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Chris Bauer

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Chris Bauer is an American actor best known for his work on stage, television, and film. Born on October 28, 1966, in Los Angeles, California, Bauer grew up in a family of five children. He attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, California, and later went on to study theatre at the University of San Diego.

Bauer began his acting career in the late 1980s, appearing in a number of small roles in television shows and films. He made his Broadway debut in 1990, playing the role of Happy Loman in a revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." Bauer's performance was critically acclaimed, and he went on to receive a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play.

In the years that followed, Bauer continued to work steadily in both theatre and film. He appeared in a number of Off-Broadway productions, including "The Sum of Us" and "The Nest," and also landed roles in films such as "The Devil's Advocate" and "8MM." However, it was his work on television that truly put Bauer on the map.

From 2002 to 2008, Bauer played the role of Frank Sobotka on the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Wire." The show, which explored the drug trade and political corruption in Baltimore, Maryland, was praised for its realistic portrayal of urban life and its complex characters. Bauer's performance as Sobotka, a union leader who becomes embroiled in a smuggling ring, was widely praised and helped to establish him as a talented character actor.

Bauer continued to work in television throughout the 2000s and 2010s, appearing in a number of popular series such as "Third Watch," "Numb3rs," and "True Blood." He also landed recurring roles on "Hawaii Five-0" and "Survivor's Remorse." In 2016, Bauer joined the cast of the Showtime series "Survivor's Remorse," playing the role of Jimmy Flaherty, a sports agent and mentor to the show's main character.

Despite his success on television, Bauer has continued to work in theatre throughout his career. In 2011, he appeared in the Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire," playing the role of Mitch opposite Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker. The production was well-received by critics and audiences alike, and Bauer's performance was singled out for its emotional depth and complexity.

In addition to his work in theatre and television, Bauer has also appeared in a number of films over the years. In 2014, he played the role of Detective Frazier in the crime drama "Wild Card," starring Jason Statham. He also appeared in the independent film "The Phenom" in 2016, playing the role of Coach Bledsoe.

Most recently, Bauer has been seen on the small screen in the Showtime series "The Deuce," which explores the rise of the porn industry in New York City during the 1970s and 1980s. Bauer plays the role of Bobby Dwyer, a bar owner and father figure to the show's main character, played by James Franco. The series has been praised for its attention to detail and its complex characters, and Bauer's performance has been singled out as one of its strengths.

With a career spanning over three decades, Chris Bauer has established himself as a versatile and talented actor. Whether on stage, television, or film, he has consistently delivered nuanced and compelling performances that have earned him critical acclaim and a devoted following of fans.

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Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company Production, 2012

Roundabout Revival, 2005
Harold Mitchell

Chris Bauer Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Chris Bauer , A Streetcar Named Desire

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Brother Bird Releases 'Something Better' & Announces 'Another Year' Album

brother bird has released their new single 'something better' and announced their upcoming album due on March 8. Stay tuned for more updates from brother bird. Confessional, with a touch of satire and a drizzle of dissatisfaction, 'something better' was written from deep and desolate despair and this song transmuted her feelings into creativity.
Video: Watch the HEELS Season Two Trailer With Alison Luff, Emmy Raver-Lampman & More

Season two also stars Alison Luff (“New Amsterdam”) as Staci Spade, Mary McCormack (“Deep Impact,” “The L Word”) as Willie Day, Kelli Berglund (“The Goldbergs,” “The Animal Kingdom”) as Crystal Tyler, Allen Maldonado (House Party, “The Wonder Years,” “The Last O.G.”) as Rooster Robbins, and more. Watch the video trailer now!
Video: Watch the HEELS Season Two Trailer With Allison Luff, Josh Segarra & More

Season two also stars Alison Luff (“New Amsterdam”) as Staci Spade, Mary McCormack (“Deep Impact,” “The L Word”) as Willie Day, Kelli Berglund (“The Goldbergs,” “The Animal Kingdom”) as Crystal Tyler, Allen Maldonado (House Party, “The Wonder Years,” “The Last O.G.”) as Rooster Robbins, and more. Watch the video trailer now!
HEELS Season Two Debuts in July on STARZ

'Heels' is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small-town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals, Jack Spade (Amell) and Ace Spade (Ludwig), are at war over their late father’s legacy.
Alison Luff Stars in Wrestling Drama HEELS, Premiering August 15 on Starz

Luff plays Staci Spade, Jack’s wife who learns that she has to contend with the emotional stakes her in-laws have invested in their wrestling goals and the demands it puts on her family.
Tony Goldwyn, Aja Naomi King, Kamilah Forbes and More to Take Part in Opening Act Virtual Gala

