David Thibodeau (born in 1967) is an American Musician, Author, Survivor, and Famous Personality from Orono, Maine. He garnered immense popularity after releasing his own memoir, A Place Called Waco: A Survivor’s Story.
The book came out on September 09, 1999. It is based on the real-life story of Thibodeau when he survived the events of Waco, Texas’ 1993 siege. The incident took place when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) launched a raid at the Waco siege in February 1993.
After failing, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) intervened and ordered a tear gas attack. It resulted in the death of 76 Branch Davidians including 2 pregnant women and 25 children.
Moreover, David Koresh who led the religious sect Branch Davidians also got killed in the incident. Back in 2018, a book named “Waco: A Survivor’s Story Aviva Layton” by David Thibodeau, Leon Whiteson, and Aviva Layton was released.
The Waco series is number 4 on Netflix today. Thanks to all that had a hand is spreading the truth. I’m so grateful. ESP the Dowdle Brothers.
— David Thibodeau (@DTibby13) April 21, 2020
Waco Netflix Series, Real Story & Where is David Thibodeau Today?
On January 24, 2018, Paramount Network released a miniseries named “Waco”. The show was the adaption of “Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator by Gary Noesner” and “A Place Called Waco by David Thibodeau & Leon Whiteson”.
In addition, John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle worked as developers of the miniseries. It was directed by Dennie Gordon and John Erick Dowdle. Thibodeau’s character was portrayed by Rory Culkin (American Actor).
Some of the other main casts of Waco are Michael Shannon as Gary Noesner, Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh, Andrea Riseborough as Judy Schneider, Paul Sparks as Steve Schneider, Shea Whigham as Mitch Decker, Melissa Benoist as Rachel Koresh, etc.
The miniseries finally came out on Netflix platform in April 2020. Waco consists of six episodes written by John Erick Dowdle, Salvatore Stabile, Drew Dowdle, and Sarah Nicole Jones.
|Quick Info & Wiki|
|Full Real Name||David Thibodeau.|
|Profession||Author and Musician.|
|Famously Known as||being one of the survivors of the events of Waco, Texas' 1993 siege.|
|Books||1. Waco: A Survivor's Story.
2. A place called Waco.
|Social Media Profiles||Instagram: --
|Current Residence||Bangor, Maine, United States.|
|Age (as of 2019)||52 years old.|
|In the news for||a Netflix series "Waco" is based on his life story.|
|Place of Birth||Orono, Maine, the United States of America.|
|Gay or Lesbian||No.|
Mother: Belinda Ganem.
|Net worth (approx.)||$450,000 US dollars (As of 2020).|
|Source of Income||works as a drummer in the Blast Addicts rock band.|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||47-36-44.|
|Height||Feet & Inches: 6' 1".
Centimeters: 185 cm.
Meters: 1.85 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 107 Kg.
Pounds: 235 lbs.
|Shoe Size (US)||14.|
|School||Local High School.|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Brad Pitt.
Actress: Charlize Theron.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Favorite TV Shows||Waco, Saturday Night Live, and Friends.|
|Favorite Cuisine||Mexican Food.|
|Favorite Color||Dark Blue.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about David Thibodeau
- The Waco siege survivor hails from Orono, Maine, the United States of America. Born in 1967, David Thibodeau ages 52 years old, as in 2019. But we have no details about his actual birthdate.
- His mother’s name is Belinda Ganem who remained a homemaker but the internet has no information regarding David’s father.
- As of April 2020, he works as a musician for the Blast Addicts.
- He is the drummer of the band.
- As per the source, the author also worked as a consultant for the production of the miniseries, Waco.
- David even made a cameo on the show.
- In the Waco series, it was revealed that Thibodeau first met David Koresh at a bar where he offered him to join his band as their drummer.
- However, the author said that he and Koresh’s first meet was at a Guitar Center.
- The Waco siege carried out for 51 days.
- He was one of the survivors who got out through a hole in the building.
- David knew that the FBI was going to kill him but later he thought that it was better to die by a bullet than by burning to death.
- On June 20, 2019, the author introduced his girlfriend “Kristin (Kalr)” on Twitter. But we are not 100% sure if the couple is together or not.
- He currently lives in Bangor, Maine, the United States of America.