Michael Baker

I'm a 59 year old retired software entrepreneur enjoying new adventures of all kinds. I like to travel, hike, act, write, and loaf. I love a good restaurant.

My life is a series of events gone wrong. I shudder to think what my life would have been like if it turned out exactly as I planned it.

During my many years here I have been a professional percussionist, orchestra conductor, public school music teacher, published composer, published author, factory owner, software entrepreneur, actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and crossword puzzle builder.

What I Do

Acting

I've appeared in many plays in the DFW area, as well as appeared on several TV shows and commercials. Always want to do more!

Crossword Builder

I'm a crossword puzzle fiend. I used to be able to do the airline magazine puzzle before we took off. I especially like the NY Times puzzles and I'm getting good at the hard ones on Friday and Saturday. During the pandemic quarantine I started constructing puzzles. It's even more difficult to make one than it is to complete one! Try them out - I hope you like them.

Filmmaking

When I started writing scenes for acting class, I thought some of them would make good short films. So, I learned how to make short films! You can see them on Amazon Prime, and you can see all the awards I've won on my film website: Dial it Back Films

Traveler

With my kids grown and on their own, my wife and I like to travel. We've been to Panama, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, England, Belgium, The Netherlands, and lots more places. We especially like Viking Cruises, and I even built a Viking Fan Crossword for them. They liked it, but didn't give us a free cruise.

Acting Demo Reel

Rogues Gallery

Crime Boss

Headshot - Dramatic

Film - Stage
Paris

Headshot - Commercial

Film - Stage
At Sea

Bomber Pilot

Film
Juror 3

From 12 Angry Men

Stage
Sheriff

Western Sheriff

Film
At Sea

At Sea

Film
Juror 3

Skydiving

Film
Juror 3

The Professor - Texas Lotto Commercial

Commercial
At Sea

Major Whitred - Death Takes a Holiday

Stage
Crime Boss

Crime Boss

Film
Paris

Jean Francois - en Paris

Film
At Sea

Doctor - Lawyer

Film
Sheriff

At the Range

Film

Trailers for my films

Be sure to visit Dial it Back Films to see all the awards for the films!
Sid and Marge

Sid and Marge Have a Problem

Comedy - 9 Minutes
Popcorn & Chocolate

Popcorn & Chocolate

Comedy/Drama - 15 Minutes
Who is Martin Danzig?

Who is Martin Danzig?

Drama - 11 Minutes

Crossword Puzzle Creations

Hard - Tricky - December 2020
Puzzle
Medium - October 2020
Puzzle
Easy - September 2020
Puzzle
Hard - September 2020
Puzzle
Hard - August 2020
Puzzle
Hard - Tricky - August 2020
Puzzle
Easy - August 2020
Puzzle
Medium - July 2020
Puzzle
Easy - July 2020
Puzzle
Easy - June 2020
Puzzle
Medium - May 2020
Puzzle
Medium - May 2020
Puzzle

Contact

Get in Touch

(214) 254-4655

Linda McAlister Talent
(972) 938-2433
Becky@lmtalent.com

Freelance Available