Simon Lucas Baker (born 30 July 1969) is an Australian actor and director. In his television acting career, he is known for his lead roles in the CBS television series The Mentalist (as Patrick Jane) and The Guardian (as Nicholas Fallin). In his film acting career, he is best known for his roles as Max Rourke in the remake of the Japanese horror film The Ring Two, Riley Denbo in Land of the Dead and Christian Thompson in the film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada.
Baker in Paris at the French premiere of I Give It a Year, 2013
|Born||30 July 1969|
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
|Other names||Simon Denny|
Simon Baker Denny
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
Rebecca Rigg (m. 1998)
Before joining Hollywood, Simon Baker acted in various TV shows such as E Street (as Sam Farrel: 1992-1993), Home and Away (as James Hudson: 1993–94), and Heartbreak High (as Tom Summers: 1996). In 1997 Baker appeared as Matt Reynolds in L.A. Confidential. He is best known for his portrayal of Patrick Jane in the television series The Mentalist and Nick Fallin in The Guardian.
In 2010 he was earning US$350,000 per episode of The Mentalist. Shortly after, he signed a contract that delivered a payment of US$30 million for his role as Patrick Jane.
Baker was selected by the French perfume house Givenchy to be the face of the fragrance Gentlemen Only. The spot released 11 March 2013 also existed in a 33-second version and reached a strong YouTube audience.
Since 2012 he has been a Longines Ambassador of Elegance and featured in "Elegance is an attitude" advertising campaign that was shot in Chantilly Racecourse as well as their magazine print campaign for the same slogan shot by Le Studio Production SA.
Baker fronted Samsung Electronics Australia's "Turn on Tomorrow" campaign featuring as announced in July 2010.
|1997||L.A. Confidential||Matt Reynolds||Credited as Simon Baker Denny|
|1997||Most Wanted||Stephen Barnes||Credited as Simon Baker-Denny|
|1998||Restaurant||Kenny||Credited as Simon Baker-Denny|
|1998||Judas Kiss||Junior Armstrong||Credited as Simon Baker-Denny|
|1998||Love from Ground Zero||Eric|
|1999||Ride with the Devil||George Clyde|
|1999||Secret Men's Business||Andy Greville||Television film|
|2000||Sunset Strip||Michael Scott|
|2000||Red Planet||Chip Pettengill|
|2001||The Affair of the Necklace||Rétaux de Villette|
|2004||Book of Love||David Walker|
|2005||The Ring Two||Max Rourke|
|2005||Land of the Dead||Riley Denbo|
|2006||Something New||Brian Kelly|
|2006||The Devil Wears Prada||Christian Thompson|
|2007||Sex and Death 101||Roderick Blank|
|2007||The Key to Reserva||Roger Thornberry||Short film|
|2009||The Lodger||Malcolm Slaight|
|2009||Not Forgotten||Jack Bishop|
|2009||Women in Trouble||Travis McPherson|
|2010||The Killer Inside Me||Howard Hendricks|
|2011||Margin Call||Jared Cohen|
|2013||I Give It a Year||Guy Harrap|
|2017||Breath||Bill "Sando" Sanderson||Adaptation of the novel of the same name|
|2018||Here and Now||Nick|
|1992–1993||E Street||Constable Sam Farrell||Episode 1.316, additional unknown episodes|
|1993||A Country Practice||Stewart Waterman||2 episodes|
|1993||GP||Ben Miller||Episode: "A Family Affair"|
|1993–1994||Home and Away||James Hudson||19 episodes|
|1994||Which Way to the War||Pte Stan Hawke||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1995||Naked||Unsold TV pilot|
|1995–1996||Heartbreak High||Mr. Thomas 'Tom' Summers||8 episodes|
|1996||Naked: Stories of Men||Gabriel||Episode: "Blind-Side Breakaway"|
|1996||Sweat||Paul Steadman||Episode: #1.3"|
|2001–2004||The Guardian||Nick Fallin||Main cast
|2006–2007||Smith||Jeff Breen||7 episodes|
|2008–2015||The Mentalist||Patrick Jane||Main cast
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2015||The Mentalist||People's Choice Award||Favourite TV Crime Drama (season 6: with cast)||Nominated|
|2015||The Mentalist||People's Choice Award||Favourite Crime Drama TV Actor||Nominated|
|2014||The Mentalist||People's Choice Award||Favourite TV Crime Drama (season 5: with cast)||Nominated|
|2011||Margin Call||Gotham Awards||Best Ensemble Performance||Nominated|
|2011||Margin Call||Phoenix Film Critics Society||Best Cast (or Best Ensemble Acting)||Nominated|
|2010||The Mentalist||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (season 2)||Nominated|
|2009||The Mentalist||People's Choice Award||Best new series (season 1: with cast)||Won|
|2009||The Mentalist||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (season 1)||Nominated|
|2009||The Mentalist||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Television Series (season 2)||Nominated|
|2005||The Guardian||Prism Awards||Best Performance in a Drama Series Storyline||Nominated|
|2004||E Street||Logie Awards||Most Popular Overseas Star||Nominated|
|2002||The Guardian||Family Television Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2002||The Guardian||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Television Series||Nominated|
|2000||Secret Men's Business||Australian Film Institute Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Telefeature or Mini-Series||Nominated|
|1993||E Street||Logie Awards||Most Popular New Talent||Won|
- "The Mentalist star Simon Baker on wife Rebecca Rigg and the children in Los Angeles". Daily Telegraph. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
- "Simon ('The Mentalist') Baker snapped back just at the right time". PopMatters. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- Michael Essany (28 December 2010). "'The Mentalist' Star Simon Baker Inks New $30 Million Deal". Screenrant.com. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Simon Baker receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame". CBS News. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Gentlemen Only GIVENCHY : TV Spot". YouTube. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Simon Baker is back in new global ANZ ads". Mumbrella. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Producing Swiss Watches Since 1832". Longines. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Simon Baker photo shoot for Longines at Chantilly Racecourse". YouTube. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Longines Advertising campaign with Simon Baker | Master collectio". Facebook. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Samsung's new brand ambassador, Simon Baker, launches the new Samsung Series 9 LED TV at premier event in Sydney". Samsung. Archived 13 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine