More Chris Bauer Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Third Watch)A native of Los Angeles, Chris Bauer honed his skills after numerous years on stage in Chicago performing with such noted ensembles as the Steppenwolf Theatre Company – which later provided his career with a boost after his controversial role – as well as with the famed Goodman Theatre there. From there, Bauer studied at the Yale School of Drama and then moved to New York, where he became a member of the Atlantic Theater Company which was founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy. After a while, he returned to Chicago's stage community where he gained notice for his performance in Steppenwolf's production of the disturbing Clockwork Orange, which Bauer credits as a watershed moment in his career.
Later, Bauer gained his first feature-film role in Snow White opposite Sigourney Weaver. His other film credits include Face/Off, Devil's Advocate, Flawless, 8MM and Animal Factory (directed by Steve Buscemi). Bauer also recently appeared in HBO's acclaimed TV movie 61* which addressed New York Yankee star Roger Maris' torturous 1961 assault on Babe Ruth's single-season home-run record.