Paris🎁🎂🎉🤗💕

  57. Swanet Oosterhuis :

    Have a great birthday David, surrounded by your family and friends, and a blessed new year.

  58. Rita Boulton :

    Happy Birthday David. Wishing you all the very best on your Birthday. I have been a fan since the 70’s and have many friends through you. Wishing you health and happiness. Love Rita( Norwich)xx

  59. Joanna Ross-Mowat :

    Hello David. Happy birthday 🎂🎉🎉 hope you have a wonderful day today it was nice to see you at comic con in London I’m deaf and disabled Spinal bifida. I think you remember me Take care x

  60. Belinda bennett :

    I have been a fan since I was a little girl almost 50 years ago!! And I would to thank 😊 David for the entertainment his have given me to his beautiful angelic singing voice and his excellent acting 👏 ❤️ I hope you have the happiest of birthdays 🎂 🥳 🎉 and best wishes to you

  61. Linda van Maanen :

    It’s official! Happy Birthday David and have a great day together with Helen, family and friends!!

  62. Jacqui Allison :

    David , who would have thought when that Pilot hit our British screens that we’d still be interested and involved in what you are doing , thinking, saying and just being. I can’t thank you enough for what you have brought to my life and how you have touched my life. From my early 20s to my late 60s about to have a hip replacement you have somehow been there. Thank you David you will never know how important you have been to me but I sure hope there’s much more to come. Take care and I hope you has a wonderful birthday. Much love . Jacqui 🥰

  63. Christine Tetzlaff :

    Dear David, i hope you will have a wonderdfull Birthday, filled with love, laughs and good food . Thank you for all your work that still brings so many people so much joy.

  64. Sharon Hawkes :

    Happy 80th Birthday David

    Love Sharon xx

  65. Shanna Stroup :

    Dear David. You are a very special human being, and, if I could, I would donate to Jon’s charity, and to my favorite one, St. Judes, in your name. Unfortunately, I am a charity case myself right now. But, I still wanted to send birthday wishes. I was late to the party (2017), but I like to think I made up for lost time, and have tried my best to catch up on what I missed all these years. I love your work! My father was a fan of yours. And, apparently, it runs in the family!! Best wishes for your 80th birthday and many more to come!! 💜
    Love, Shanna

  66. Giovanna :

    Dear David
    Happy 80th Birthday! I wish you all the best for a long and healthy life. Thank you for what you give me .
    Love from Italy Giovanna

  67. Margaret E. Franklin :


    By Margaret E. Franklin
    (As seen through my eyes and heart, as well as other fans)

    Dedicated to your beliefs, your crafts, your charities
    Authentic in your compassion, your empathy, your kindness
    Visionary- you see a world full of love, unity and peace
    Innovative and creative in your thinking; your actions back that up
    Deliciously handsome, even as you age (I had to go there)

    Resilient- you’ve had injuries, health issues, life issues, yet-
    You’ve bounced back after each setback

    Sincere, sensitive, spiritual- you’re in tune with the feelings of all
    Our hero- we love you for your talents and your humanity
    Uniquely yourself- you know who you are; you’re humble and real
    Leader- you show us by example, how to be open and humane

    No matter how we spell it, David R. Soul, you, are someone we can exemplify and emulate. Through the good days and the bad days, through the ups and the downs, you have found your true self. You have shown us how to be more honest and caring. The happiest of birthday blessings today and always.



  68. TK Temple :

    Mr. David Soul,

    Wishing you the happiest of birthdays on this milestone day! I am gratified to see you had a proper celebration!

    Today everyone all over the world who loves you is celebrating YOUR 80th trip around the sun, and the sunshine that is in your heart. Please bask in that love and feel it celebrate all you have given to more lives than you will ever know. On days when you are hurting or frustrated, stop for a moment and reflect that wherever you might think you should have been at any point in your life, you have most probably always been doing what this plane of the Universe needed of you most.

    You sir are a remarkable and brilliant light in the darkness. Thank you for all that you have and are still giving of yourself. May you always receive that gift back exponentially!

    All best wishes on your 80th birthday!

  69. Karen :

    Happy Birthday Mr. Soul! I have been a fan for a long time, starting when you played Joshua Bolt on Here Come the Brides. I made a birthday wish when I was 10 that you would get another series and along came Starsky and Hutch. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays.

  70. Mary Olson :

    Happy 80th birthday to you David. I am your devoted fan, but i also feel almost a kinship, living in Minnesota and also being 72% Norwegian. Maybe that leads to shared values and senses of humor- i know you have the kind of both that I love. I really do admire you, your openness, and all you have done for the world. Thanks for it and best to you!

  71. Chieko F. :

    Belated Happy Birthday! David. I wish you a blessed and happy year to come. I’ve been a big fan of yours since I watched Japanese dubbed version of “Starsky and Hutch” in Japan in 70s. I love your singing voice, too. Now I enjoy “Starsky and Hutch” on DVDs in English and your album on CDs. Thank you for keeping me feel young and active every day.
    Love from Japan.

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