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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameMark Christopher Bauer
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chris Bauer was born on October 28, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mark Christopher Bauer. He is an actor, known for The Wire (2002), True Blood (2008) and The Deuce (2017). He has been married to Laura Bauer since May 12, 1997. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Laura Bauer (12 May 1997 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (8)

Attended Yale School of Drama and is a member of Atlantic Theater company in New York.
1984 graduate of Miramonte High School in Orinda, California.
Attended the University of San Diego.
Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena with Anthony Jensen.
He is not related to his True Blood (2008) co-star, Kristin Bauer van Straten, who was actually born with the surname Neubauer.
Returns for his fourth season as Fred Yokas on Third Watch (1999). [January 2004]
Played the role of "Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell" in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire". [March 2005]
Was seen on Broadway in "A Streetcar Named Desire", with Natasha Richardson and John C. Reilly. [October 2004]

Personal Quotes (4)

It's easier that the intensity is pretty consistent throughout, because you find that zone and it has to be emotionally specific and aesthetically true. Getting into it early is better than getting into it late, because I've got to carry it all the way through the whole piece.
There's whatever that territory is in between that wanders from one person to another. It's sort of not totally in our control, and in a way I think that's the whole basis of the nature of storytelling in horror. We can sit back and safely watch these daydreams of our own being played out, and relate to it. You know, like, "That's what the monster does. That's what the boogeyman does." But it's really just purging our own fear of that, the fear within ourselves. I'm not saying I live in fear of myself, but, for example, of going crazy. That would be something that would happen from within, and I think that's frightening.
Whenever I read about some abhorrent act of violence, maybe it's just sort of an abundance of empathy, but I've never related to things like that as, "That's what other people do." I've always felt like we're all human beings and we're all basically given the tools to make whatever choices we want to make. How we treat other people. How we treat ourselves. Just the whole philosophy of that and the philosophical logic of that is that we're all capable of great acts of evil, and we're all capable of great acts of good.
Frank Sobotka in The Wire on HBO was one of the greatest characters I've ever played. They cut his throat at the end of that season. There's something about creative coupling that seems to go with great characters, and the fact that you can never play them again once you're done.

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