Character actor Robert “Bo” Baker was born on October 15, 1979. He pursued his passion for acting upon developing an interest in it, first earning small roles until he became a recognizable face in the entertainment industry. When he was about 20 years old, he got a part in the 1999 film Angel on Abbey Street, starring Christopher Michael Moore and Dick Van Patten. Baker decided that acting was indeed going to be his chosen career, so he continued to audition for roles in other productions.
Robert Baker broke into show business during the 2000s, often being cast as physically dominant characters. His imposing on-screen presence enabled him to work his way into many projects, and he was soon seen on TV pilots The Funkhousers and Ruling Class. After a guest appearance on JAG, he landed a part in the Will Ferrell/Vince Vaughn frat-boy comedy, Old School in 2003. Baker then got the part of Tony Dalton in Out of Time, starring Denzel Washington. His next acting job was in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, titled “Fur and Loathing.” This was followed by roles in Las Vegas, and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In 2004, Baker was cast in the film The Ladykillers, a comedy by the Coen Brothers. This enabled the actor to land parts in series like Dragnet, Veronica Mars, Six Feet Under and Cold Case. In 2006, he starred in the Western film Seraphim Falls, working alongside Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan. He later snagged a role in the George Clooney-directed sports comedy Leatherheads and was seen on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He later joined the cast of the CW series Valentine, portraying the character Leo Francisci. Some of Baker’s other credits include Lone Rider, Nothing is Private, Save Me, Special, and the romantic crime film Little Athens.