Craig Bierko

  • Birth Place: Rye Brook, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Stage debut was at age 8 as a newsboy in Gypsy in a community theater run by his parents.
  • Film debut was in Victimless Crimes, a 1990 direct-to-video thriller.
  • Was originally cast as Chandler Bing in Friends, but turned it down in favor of another project. Instead, the role went to Matthew Perry, Bierko's costar on the short-lived CBS sitcom Syndey.
  • Made his Broadway-musical debut as Harold Hill in the 2000 revival of The Music Man.
  • Played Sky Masterson in the 2009 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls.


  • 2000, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Charlize Theron — Ex-significant Other
  • Janeane Garofalo — Ex-significant Other
  • Meg Ryan — Ex-significant Other
  • Rex Bierko — Father
  • Pat Bierko — Mother


  • Attended Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States (BA in Speech, 1986)