David Haskell

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David Haskell
BornDavid Michael Haskell
(1948-06-04)June 4, 1948
Stockton, California, United States
Died August 30, 2000(2000-08-30) (aged 52)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, United States
Cause of death Brain cancer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1970s1980s

David Michael Haskell (June 4, 1948  August 30, 2000) was an American film, stage and television actor and singer.

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Early life

He was born in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California. David graduated from Terra Linda High School, San Rafael, California, in June 1966.

Stockton, California City in California, United States

Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California. Stockton was founded by Captain Charles Maria Weber in 1849 after he acquired Rancho Campo de los Franceses. The city is named after Robert F. Stockton, and it was the first community in California to have a name not of Spanish or Native American origin. The city is located on the San Joaquin River in the northern San Joaquin Valley and had an estimated population of 320,554 by the California Department of Finance for 2017. Stockton is the 13th largest city in California and the 63rd largest city in the United States. It was named an All-America City in 1999, 2004, 2015 and again in 2017.

San Joaquin County, California County in California, United States

San Joaquin County, officially the County of San Joaquin is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 685,306. The county seat is Stockton.

Terra Linda High School

Terra Linda High School is a public secondary school located in Terra Linda, San Rafael, California. In 2006, it was named a California Distinguished School. The school is part of the San Rafael City Schools school district. The official school mascot is the Trojan.

He attended the College of Marin before transferring to Carnegie Mellon University.

College of Marin

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Carnegie Mellon University private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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He was also a Past Master Councilor of the Mill Valley Chapter, Order of DeMolay. [1]

Career

Haskell is best remembered for his dual performance in the 1970s in the New York City, New York, Off-Broadway musical-theatre production Godspell and its subsequent film adaptation Godspell: A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew (1973) appearing as both John the Baptist and Judas Iscariot. He also appeared as Claudio in the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival off-Broadway theatre production (1976), at the Delacorte Theater, of the play Measure for Measure (circa 1603 or 1604) by William Shakespeare. [2]

An Off-Broadway theatre is any professional venue in Manhattan in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499, inclusive. These theatres are smaller than Broadway theatres, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway theatres, which seat fewer than 100.

Musical theatre work that combines songs, music, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance

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<i>Godspell</i> musical

Godspell is a musical composed by Stephen Schwartz with the book by John-Michael Tebelak. The show opened off-Broadway on May 17, 1971, and has since been produced by multiple touring companies and in many revivals. The 2011 revival played on Broadway from October 13, 2011 through June 24, 2012.

He played recurring character Nick Hartley on the soap opera Santa Barbara from 1985-1986, the love interest of the character Kelly played by Robin Wright-Penn. He can also be seen as the doctor who saves the life of the dog at the end of the 1989 movie K-9 .

<i>Santa Barbara</i> (TV series) American television soap opera

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Robin Wright American actress

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<i>K-9</i> (film) 1989 film by Rod Daniel

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Haskell also made various guest appearances on several television series from the 1970s to the 1990s. Included in these is a 1973 appearance in The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the fourth season episode, "Cottage for Sale". He played a newlywed home buyer named David Russell.

Death

He died of brain cancer, aged 52, in Woodland Hills, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. He was surrounded by family and friends, including original cast members from Godspell. He is survived by his daughter, a practicing attorney in Los Angeles, his father who lives in Marin County, California, and his sister who lives in Portland, Oregon.

Woodland Hills, Los Angeles Neighborhood of Los Angeles in California, United States

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Marin County, California County in California, United States

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Portland, Oregon City in Oregon, United States

Portland is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. As of 2017, Portland had an estimated population of 647,805, making it the 26th-largest city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest. Approximately 2.4 million people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks 18th-largest with a population of around 3.2 million. Approximately 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.

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References

  1. "Order of DeMolay Mill Valley Chapter" . Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  2. Database (undated). "David Haskell" Archived 2015-04-10 at the Wayback Machine .. Internet Off-Broadway Database. Retrieved April 24, 2011.