- Bale was invited to speak at the American Film Institute Tribute to director Steven Spielberg. The gala event aired on A&E in North America on September 7, 1995.
- Presented the Discover Magazine Award for the Environment on May 31, 1997 at Epcot Center in Florida. Bale was chosen because of his environmental concerns and because he widely considered to be the "biggest star on the Internet" (EW, USA Today)
- Presented Genesis Award (March 1998) for Ark Trust in Los Angeles.
- Made his professional debut in a Pac Man cereal TV advert (1983).
- Played "Thor" in Larry Shue's "The Nerd", Aldwych Theatre, London (1984-5).