Chris Bauer

Chris Bauer

Highest Rated: 87% Broken Flowers (2005)

Lowest Rated: 22% 8MM (1999)

Birthday: Oct 28, 1966

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Chris Bauer was a prolific TV actor who was best known for his recurring roles in two of the most acclaimed shows of the 2000s: "True Blood" (HBO 2008-2014) and "The Wire" (HBO 2002-08). Born and raised in Southern California, Bauer was a standout football player in high school, having played on his school's championship team during his senior year. It was acting, however, that would prove to be his true passion. Bauer honed his craft at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and later at the prestigious Yale School of Drama. By the mid-'90s he started landing bit parts on TV shows like "The Untouchables" (Syndication 1993-94) and "New York Undercover" (Fox 1994-98), in addition to such films as "Fools Rush In" (1997) and "Face/Off" (1997), the latter of which starred Nicholas Cage. Bauer appeared in his second Cage film, 1999's "8mm," as the masked villain known only as Machine. His first big break came in 2003 when he appeared as the hard-nosed union boss Frank Sobotka on HBO's gritty urban drama, "The Wire." Over the next few years Bauer continued to jump between film and TV parts, appearing in supporting roles in "The Notorious Bettie Page" (2005) and "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006), as well as landing a recurring part on the short-lived CBS crime drama, "Smith" (2006). Then in 2008 Bauer was cast as Detective Andy Bellefleur on the HBO vampire drama, "True Blood." As Bellefleur, Bauer appeared in every episode of the acclaimed HBO series. During his tenure on "True Blood," Bauer also appeared in bit parts on shows like "The Office" (NBC 2005-2013), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC 1999- ), and "Parks and Recreation" (NBC 2009-2014).


Highest Rated Movies



47% 66% The Little Things Detective Sal Rizoli (Character) - 2021
59% 71% A Dog's Way Home Kurch (Character) $42M 2019
No Score Yet 50% Dismissed Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 75% Temps Mike (Character) - 2016
33% 45% Wolves Charlie (Character) - 2016
58% 50% Money Monster Lt. Nelson (Character) $41M 2016
50% 49% Tomorrowland Frank's Dad (Character) $93.4M 2015
No Score Yet 55% Bernard and Doris Chef (Character) - 2008
33% 55% The Guitar Unknown (Character) - 2008
57% 51% The Notorious Bettie Page Irving Klaw (Character) $1.4M 2006
73% 69% Flags of Our Fathers Commandant Vandegrift (Character) $33.6M 2006
87% 70% Broken Flowers Dan (Character) $13.7M 2005
No Score Yet 68% Our Fathers Olan Horne (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 77% Bug Ernie (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 83% Angels Crest Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 50% Taking Back Our Town James Melancon (Character) - 2001
85% 90% 61 Bob Cerv (Character) - 2001
83% 58% Animal Factory Bad Eye (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 56% The Photographer Paul (Character) - 2000
40% 53% Flawless Jacko (Character) $4.5M 1999
No Score Yet 70% The Hunley Simkins (Character) - 1999
22% 52% 8MM George Higgins/Machine (Character) $36.3M 1999
54% 59% A Cool, Dry Place Larry Ives (Character) - 1998
55% 57% Snow White: A Tale of Terror Konrad (Character) - 1997


No Score Yet 50% FBI Dan Osborne (Guest Star) 2020
93% 83% The Deuce Bobby Dwyer (Character) 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
85% 87% Modern Family Officer Stablitzky (Guest Star) 2018
95% 94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Negotiator (Guest Star) 2018
64% 86% Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murderers Tim Rutten (Character) 2017
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sgt. Tom Cole (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Full Circle Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Full Circle Unknown (Character) 2015
50% 65% The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Tom Horn (Guest Star) 2015
92% 97% The Divide Jared Bankowski (Character) 2014
70% 72% True Blood Andy Bellefleur (Character) 2008-2014
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
95% 89% Elementary Detective Gerry Coventry (Guest Star) 2013
81% 90% The Office Harry Jannerone (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 75% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 70% Unforgettable Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
90% 77% Fringe Brian Dempsey (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life on Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 87% New Amsterdam Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
50% No Score Yet Smith Agent Dodd (Character) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
63% 89% Masters of Horror Larry Pearce (Character) 2006
22% 80% Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Fred Yokas (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tilt Sheriff Lee Nickel (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jonny Zero Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
94% 97% The Wire Frank Sobotka (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: True Blood HD Andy Bellefleur (Character)


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