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|John D. Bair|
Miguel Sandoval and John Bair in Key Biscayne, Florida filming Touchstone Pictures The Crew.
John D. Bair is an American actor and stand-up comic.
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Connecticut, Bair is the youngest of four sons. John D. Bair studied at Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City. Bair trained in comedy at The Manhattan Punchline and The New York Comedy Institute, and honed his skills at New York comedy clubs including Caroline's On Broadway and Don't Tell Mama. His first skit on Saturday Night Live (SNL) was "Carl's Quik-Stop" which featured newbie Chris Farley. Carl Mueller (played by host George Steinbrenner) couldn't find the nerve to fire his lazy employees. The skit also featured Kevin Nealon and Phil Hartman. John has worked in several other SNL classics including "George Will's Sports Machine" written by Conan O'Brien, "Community College Bowl" with Jeff Daniels and "The Sensitive Naked Man" in which the shows host, Martin Lawrence was banned from NBC after his uncensored monologue shocked late night viewers and NBC executives.
Bair has been featured on several other sketch shows including Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Upright Citizens Brigade. Bair has been the principal actor in many national commercials and has worked as a stand-in in hundreds of film and TV productions including The Job, Sex And The City and Love Walked In. Some of the actors Bair has stood-in for include Kevin Bacon (Sleepers (film)), Charles Busch (It Could Happen to You (film)), Richard Dreyfuss (The Crew (film)), George Eads (Grapevine (TV series)) and Sean Astin (Safe Passage (film)). In January 2008 Bair completed work on The International (2009 film) which was shot in New York City, Istanbul and Luxembourg and opened for the Berlin International Film Festival. It was released worldwide February, 2009 and features Clive Owen, Naomi Watts and Jack McGee. The Internationals plot centers around international banking greed, corruption and murder and is based on the true story of the BCCI Bank of Credit and Commerce International. Early reviews by film critics were mixed because the storyline of banking corruption seemed unrealistic. But the film is now considered to be prophetic due to the recession of 2009 which economists have said was caused in part by corporate greed.
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