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Also Known As: David M. Eigenberg Died:
Born: May 17, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Manhasset, New York, USA Profession: actor, construction worker

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Supporting actor David Eigenberg toiled in bit parts in indie films and on series television before breaking through with a featured recurring role on the cultural phenomenon that was "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004), playing Steve, the amiable bartender who won the heart of high-strung lawyer Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), despite her best efforts to resist. Raised outside of Chicago, a small role on stage in the Windy City inspired him to move to New York City, where he made his Broadway debut in John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation" in 1990. Increasing television work and small roles in films such as "A Perfect Murder" (1998) preceded his initial appearance on "Sex and the City," where he first won over the show's writers, then the audience, and at last, Miranda, beginning with its second season. During his five seasons on the hit show, Eigenberg also managed to squeeze in roles on series like "Ed" (NBC, 2000-04), and in major motion pictures, including "The Mothman Prophecies" (2002) opposite Richard Gere. Although the groundbreaking HBO series had come to an end, the ever-popular actor was brought back for the feature film version of "Sex and the City" (2008), and its sequel two years later....

Supporting actor David Eigenberg toiled in bit parts in indie films and on series television before breaking through with a featured recurring role on the cultural phenomenon that was "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004), playing Steve, the amiable bartender who won the heart of high-strung lawyer Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), despite her best efforts to resist. Raised outside of Chicago, a small role on stage in the Windy City inspired him to move to New York City, where he made his Broadway debut in John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation" in 1990. Increasing television work and small roles in films such as "A Perfect Murder" (1998) preceded his initial appearance on "Sex and the City," where he first won over the show's writers, then the audience, and at last, Miranda, beginning with its second season. During his five seasons on the hit show, Eigenberg also managed to squeeze in roles on series like "Ed" (NBC, 2000-04), and in major motion pictures, including "The Mothman Prophecies" (2002) opposite Richard Gere. Although the groundbreaking HBO series had come to an end, the ever-popular actor was brought back for the feature film version of "Sex and the City" (2008), and its sequel two years later. Eigenberg continued to make regular appearances on series that included "Castle" (ABC, 2009- ), where he seldom failed to display his boyish charm to disarming effect.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Liz & Dick (2012)
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 Sex and the City (2008)
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 Love, Ludlow (2005)
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 Around the Bend (2004) John
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 Garfield (2004) Voice Of Nermal
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 Mothman Prophecies, The (2002) Ed Fleischman
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Moved with family from New York to Illinois
1983:
Started acting when the trade school he was attending went on strike
1989:
Made film debut in the comedy "Rude Awakening"
1990:
Made Broadway debut in the small role of a hustler in "Six Degrees of Separation"
1990:
Had a small role in the comedy "In the Spirit"
1991:
Appeared in the independent psychodrama "By a Thread"
1993:
Featured in the HBO Showcase presentation "Daybreak"
1996:
Appeared in two episodes of "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC) as a friendly, attention-seeking serial killer
1997:
Guested on "The Practice" (ABC) in a recurring stint as a district attorney
1998:
Was a regular on the syndicated action series "S.O.F.: Special Ops Force"
1998:
Acted in the suspense remake "A Perfect Murder"
1999:
Cast on HBO's "Sex and the City" as Steve, the bartender beau of lawyer Miranda (Cynthia Nixon)
1999:
Appeared in the romantic comedy "Coming Soon"
2000:
Cast in Tom Fontana's police drama "The Beat" (UPN)
2001:
Had a recurring role on NBC's "Ed" as the genius romancer of the two single female leads
2002:
Had a supporting role as a journalist colleague of Richard Gere's in "The Mothman Prophecies"
2004:
Appeared in the drama "Around the Bend" starring Michael Caine, Josh Lucas and Christopher Walken
2008:
Reprised role of Steve Brady for "Sex and the City: The Movie"
2010:
Reprised his role of Steve Brady for "Sex and the City 2"
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Education

Naperville Central High School: Naperville , Illinois -
American Academy of Dramatic Arts: New York , New York -

Notes

David Eigenberg on the effect of his recurring role on "Sex and the City": "It's wreaked havoc on my dating life. God bless -- it's a wonderful show. But it's hard to find a woman who's not infatuated with it." -- to TV Guide.com's "Insider", June 22, 2001.

Eigenberg on his greatest press to date, making the front page of The New York Times as a witness to the 1999 defacing of the highly controversial "Holy Virgin Mary" painting at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1999: "That was bizarre! I was standing in the other room and heard a commotion, and I saw a woman come out and her face was like aghast. And I walked over slowly, and the guy was there smearing this white shoe polish or something all over it ...

I didn't even want to use my name, but [the reporter] said 'Well, I can't use any of your stuff if I can't use your name. So then she said, 'What do you do?' And I'd been working on 'Sex and the City' and some other shows, but I just said I work in television. It's not that I'm a celebrity; I just don't want that to be viewed as exploiting anything. This isn't about me, it's about trying to get the story straight." -- Eigenberg to Newsday.com, August 12, 2001.

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