Mark Linn-Baker

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  • Birth Name: Mark Linn Baker
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Spent three years performing with the Yale Repertory Theatre.
  • Assumed his hyphenated stage name early in his professional career after learning that the name Mark Baker was already registered at the actors' union. 
  • Made his breakthrough in screen acting in the 1982 comedic film My Favorite Year, starring opposite Peter O'Toole as a young writer who tries to keep O'Toole's character sober.
  • Cofounded the New York Stage and Film Company in 1985.
  • Known to TV fans as high-strung Larry in the 1986-93 sitcom hit Perfect Strangers.
  • Helped adapt his father-in-law Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad series of children's books into a Tony-nominated musical titled A Year With Frog and Toad; went on to play the role of Toad in the original Broadway production in 2003.

Relationships

  • Adrianne Lobel — Wife

College

  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (1976); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (MFA, 1979)

Details

  • Birth Name: Mark Linn Baker
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Profession: Actor