David Pasquesi

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David Pasquesi
David Pasquesi at iO Chicago, April 2013.jpg
David Pasquesi on stage after a show at iO Chicago in April 2013.
Born December 23, 1960 (1960-12-23) (age 56)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987-present
Known for improvisational theatre, voice acting, Acting

David Pasquesi (born December 23, 1960) is an American comedian, actor and voice over actor living in Chicago.

Life and career[edit]

Pasquesi was born in Chicago, Illinois. Some of his screen credits include Groundhog Day, Strangers with Candy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Return to Me, and The Ice Harvest. He starred in the Steve Delahoyde short film Regrets that premiered in An Event Apart, and co-starred with Jeff Garlin in Garlin's I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With; He wrote for Exit 57 and Strangers With Candy. In addition, he co-wrote and starred in the TV series Factory with fellow comedians Mitch Rouse, Michael Coleman, and Jay Leggett. He co-wrote and co-starred in Cop Show with Tracy Letts. In 2009 he was in the cast of Ron Howard's Angels & Demons, where he played the character Claudio Vincenzi. He co-created and co-wrote the new show Merkin Penal.

He's a veteran performer of The Second City, iO Theater, Improv Institute, and Annoyance Theatre. He studied under Del Close in the early 80s and became part of the first iO Harold team, Baron's Barracudas. He appeared in four Mainstage revues at Second City, where he performed alongside Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Joel Murray, and Bob Odenkirk. He has also performed in plays at Steppenwolf Theatre and the Goodman Theatre. Since 2002, he currently performs with T. J. Jagodowski in "TJ and Dave," one of the more popular running improv shows performing both in Chicago and New York.

Recognized as Improviser of the Year by the Chicago Improv Festival.

The 2009 South by Southwest Film festival included the documentary Trust Us, This is All Made Up directed by Alex Karpovsky, which chronicles a "T.J. and Dave" performance.[1][2] In 2009, he played a supporting role in the Harold Ramis film Year One as the Prime Minister of Sodom.[3]

Alongside Mary Beth Fisher, Keith Kupferer and Beth Lacke, Pasquesi was a cast member in the Chicago premiere of Yasmina Reza's triple Tony Award-winning God of Carnage, directed by Rick Snyder, at the Goodman Theatre,[4] running March 5 – April 10, 2011.


Year Film Role Notes
1987 Light of Day Sophomore
1991 Father of the Bride Henck
1993 Groundhog Day Psychiatrist
1993 The Fugitive Newscaster
1994 Natural Born Killers Cameraman Uncredited
1994 The Puppet Masters Vargas
1995 Stuart Saves His Family Tollefson
1998 Temporary Girl Paul, Jeanette's Husband
2000 Return to Me Tony
2004 Employee of the Month Kyle Lacopa
2005 The Ice Harvest Councilman Williams
2005 Strangers with Candy Stew
2006 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Luca Giancarlo
2009 Year One Prime Minister
2009 Angels & Demons Claudio Vincenzi
2011 Close Quarters Cary
2013 Hell Baby Cardinal Vicente
2015 This Isn't Funny Christoffer Anderson

Television work[edit]


Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book


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