||David Allen Basch
|Date of Birth
|Place of Birth
||Hartford, Connecticut, USA
David Allen Basch is an American actor. 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.
His first major exposure was starring in Oh Grow Up, a short-lived sitcom created by Alan Ball. He later played Steven Keats 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 had recurring roles on Lipstick Jungle on NBC and 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.