David Basche Bio - Biography

Name David Basche
Height 6'0
Naionality American
Date of Birth 7-Aug-1944
Place of Birth America
Famous for
David just starred as Debra Messing's ex-husband/movie producer Kenny Kagan in the hit series, "The Starter Wife" on USA Network. Check out all the episodes at USAnetwork.com!

David's was also simultaneously on his second season of "Lipstick Jungle," NBC's drama starring Brooke Shields and written by "Sex In The City" creator Candace Bushnell. He again played "Mike Harness," Nico's (Kim Raver) hard-nose competitor at work who went head-to-head with her to inch his way up the Matrick publishing empire. Smart and sneaky, Mike just couldn't keep his CEO job - his last words to Nico were "Oh... you bitch!"

David starred for two seasons on NBC’s "Three Sisters," and in Alan Ball’s series "Oh Grow Up" on ABC. He played Wilbur in Fox's ill-fated remake of "Mr. Ed,” and has had recurring roles on "Frasier," "Miss Match," and Denis Leary’s “Rescue Me.” Other television credits include "CSI:Miami," "Law & Order," "Law & Order:Criminal Intent," "Ed," "The Division," “Player$,” "As The World Turns," and "All My Children." David has been the voice of many ads and products, including NOKIA, GHI Health Care, Constellation NewEnergy, Marriott, and LOVELY, the fragrance from Sarah Jessica Parker.

In films, David portrayed passenger Todd Beamer (famous for his last words of “let’s roll”) in Universal’s highly acclaimed film “UNITED 93,” now available on DVD. He stole Tom Cruise’s wife in Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds,” and can be seen flirting with Julia Roberts in Steven Soderbergh’s film "Full Frontal." The film “The Wedding Weekend” in which he stars with Molly Shannon, was just in theatres and is due out on DVD soon, and he starred in the Emmy Nominated Showtime film "Carry Me Home" with Jane Alexander. He also leads a fun cast in the film "I'll Believe You" with Fred Willard, Chris Elliot, Ed Helms and Patrick Warburton, available on DVD soon.

On stage, David recently starred Off Broadway in the romantic comedy "Wasps In Bed" at the Beckett Theatre on 42nd Street's Theatre Row. In the play with him was his wife, actress Alysia Reiner, whom the NY Times called "priceless!." David starred in the Naked Angels production of the Drama Desk Nominated play “SnakeBit.” He performed for over a year with Eli Wallach in the original New York production of the two character play “Visiting Mr. Green." And he starred in the world premiere of "Singing Lessons" at The Electric Lodge Theatre in Venice, CA. David also starred in the LA premiere of the New York hit play "Dating Games," and in "Love In The Age of Narcissism" at The Directors Company Theatre. Regional appearances include Williamstown, Hartford Stage, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Rhode Island Playwright’s Theatre, Iowa Shakespeare, Hartford Theatre Works, the Yale School of Drama Cabaret, the Boston Majestic Theatre, and the White River Theatre Festival.

He is a graduate of the acting program at Emerson College and studied in New York with Michael Howard.

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