He is an actor and director, best known for his role as Patrick Jane in the CBS television series "The Mentalist" and as Riley Denbo in "Land of the Dead" and as Christian Thompson in the film "The Devil Wears Prada". He is the son of Elizabeth Labberton, a high school teacher and Barry Baker, a mechanic. On 14 Feb 2013, he earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6352 Hollywood Boulevard.
Talking about his personal life, he is a happily married man. He has been enjoying his marital relationship with his wife since 1998. His wife is an Australian actress, whom he first met in 1991 on a blind date at the Royal Hotel in Sydney's Paddington. The couple has raised three children from their marriage: two sons and a daughter. Currently, he lives in Malibu, California.