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Also Known As: Craig P Bierko Died:
Born: August 18, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Rye, New York, USA Profession: actor, singer, screenwriter

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A sitcom actor who seemed to personify the non-neurotic yet full-blown anxiety of the 1990s male, Craig Bierko had several high-profile roles during the decade, although none of the shows clicked with the audience. He was the uptight attorney who hired private investigator Valerie Bertinelli on the short-lived "Sydney" (CBS, 1990), the eager reporter with eyes for Dabney Coleman's daughter in "Madman of the People" (NBC, 1994-95), and Julie Warner's husband, joining her in watching their baby's every breath, in "Pride & Joy" (NBC, 1995).

A sitcom actor who seemed to personify the non-neurotic yet full-blown anxiety of the 1990s male, Craig Bierko had several high-profile roles during the decade, although none of the shows clicked with the audience. He was the uptight attorney who hired private investigator Valerie Bertinelli on the short-lived "Sydney" (CBS, 1990), the eager reporter with eyes for Dabney Coleman's daughter in "Madman of the People" (NBC, 1994-95), and Julie Warner's husband, joining her in watching their baby's every breath, in "Pride & Joy" (NBC, 1995).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 After the Fall (2013)
2.
3.
 Change-Up, The (2011)
4.
 Superhero Movie (2008)
6.
 Danika (2006)
7.
 Scary Movie 4 (2006)
8.
 Cinderella Man (2005) Max Baer
9.
 Hair High (2004)
10.
 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) George Finney
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Milestones close milestones

1974:
Made stage debut in production of "Gypsy" at his parents' theater in Westchester County, NY (date approximate)
:
Played Antipholus in L.A. production of "The Boys From Syracuse"
1987:
Had early TV role in "The Day My Kid Went Punk," an "ABC Afterschool Special"
1989:
Reportedly offered the role of Enjolras in the San Francisco production of the musical "Les Miserables"; turned it down to make an unsold pilot for a comedy series
1990:
Garnered attention for his guest appearance as a bumbling eco-terrorist who takes Candice Bergen hostage on an episode of CBS' "Murphy Brown"
1990:
First regular series role, as an uptight lawyer on "Sydney" (CBS)
1991:
Made feature debut in the direct-to-video release "Victimless Crimes"
:
Signed three-year deal with NBC to appear in series and TV-movies
1992:
Had recurring role on "The Powers That Be" (NBC)
1993:
Co-starred in TV-movie "Danielle Steel's 'Star'" (NBC)
1994:
Co-starred with Dabney Coleman on "Madman of the People" (NBC)
1995:
Played husband to Julie Warner on the short-lived NBC sitcom "Pride & Joy"
1996:
First substantial feature role, a villain in Renny Harlin's "The Long Kiss Goodnight"
1997:
Landed featured role as Jeanne Tripplehorn's date in the romantic comedy "'Til There Was You"
1998:
Appeared opposite Steven Weber in "Sour Grapes"
1999:
Starred in the special effects-laden thriller "The Thirteenth Floor"
2000:
Made Broadway musical debut in the title role of "The Music Man" under the direction of Susan Stroman; received Tony nomination as Actor in a Musical
2001:
Landed two-episode appearance on HBO's "Sex and the City" as a love interest for Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker)
2001:
Starred in the Broadway musical "Thou Shall Not," adapted from Emile Zola's novel <i>Therese Raquin</i>; Harry Connick Jr. wrote the score and Stroman staged the piece
2002:
Returned to series TV as a reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court on "The Court" (ABC)
2005:
Cast as boxer Max Baer opposite Russell Crowe in the Depression era drama "Cinderella Man," directed by Ron Howard
:
Will play Marisa Tomei's husband in the independent thriller "Danika" (lensed 2005)
2006:
Cast in Christopher Guest's comedy "For Your Consideration"
2006:
Appeared on ABC courtroom drama "Boston Legal"
2011:
Guest starred on the USA Network series "Necessary Roughness"
2012:
Appeared in the big screen remake of "The Three Stooges," directed by the Farrelly brothers
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Education

School of Public Communications, Boston University: Boston , Massachusetts -
School of Speech, Northwestern University: Evanston , Illinois - 1986

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Charlize Theron. Actor. Together from c. 1996 to 1998.
companion:
Janeane Garofalo. Actor, comedian. Appeared together in the short "The Cherry Picker" (1999); dated from 1999 to 2000; no longer together.
companion:
Gretchen Mol. Actor. Met in 1998; dated briefly in 2000.
companion:
Meg Ryan. Actor. Reportedly dating as of early 2002.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Rex Bierko. Born in July 1936 was involved with Harrison Players in Westchester County, New York.
mother:
Pat Bierko. Was involved with Harrison Players in Westchester County, New York.
brother:
Scott Bierko. Born on March 9. 1962.

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