Actor Film actor Stage actor Television actor

David Alan Basche

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican actor
Is Actor
Television actor
Film actor
Stage actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage, Radio
Birth 25 August 1968, Hartford
Age52 years
Spouse:Alysia Reiner
Height: 1.778 m


David Alan Basche (born August 25, 1968) is an American actor.

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 starred in the TV Land original series The Exes, which premiered on November 30, 2011. The series ended on September 16, 2015.

Personal life

Basche is married to the actress Alysia Reiner; they met during a summer stock production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The couple has a daughter, Livia Charles Basche, born December 5, 2008.

David has a tattoo on left wrist that says “There Is No Perfect”.

Professional credits

New York Theater

SnakebitJonathanDrama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Nominated Play
Love in the Age of NarcissismJoinThe Directors Company
Visiting Mr. GreenRoss GardinerUnion Square Theater (with Eli Wallach)
WASPs In BedAllanBeckett Theatre
Don’t Let Destiny Push You AroundJackJohn Montgomery Theater
MacbethMacDuffThe Promenade Theatre
Measure for MeasureAngeloNew Generations NY

Regional theater

Dating GamesDaniel/SpenceThe Lillian Theatre, Los Angeles
September ForeverHenryWilliamstown Theatre Festival
The Golden AgeTomTheatreworks Hartford (with Elizabeth Franz)
Romeo and JulietGregoryHartford Stage Company
A DybbukReb Mal/YeshivaHartford Stage Company
Death of a SalesmanBiffNew Jersey Shakespeare Festival


2002Full FrontalNicholas’ AgentSupporting
2004Carry Me HomeBernardLead
War of the WorldsTimSupporting
2006United 93Todd Beamer
Shut Up and SingStevenLead
2007I’ll Believe YouDale SweeneyLead
2010The Adjustment BureauThompson’s Aide
2011Real SteelESPN Commentator
2017Sidney HallSenator Dale

Television series

The ExesSeries Lead
Three SistersSeries Lead
The Starter WifeSeries Lead
Lipstick JungleSeries Lead
Oh Grow UpSeries Lead
30 RockGuest Star
CSI: MiamiGuest Star
EdGuest Star
The DivisionGuest Star
Law & OrderGuest Star
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitGuest Star
Law & Order: Criminal IntentGuest Star
The MentalistGuest Star
White CollarGuest Star
Person of InterestGuest Star
BlindspotGuest Star
Blue BloodsGuest Star