David Eigenberg Biography

(Actor)

Birthday: May 17, 1964 (Taurus)

Born In: Manhasset, New York, United States

David Eigenberg is an American actor, best known for his performance as 'Steve Brady,' the on-and-off boyfriend of 'Miranda Hobbes' (played by Cynthia Nixon), in 'Sex and the City.' He had started acting at an early age. He initially wanted to become an architect, but he did not complete his architecture course. Instead, he turned toward acting and began his journey through stage acting. David experienced a difficult time in New York while he was initially auditioning for acting projects. He later had a brief stint in the ‘U.S. Marines.’ David made his debut with the 1989 movie ‘Rude Awakening’ and eventually gained fame through his subsequent TV and film projects.
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Quick Facts

Age: 58 Years, 58 Year Old Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Chrysti Eigenberg

father: Harry Eigenberg

mother: Beverly Eigenberg

siblings: Betsy Eigenberg, Helen Eigenberg

children: Louie Steven Eigenberg

Born Country: United States

Actors American Men

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Males

U.S. State: New Yorkers

More Facts

education: Naperville Central High School, American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Childhood & Early Life
David was born on May 17, 1964, in Manhasset, Long Island, New York, U.S. He grew up with five sisters. His elder sister Helen is an actor. He has a younger sister named Betsy. Even though his father was Jewish, David grew up following his mother's faith and is an Episcopalian.
When he was 4, his family had moved to Illinois. David then traveled all around the Chicago suburbs, including Evanston, Northbrook, and Aurora. He finally settled in Naperville.
David attended public school. He was a wrestler and football player in high school. He played as part of the central team and was one of the best soccer players in his school. He represented his school in various competitions.
After graduating high school in 1982, he was drafted into the 'United States Marine Corps Reserve' and worked there for 3 years. He was discharged as a lance corporal.
David had his first brush with acting at the age of 11, when he met Ken Stien, a local horseman and trainer. Ken became his mentor and, eventually, a lifelong friend.
He got his first acting project the following year, when he was cast in the 1971 film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's play 'Happy Birthday Wanda June.' He subsequently worked in a few more local plays and musicals.
David then joined the chorus of a Chicago hit musical named 'One Shining Moment.' He initially had no interest in acting and had attended the audition for the musical only because he was free for the day. His application to the 'American Academy of Dramatic Arts' was later accepted.
David then moved to New York to explore the field of acting. There, David lived with his uncle in the Bronx, an area known for its disturbed environment. While growing up in a place dominated by drug peddlers and other anti-social elements, he, too, had been accused of selling drugs and beaten by cops many times.
Apart from going for auditions, David worked as a carpenter in construction sites to keep himself afloat. He eventually moved to a more peaceful area in East Harlem.
When David moved back to Naperville from New York, he took up several different jobs. He drove auto parts and worked as a road-construction worker, before joining ‘Marines.’
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Career
David started acting at the age of 12, but his professional career as an actor began when he became a member of the 'Ensemble Studio Theatre' in New York. He got a chance to perform in numerous ‘off-Broadway’ plays.
He received his ‘Broadway’ break in 1990, playing a hustler as part of the original cast of John Guare's 'Six Degrees of Separation,' staged at the 'Lincoln Center.' He was also part of the original cast of the award-winning play 'Take Me Out.'
David entered the mainstream industry with the role of ‘Lawrence’ in the 1989 movie ‘Rude Awakening.’ He later appeared as 'Bucky' in the 1993 'HBO' dystopian science-fiction thriller TV movie 'Daybreak.'
In 1996, he was seen in his first recurring role (two episodes), as a copycat sniper named 'Alex Robey' in the 'NBC' police-procedural drama 'Homicide: Life on the Street.' The following year, he appeared as' D.A. Harvey Welk' in three episodes of the 'ABC' legal drama 'The Practice.'
From 1999 to 2004, David played his most prominent TV role: 'Steve Brady,' opposite Cynthia Nixon as 'Miranda Hobbes,' in the 'HBO' romantic comedy 'Sex and the City.'
In 2002, he appeared as 'Jake' in an episode of the 'CBS' sitcom 'The King of Queens' and as a cameo, 'Officer Ross,' in the third season of the 'NBC' crime drama 'Third Watch.'
He voiced the character 'Nermal' in the 2004 animated film 'Garfield: The Movie.' In July that year, he appeared as 'Carl Morrissey' in the pilot of the science-fiction series 'The 4400,' titled 'The New and Improved Carl Morrissey.'
In 2005, he appeared as 'Hank Dale' in an episode of the 'CBS' supernatural series 'Ghost Whisperer.' He played a suspect in the sixth episode of the 'NBC' police-procedural crime series 'Raines' in 2007. He was also seen as 'Ted Bankston,' a former ‘NSA’ analyst, in an episode of the 'CBS' police-procedural drama 'NCIS' in 2008. In 2009, he appeared as 'Detective Trent Mallory' in the final season of the 'NBC' medical drama 'ER.'
In 2010, he appeared as 'Agent Russell Goldman' in the 'CBS' police drama 'Criminal Minds.' In March 2011, he was seen as 'Peter Connelly' in the 'ABC' crime comedy–drama 'Castle.'

In 2012, David appeared in an episode of the 'NBC' crime series 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.' The same year, he joined the cast of the 'NBC' action drama 'Chicago Fire,' as a senior firefighter named 'Lieutenant Christopher Herrmann.'
Personal Life
David's mother, Beverly, owned pre-schools, while his father, Harry, was a certified public accountant.
David met his future wife, Chrysti Kotik, at a ‘USO’ gala event. She was an army specialist, working the gate at Fort Monroe, Virginia. They got married in 2003. The two have a son, Louie Steven, born on January 19, 2009, and a daughter, Myrna Belle, born on January 31, 2014.
Acting was not his first career choice. Initially, he wanted to become an architect. In fact, when he was struggling to make his mark in the entertainment industry, he relied on architecture as a back-up choice, in case his acting career failed.
Trivia
David was expelled from college in his freshman year. The reason for the suspension is unknown.
He came to know about John Guare only after he finished reading 'Six Degrees of Separation.'

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