|Born||Patrick Nicolas Jean Sixte Ghislain Bauchau
6 December 1938
Patrick Nicolas Jean Sixte Ghislain Bauchau (born 6 December 1938) is a Belgian actor best known for his role as Scarpine in the 1985 James Bond movie, A View to a Kill, Sydney (Jarod's mentor) in the TV series The Pretender and Doctor Rowan Chase, Doctor Robert Chase's estranged father in the TV series, House.
Bauchau was born in Brussels, the son of Mary (née Kozyrev), a Russian-born school administrator and publisher, and Henry Bauchau, a school administrator, publisher, writer, and psychoanalyst who served as an officer in the Belgian Underground during World War II. He was raised in Belgium, Switzerland and England.
He attended Oxford University on an academic scholarship and speaks German, French, English, Spanish, Italian, and a little Russian and Dutch.
He is married to the sister of Brigitte Bardot, Mijanou Bardot, and lives in Los Angeles
Bauchau began his career in French New Wave cinema, including acting in two films by Éric Rohmer, La Carrière de Suzanne (1963) and La Collectionneuse (1967). He also participated in the New German Cinema in films like Wim Wenders' Der Stand der Dinge (1982).
Today Bauchau is better known for his roles in American television. Bauchau has starred in many different TV shows and movies, including A View to a Kill as Scarpine, The Pretender, Kindred: The Embraced, The Rapture, Panic Room, Boy Culture, Carnivàle and 2012. In 1987, he was considered for the part of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 1989 he starred as the murderer in Columbo: Murder: A Self Portrait. In 2004 he appeared in the Ray Charles biopic Ray as Dr. Hacker. In 2005, he appeared as a guest star on ABC's show, Alias, as well as on the Fox shows House and 24.
In 2007 Bauchau took the lead dramatic role in the biographical movie The Gray Man - a thriller which dramatised the actual life, events and shocking crimes of American serial murderer, rapist and cannibal Albert Fish. As depicted in the film, Fish was executed on 16 January 1936 in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison for the pre-meditated murder of 10-year old Grace Budd whom he abducted, raped, strangled, cooked, and consumed.
In 2011, Bauchau guest starred in USA's Burn Notice, "Eye For An Eye" episode.
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