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Steven Bauer

Highest Rated:   92% Traffic (2000)
Lowest Rated:   0% For the Love of Money (2012)
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Birthplace:   Havana, Cuba
With the sort of GQ looks that command attention both onscreen and off, longtime actor Steven Bauer has come a long way since making an impression in Brian De Palma's controversial 1983 crime drama Scarface. A native of Cuba whose family fled to Miami shortly after Fidel Castro came to power in 1956, Bauer began his education at Miami-Dade Community College, where a walk-on role in the play Summer and Smoke sparked a lifelong love of acting. He transferred to the University of Miami and continued to hone his craft in such plays as Of Mice and Men, and by the time he moved to New York, Bauer was ready to study under the tutelage of acclaimed acting coach Stella Adler. It was during this time that auditions for Scarface were announced, and with his confidence bolstered by a handful of supporting roles in film and television, Bauer proved that he could hold his own opposite Al Pacino. Cast as the titular character's close friend and partner in crime, the young actor's powerful performance drew a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Although the film's notable violence and profanity ultimately provoked a backlash from both Hollywood and the viewing public, Bauer's career maintained its upward trajectory when, the following year, the handsome rising star took the lead in the romantic thriller Thief of Hearts.Throughout the '80s, roles in such high-profile films as Running Scared (1986) and Gleaming the Cube (1989) helped maintain Bauer's presence on the big screen, but it was a role in the 1990 television miniseries Drug Wars: The Camarena Story that earned him his second Golden Globe nomination and proved he could give a commanding lead performance. Increasingly relegated to low-budget thrillers and forgettable, straight-to-video fare, he had occasional roles in such films as Raising Cain (1992) and Wild Side (1995). In 2000, Bauer shared a Screen Actor's Guild award for Best Ensemble Performance in the acclaimed Steven Soderbergh crime drama Traffic, in which the actor portrayed jailed drug kingpin Carlos Ayala. The roles that immediately followed, however, seemed to offer Bauer little room to expand his talent, though his performance in the popular, but short-lived TV series UC: Undercover at least served to keep him in the spotlight before joining an impressive cast in the 2003 Bob Dylan drama Masked and Anonymous. Married to actress Melanie Griffith for the majority of the '80s, the couple divorced in 1987. Bauer married Ingrid Anderson in 1989.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Restored Me
  • Armando
2016
No Score Yet J.L. Family Ranch
  • Hector Arrieta
2016
No Score Yet Sweet Lorraine
  • Actor
2015
20% The Lookalike
  • Frank
2014
No Score Yet One in the Gun
  • Arthur Webb
2014
No Score Yet Vengeance
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Chavez Cage Of Glory
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Real Gangsters
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Garbage
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Counterpunch
  • Tomas
2013
8% The Truth (A Dark Truth)
  • Tony Green
$6.2k 2013
No Score Yet Skum Rocks!
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Five Thirteen
  • Actor
2013
0% For the Love of Money
  • Hector
2012
22% Raven
  • William
2012
No Score Yet Delsin
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Shadows In Paradise
  • Agent Stubbs
2012
40% Werewolf: The Beast Among Us
  • Hyde
2012
No Score Yet Sins Expiation
  • Williams
2012
No Score Yet Bulletface
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Driving By Braille
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Last Gamble
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Goldberg P.I.
