Dylan Baker

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Date of Birth: October 7th 1959

Dylan Baker (born October 7, 1959) is an American actor known for playing supporting roles in both major studio movies and independent films.

Baker was born in Syracuse, New York and was raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he began his acting career as a teenager in regional theater productions. He attended Holy Cross High School and graduated from the Georgetown Preparatory School in 1976. He attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia and later graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1980. Baker then received a Masters in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.

Baker first became well-known beyond New York City in 1998 when he appeared in Todd Solondz's ensemble black comedy Happiness, taking on the extremely controversial role of a closeted pedophile who rapes two of his young son's friends. Baker was critically lauded for playing such an unsympathetic role as a three-dimensional human being rather than as a one-sided monster. In addition to roles in films such as Thirteen Days, Radioland Murders, The Cell, and Kinsey, Baker has also appeared extensively on the Broadway stage and on television, in shows such as Law & Order and the short-lived sitcom The Pitts. He has also appeared in major studio movies such as Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3, in which he played Dr. Curt Connors (also known as The Lizard.) Baker is signed for another Spider-Man movie. Baker is expected to play the Lizard in that installment.

During the fall and winter of 2007, Baker played the role of Philip in the critically acclaimed play Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck on Broadway. In 1990, he married actress Becky Gelke, now known professionally as Becky Ann Baker. They have one child and reside in New York City.

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