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Dylan Baker (1959)

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Dylan Baker is an American actor, known for playing supporting roles in both major studio and independent films.

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 early life
Baker was born in Syracuse, New York, but was raised in Lynchburg, Virginia. He began his career as a teenager in regional theater productions. He attended Holy Cross Regional Catholic School and then went on to attend Darlington School and finally graduated from the Georgetown Preparatory School in 1976. He attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia and Georgia Tech in Georgia and later graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1980. Baker then received a Masters in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama, where he studied alongside Chris Noth and Patricia Clarkson.

 career
Baker's Broadway theatre credits include Eastern Standard, La Bête, Mauritius, and God of Carnage. He won an Obie Award in 1986 for his performance in the off-Broadway play Not About Heroes.

The next year, he made his motion picture debut in the 1987 film Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Baker's first recurring TV role was on Steven Bochco's highly acclaimed Murder One. Since then, he has appeared in such TV series as Northern Exposure, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Without a Trace, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The West Wing, and the short-lived sitcom The Pitts.

He garnered major critical attention in 1998 with his performance as a tormented pedophile in Todd Solondz's Happiness. He also gained notice for his portrayal of Dr. Curt Conners in Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3.

In 2000, he portrayed Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in Thirteen Days, a historical drama about the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also held a small role in Requiem for a Dream, where he played a doctor who sees Jared Leto's character with a severely infected, rotting arm. In 2002 he portrayed Alexander Rance, an accountant for an Irish crime syndicate, in Road to Perdition.

During the short-lived 2007 series Drive, Baker played the role of John Trimble, a father suffering from a terminal illness.

Baker most recently played William Cross in NBC's Kings, in which his wife Becky Ann Baker played Jessie Shepherd, the mother of protagonist David Shepherd. Baker also guest starred in an episode of Monk, playing a theater critic who murders his girlfriend in "Mr. Monk and the Critic". He earned an Emmy nomination for his guest star role on The Good Wife.

Baker guest starred in the November 2010 House episode "A Pox on Our House".

Baker guest starred in the season four finale of Burn Notice as Raines, an old spy friend of Michael's. He reprised the role in the season five premiere, and also permitted his likeness to be used in the Burn Notice graphic novel "A New Day".

In 2010, Baker played Hollis B. Chenery in ''Secretariat.''

Baker played Pashto-speaking CIA agent Jerry Boorman in season 4 of Damages.

 Audiobooks
Baker is a prolific narrator of audiobooks, having narrated a wide range of books, ranging from fiction to biography .

 personal life
In 1990, he married actress Becky Gelke, now known professionally as Becky Ann Baker. They have a daughter, Willa, and reside in New York City.

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