David Costabile

David Costabile

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David Costabile's Main TV Roles

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Breaking Bad TV Show
Breaking Bad
The Wire TV Show
The Wire
Billions TV Show
Low Winter Sun TV Show
Low Winter Sun

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David Costabile is an American actor, born in 1967. He is best known as a television character actor, having appeared in supporting roles in over 20 televison series. He also acted on film and in Broadway theatre.

Early Life
Costabile was born in Washington, D.C. He attended Gonzaga College High School graduating in 1985 and Tufts University, and graduated from New York University's MFA program in acting in 1998.

Stage Acting
Costabile has appeared on Broadway in Manhattan Theatre Club's revival of Translations in 2007 (as Manus), in the Broadway musical Titanic in 1997, and in The Tempest in 1995. In 2005, he appeared as the clown Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona as part of the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. For Caroline, or Change, the Drama Desk award-winning musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori (2003–2004), Costabile workshopped and performed in the original production and its Broadway transfer.

He is best known for his recurring television roles on The Wire (as Thomas Klebanow, managing editor of the Baltimore Sun), Flight of the Conchords (as Doug), Damages (as Detective Rick Messer), Breaking Bad (as Gale Boetticher), and Suits (as Daniel Hardman, former Senior Partner of the Law Firm of Pearson-Hardman).

Costabile also appeared in season six of The Office as a banker sent from Sabre to evaluate Dunder Mifflin, and in a House episode entitled "Changes" as a limousine driver. During the second series of Franklin & Bash, he guest-starred as a senior partner of the Infeld Daniels New York office, investigating Franklin and Bash because of a complaint filed against them by a former client. He had a minor guest star role at the beginning of The Good Wife season 3 episode playing the defendant's lawyer in a lawsuit against Lockhart and Gardner.

He has appeared in several television commercials, including ads for Microsoft and FedEx.

In 2011, he appeared in Lie to Me as Dr. Mitch Grandon, the head doctor of a mental institution in the Season 3 episode "Funhouse".

Costabile currently appears as Internal Affairs investigator Simon Boyd in the 2013 TV show Low Winter Sun.

Costabile had an important role in 2009's Solitary Man as Jenna Fischer's character's husband, Gary.

In 2012, he appeared in the film Lincoln as Republican representative James Ashley. In 2013, he appeared in Steven Soderbergh's film Side Effects.

In an April 2013 article about television, Wired magazine called Costabile "a performer who inhabits his characters so perfectly as to consistently be a fan favorite", and "one of the best things about" every television show in which he has appeared.


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