David Alan Basche is an American actor best known for his roles as Tim, the stepfather of Dakota Fanning's character, in the 2005 feature film War of the Worlds, and as Todd Beamer in the 2006 film United 93.
He currently stars as Stuart Gardner in the television sitcom The Exes, since 2011.
He also starred in the television drama series Lipstick Jungle as Mike Harness, Nico's (Kim Raver) hard-nose competitor at work who goes head-to-head with her to inch his way up the Matrick publishing empire.
Basche's feature films include Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace with Molly Shannon and I'll Believe You, starring alongside Fred Willard, Chris Elliot, Ed Helms and Patrick Warburton.
Basche also stole Tom Cruise's wife in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds and was seen flirting with Julia Roberts in Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal.
On the small screen, Basche starred in Showtime's Emmy-nominated film Carry Me Home with Jane Alexander. He also spent two seasons on the comedy Three Sisters and in Alan Ball's series Oh Grow Up.
He played Wilbur in the ill-fated remake of Mr. Ed, and has had recurring roles on Frasier, Miss Match, and Denis Leary's Rescue Me.
On stage, Basche appeared in the off-Broadway production of Wasps in Bed at the Beckett Theatre. He starred in the Naked Angels production of the Drama Desk-nominated play SnakeBit, and he performed for over a year with Eli Wallach in the original New York production of the two-character play Visiting Mr. Green.
Basche also starred in the world premiere of Singing Lessons at the Electric Lodge Theatre in Venice, California, the Los Angeles premiere of the hit play Dating Games, and Love in the Age of Narcissism at the Directors Company Theatre with his wife, actress Alysia Reiner.
Among Basche's regional theatre appearances are stops at the Hartford Stage, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Rhode Island Playwright's Theatre, Iowa Shakespeare Festival, 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.