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David Costabile

Full / Real Name: David Mich Costabile
Gender: Male

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David Costabile is an American actor 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), and Breaking Bad (as Gale Boetticher).

He also has a starring role as Simon Boyd - a member of the Detroit Police Department's Internal Affairs Division who is investigating the murder of Brendan McCann - in the American remake of the British crime drama miniseries Low Winter Sun.

Costabile's film credits include Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects. Other film credits include Solitary Man, Henry's Crime, Notorious, Prime, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Cradle Will Rock, and director Brad Furman's Runner, Runner.

Costabile's Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning plays Caroline, or Change and Titanic as well as Translations and The Tempest. Off-Broadway, he has worked at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater in Caroline, or Change, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Henry V and Troilus and Cressida.

Other Off-Broadway credits include Mr. Marmalade at the Roundabout Theatre Co., Carnival and Can-Can at the Encores! Series at New York City Center, and The Winter's Tale at Classic Stage Company.

The New Bozena, an original work Costabile co-created, played Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre before touring nationally and was eventually developed for Twentieth Century Fox Television.

Regionally, Costabile has worked at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in MA, Westport Country Playhouse in CT, The Hudson Theatre and Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, Emory University in Atlanta and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Mike 'Wags' Wagner

Mike 'Wags' Wagner

Mike 'Wags' Wagner

Mike 'Wags' Wagner

Mike 'Wags' Wagner

Gale Boetticher

Gale Boetticher

Detective Rick Messer

Detective Rick Messer

Danilo Gura

Richard Tafflinger

Phil

Glen Dolan

Professor Roth

Bruce Clarkson

Dr. Grandon

Simon Boyd

Judge Samuel Gates

Dick

Daniel Hardman

Daniel Hardman

Daniel Hardman

Daniel Hardman

Dr. Linus Creel

The Prof

Mr. Braddock

Zachary Hines

Eric Ward

U.S. Marshal Ben Foster

Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow

Boyle

Dr. McCardle

Fishman

Man

Scott Asher

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