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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 14 October 1969Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA
Date of Death 22 March 1999Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  (suicide)
Birth NameDavid Gordon Strickland Jr.
Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Strickland was born in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, on October 14, 1969. Raised in Princeton, New Jersey, he never thought about an acting career until moving to the LA suburb of Pacific Palisades while in high school. Instead of going to college, he joined a theater company and began performing comedy sketches that he wrote along with a friend. To gain some acting experience, Strickland also participated in 64 student films. His stage credits include Biloxi Bluesues, Bye Birdie, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Pizza Man, and I Won't Dance. He went on to earn guest-starring roles on Roseanne (1988) and Dave's World (1993), as well as recurring roles on Sister, Sister (1994) and Mad About You (1992) (as Paul Reiser's backstabbing co-worker at the Explorer Channel). When not acting, his pastimes included golf, making fruit smoothies, and playing "a mean game of paddle-tennis." He will best be remembered by TV fans for his co-starring role of Todd, the magazine's music critic, on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996) (which stars Brooke Shields). Recent movie achievements, before his untimely death, included a lead role in the independent film Delivered (1999) (a dark comedy directed by Guy Ferland) and the role of 'Steve' in the hit movie Forces of Nature (1999).

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Trivia (4)

Was in a relationship with actress Tiffani Thiessen at time of death.
Following a night of partying with friends including actor Andy Dick, he checked into a motel room in Las Vegas, Nevada, and hanged himself with a bed sheet. A few weeks later, the cast of the series on which he co-starred, Suddenly Susan (1996) recorded an episode in tribute to him.
Interred at Forest Lawn (Glendale), Glendale, California, USA.
Suffered from bipolar disorder.

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