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John L. Bader was most recently seen on the hit CBS show “NCIS”. Other recent credits include a guest spot on the Starz! Network show, “Survivor’s Remorse”, as well as playing a corrupt detective in the feature film, “The Lost One.” He is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Stanley Deeks on ABC’s “The Practice”. He was nominated for the Best Actor Award at the Midwest Film Festival in Chicago for his role as Al in the film, “Train Town.” He played The Narrator in the film, “The Raftman’s Razor”, which won awards for Best Film at the South X Southwest Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, and others. The film was also inducted into the permanent film collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has performed in over 50 national television commercials. On stage he has been seen in such roles as Mortimer in “The Fantasticks”, Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman”, as well as originating the role of Alan in the New York City production of JT Roger’s play “White People”. In New York he studied with famed New York theatre legends Julie Bovasso and Morris Carnovsky. He attended the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Foundation for the Performing Arts in Waterford, CT and currently is coached in Los Angeles by Elizabeth Gamza.

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