‘Friends’ is probably the only sitcom in the world that never gets old and people never get tired of watching it again. Characters in the sitcom are indeed iconic but you might have seen a different person portraying the sarcastic role of Chandler Bing. Yes, Craig Bierko was in the contention to play a role in ‘Friends’ but later turned down the offer which is definitely a big miss of his entire career.
Craig’s Acting Career:
Bierko debuted as a stage performer at the age of eight as a newsboy in Gypsy. His parents ran the community theater. His family had the significant influence and impact on his career to be an artist right from his early career start.
A notable movie of his got released in 1990 titled to be, ‘Victimless Crimes’ marking his career movie debut. The actor did not fully vest into the movie only; he then marked in Broadway Musical debuting as Harold Hill in the 2000 revival of The Music Man
He has some excellent character in the movies that he has been part of like, ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’ (1996), ‘The Thirteen Floor’ (1999) and ‘Scary Movie 4’ (2006) to name a few. Not only that, Bierko had the opportunity to work as the main lead in the hit sitcom, ‘Friend’ as Chandler Bing but due to some reason, the actor turned down the offer and later the role was given to Matthew Perry
Bierko is a brave actor who tries to provide different types of content in all the plays that he performs. The play ‘Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays’ is related to the gay marriage which is for a good cause.
The actor of his kind does not hesitate to show some skin as per the demand of the character. As a part and the plot of the scenes, Bierko with his other co-actor Freddie Stroma and Tom Brittney went shirtless as a part of the scene in ‘UnReal,’ Mother. The plot was so hilarious that even made the audience into a complete laughter riot.
How Much is Craig Bierko’s Net Worth?
The multi fascinated artist who had the experience and privilege to work in both television and the Broadway musical has accumulated a net worth of $3 Million. He enjoys his profession being an artist and entertaining the audience which eventually adds some more wealth to his bank balance.
The Actor Never Succeeded in his Love Life:
Bierko dated a South African Actress, Charlize Theron from 1995 for two years. But after three years of alleged break up, the duo made an appearance in the event in 2000 raising few eyebrows. It is possible that the duo never broke up or they still treat each other as friends.
Caption: Bierko and Charlize Theron at an event in 2000.
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After his two year relationship with Theron, in 1999 Bierko started dating comedian Janeane Garofalo. The lovebirds were even spotted together at the premiere of ‘Dog Park’ in the same year with their dogs.
Bierko and Garofalo met each other at the Thanksgiving party organized by the ABC President, Jamie Tarses’ in his house. But as the time flew by, both of them maintained distance, but the reason for their separation is still a mystery.
Caption: Bierko with Janeane Garofalo at the premiere of 'Dog Park' in Septemeber 1999.
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Bierko dated an American actress, Gretchen Mol where the couple was pictured together at a Paris Theatre in New York in 2003. But their romance was short lived and the duo lived a separate lives.
Caption: Bierko with Gretchen Mol at the Paris Theatre in New York in 2000.
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After his multiple relationship with women in the past, Criag now doesn’t make appearances with any girlfriends. As of now, the actor is not married to any woman and probably enjoys his single life.
Craig's Short Bio:
Born on August 18, 1964, Craig Bierko was raised in Rye Brook, NY, the United States and currently ages 53. He attended Boston University to study Journalism and went to Northern University School of speech in 1986 to complete his education. He was born to parents Rex and Pat who come from Polish and Jewish ancestry, so he belongs to mixed ethnicity. Bierko holds an American Nationality and stands at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches.