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|Born||December 22, 1960 (age 60)|
David Pasquesi (born December 22, 1960) is an American actor and comedian. His screen credits include Groundhog Day, Strangers with Candy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Return to Me, The Ice Harvest, Veep, At Home with Amy Sedaris, and Lodge 49.
Life and career
Pasquesi was born in Chicago and starred in the short film Regrets that premiered An Event Apart, and co-starred in I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With. He wrote for Exit 57 and Strangers with Candy, co-wrote and appeared in the Spike TV series Factory, and co-wrote and co-starred in Cop Show. In 2009, he was in the cast of Angels & Demons, where he played the character Claudio Vincenzi. He co-created and co-wrote the new show Merkin Penal. Similarly to his role of "Meat Man Stew" in Strangers With Candy, Pasquesi plays "Knife Man" in At Home with Amy Sedaris.
Pasquesi has performed at The Second City, iO Theater, Improv Institute, and Annoyance Theatre, and 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 as well as in plays at the Steppenwolf Theatre and the Goodman Theatre.
In 2009, he played a supporting role in the Harold Ramis film Year One as the Prime Minister of Sodom. Pasquesi was a cast member in the Chicago premiere of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage at the Goodman Theatre.
TJ and Dave
Since 2002, he has been performing with T. J. Jagodowski in the all improvised show "TJ and Dave". In 2006 they began an Off Broadway run, performing monthly at The Barrow Street Theatre in New York City. The Chicago Reader has described the show as "an hour of subtle character development, verbal facility, and pantomimic agility that anticipates and plays off the audience's reactions." Guests of the show include August: Osage County's Tracy Letts, Academy Award Nominee Michael Shannon, SNL's Mike O'Brien, and Absinthe's Jet Eveleth. 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.
|1987||Light of Day||Sophomore|
|1991||Father of the Bride||Henck|
|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 (The Meat Man)|
|2006||I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With||Luca Giancarlo|
|2009||Year One||Prime Minister|
|2009||Angels & Demons||Claudio Vincenzi|
|2013||Hell Baby||Cardinal Vicente|
|2015||This Isn't Funny||Christoffer Anderson|
- Dream On - Alex (1991)
- The Untouchables - Professor (1993)
- The Shaggy Dog - Officer Hanson (1994)
- Common Law - Henry Beckett (1996)
- Early Edition - Orville (1998)
- Strangers with Candy - Stew (1999–2000)
- Undeclared - Professor Beyser (2003)
- Curb Your Enthusiasm - Dr. Blore (2002)
- According to Jim - Dave (2005)
- Factory - Smitty (2008)
- Boss - Jack Bentley (2011–2012)
- The Mob Doctor - Dr Ian Fanagan
- Veep - Andrew Meyer (2013–2019)
- Chicago Fire - Macauley (2013)
- Easy - Dave (2016)
- Lodge 49 - Blaise St. John (2018-2019)
- Madam Secretary - Italian Prime Minister Enzo Moretti, The Rake, Season 5, Episode 3. (2018)
- At Home with Amy Sedaris - Tony Pugnalata (The Knife Man) (2017-)
- Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book
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