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Dylan Baker Biography

Birth Place:
Syracuse, New York, United States
Actor, director

Fast Facts

  • Was a classmate of actors Patricia Clarkson and Chris Noth at the Yale University School of Drama
  • Won an Obie Award for his performance in the 1986 play Not About Heroes
  • Made his big-screen debut in the 1987 comedy smash Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Received an Independent Spirit Award for his role as a pedophile in Todd Solondz's controversial Happiness (1998)
  • An award-winning narrator of audio books, his work includes John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Tom Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons, Michael Crichton's Next and Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography
  • In 2012, joined the cast of Political Animals, a cable drama focusing on the lives of a former first family; he took on the role of a U
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  • Calls his ongoing gig as a book narrator an "actor's dream" that mixes his interests in writing and storytelling


  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1999Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated