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Chris Bauer

Chris Bauer

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1966-10-28 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Also Known As: Mark Christopher Bauer · Christopher Bauer


Mark Christopher Bauer is an American film, television, and theater actor best known for his television work in The Wire, Third Watch, True Blood, and Survivor's Remorse. He originated roles in plays by David Mamet, John Patrick Shanley and Jez Butterworth, as well as appearing on Broadway.


Bauer has starred in numerous television series including The Wire, as port-union boss Frank Sobotka. He initially auditioned for the role of Jimmy McNulty in the hit TV series The Wire. He has also appeared in numerous films, including the film version of The Godfather: Part II. His roles on network television include a regular role as Fred Yokas, husband of Officer Faith Yokas. He also starred in Billy Crystal's 2001 film 61*, as New York Yankees player Bob Cerv. In 2004, he played Lee Nickel on the ESPN series Tilt. Chris Bauer played Det. (later Sheriff) Andy Bellefleur on the TV-series True Blood. He appeared in the episode "The No-Brainer" of the television series Fringe as Brian Dempsey. Bauer also appeared in multiple episodes of Numb3rs as Dr. Raymond "Ray" Galuski and in Criminal Minds as the antagonist. Bauer played Dennis Halsey, a guard on Unforgettable in the fourth episode of the first season, "Up In Flames" He appeared as a rival salesman from the Syracuse branch of Dunder Mifflin in Season 8 of The Office (US) In 2014, Bauer guest starred in an episode of NBC's Parks and Recreation. The show is written by Mike O'Malley, who is also an executive producer along with NBA star LeBron James, and stars Jessie T. Usher. He plays Jimmy Flaherty, the owner of a fictitious Atlanta professional basketball team. The show is set in the 1990s. Survivor's Remorse started its second season on September 22, 2015. Bauer played Det. Tom Lange in the FX limited series American Crime Story. He also appeared in the hit series American Horror Story: Coven and the second season of The Walking Dead, which premiered in September 2014. Bauer appeared as Tim Rutten in the NBC mini-series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers. In 2019, Bauer portrayed NASA astronaut and Director of Flight Crew Operations Deke Slayton in the first season of For All Mankind. Bauer's first film appearance was in Snow White: A Tale of Terror, with Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, and Monica Keena. Bauer played schoolteacher/pedophile Lloyd Gettys in the 1997 film The Devil's Advocate. He then appeared as the masked character 'Machine' in the 1999 film 8mm also starring Cage. He played prisoner NB9674932-65 Ivan Dubov in 1997 action film Face/Off, where he met Nicolas Cage. Bauer played a small role in the 2005 Jim Jarmusch film, Broken Flowers. He was featured in the movie The Conspirator, as a fellow officer following Abraham Lincoln's assassination. He played a minor role in Flags of Our Fathers, and starred as famous author Ken Kesey in a 2007 Neal Cassady biopic. In 2015, Bauer played the role of 'Pa' in Disney's Tomorrowland. He also appeared in Money Monster as Lt. Nelson, and played Larry Rooney in Sully. He is currently filming a new series on CBS, which is set to air in the fall.

Early Life

Bauer is of German and Irish descent, and he was born in Los Angeles, California. He was a member of the Miramonte football team that won the state championship in 1984 and he played in his senior year. After graduating from the Yale School of Drama, he attended the University of San Diego and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

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