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DYLAN BAKER (Martin Geller) most recently co-starred in the dramatic feature
films "Changing Lanes" and "Road to Perdition." He will next
be seen in the romantic comedy "How to Deal," with Mandy Moore. In
addition, he stars as the head of the family, Bob Pitt, in the new comedy series
"The Pitts," premiering on the Fox Network this spring.
Baker was previously honored with an
IFP Gotham Award and earned an IFP West Independent Spirit Award nomination for
his performance as Bill Maplewood in Todd Solondz's critically acclaimed film
"Happiness," which took the Critics Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film
Festival. Among his many other film credits are "Along Came a Spider,"
"The Tailor of Panama," "Thirteen Days," "The
Cell," "Requiem for a Dream," "Committed," "Random
Hearts," "Simply Irresistible," "Celebrity," "True
Blue," "Disclosure," "Passed Away,"
"Delirious," "The Long Walk Home," "The Wizard of
Loneliness" and "Planes, Trains & Automobiles."
On television, Baker starred last fall
in the TNT original movie "The Big Time," opposite Molly Ringwald. His
additional longform television credits include Tom Hanks' HBO miniseries
"From the Earth to the Moon," "Deadly Force," "The
Murder of Mary Phagan," "Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia
Marriage" and "Return To Lonesome Dove." He also had a recent
story arc on the hit series "The Practice," and had a regular role on
Steven Bochco's courtroom drama "Murder One."
Born in Syracuse, New York, and raised
in Lynchburg, Virginia, Baker earned his M.F.A. at the prestigious Yale School
of Drama. He appeared onstage in such Yale Repertory productions as "Rum
and Coke," "Tartuffe," "About Face" and "Richard
III." Baker went on to earn Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for
his portrayal of the Prince in the Broadway production of "Le Bete," a
Theater World Award in "Eastern Standard," and an Obie Award for his
performance in the off-Broadway production of "Not About Heroes." He
was most recently seen on the stage in Tony Kushner's off-Broadway play
"Homebody/Kabul" and the production of "That Championship
Season" at the Second Stage Theatre.
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