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Also Known As: David Basche Died:
Born: August 25, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA Profession: actor

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This handsome, dark-haired actor first made a mark Off-Broadway. David Alan Basche was raised in West Hartford, Connecticut and after graduating from Boston's Emerson College went on to find employment in regional theaters. He met his wife, actress Alysia Reiner, when they played opposite one another in "Twelfth Night" at the White River Theater Festival in Vermont in 1992. Basche returned to his hometown for a featured role in the Hartford Stage production of "A Dybbuk" in 1995 but really began to garner notice co-starring with Eli Wallach in the two-character "Visiting Mr. Green." In Jeff Baron's play which premiered at Florida's Coconut Grove Playhouse in 1997 and later transferred to the Union Square Theatre in NYC, the actor was cast as Ross Gardiner, a self-centered yuppie sentenced to six months of community service assisting the elderly man he knock down while driving recklessly. Basche and Wallach made a terrific team and impressed both critics and audiences. Basche followed up with an impressive performance as an actor desperate for a break who discovers a secret involving his wife and his best friend in David Marshall Grant's smartly-observed Off-Broadway hit "Snakebit" (1998) Given his...

This handsome, dark-haired actor first made a mark Off-Broadway. David Alan Basche was raised in West Hartford, Connecticut and after graduating from Boston's Emerson College went on to find employment in regional theaters. He met his wife, actress Alysia Reiner, when they played opposite one another in "Twelfth Night" at the White River Theater Festival in Vermont in 1992. Basche returned to his hometown for a featured role in the Hartford Stage production of "A Dybbuk" in 1995 but really began to garner notice co-starring with Eli Wallach in the two-character "Visiting Mr. Green." In Jeff Baron's play which premiered at Florida's Coconut Grove Playhouse in 1997 and later transferred to the Union Square Theatre in NYC, the actor was cast as Ross Gardiner, a self-centered yuppie sentenced to six months of community service assisting the elderly man he knock down while driving recklessly. Basche and Wallach made a terrific team and impressed both critics and audiences. Basche followed up with an impressive performance as an actor desperate for a break who discovers a secret involving his wife and his best friend in David Marshall Grant's smartly-observed Off-Broadway hit "Snakebit" (1998)

Given his notices, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood would come calling. Basche had racked up a few credits on NYC-produced shows like the daytime serials "All My Children" (ABC) and "As the World Turns" (CBS) and primetime's "Law & Order" (NBC), but he made the move to regular status in the primetime comedy "Oh Grow Up" (ABC, 1999). In the series, which centered on three thirtysomething guys sharing an apartment, he was cast as Norris, a struggling artist who had chucked the 9 to 5 lifestyle in order to follow his dream. While the show enjoyed a cult following, it was hardly groundbreaking and despite the behind the scenes presence of writer-creator Alan Ball (who penned that year's Oscar-winner "American Beauty"), the series fell victim to low ratings. Basche rebounded by landing the featured role on the NBC 2001 midseason replacement series "Three Sisters," playing the husband to the bossy, eldest sibling (Katherine LaNasa).

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1.
 Sidney Hall (2017)
2.
 Equity (2016)
3.
 Backwards (2012)
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 Real Steel (2011)
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 I'll Believe You (2007)
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 crazylove (2006)
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1992:
Acted in summer stock at the White River (Vermont) Theater Festival
2008:
Joined the cast of "The Starter Wife" (USA) opposite Debra Messing as her character's ex-husband, Kenny Kagan
2005:
Played Tim, the step-father of Dakota Fanning in Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds"
2008:
Joined the second season of NBC's "Lipstick Jungle"
1997:
Originated the role of Ross Gardiner opposite Eli Wallach in the Off-Broadway play "Visiting Mr. Green"
2001:
Returned to series work as co-star of the NBC midseason sitcom "Three Sisters"
2002:
Cast in Steven Soderbergh's "Full Frontal"
2007:
Cast in the lead role in the sci-fi comedy "I'll Believe You"
1999:
Debut as a series regular on the Alan Ball sitcom "Oh Grow Up" (ABC)
1995:
Appeared in "The Dybbuk" at Hartford Stage; adapted by Tony Kushner
1998:
Originated the role of a self-centered married actor in David Marshall Grant's Off-Broadway play "Snakebit"
2017:
Played a senator in "The Vanishing of Sidney Hall"
2018:
Co-starred in the comedy "Egg"
2006:
Played Todd Beamer in Paul Greengrass' "United 93"
2010:
Played David in "Sex and the City 2"
2011:
Starred as Stuart Gardner on "The Exes"
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Education

William H. Hall High School: West Hartford, Connecticut -
Emerson College: Boston, Massachusetts -

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wife:
Alysia Reiner. Actor. Met when they performed together at the White River Theatre Festival in Vermont.

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