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Dylan Baker

Dylan Baker was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and spent his childhood in Lynchburg, Va. Upon graduation from Georgetown Prep School in Rockville, Md., he attended William and Mary College, where his interest in the theater was born. He earned a BFA at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and his MFA at the Yale School of Drama. While at Yale, he appeared on stage in such Yale Repertory productions as Rum and Coke, Tartuffe, About Face and Richard III.

Baker was honored with an IFP Gotham Award and an IFP West Independent Spirit Award nomination for his starring role as Bill Maplewood in the critically acclaimed film Happiness, directed by Todd Solondoz.

Additional feature film credits include Revolutionary Road, Hide and Seek, Rick, Spider-Man 2, Spider- Man 3, Head of State, How to Deal, Road to Perdition, Changing Lanes, The Cell, Along Came a Spider, Random Hearts, Requiem for a Dream, Celebrity, Trick ‘R Treat, Simply Irresistible, Disclosure, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, The Long Walk Home, Delirious, Let's Go to Prison, Fido, The Hunting Party, When a Man Falls in the Forest, Across the Universe, The Stone Angel, Diminished Capacity.

Baker's television credits include Tom Hanks' HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, Stephen Bochco's courtroom drama Murder One, Drive, Book of Daniel, The Pitts, Feds, HBO's The Laramie Project, the CBS Movie of the Week The Elizabeth Smart Story, the

NBC series Kings and a recurring role on ABC's Ugly Betty. This season he was nominated for an Emmy for a guest appearance on the hit CBS show The Good Wife.

Baker earned Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for his role as The Prince in the Broadway production of La Bête and an Obie Award for his performance in the Off-Broadway production Not About Heroes. He starred in Sea of Tranquility at the Atlantic Theatre Company and received rave reviews for his role in the Off-Broadway production of Homebody/Kabul at the New York Theatre Workshop. Most recently, Baker was seen on Broadway in Mauritius, David Mamet's November and Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage.

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Dylan Baker Facts

BirthdayOctober 7, 1959 (64)
BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Dylan Baker compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Spider-Man 3
The Campaign
Thirteen Days
Bruce Almighty
Along Came A Spider
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Revolutionary Road
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