Born David William Heath, he wrestled in the ECW, WCW, and independent circuit; but he is best known for his time in WWE and WWF.
He was trained by Boris Malenko and made his debut in 1988 on the independent circuit.
He was given the name Gangrel in 1998, while playing a vampire character in the WWF.
He has two sons named David Jr. and Donovan. He has been married three times; first to Cheryl Richards from 1988 until 1991; then to fellow wrestler Luna Vachon from 1994 until 2006 and Kiara Dillon from 2008 until 2013.
During his time in the ECW he feuded with Tommy Dreamer.