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Also Known As: Mark Linn Baker Died:
Born: June 17, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: actor, producer, director

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Boyish character actor and occasional director who has had leading parts on stage, in films and TV. Perhaps best known for the role of Larry Appleton on the long-running comedy series "Perfect Strangers" (ABC, 1986-93), Linn-Baker's character found his neat and orderly life interrupted by the arrival of a distant foreign cousin, Balki, memorably played by Bronson Pinchot.

Boyish character actor and occasional director who has had leading parts on stage, in films and TV. Perhaps best known for the role of Larry Appleton on the long-running comedy series "Perfect Strangers" (ABC, 1986-93), Linn-Baker's character found his neat and orderly life interrupted by the arrival of a distant foreign cousin, Balki, memorably played by Bronson Pinchot.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 How Do You Know (2010)
2.
 Adam (2009)
3.
 12 and Holding (2005)
4.
5.
 Noises Off (1992) Tim Allgood
6.
 Bare Essentials (1991) Gordon Perry
7.
 Wedding Day Blues (1988) Norman Brinkman
8.
 My Favorite Year (1982) Benjy Stone
9.
 End of August, The (1981) Victor Lebrun
10.
 Manhattan (1979) Shakespearean Actor
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Born in St Louis, Missouri and raised in Wethersfield, a Hartford, Connecticut suburb
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Spent three years with the Yale Repertory Theater
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Performed a solo mime show while attending Yale
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Off-Broadway stage debut at New York Shakespeare Festival, "All's Well That Ends Well"
1979:
Feature film debut, "Manhattan"
1982:
Feature debut in a starring role, "My Favorite Year"
1983:
Starred on Broadway in "Doonesbury"
1983:
Episodic TV debut in a detective pilot, "O'Malley"
1984:
Debut as host on summer series, "The Comedy Zone"
1984:
TV-movie debut, "The Ghost Writer"
1986:
Star of longrunning ABC comedy series, "Perfect Strangers"
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Co-founding director of New York Stage and Film Company
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Co-founded True Pictures
1990:
TV directing debut, "Family Matters"
1992:
Recurring character on children's educational series, "Ghostwriter"
1992:
First film role after a decade of TV, "Noises Off"
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Returned to Broadway as co-star in Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor", starring Nathan Lane
1996:
Co-starred with Lane in revival of the musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
1999:
Headlined the one-man Off-Broadway show "Chesapeake"
2006:
Cast in Michael Cuesta's sophomore feature "Twelve and Holding"
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Education

Yale College, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut -
School of Drama, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1979

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wife:
Adrianne Lobel. Set designer. Attended Yale School of Drama at the same time; worked together on productions at Yale but were not romantically involved; began dating c. 1993; married in 1995.

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