True Blood’s Chris Bauer Hits the Stage

August 21, 2010 by  

Chris Bauer Andy Bellefleur True Blood CastWhile we may know him best as Sheriff Andy Bellefleur on HBO‘s True Blood, Chris Bauer will be taking on a new project this month: the stage.

In an interview with Allvoices, Bauer discussed his part in the production of David Mamet’s Romance at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York. Romance is a comedy that makes its characters forget typical protocol used in a courtroom. Bauer adds:

“It is just he most outrageous, memorable, therapeutic hour and fifteen minutes.”

The cast also includes a list of well-known actors: Richard Kind of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Saturday Night Live’s Darrell Hammond, Joey Slotnick, Matt McGrath, Joe Pallister, and Chris’s good friend Reg Rogers.

Chris spends half the year in L.A. filming True Blood and the rest of this time home on Long Island. Spending time with his family is the most important thing to Chris. Theatre is definitely a family activity. Chris’s wife Laura is a costume designer. She’s signed on as costume designer of a different Mamet production – “A Life in the Theatre” – which will premiere on Broadway in October.

Chris is planning quality family time in the fall, but that doesn’t mean he’ll disappear. He recently wrapped filming on “The Conspirator,” a film about Mary Surratt, the only woman charged with being a co-conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Chris played a character named Major Smith. The film was directed by Robert Redford and stars James McAvoy and fellow True Blood actor Evan Rachel Wood.

Chris will be a regular on Season 4 of True Blood. After all, Bon Temps needs a sheriff.

“True Blood works best like a graphic novel, like a comic book. You turn the page, and you just buy what’s happening right there.”

Keep your eyes out for Chris Bauer’s upcoming projects.

SOURCE: – True Blood’s Chris Bauer Talks Romance

(Photo credit: HBO Inc.)