David Learner is a British actor who is most famous for his portrayal of Marvin the Paranoid Android in the TV show and stage adaption of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In 1980, he played Marvin at the Rainbow Theatre, following a performance at the opening of the Drum Theatre, Plymouth in 1982. Between 1990-1992, he portrayed the character of Pickle in 47 episodes of Knightmare, a popular British television programme for children most noted for its advanced use of 'virtual reality' interactive gameplay on television. Here he worked together with Hugo Myatt whom he had already met in acting school. In 1990, David had also appeared in 38 episodes of a similar virtual reality show called The Satellite Game as the voice of the contestants avatar in the 3D virtual world, LARI (Lightly Armed Robotic Investigator) the Droid. Together with fellow actor Alan Rickman, he has studied at RADA, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.