David Rasche





8/7/1944 , St Louis, MO

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David Rasche was born on August 7, 1944, in St. Louis, Missouri. David was raised in Illinois and graduated from Elmhurst College and the University of Chicago. In the 1970s, David became a member of Chicago's Second City, replacing John Belushi. One of his most noteworthy roles was that of Admiral Piett in the 1983 NPR radio dramatization of "The Empire Strikes Back." He is known for his roles in the 1979 Woody Allen film "Manhattan" (1979), the 2003 film "Just Married" and the 2008 film "Burn After Reading." David Rasche is most recognized for his title role in the 1986 television series "Sledge Hammer!" His other television appearances include "The West Wing" (1999), "Rubicon" (2010), "Royal Pains" (2011) and "Bored to Death" (2011). David has played roles in several television movies, including "Hard Time: Hostage Hotel," "What Leonard Comes Home To" and "Can Openers." In 2010, David and the cast of "In The Loop" won the Chlotrudis Award for Best Ensemble Cast.