David Rasche

Actor, Playwright, Producer
A tall, blond, ruggedly handsome actor of stage, film and TV, David Rasche may be best remembered by sitcom cultists as the dim-witted but gung ho hero cop of "Sledge Hammer!" (ABC, 1986-88), a likably broad parody of ... Read more »
Born: 08/06/1944 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (93)

Amira & Sam 2015 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Impastor 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Bloods 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Black Box 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Discoverers 2014 (Movie)

Cyrus Marshall (Actor)

Kill Your Darlings 2013 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

Petunia 2013 (Movie)

Percy Petunia (Actor)

The Big Wedding 2013 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

Veep 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men in Black 3 2012 (Movie)

Agent X (Actor)

Are We There Yet? 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bored to Death 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Revenge for Jolly! 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Royal Pains 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Collaborator 2010 (Movie)

Radio Host (Actor)

Rubicon 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Loop 2009 (Movie)

Linton Barwick (Actor)

Law & Order 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sherri 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burn After Reading 2008 (Movie)

CIA Officer (Actor)

The Girl in the Park 2007 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Book of Daniel 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Senator (Actor)

L.A. Riot Spectacular 2006 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Perception 2006 (Movie)

Phil Marshall (Actor)

The Sentinel 2006 (Movie)

President Ballentine (Actor)

United 93 2006 (Movie)

Donald Freeman Greene (Actor)

Exposed 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Las Vegas 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Off the Lip 2004 (Movie)

Martin Shutte (Actor)

Just Married 2003 (Movie)

Mr McNerney (Actor)

Malcolm in the Middle 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monk 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robbery Homicide Division 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

She Spies 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 2002 (Movie)

Taylor Abbott (Actor)

MDs 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Providence 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teddy Bear's Picnic 2002 (Movie)

Elliot Chevron (Actor)

Burke's Law 1992 - 1994, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dag 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1992 - 1994, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Love 1992 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 1992 - 1994, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pros & Cons 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Roman Empire in the First Century 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

Stig Ludwigssen (Actor)

The Settlement 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends and Lovers 1999 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

The West Wing 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tourist Trap 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

That Old Feeling 1997 (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

High Society 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Santo Bugito 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Signs and Wonders 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic in the Water 1995 (Movie)

Phillip--Patient No 4 (Actor)

Partners 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Million to Juan 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter 1994 (Movie)

Chaz (Actor)

Nurses 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Twenty Bucks 1993 (Movie)

Baker (Actor)

Bingo 1991 (Movie)

Hal Devlin (Actor)

Delirious 1991 (Movie)

Dr Paul Kirkland--Dennis (Actor)

Masters of Menace 1990 (Movie)

Buddy (Actor)

Wedding Band 1990 (Movie)

Sloane Vaughn (Actor)

An Innocent Man 1989 (Movie)

Mike Parnell (Actor)

Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall 1989 (Movie)

Cal McGinnis (Actor)

Ryan's Hope 1974 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Wicked Stepmother 1989 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Sara 1984 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Sledge Hammer! 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Made in Heaven 1987 (Movie)

Donald Sumner (Actor)

Cobra 1986 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

Hellfire 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Native Son 1986 (Movie)

Buckley (Actor)

Best Defense 1984 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Fighting Back 1981 (Movie)

Michael Taylor (Actor)

Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 (Movie)

Eddie White (Actor)

Manhattan 1979 (Movie)

3rd Television Actor (Actor)

Sanctuary of Fear 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbarians At the Gate (TV Show)

Actor

Columbo: A Trace of Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Weekend (TV Show)

Actor

Hostage Hotel (TV Show)

Actor

Out There (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Witness (TV Show)

Actor

Silhouette (TV Show)

Actor

Special Bulletin (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A tall, blond, ruggedly handsome actor of stage, film and TV, David Rasche may be best remembered by sitcom cultists as the dim-witted but gung ho hero cop of "Sledge Hammer!" (ABC, 1986-88), a likably broad parody of Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry", and as Jack Trenton, the crooked financier doing court-ordered hospital community service, from 1992-94 on the NBC's "Nurses".

Relationships

Heather Lupton

Wife
Married c. 1976

EDUCATION

Studied acting with Sanford Meisner

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst , Illinois
Enrolled in the Second City workshop while a student

Milestones

2009

Joined the cast of ABC's "Ugly Betty" as recurring character, Cal Hartley

2009

Played a State Department bigwig in the political satire "In the Loop"

2008

Starred in the Broadway adaptation of "To Be or Not to Be"; production closed after two months

2008

Played a CIA officer in the Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading"

2008

Played the role of Robert Gardner on the ABC soap "All My Children"

2006

Played the President in "The Sentinel," starring Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland

2006

Portrayed the late Donald Greene, one of the heroic passengers of doomed flight 93, in Paul Greengrass' "United 93"

2002

Played Ashley Judd's father in "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"

2000

Cast in several episodes of "Suddenly Susan" (NBC)

1997

Played Bette Midler's second husband in "That Old Feeling"

1996

Returned to the NY stage in Mamet's revival of "Edmond"

1995

Co-starred on the short-lived CBS sitcom "High Society"

1994

Produced first play "Jackie" in Los Angeles

1992

Joined the cast of the NBC sitcom "Nurses" as Jack Trenton

1988

Replaced Ron Silver in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" on Broadway

1988

Featured in the Oscar-winning short, "Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall"

1986

Played the title role in the ABC spoof series "Sledge Hammer!"

1985

Starred as a conservative TV preacher in "Hellfire" (syndicated)

1985

Cast in the short-lived NBC series, "Sara," starring Geena Davis in the title role

1980

Appeared opposite Gilda Radner in the Broadway production of "Lunch Hour"; directed by Mike Nichols

1979

Played a bit part in Woody Allen's "Manhattan"

1979

TV-movie debut, "Sanctuary of Fear/Girl in the Park" (NBC)

1978

Debuted on TV playing a recurring role on the ABC soap "Ryan's Hope"

1978

Made feature debut in Paul Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman"

1977

Appeared in the Broadway production of Michael Cristofer's "The Shadow Box"

1976

Moved to New York City

1974

First collaboration with David Mamet, appeared in original Chicago stage production of "Sexual Pervisity in Chicago"

1969

While a college student, enrolled in a Second City workshop in Chicago

Eventually replaced John Belushi in the Second City company that included Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis and Bill Murray

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