David Pasquesi is a well-known improviser in venues such as Annoyance Theatre, IO Theatre, The Second City, and Improv Institute. During the 80s, he studied under the guidance of American actor and teacher, Del Close. David later became a member of the Baron’s Barracudas.
David was first seen in the American drama film, Light of Day in 1987. He also played as Hanck in Charles Shyer’s Father of the Bride. In 1993, he co-starred the fantasy comedy-drama film, Groundhog Day and played as a newscaster in the action thriller film, The Fugitive. He later appeared in films like The Puppet Masters, Natural Born Killers; Stuart Saves His Family, Return to Me, The Ice Harvest, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With and much more.
He became popular for playing the role of Claudio Vincenzi in Ron Howard’s mystery thriller film, Angels & Demons, in 2009.
Pasquesi starred in the short film Regrets that premiered An Event Apart, and co-starred in I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With. He wrote for Exit 57 and Strangers with Candy, co-wrote and appeared in the Spike TV series Factory, and co-wrote and co-starred in Cop Show. In 2009, he was in the cast of Angels & Demons, where he played the character Claudio Vincenzi. He co-created and co-wrote the new show Merkin Penal. Similarly to his role of “Meat Man Stew” in Strangers With Candy, Pasquesi plays “Knife Man” in At Home with Amy Sedaris.
In 2013, he played as Cardinal Vicente in the horror-comedy film Hell Baby. On TV, he has appeared in Dream On, The Untouchables, According to Jim, Boss, Veep, The Shaggy Dog, Undeclared, and much more.
Since 2002, he is performing in the popular improve show, TJ, and Dave. David earned the Chicago Improv Festival’s Improviser of the Year recognition. In 2009, he played the role of Sodom’s Prime Minister in Michael Cera-starrer, starred in Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage, which was presented by the Chicago Premiere and was held at the Goodman Theatre. He was also seen as Christoffer Anderson, the father of Katie Page in the romantic comedy film, This Isn’t Funny in 2015.
Most recently, David played Mok Shaiz’s majordomo in The Book of Boba Fett and Craig Hollis/Mr. Immortal in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.