David Naughton is an American actor and singer known for his starring roles in the horror film An American Werewolf in London (1981) and the Disney comedy Midnight Madness (1980), as well as for a long-running “Be a Pepper” ad campaign for beverage maker Dr Pepper. He also starred in the short-lived sitcom Makin’ It and sang its hit theme song “Makin’ It”, giving him a Top 5 hit on the Billboard charts
Naughton first became widely known as a result of his four-year stint (1977–1981) singing and dancing in television commercials and personal appearances to promote Dr Pepper. He starred in the sitcom Makin’ It, and hit the Billboard Top Ten in 1979 with the sitcom’s theme song, also titled “Makin’ It.” A US million selling disc, the track also peaked at No. 44 in the UK Singles Chart. He starred in the Disney comedy Midnight Madness (1980) followed by his lead role in the Academy Award-winning horror film An American Werewolf in London (1981) directed by John Landis. He also appeared in the television series My Sister Sam and also in episodes of MacGyver, Melrose Place, Murder, She Wrote, JAG and Seinfeld.