Simon Baker

Simon Baker

Highest Rated: 99% L.A. Confidential (1997)

Lowest Rated: 14% Red Planet (2000)

Birthday: Jul 30, 1969

Birthplace: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

After turning heads in a just a few minutes of onscreen time as an earnest, ill-fated aspiring actor in "L.A. Confidential" (1997), Aussie actor Simon Baker went on to become a deft specialist in playing rapier-edged television heroes with distinct antiheroic tendencies or smarmy lotharios in various film roles. Once he gained notice from "L.A. Confidential," Baker landed supporting roles in Ang Lee's "Ride With the Devil" (1999) and the big-budget bomb "Red Planet" (2000) before starring on the hit lawyer drama, "The Guardian" (CBS, 2001-04). Though he had made significant strides in his career, Baker's Hollywood fortunes fluctuated, thanks to a string of misfire movies like "The Affair of the Necklace" (2004) and "The Ring Two" (2005). He stepped up with key supporting roles in "Something New" (2006) and "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006), only to stumble when his regular role on the high-profile crime drama "Smith" (CBS, 2006) was cut short after only three aired episodes. Undeterred, Baker finally received his proper due as the star of "The Mentalist" (CBS, 2008-15), which allowed the actor to fully display the promise he had demonstrated from the start of his career.

Highest rated movies

L.A. Confidential
High Ground
Margin Call
Breath
Restaurant
The Devil Wears Prada Land of the Dead
Ride With the Devil

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 74% High Ground Travis (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Night Nick (Character) $13.3K 2018
80% 73% Breath Sando (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$34.1K 2017
51% 38% I Give It a Year Guy (Character) $32.5K 2013
87% 74% Margin Call Jared Cohen (Character) $5.4M 2011
55% 40% The Killer Inside Me Howard Hendricks (Character) $215.0K 2010
29% 28% Women in Trouble Travis McPherson (Character) - 2009
15% 17% Not Forgotten Jack Bishop (Character) $53.7K 2009
24% 30% The Lodger Malcolm Slaight (Character) - 2009
27% 42% Sex and Death 101 Roderick Blank (Character) $23.6K 2007
No Score Yet 88% The Key to Reserva Roger Thornberry (Character) - 2007
75% 76% The Devil Wears Prada Christian Thompson (Character) $124.7M 2006
61% 72% Something New Brian Kelly (Character) $11.4M 2006
74% 51% Land of the Dead Riley (Character) $20.4M 2005
20% 33% The Ring Two David Rourke (Character) $75.9M 2005
No Score Yet 39% Book of Love David Walker (Character) - 2004
15% 42% The Affair of the Necklace Retaux de Villete (Character) $430.3K 2001
14% 28% Red Planet Chip Pettengill (Character) $17.5M 2000
No Score Yet 48% Sunset Strip Michael (Character) $3.9K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Men's Business Andy Greville (Character) - 1999
64% 66% Ride With the Devil George Clyde (Character) $630.8K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love From Ground Zero Eric (Character) - 1999
43% 46% Judas Kiss Junior Armstrong (Character) - 1998
77% 40% Restaurant Kenny (Character) $52.6K 1998
99% 94% L.A. Confidential Matt Reynolds (Character) $64.6M 1997
15% 39% Most Wanted Stephen Barnes (Character) $6.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Magic Unknown (Character) - 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA3: What You Need to Know Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Patrick Jane (Character),
Director
2008-2015
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012-2014
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012-2014
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2012
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009-2011
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2008
50% No Score Yet Smith Jeff (Character) 2006-2007
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Character),
Director
2001-2004
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002