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Pimp Bulies
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Voices From Mariel
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Special Ops
  • Caine
2010
No Score Yet A Numbers Game
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Promises
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Enemies Among Us
  • Sen. Edmonds
2009
No Score Yet From Mexico with Love
  • Tito
$0.6M 2009
No Score Yet Toxic
  • Conrad
2009
No Score Yet Teen Boxer
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia
  • Gen. Manuel Valez
2009
No Score Yet Fast Lane
  • Producer
  • Lieutenant Baynes
2009
No Score Yet Charlie Valentine
  • Ferucci
2009
No Score Yet Mutants
  • Marcus Santiago
2008
79% How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer
  • Victor Reyes
$91.9k 2008
No Score Yet Pauly Shore's Natural Born Komics
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Thieves and Liars
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet A Happy Death
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Dark World
  • Rick
2008
No Score Yet Planet Raptor: Raptor Island 2
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Dead Lenny
  • Lenny Long
2007
No Score Yet Forbidden County
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Last Sentinel
  • Drone Scientist
2007
No Score Yet Kings of South Beach
  • Allie Boy
2007
No Score Yet The Feast of the Goat (La fiesta del Chivo)
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Thieves and Liars
  • Oscar
2006
25% The Lost City
  • Captain Castel
$2.5M 2005
No Score Yet Pit Fighter
  • Manolo
2005
No Score Yet Hitters Anonymous
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Doing Hard Time
  • Det. Anthony Wade
2004
No Score Yet Raptor Island
  • Aziere
2004
0% Nola
  • Leo
2003
24% Masked and Anonymous
  • Edgar
$0.2M 2003
No Score Yet Malevolent
  • Greg Pruitt
2003
No Score Yet Hooded Angels
  • Actor
2002
60% King of Texas
  • Menchaca
2002
20% The Learning Curve
  • Mark
2002
No Score Yet Bloody Proof
  • Carlos Ibarra
2000
92% Traffic
  • Carlos Ayala
$123.9M 2000
No Score Yet Rave
  • Antonio
2000
No Score Yet Forever Lulu
  • Lou
2000
No Score Yet For Love or Country
  • Angel
2000
No Score Yet Boss of Bosses
  • Vito Genovese
1999
No Score Yet Naked Lies
  • Kevin Dowd
1998
No Score Yet La Muerte de Versace
  • FBI Agent John Jacoby
1998
No Score Yet Warm Texas Rain
  • Rush
1998
0% The Blackout
  • Mickey's Studio Actor
1997
No Score Yet Star Portal
  • Dr. Ray Brady
1997
No Score Yet Kickboxing Academy
  • Carl
1997
No Score Yet Plato's Run
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Body Count
  • Rizzo
1996
No Score Yet Navajo Blues
  • Nicholas Epps
1996
74% Primal Fear
  • Joey Pinero
1996
60% Wild Side (All The Way)
  • Tony
1995
No Score Yet Star Quest
  • Reese
1995
No Score Yet Stranger by Night
  • Bobby Corcoran
1994
No Score Yet Improper Conduct
  • Sam
1994
No Score Yet Snapdragon
  • David
1993
No Score Yet Woman of Desire
  • Jonathan Ashby
1993
56% Raising Cain
  • Jack Dante
1992
No Score Yet Sweet Poison
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet A Climate For Killing
  • Paul McGraw
1991
No Score Yet False Arrest
  • Det. Dan Ryan
1991
29% A Brother's Justice
  • Det. Al Lucero
1989
No Score Yet The Beast
  • Khan Taj
1988
No Score Yet Wildfire
  • Frank
1988
60% Running Scared
  • Det. Frank Sigliano
1986
No Score Yet Sword of Gideon
  • Avner
1986
0% Thief Of Hearts
  • Scott Muller
1984
82% Scarface
  • Manny Ribera
$0.7M 1983
No Score Yet El Grito
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet An Innocent Love (One Starry Night)
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet She's in the Army Now
  • Nick Donato
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Gerry Guerrero
  • 2017
  • 2015
95% Battle Creek
2015
  • Roderigo
  • 2015
77% Ray Donovan
2013
  • Avi
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Jimmy Sykes
  • 2014
No Score Yet Nuits blanches à l'urgence
2014
  • Milo
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Night Shift
2014
  • Milo
  • 2014
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Bobby Esposito
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Don Clyde
  • 2013
48% Common Law
2012
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Osmany Leon
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2009
  • 2008
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Reyes
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Rafael Gardiner
  • 2007

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