On April 28, 2021, Opening Act will host a virtual gala with an incredible lineup of theater performers, artists, and students. Hosted by Aja Naomi King, the event will feature special musical performance by Alice Smith, and feature Brittany Adebumola, Bryonn Bain, Chris Bauer, Kamilah Forbes, Tony Goldwyn, Jon Michael Hill, Odley Jean, and more.
Bebe Neuwirth, Da'Vine Joy Randolph & More Join Voice Cast for ULTRA CITY SMITHS

From AMC Studios and created by Conrad, the Ultra City Smiths (formerly Mega City Smiths) story unfolds via the stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters.
Joy Behar, Lorraine Bracco & More Set For Guild Hall Benefit

A handful of hilarious and talented performers are set to take part in a special theatrical event on October 25 at 8pm
DPS On Air Features DPS Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher

This week, Dramatists Play Service's social media channel, a?oeDPS On Air,a?? features DPS playwright Jeffrey Hatcher (a?oeCompleat Female Stage Beautya??) reading from his play a?oeMurderersa??.
VIDEO: DPS ON AIR Features DPS Playwright Melinda Lopez

This week, Dramatists Play Service's social media channel, 'DPS On Air,' featured DPS playwright and performer Melinda Lopez ('Sonia Flew', 'Fever Pitch') reading from her one woman play 'Mala'.
DPS On Air This Week Features Tracy Thorne

This week, Dramatists Play Service's social media channel, a?oeDPS On Air,a?? features actor and playwright Tracy Thorne (a?oeWe are Herea??) performing a new short play called a?oeEnd of Days: The Minor Considerations Lista?? which is also available to license for livestreaming productions from Dramatists Play Service.
Join Bay Street For Its 29th Annual Gala Online!

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Richard Kind will host this year's 29th Annual Summer Gala, A Starry Night, which will be streamed online on and other live stream platforms on Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m., with a red carpet preshow beginning at 7:30 p.m.
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This week, Dramatists Play Service's, a?oeDPS On Air,a?? features readings by Ethan Hawke, Debra Messing, John Turturro, Daphne Rubin-Vega and more.
Starz Pins Down Three Series Regulars for HEELS

Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced Chris Bauer ('The Deuce,' 'True Blood,' 'The Wire'), Allen Maldonado ('The Last O.G.,' 'Black-ish,' 'You're the Worst') and two-time Super Bowl champion James Harrison ('S.W.A.T.', Remember Amnesia) have been cast as series regulars in the STARZ Original series 'Heels.'
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For 3 special performances in August, Celebrity Autobiography will continue to celebrate its 10th anniversary as winner of the Drama Desk Award. The shows are Friday, August 23 at 7pm and 9:30pm atGuild Hall in East Hampton (158 Main St.) and Monday, August 26 at 7pm in NYC at the show's original home, The Triad (158 West 72nd St). This past November & December, Celebrity Autobiography enjoyed a residency at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway.
Bay Street Theater to Honor Joel Grey at Annual Gala

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces that Joel Grey will receive the first Joel Grey Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's 28th Annual Summer Gala to be held at the new location of Wolffer Estate Vineyard on Saturday, July 6.
Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theatre Company Celebrates Powerhouse Women at Diva's Choice Gala

Just last night, Atlantic presented their Annual Gala at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). Divas' Choice celebrated powerhouse women of Atlantic on and off the stage with a fabulous evening of performances honoring Vicki Reiss (Executive Director, The Shubert Foundation), Emily Tow Jackson (Executive Director & President, The Tow Foundation), and Carol Auerbach (Atlantic Board Member, Auerbach Family Foundation) for their extraordinary leadership in arts philanthropy.
Lilli Cooper, Laura Osnes, and More to Appear at Atlantic Theater Co's Gala

Atlantic will present their Annual Gala on Monday, March 4, 2019 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue).
Photo Flash: Steppenwolf's LINDA VISTA Opens At Center Theatre Group

Tonight Center Theatre Group opens Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Linda Vista written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Dexter Bullard, who also directed the world premiere at Steppenwolf. The production features Steppenwolf ensemble members Ian Barford, Tim Hopper, Sally Murphy and Caroline Neff with Chantal Thuy, Cora Vander Broek and Troy West.


How many Broadway shows has Chris Bauer been in?

Chris Bauer has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Chris Bauer been in?

Chris Bauer has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Chris Bauer been nominated for?

Chris Bauer has been nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in A Streetcar Named Desire.

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