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Date of Birth 18 August 1964Rye Brook, New York, USA
Birth NameCraig Philip Bierko
Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Craig Bierko was born on August 18, 1964 in Rye Brook, New York, USA as Craig Philip Bierko. He is an actor, known for Cinderella Man (2005), The Thirteenth Floor (1999) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998).

Trivia (11)

He played traveling salesman Professor Harold Hill in the Broadway revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man which opened on April 27, 2000. He was later nominated for a Tony for best performance by a leading actor in a musical that same year.
He studied journalism at Boston University and studied at the School of Speech at Northwestern University in 1986. Other NU alumni include NRA president Charlton Heston.
Given title Sexiest Broadway Star by People Magazine. [November 2000]
Was originally cast as Chandler in Friends (1994) but turned down the role and was replaced by Matthew Perry.
Gained a good deal of muscle and bulk to play boxer Max Baer in Cinderella Man (2005).
In early 1990s, frequented West Hollywood's celebrity friendly Martin Henry Fitness Studio with good buddy Helen Hunt and took Nelson Aspen's step-aerobics class.
Renny Harlin credits Bierko with suggesting Santana's cover of the Zombies' "She's Not There" for the movie The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996).
He has Ashkenazi Jewish (mother) and Polish (father) ancestry.
His surname pronounced as "bee-yehr-kaw" (shortly).
His name is from a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag" or "rocks", originally indicating a person who lived near a crag.
Attended Blind Brook High School in his hometown of Rye Brook, New York.

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