David Costabile

David Costabile

Highest Rated: 89% Lincoln (2012)

Lowest Rated: 37% The Dirt (2019)

Birthday: Jan 09, 1967

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

A prolific and well-respected character actor on television throughout the 2000s, David Costabile played intense, occasionally offbeat figures on such critical and audience hits as "Flight of the Conchords" (HBO 2007-09), "The Wire" (HBO 2002-08) "Damages" (FX/DirecTV Network 2007-2012) and "Breaking Bad" (AMC 2008-2013). Costabile emerged from the New York theater scene in the late 1990s to work steadily if somewhat anonymously in features and on television. He hit his stride in the late 2000s with simultaneous recurring roles on "Conchords," "The Wire" and "Damages." Each was very different from the other, which underscored his versatility. Costabile soon moved into major supporting roles before landing his fourth standout recurring character, the eccentric chemist Gale Boetticher, on "Breaking Bad." The critical and audience praise heaped on that series boosted Costabile's profile, affording him access to major projects like Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (2012). But he soon returned to network television, joining the cast of the ratings-challenged but critically praised "Low Winter Sun" (AMC 2013), which allowed him to parlay his particular talent of disappearing into roles with remarkable skill and affirming his status as one of the better character actors of the 21st century.

Highest rated movies

Side Effects
Solitary Man
Somewhere Slow
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Henry's Crime
The Dirt




37% 94% The Dirt Doc McGhee (Character) - 2019
51% 82% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Bob (Character) $52.8M 2016
56% 82% Somewhere Slow Robert Thompson (Character) - 2013
81% 70% Side Effects Carl (Character) $32.2M 2013
89% 81% Lincoln James Ashley (Character) $182.2M 2012
42% 25% Henry's Crime Arnold (Character) $101.9K 2010
78% 50% Solitary Man Gary Porter (Character) $4.4M 2009


88% 78% Billions Mike "Wags" Wagner (Character) 2016-2021
73% 68% Soulmates David (Character) 2020
58% No Score Yet Little Birds Grant Savage (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE SHOWTIME: Billions Mike "Wags" Wagner (Character) 2020
90% 87% Suits Daniel Hardman (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2019 2015 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Ed Shannon (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
33% 69% Dig Ted Billingham (Character) 2015
94% 91% Ripper Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
41% 60% Low Winter Sun Detective Simon Boyd (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 63% The Cleveland Show The Prof (Guest Voice) 2012
95% 89% Elementary Danilo Gura (Guest Star) 2012
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Richard Tafflinger (Guest Star) 2012
93% 91% The Good Wife Zachary Hines (Guest Star) 2012
92% 76% Person of Interest Judge Samuel Gates (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 69% Unforgettable Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
96% 97% Breaking Bad Gale Boetticher (Guest Star) 2010-2011
82% 81% The Closer Mr. Braddock (Guest Star) 2011
94% 74% Royal Pains Dick (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Dr. Mitch Grandon (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
81% 90% The Office Eric Ward (Guest Star) 2010
31% No Score Yet Three Rivers Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
72% 100% The Unusuals U.S. Marshal Ben Foster (Guest Star) 2009
94% 98% Flight of the Conchords doug (Character) 2009 2007
85% 85% United States of Tara Fishman (Character) 2009
94% 97% The Wire Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Man (Guest Star) 2001
0% No Score Yet Dellaventura Unknown (Guest Star) 1997


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