1984 graduate of Miramonte High School in Orinda, California
Chris Bauer is an American actor. He was born on October 28, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, United States. His parents are Jerry Bauer and Joan Bauer. He has two siblings, Jerry Bauer Jr. and Melissa Bauer. He attended high school at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. He then studied at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He started his career in the early 1990s. He had guest roles in the television series “Wings” and “NYPD Blue”. He also had roles in the films “The Usual Suspects” and “Primal Fear”. In 2000, he was cast as Andy Bellefleur in the television series “True Blood”. He has also had roles in the films “Black Hawk Down” and “The Devil’s Advocate”.
As of 2020, Chris Bauer’s net worth is $3 million. He earns a salary of $50 thousand per episode of “True Blood”. He has also earned money from his roles in films.
Chris Bauer is married to Lisa Bauer. They have two children together.
Date Of Birth
October 28, 1966
Miramonte High School, University of San Diego, Yale School of Drama, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Laura Cunningham Bauer
Beau Bauer, Mercy Bauer
Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
8mm, Tomorrowland, Money Monster, The Notorious Bettie Page, The Devil's Advocate, Face/Off, Flags of Our Fathers, 61*, Snow White: A Tale of Terror, Sweet and Lowdown, High Fidelity, Flawless, Fools Rush In, Animal Factory, Temps, A Cool, Dry Place, Sully, Angels Crest, Colin Fitz Lives!, Taking Ba...
True Blood, The Wire, The Lost Room, Smith, Third Watch, Tilt, Jonny Zero
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.
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.
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.
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.