Yale School of Drama
Miramonte High School
University of San Diego
Cast on HBO’s vampire series, "True Blood" as Andy Bellefleur
Portrayed famous author Ken Kesey in the biopic, "Neal Cassady"
Played lead FBI Agent Dodd on the short-lived CBS series, "Smith"
Appeared in the original Sci-fi channel miniseries, "The Lost Room"
Made Broadway debut as Harold ‘Mitch’ Mitchell in the revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Portrayed Irving Klaw in the biographical film, "The Notorious Bettie Page"
Joined the second season of HBO's original series, "The Wire" as Frank Sobotka
Cast in Billy Crystal's directorial debut, "61*" for HBO
Appeared in the Steve Buscemi directed prison drama, "Animal Factory"
Played a trouble-prone blue-collar worker and husband of Officer Faith Yokas on the NBC series, "Third Watch"
Appeared as the masked character ‘Machine’ in the film, "8mm"
Appeared in first feature, "Snow White" opposite Sigourney Weaver
Played a school teacher being tried for child molestation in "The Devil's Advocate"
Gained notice for his performance in Steppenwolf’s production of the disturbing "Clockwork Orange"
Moved to Chicago and began working with the prestigious Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Performed with the Atlantic Theater Company in New York
Bauer has appeared in two films starring Nicholas Cage: "Face/Off" (1997) and "8mm" (1999).
Prior to becoming an actor, Bauer was a star football player in high school.
He was best known for portraying union boss Frank Sobotka on season two of HBO's "The Wire."