David Strickland

About David Strickland

Who is it?: Actor, Soundtrack
Birth Day: October 14, 1969
Birth Place:  Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, United States
Died On: March 22, 1999(1999-03-22) (aged 29)\nLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Cause of death: Suicide
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1994–1999
Notable work: Todd Stities in Suddenly Susan
Spouse(s): Ali Rivers (m. 1988; his death 1999)
Children: David III, Derrick, Michelle, and Danielle

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David Strickland was bornon October 14, 1969 in  Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, United States, is Actor, Soundtrack. 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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Biography/Timeline

1969

David Gordon Strickland, Jr. was born on October 14, 1969 in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York. His parents, Gordon and Karen, both worked as executives. Strickland moved with his family to Princeton, New Jersey, and later to California, where he became an actor. Strickland appeared in earlier television roles including Dave's World, Roseanne, Sister, Sister, and Mad About You. While filming Suddenly Susan, Strickland reportedly suffered from bipolar disorder and had a long and troubled history of drug and alcohol abuse. He was arrested five months before his death for the possession of cocaine, pleaded no contest and was sentenced to three years probation and ordered into rehabilitation. He was due in court for a progress report on the day of his death. News reports of events leading up to Strickland's death suggest that he had chosen to stop taking the lithium he was prescribed to control his bipolar disorder.

1988

Strickland married Ali Rivers in 1988, and he had four biological children: David III, Derrick, Michelle, and Danielle; and twin stepchildren, Joshua and Alexis. Rivers and Strickland were involved in a heated divorce which Rivers filed in 1996, but was not finalized at the time of Stickland's death. Rivers stated that Daniel is not the biological son of Strickland, but of a man whom Rivers married after his death.

1999

After checking into Room 20 of the Oasis Motel in Las Vegas, Strickland consumed several bottles of beer, hanged himself with a bed sheet over the ceiling beam, and died during the morning hours of March 22, 1999. His body was discovered by a hotel desk clerk. Evidence of drug use was found in his room. The Clark County Coroner concluded that Strickland's body bore the marks of a previous suicide attempt.