Remembered for playing Todd Stities on the NBC series Suddenly Susan, he is also notable for his recurring role as Hollis Pavel on Mad About You, as well as for his portrayal of Steve Montgomery in the Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock film Forces of Nature.
Early in his career, he appeared in two 1994 films: Object of Obsession and Postcards from America.
In 1995 and 1996, he played the recurring role of Dave Barnes on the TV series Sister, Sister.
The son of Gordon and Karen Strickland, he spent his youth in Long Island, New York; Princeton, New Jersey; and Los Angeles, California. Tragically, suffering from mental illness and substance abuse, he committed suicide in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of twenty-nine.
Shortly before his untimely death, Strickland appeared with Ron Eldard in the 1999 feature film Delivered.