Miscavige, David

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Miscavige, David Gender: M
born on 30 April 1960
Place Bristol, Pennsylvania, 40n06, 74w51
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
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David Miscavige (2011)
photo: Scientology Media, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American leader of the Church of Scientology and Captain of the Sea Organization. His official title is Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Center (RTC), a corporation that controls the trademarks and copyrights of Dianetics and Scientology. Miscavige was a deputy to Church founder L. Ron Hubbard during his time working as a Commodore's Messenger while he was a teenager. He rose to a leadership position by the early 1980s and was named Chairman of the Board of RTC in 1987, the year after Hubbard's death. Official church biographies describe Miscavige as "the ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion".

Since he assumed his leadership position, there have been a number of allegations made against Miscavige. These include claims of forced separation of family members, coercive fundraising practices, harassment of journalists and church critics, and emotional and physical abuse of subordinates by Miscavige. Miscavige and church spokespersons deny the majority of these claims, often criticizing the credibility of those who bring them.

As Chairman of the Board of the RTC, Miscavige works primarily from Scientology's Gold Base near Hemet, California. Scientologists often refer to him as "DM", or "C.O.B.", for Chairman of the Board.

David Miscavige and his twin sister, Denise, were born into the Roman Catholic Polish-Italian family of Ronald and Loretta Miscavige.

Miscavige is a close friend of actor Tom Cruise and served as best man at Cruise's wedding to Katie Holmes. Miscavige is a firearms enthusiast who enjoys skeet shooting. In a 1998 St. Petersburg Times interview he named playing the piano, underwater photography, and trail biking as being among his hobbies.

David Miscavige is married to fellow Sea Org member Michele Diane "Shelly" Miscavige, who has not been seen in public since August 2007. Multiple sources have alleged she disappeared shortly after she "filled several job vacancies without her husband's permission".

Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of David Miscavige, remained in the Sea Org until 2005. She has since become an outspoken critic of Scientology, publishing a 2013 book about her experiences, Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Cruise, Tom (born 3 July 1962)


  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1977 (L. Ron Hubbard)
  • Relationship : Marriage 30 December 1982 (Michele Diane "Shelly" Barnett)
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  • Other Relationship August 2007 (His wife "disappeared" from public life)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice, The Bristol Daily Courier (Bristol, Pennsylvania), 2 May 1960, page 3: "Births Lower Bucks County Hospital, April 30, ... Miscavige twins, boy and girl," no birth times given.


  • Traits : Body : Size (1.66 m/ 5 ft 5 in)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Allergies
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Asthma
  • Family : Relationship : Other relationship (His wife has disappeared)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Trail biking)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Skeet shooting)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Other Social Life (Playing piano)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Conversion/ Born again (Church of Scientology)
  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twin)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography (Film cameraman)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western ("Leader of the Scientology religion")
  • Vocation : Religion : Missionary (Church of Scientology)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Leader of the Church of Scientology)