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.
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.
Movies & TV shows
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The Little Things
Deke, a burnt-out Kern County, CA deputy sheriff, and Baxter, a crack LASD detective, are trying to catch a serial killer. Deke's nose for the "little things" proves accurate, but his willingness to c...
In a close-knit Georgia community, a family-owned wrestling promotion finds two brothers and rivals fighting over the legacy of their late father. Somebody has to play the good guy and someone has to ...
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For All Mankind
NASA and the space program remained a priority and focal point of our hopes and dreams as told through the lives of NASA astronauts, engineers, and their families.
A Dog's Way Home
A Dog's Way Home tells the story of a dog who goes on an epic journey home after she is separated from her human.
3 Days with Dad
The last thing Eddie Mills wants to do is go home to deal with his dying Dad. But the Catholic guilt gnaws at him, and he returns home to his crazy family, an overbearing step-mother, and his bear of ...
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The story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early ’70s through the mid ’80s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there unti...
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American Crime Story
Some of the history's most famous criminals were the focus of the anthology series.
Anthony Keller, star of his NYC high school basketball team, is riding his way to Cornell on a sports scholarship. But he can only maintain his popular jock facade for so long, as his troubled father ...
On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 ...
The comedy follows Jefferson, a ski-bum temp worker, whose singular joy comes from an annual excursion to the slopes with fellow slacker Curtis. But when Jefferson falls for Stephanie, an ambitious go...
Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secre...
Wrestling Isn't Wrestling
A somewhat-mostly-accurate educational parody film by Max Landis. This production is not monetized, and not for profit. The clips used herein are used with direct reference, as critique, and the char...
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A single-camera ensemble comedy follows the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
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A crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases is the subject of a modern-day drama. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manha...
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In order to find his father's killer, Steve McGarrett returns to his hometown of Oahu. He was offered the chance to run his own task force by the governor. Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and K...
Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncov...
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Parks and Recreation
Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American to...
The Good Wife
After her husband's public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail, she takes full responsibility for her family and returns to the workforce.
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Alan Ball is the creator and producer of True Blood. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampire and humans in Bon Temps, ...
John Amsterdam is a New York homicide detective unlike any other. He is brilliant, mysterious, reckless, and immortal. In 1642 he saved a Native Indian girl during a massacre of her indigenous tribe. ...
Walter Bishop, a brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist, and his scheming, reluctant son Peter, uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a...
Life on Mars
After a car crash, police detective Sam Tyler mysteriously finds himself transported back to 1973 and still working as a detective.
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Flags of Our Fathers
There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen - Jo...
Based on actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crimes as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide ran...
Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Bernard and Doris
Sympathetic look loosely based on the relationship between tobacco heiress, Doris Duke and her shy butler, Bernard Lafferty. The icy and mercurial Duke fires her butler for serving a chilled cantaloup...
Deeply affected by a personal tragedy, an office drone comes to realize his sense of hearing has taken on extraordinary capabilities that could drive him insane.
Though Bobby Stevens appears to be a regular family man with a nine-to-five job, he's actually an expert thief who is seeking a few last big jobs so he can finally leave the business for a comfortable...
The Lost Room
A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
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An elite team of FBI profilers watch over the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The most experienced agent in the Behavioral Analysis Unit ...
As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.
Jonny Zero is an action-crime drama television series that aired on the Fox network in 2005. It starred Franky G, GQ, and Brennan Hesser. It was cancelled after eight episodes. It began airing on Mond...
Masters of Horror
Masters of Horror is an informal social group of international film writers and directors specializing in horror movies and an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showti...
The everyday lives of office employees in the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company are depicted in this picture.
The Notorious Bettie Page
Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation...
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent
The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its ...
Taking Back Our Town
A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer...
In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Maris, was universally hated, while the other, Mantle, was universally loved. Both men started off with a bang, and both we...
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
A team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went w...
Suburbanite Ron is spoiled, young and not overly worried about the marijuana charges leveled against him. But, after being made out to be a drug dealer, he faces a five-year jail sentence in San Quent...
A year after becoming the toast of New York City's art scene, photographer Max Martin has lost his ability to take a decent picture. On the night before his make-or-break gallery opening, surrounded b...
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sexually-based offenses are considered particularly heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known ...
The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics, all working the same fictional 55th precinct during the 3pm to 11pm shift as the 'T...
A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads a surveillance specialist down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre...
Sweet and Lowdown
A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably...
An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of adversity, the Hu...
A Cool, Dry Place
A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he relocated after his wife abandoned him ...
The Devil's Advocate
Aspiring Florida defense lawyer Kevin Lomax accepts a job at a New York law firm. With the stakes getting higher every case, Kevin quickly learns that his boss has something far more evil planned.
The Myth of Fingerprints
When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Fools Rush In
After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.
Snow White: A Tale of Terror
Lili's father remarries Lady Claudia, a woman with the power to make her queen of all living things, when Lili's mother dies in childbirth. After escaping an attempt on her life, Lili finds herself lo...
Troy, who is wanted by the FBI for terrorist activity, boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and Troy is severely injured, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it ...
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New York Undercover
New York Undercover is an American police drama The series stars Detective J.C. Williams and Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York City's Fourth Precinct who were assigned to i...
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Law & Order
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, it follows a murder.
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