David Strickland

Actor, Comedy writer
David Strickland had carved out a thriving acting career, starring as a regular on the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan" and making the move to film with a supporting role in the successful romantic comedy "Forces of Nature" ... Read more »
Born: 10/14/1969 in Glen Cove, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (9)

Dave's World 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Forces of Nature 1999 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Mad About You 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sister, Sister 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suddenly Susan 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Delivered 1998 (Movie)

Will Sherman (Actor)

Adam 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Postcards from America 1995 (Movie)

Driver (Actor)

Roseanne 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

David Strickland had carved out a thriving acting career, starring as a regular on the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan" and making the move to film with a supporting role in the successful romantic comedy "Forces of Nature" (1999) before taking his own life at age 29. Born in Glen Cove, New York and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, Strickland did not consider an acting career until, as a teenager, he moved with his family to Pacific Palisades, California. A veteran of over fifty student films, he made his big screen debut with a small role in 1994's "Postcards From America," but was first notably featured opposite Ron Eldard in the festival screened independent "Delivered" (1998). He starred in this quirky comedic thriller as rant-prone pizza delivery man who records all of his (often violent) rambling thoughts. When his recorder gets into the hands of a murderer (Eldard), the killer relates to the pizza man and endeavors to act on all of his gripes and revenge fantasies. A smaller role that exposed him to a much wider audience came with "Forces of Nature" (1999), a romantic comedy starring Ben Affleck, Sandra Bullock and Maura Tierney. In this blockbuster film, Strickland played Tierney's former boyfriend Steve, who holds a torch for her and tries to win her back the day before her impending marriage to Affleck. He shone in this supporting role, capably playing a likable but misguided victim of love whose botched attempts to win Tierney's affection offer both poignancy and inanity.

Relationships

David Strickland

Father
divorced from Strickland's mother survived him

Karen Strickland

Mother
divorced from Strickland's father survived him

Tiffani Thiessen Actor

Companion
Were dating Strickland when committed suicide in 1999

Milestones

1999

Played Maura Tierney's ex-boyfriend who tries to win her back the day before her wedding to Ben Affleck in the hit romantic comedy "Forces of Nature"

1998

Had leading role in the independent film "Delivered" which was shown at both the Seattle International Film Festival and at Cannes

1995

Guest starred on the sitcoms "Roseanne" (ABC) and "Dave's World" (CBS)

1995

Appeared in recurring role as a back-stabbing co-worker of Paul Buckman on the NBC sitcom "Mad About You"

1994

Had a bit part in "Postcards from America", based on the memoirs of artist David Wojnarowicz

Played music critic Todd Stites on the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan"

Moved with family to Pacific Palisades, California while in high school

After high school, joined theater company and began performing career

Raised in Princeton, New Jersey

Appeared in more than 50 student films

Bonus Trivia

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He had been arrested in October 1998 for possession of a controlled substance and was due to appear in court on the morning he was found dead.

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Strickland was a recovering alcoholic.

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