David Rasche Biography, Age, Wife, Movies, In The Loop And Burn After Reading

David Rasche Biography

David Rasche is an American theater, film and TV actor best known for his performance in Sledge Hammer. He was born on August 7th, 1944 in Belleville, Illinois.

He attended Elmhurst College and graduated in 1966. Due to his family history in Evangelical and United Church of Christ ministers, he went to the University of Chicago Divinity School for two years and quit. He, however, received his degree in English from the University of Chicago. He went to study acting under Sanford Meisner.

David Rasche Age

He was born on August 7th, 1944 in Belleville, Illinois. He is 74 years old as of 2018.

David Rasche Family

David Rasche Wife

He married his wife whom she met in 1976 after moving to New York City. Heather Lupton taught acting at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She made a guest appearance in the movie that Rasche starred in as his ex-wife. The couple has 3 children together.

David Rasche

David Rasche Children

He has 3 children.

David Rasche Height

He is 1.83 M tall.

David Rasche Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $ 3 million.

David Rasche Acting Career

He filled in as an essayist and educator, including showing English for a long time at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. He performed for a long time in Chicago’s Second City ad-lib bunch in the wake of contemplating there, and he likewise helped discovered Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, contributing $1,000.

After Second City, he featured in the Organic Theater’s 1974 generation of David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago, which built up the writer’s trademark mix of natural, some of the time fierce discourse.

He started showing up on TV and movies in 1977, making his movie debut in 1978 out of An Unmarried Woman, coordinated by Paul Mazursky. The next year, he had a little part in Woody Allen’s Manhattan.

He played a fear monger in the 1983 TV film Special Bulletin. He showed up on the Miami Vice scene “Bushido” (first disclosed November 22, 1985) as a KGB operator endeavoring to catch a previous partner of Lt. Castillo (Edward James Olmos). During his consequent featuring job on Sledge Hammer! his character regularly poked fun at Miami Vice.

Rasche played Petruchio to Frances Conroy’s Kate in a generation of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew coordinated by Zoe Caldwell at the American Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Connecticut in the mid-1980s.

Rasche had a minor job as a picture taker in the motion picture Cobra close by Brigitte Nielsen. Not long after Sledge Hammer! finished, he played to basic praise in the Broadway creation of Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow, and he later showed up in an Off-Broadway recovery of Mamet’s Edmond.

Rasche was lead character Buddy Wheeler in the 1990 Biker Comedy Masters of Menace. Rasche assumed the job of Ted Forstmann in the 1993 made-for-TV film Barbarians at the Gate, about the utilized buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco. Rasche had a main job in the 1997 Columbo scene, “A Trace of Murder.”

Notwithstanding his work as a screen on-screen character, Rasche can likewise be heard as Captain Piett in the NPR radio adjustment of The Empire Strikes Back. He depicted Donald Greene, one of the travelers of United Airlines Flight 93, in Paul Greengrass’ 2006 9/11 film United 93. He had a noteworthy job in the 2009 ironical political satire In the Loop, as a US authority pushing for an attack of an undefined Middle Eastern nation.

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  • Swallow – Michael (2019)
  • Freedom – Jefferson Monroe (2014)
  • Kill Your Darlings – Dean (2013)
  • The Big Wedding – Barry O’Connor (2013)
  • Men in Black 3 – Agent X (2012)
  • Die verlorene Zeit – Daniel Levine (2011)
  • In the Loop – Linton Barwick (2009)
  • Blue Eyes – Marshall (2009)
  • Crimes of the Past – Thomas Sparrow (2009)
  • Burn After Reading – CIA Officer Palmer (2008)
  • The Girl in the Park – Doug (2007)
  • The Sentinel – President John Ballentine (2006)
  • United 93 – Donald Freeman Greene (2006)
  • Off the Lip – Dr. Martin Shutte (2004)
  • Just Married – Mr. McNerney (2003)
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – Taylor Abbott (2002)
  • Pros & Cons – Jack Stanford (1999)
  • The Big Tease – Stig Ludwigssen (1999)
  • Friends & Lovers – Richard ‘Richie’ Wickham (1999)
  • That Old Feeling – Alan (1997)
  • Magic in the Water – Phillip (1995)
  • Bingo – Hal Devlin (1991)
  • Delirious – Dr. Paul Kirkwood/Dennis (1991)
  • Masters of Menace – Buddy Wheeler (1990)
  • An Innocent Man – Detective Mike Parnell (1989)
  • Made in Heaven – Donald Sumner (1987)
  • Cobra – Dan (1986)
  • ABC Grammar Rock – (1985)
  • Best Defense – Jeff the ‘KBG’ Agent (1984)
  • Special Bulletin – Dr. David McKeeson (1983)
  • Fighting Back – Michael Taylor (1982)
  • Honky Tonk Freeway – Eddie White (1981)

