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David Costabile Poster

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Overview (1)

Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Costabile is an actor, known for Lincoln (2012), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Side Effects (2013). He has been married to Eliza Baldi since June 25, 2012.

Spouse (1)

Eliza Baldi (25 June 2012 - present)

Trade Mark (1)

Soft , Gentle Voice

Trivia (7)

Is of Italian heritage.
Graduated Gonzaga College High School, Class of 1985.
Is a classically-trained singer.
Has a graduate degree from NYU where he also teaches.
Is an avid poker player.
Helped to create The New Bozena for the stage with Rainn Wilson (The Office (2005)), who he has been close friends with for many years.
Born in Washington D.C.

Personal Quotes (1)

[discussing singing "Crapa Pelada" on Breaking Bad and his character, Gale Boetticher] The lyrics [of this song] are insane," says Costabile, whose Italian heritage and basic "restaurant Italian" helped seal the accent. The jazzy, scatty "Crapa," because of its demonically fast tempo, is also a bit of a tongue-twister. The lyrics tell a desperate story: "Crapa Pelada made an omelet and didn't give any to his brothers, oh-oh-oh." Ditto his brothers not sharing their omelet with Crapa. And there you have it. There was something so clear about how the song -- perfectly out-of-the-loop idiosyncratic -- fit that character, so it was very clear how it would go down," says Costabile, who shies away from calling his character prissy. "Gale is 'particular' about many things in the world and has varied tastes," he says, noting that Gale's apartment contains a pair of skis, a surf board and even a picture of him on Mt. Everest. "The physical world was fascinating to him and he wasn't going to be boxed in by anyone." Gale's singing "Crapa" pretty much nails that assessment.

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