Craig Bierko

Actor, Singer, Screenwriter
A sitcom actor who seemed to personify the non-neurotic yet full-blown anxiety of the 1990s male, Craig Bierko had several high-profile roles during the decade, although none of the shows clicked with the audience. He ... Read more »
Born: 08/18/1964 in Rye, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

UnREAL 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Body of Proof 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louder Than Words 2012 (Movie)

Eddie Stolzenberg (Actor)

The Three Stooges 2012 (Movie)

Mac (Actor)

The Change-Up 2011 (Movie)

Valtan (Actor)

Damages 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Superhero Movie 2008 (Movie)

Wolverine (Actor)

Unhitched 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Consideration 2006 (Movie)

Talk Show Host (Actor)

Hair High 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scary Movie 4 2006 (Movie)

Tom Ryan (Actor)

Cinderella Man 2005 (Movie)

Max Baer (Actor)

Danika 2005 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

George Finney (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1990 - 1993, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bodies of Evidence 1990 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1990 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

I'm With Lucy 2002 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The Court 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Powers That Be 1991 - 1992, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1990 - 1992, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Suburbans 1999 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

The Thirteenth Floor 1999 (Movie)

Douglas Hall (Actor)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

Lacerda (Actor)

Mad About You 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sour Grapes 1998 (Movie)

Richie (Actor)

'Til There Was You 1997 (Movie)

Jon (Actor)

johns 1997 (Movie)

Christmas Preacher on Radio (Actor)

The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 (Movie)

Timothy (Actor)

Madman of the People 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Pride & Joy 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Danielle Steel's "Star" 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Sydney 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Victimless Crimes 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Day My Kid Went Punk 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A sitcom actor who seemed to personify the non-neurotic yet full-blown anxiety of the 1990s male, Craig Bierko had several high-profile roles during the decade, although none of the shows clicked with the audience. He was the uptight attorney who hired private investigator Valerie Bertinelli on the short-lived "Sydney" (CBS, 1990), the eager reporter with eyes for Dabney Coleman's daughter in "Madman of the People" (NBC, 1994-95), and Julie Warner's husband, joining her in watching their baby's every breath, in "Pride & Joy" (NBC, 1995).

Relationships

Rex Bierko

Father
Born July 1936; involved with Harrison Players in Westchester County, NY

Pat Bierko

Mother
Involved with Harrison Players in Westchester County, NY

Scott Bierko

Brother
Born March 9, 1962

Janeane Garofalo Actor

Companion
Appeared together in 1999 short "The Cherry Picker" Split 2000

Gretchen Mol Actor

Companion
Met 1998 Briefly dated 2000 No longer together

Meg Ryan Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated 2002 No longer together

Charlize Theron Actor

Companion
Began dating 1996 Broke up 1998

EDUCATION

School of Speech, Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois 1986

School of Public Communications, Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts
left after two years

Milestones

2012

Appeared in the big screen remake of "The Three Stooges," directed by the Farrelly brothers

2011

Guest starred on the USA Network series "Necessary Roughness"

2006

Cast in Christopher Guest's comedy "For Your Consideration"

2006

Appeared on ABC courtroom drama "Boston Legal"

2005

Cast as boxer Max Baer opposite Russell Crowe in the Depression era drama "Cinderella Man," directed by Ron Howard

2002

Returned to series TV as a reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court on "The Court" (ABC)

2001

Landed two-episode appearance on HBO's "Sex and the City" as a love interest for Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker)

2001

Starred in the Broadway musical "Thou Shall Not," adapted from Emile Zola's novel Therese Raquin; Harry Connick Jr. wrote the score and Stroman staged the piece

2000

Made Broadway musical debut in the title role of "The Music Man" under the direction of Susan Stroman; received Tony nomination as Actor in a Musical

1999

Starred in the special effects-laden thriller "The Thirteenth Floor"

1998

Appeared opposite Steven Weber in "Sour Grapes"

1997

Landed featured role as Jeanne Tripplehorn's date in the romantic comedy "'Til There Was You"

1996

First substantial feature role, a villain in Renny Harlin's "The Long Kiss Goodnight"

1995

Played husband to Julie Warner on the short-lived NBC sitcom "Pride & Joy"

1994

Co-starred with Dabney Coleman on "Madman of the People" (NBC)

1993

Co-starred in TV-movie "Danielle Steel's 'Star'" (NBC)

1992

Had recurring role on "The Powers That Be" (NBC)

1991

Made feature debut in the direct-to-video release "Victimless Crimes"

1990

Garnered attention for his guest appearance as a bumbling eco-terrorist who takes Candice Bergen hostage on an episode of CBS' "Murphy Brown"

1990

First regular series role, as an uptight lawyer on "Sydney" (CBS)

1989

Reportedly offered the role of Enjolras in the San Francisco production of the musical "Les Miserables"; turned it down to make an unsold pilot for a comedy series

1987

Had early TV role in "The Day My Kid Went Punk," an "ABC Afterschool Special"

1974

Made stage debut in production of "Gypsy" at his parents' theater in Westchester County, NY (date approximate)

Played Antipholus in L.A. production of "The Boys From Syracuse"

Will play Marisa Tomei's husband in the independent thriller "Danika" (lensed 2005)

Signed three-year deal with NBC to appear in series and TV-movies

Bonus Trivia

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Bierko was sued by fellow actor Hank Azaria on Nov. 14, 2012 over the rights to one of his characters (a sportscaster named Jim Brockmire). Azaria alleged that Bierko was jeopardizing a potential movie deal by falsely laying claim to a voice that Azaria reportedly created nearly 30 prior.

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