TV Shows

  • 1986-1988, Sledge Hammer! as Inspector Sledge Hammer (41 episodes)
  • NBC sitcom Nurses from 1992 to 1994. (as Jack Trenton, a crooked stockbroker sentenced to community service at Miami General Hospital.)
  • Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die 1994 movie, as publisher Alfred Raine.
  • Columbo: A Trace of Murder, 1997, as the murderer.
  • The West Wing episode “The State Dinner”, playing a Democratic Party supporter who is also escorting Sam Seaborn’s call-girl girlfriend.
  • Monk in the 2003 episode “Mr. Monk Goes Back to School”, like a gym teacher.
  • Malcolm in the Middle in the 2003 episode “Grandma Sues”, as Grandma Ida’s lawyer.
  • AMC’s Rubicon in the role of James Wheeler.
  • All My Children in 2008, in the role of Robert Gardner.
  • Bored to Death, in the role of Bernard, the boyfriend of Ted Danson’s character’s daughter.
  • He appeared on the May 11, 2012, episode of Primetime: What Would You Do? when he inadvertently walked into the scene the producers and actors were putting on, where an employee dropped a customer’s package and broke what was in it. David chose not to tell on the employee, and played along, saying, “I didn’t hear anything.”
  • Black Box, in the role of Hunter Black
  • Veep, where he plays Speaker of the House of Representatives Jim Marwood
  • Succession, in the role of Karl

David Rasche Sledge Hammer!

Rasche is best known for his depiction of the title character in the humorous TV sitcom Sledge Hammer!, which kept running from 1986 to 1988. The show was a farce of police dramatizations and concerned the character Sledge Hammer, a savage and bullheaded police reviewer with a preference for huge and incredible weaponry.

David Rasche In The Loop

He starred as a US official pushing for an invasion of an unspecified Middle Eastern country in this TV show in 2009. During an interview, British Cabinet Minister Simon Foster (Tom Hollander) delivers an off-the-cuff remark that war in the Middle East is “unforeseeable.”

Profane political spin doctor Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) tries to cover up Foster’s faux pas, but the ill-conceived comment is picked up by a warmongering American official. Foster is invited to Washington, D.C., where a war of words brews as politicians maneuver, manipulate and deceive each other before a U.N. vote on military action.

Initial release: 17 April 2009 (United Kingdom)
Director: Armando Iannucci
Box office: 4.871 million GBP

David Rasche Burn After Reading

He was a CIA officer in this TV show. When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst (John Malkovich) falls into the hands of Linda Litzke (Frances McDormand) and Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt), the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo doofuses and those in their orbit.

Initial release: 12 September 2008 (USA)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Box office: 163.7 million USD

David Rasche Columbo

In 1997, he portrayed the murderer in this TV show. “Columbo” isn’t the typical detective whodunit TV show. On most detective shows, viewers don’t know who committed the crime until the detective pieces the clues together and figures it out.

On this show, however, viewers see the crime unfold at the beginning of most episodes, including who the perpetrator is. The mystery and fun for viewers is trying to spot the clues that will lead Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) to discover the culprit and watching the tricks he uses to get a confession. Episodes of “Columbo” were movie-length and ran sporadically on multiple networks during its run.

First episode date: 20 February 1968
Final episode date: 30 January 2003
No. of episodes: 69 (list of episodes)
Original network: NBC (1968–1978); ABC (1989–2003)

David Rasche Recess

He was the voice actor behind Mr. E’s voice. Six brave fourth-graders at Third Street School make it their mission to protect the other kids on the playground. Despite the rule of King Bob and his minions, who enforce his unwritten laws, T.J, Ashley, Vince, Gus, Gretchen, and Mikey seek a rational balance between conformity and individuality.

First episode date: 31 August 1997
Theme song: Recess Theme Song

David Rasche Succession

He played the role of Karl in this TV show. Although he has no plans to step aside as the head of Waystar Royco, the international media conglomerate controlled by his family, aging patriarch Logan Roy is contemplating what the future holds.

He has lingered in the limelight longer than even he thought he would, and now family members want to run the company as they see fit. Despite a best-laid succession plan, tempers flare over Logan’s intentions.

Kendall Roy, Logan’s eldest son from his second marriage and a division president at the firm, is the heir apparent. As Kendall attempts to solidify his eventual takeover, he and the three other Roy children face a difficult choice as company control and family loyalties collide.

Network: HBO
No. of episodes: 10 (list of episodes)
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Lucy Prebble, Susan Stanton, Jonathan Glatzer, Tony Roche, Jon Brown, Georgia Pritchett, Anna Jordan

David Rasche Veep

He portrays Speaker of the House of Representatives Jim Marwood. “Politics is about people,” former Sen. Selina Meyer is fond of saying. Unfortunately, the people Meyer, a charismatic leader and rising star in her party, meets after becoming vice president are nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about.

“Veep” follows the new VP as she puts out political fires, juggles her public schedule and private life, and does everything within her limited powers to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive. Meyer’s trusted — and some not-so-trusted — aides include chief of staff Amy, spokesperson Mike, secretary Sue and right-hand man Gary.

First episode date: 22 April 2012
Network: HBO

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