Joe Don Baker was born on February 12, 1936 in Groesbeck, Texas, a small town about 25 miles east of Waco.
Baker went to North Texas State Teacher's College (now University of North Texas), dabbling in drama there. After a stint in the Army, he moved to New York, where he studied at the Actors Studio. He got his Broadway start in Marathon 33 and received praise for his role in the Burgess Meredith-directed Blues for Mister Charlie in 1964.
Joe Don Baker's Scores
|Mud||Apr 26, 2013||King||8.0|
|Cape Fear||Nov 13, 1991||Claude Kersek||8.4|
|The Underneath||Apr 28, 1995||Clay Hinkle||8.4|
|GoldenEye||Nov 17, 1995||Jack Wade||7.4|
|Tomorrow Never Dies||Dec 19, 1997||Jack Wade||7.9|
|The Distinguished Gentleman||Dec 4, 1992||Olaf Andersen||7.5|
|Congo||Jun 9, 1995||R.B. Travis||5.9|
|Strange Wilderness||Feb 1, 2008||Bill Calhoun||5.0|