David Costabile is an American actor best known for his recurring roles on The Wire, Flight of the Concords, Damages, and Breaking Bad. He portrays Daniel Hardman on the USA Network series Suits.

Suits credits

Daniel Hardman

Selected other credits



Biographical information

Personal life

Costabile was born in Washington, D.C. He attended Gonzaga College High School graduating in 1985 and Tufts University, and graduated from New York University's MFA program in acting in 1998.


He is best known for his recurring television roles on The Wire, Flight of the Conchords, Damages, and Breaking Bad. He has an important role in 2009's Solitary Man as Jenna Fischer's character's husband, Gary.

Costabile appeared in season six of The Office as a banker sent from Sabre to evaluate Dunder Mifflin, in a House episode entitled "Changes" as a limousine driver, and also in several television commercials, including ads for Microsoft and FedEx. During the second series of Franklin & Bash, he guest-starred as a senior partner of the Infeld Daniels' New York office, investigating Franklin and Bash because of a complaint filed against them by a former client. He had a minor guest star role at the beginning of season three of The Good Wife playing the defendant's lawyer in a lawsuit against Lockhart and Gardner.

In 2011, David appeared in Lie to Me as Dr. Mitch Grandon, the head doctor of a mental institution in the Season 3 episode "Funhouse".

In 2012, Costabile appeared in Steven Spielberg's biographical film Lincoln, as Republican representative James Ashley. In 2013, Costabile appeared in Steven Soderbergh's film Side Effects.

Costabile has appeared on Broadway in Manhattan Theatre Club's revival of Translations in 2007 (as Manus), in the Broadway musical Titanic in 1997, and in The Tempest in 1995. In 2005, he appeared as the clown Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona as part of the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. For Caroline, or Change, the Drama Desk award-winning musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori (2003–2004), Costabile workshopped and performed in the original production and its Broadway transfer.

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