A native of Los Angeles, Chris Bauer honed his skills on the stage in Chicago performing with such noted ensembles as the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, as well as the famed Goodman Theatre there. After graduating from the Yale School of Drama, he moved to New York where he became a member of the Atlantic Theatre Company founded by David Mamet. He went on to appear in the Atlantic's popular productions of 'Mojo' and 'Parlor Song,' among others. Other New York appearances include Playwright's Horizons Theater, and Manhattan Theater Club. He made his Broadway debut as "Mitch" in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' opposite the late Natasha Richardson. Bauer's first feature film role in 'Snow White' was opposite Sigourney Weaver. Other film credits include 'Face Off,' 'Devil's Advocate,' 'Flawless,' '8 Mm,' 'Animal Factory,' 'High Fidelity,' 'Broken Flowers,' 'Flags Of Our Fathers,' directed by Clint Eastwood, and 'The Conspirators' directed by Robert Redford.
Chris Bauer appeared as Frank Sobotka in a critically acclaimed performance during season two of HBO's 'The Wire.' His other work for HBO includes co-starring roles in '61*,' and 'The Notorious Bettie Page,' and 'Bernard and Doris' for HBO Films. Currently, he plays Andy Bellefleur on 'True Blood.' He also recently appeared in the television movies 'The Lost Room' for Sci-Fi Channel, and 'Our Fathers' for Showtime. For five years Chris played Fred Yokas on NBC's 'Third Watch' and was a series regular on 'Tilt' for ESPN as well. His recent guest starring appearances include 'Numb3rs,' 'CSI,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Fringe,' 'Law and Order: SVU,' and 'The Good Wife.'