David Alan Basche
David Alan Basche
Basche in February 2011
|Born||August 25, 1968|
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
|Alma mater||Emerson College|
|Occupation||Film, stage, television actor|
Alysia Reiner (m. 1997)
David Alan Basche (born August 25, 1968) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Todd Beamer in the film United 93, directed by Paul Greengrass. He has appeared in regional and professional theater, film and television including guest appearances on numerous television dramas.
Life and career
Basche was born in Hartford, Connecticut. His first acting role was in a school production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer when he was in the sixth grade at West Hartford's Norfeldt Elementary School. Basche, who describes his demeanor then as an "angry, smart-ass kid," tried out for and landed the lead role after a school counselor suggested he take up acting to channel some of his anger and emotion. Basche appeared in several plays presented by the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center while he was a student at King Philip Middle School, and he had roles in 10 school plays during his four years at William H. Hall High School in West Hartford. Basche then went on to Emerson College, starting out as a communications major before switching to performing arts.
His first major exposure was starring in Oh Grow Up, a short-lived sitcom created by Alan Ball. He later played the role of Steven Keats for two seasons in the NBC sitcom Three Sisters. He appeared in the 2005 motion picture War of the Worlds in the role of Tim, the stepfather of Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin's characters. In 2006 he played Todd Beamer in United 93. David landed the lead role in 2007's I'll Believe You, a family-friendly sci-fi comedy. In 2008 he was "Mike Harness" in Lipstick Jungle on NBC for two seasons, and simultaneously played "Kenny Kagan" on The Starter Wife on USA. In 2010 he guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, White Collar, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Mentalist. He appeared in the film Sex and The City 2 as a guest at the wedding. Basche had a small role in the 2017 mystery film The Vanishing of Sidney Hall.
David has a tattoo on his left wrist that says "There Is No Perfect."
New York Theater
|Snakebit||Jonathan||Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Nominated Play|
|Love in the Age of Narcissism||Join||The Directors Company|
|Visiting Mr. Green||Ross Gardiner||Union Square Theater (with Eli Wallach)|
|WASPs In Bed||Allan||Beckett Theatre|
|Don't Let Destiny Push You Around||Jack||John Montgomery Theater|
|Macbeth||MacDuff||The Promenade Theatre|
|Measure for Measure||Angelo||New Generations NY|
|Dating Games||Daniel/Spence||The Lillian Theatre, Los Angeles|
|September Forever||Henry||Williamstown Theatre Festival|
|The Golden Age||Tom||Theatreworks Hartford (with Elizabeth Franz)|
|Romeo and Juliet||Gregory||Hartford Stage Company|
|A Dybbuk||Reb Mal/Yeshiva||Hartford Stage Company|
|Death of a Salesman||Biff||New Jersey Shakespeare Festival|
|2002||Full Frontal||Nicholas' Agent||Supporting|
|2004||Carry Me Home||Bernard||Lead|
|War of the Worlds||Tim||Supporting|
|2006||United 93||Todd Beamer|
|Shut Up and Sing||Steven||Lead|
|2007||I'll Believe You||Dale Sweeney||Lead|
|2010||The Adjustment Bureau||Thompson's Aide|
|2011||Real Steel||ESPN Commentator|
|2017||The Vanishing of Sidney Hall||Senator Dale|
|The Exes||Series Lead|
|Three Sisters||Series Lead|
|The Starter Wife||Series Lead|
|Lipstick Jungle||Series Lead|
|Oh Grow Up||Series Lead|
|30 Rock||Guest Star|
|CSI: Miami||Guest Star|
|The Division||Guest Star|
|Law & Order||Guest Star|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Guest Star|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Guest Star|
|The Mentalist||Guest Star|
|White Collar||Guest Star|
|Person of Interest||Guest Star|
|Blue Bloods||Guest Star|
- Seremet, P. (2006, April 28). West Hartford's Basche Plays Hero in 'United 93'. Hartford Courant Lifestyle section.
- "Mandell Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford". Ghjcc.org. Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
- Conversation with Ross: Featuring David Alan Basche
- "'The Vanishing of Sidney Hall' is stunning storytelling". Military Press. 2018-03-02. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
- Cohen, J. (February 19, 2006). "Craving Space, and Finding It in Harlem". The New York Times, Section 11 (Real Estate), p. 5.
- "David Alan Basche Shows Off Livia Charles" Celebrity Baby Blog, January 15, 2009