Bryan Batt Biography

Bryan Batt is an American actor. He is famously known for his role in the AMC series Mad Men as Salvatore Romano. He is also an art director for the Sterling Cooper agency. Primarily a theater actor, he has had a number of starring roles in movies and television as well.

His performance in the musical adaptation of Saturday Night Fever earned him one of New York City’s more unusual honors, a caricature at Sardi’s.

Bryan Batt Age

Bryan Batt was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. He was born on 1st March, 1963. He is currently 56 years old as of 2019.

Bryan Batt Net Worth

Bryan Batt is a man of two hats. On one side he is an actor. He has accumulated a lot of wealth from his acting career. He has appeared in a number of TV series and movies. On the other side, he is a director of an interior designs company. Her and his partner, Cianfichi, own a home decor and furnishings store, Hazelnut, on Magazine Street in New Orleans. All these have added something to his net worth basket. He has an approximated net worth of $3 million.

Bryan Batt Family

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Bryan Batt is the son of Gayle and John Batt. His late mother Gayle was an amateur actress, dancer, and civic activist. His family founded and ran the Pontchartrain Beach amusement park. There is no information about his siblings.

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Bryan Batt is openly gay. He married his long-time partner Tom Cianfichi. The pair got married on 28th September, 2014. Tom is an event planner. Bryan and Cianfichi own a home decor and furnishings store, Hazelnut, on Magazine Street in New Orleans.

Bryan Batt Movies And TV Shows | Bryan Batt Cosby Show

Bryan Batt Movies

  • Flodder in Amerika! – Maître d’hôtel (First Floor Features – 1992)
  • Jeffrey – Darius (Workin’ Man Films 1995)
  • Kiss Me, Guido – Tino (Sundance 1997)
  • Hit and Runway – Carlos (1997)
  • Funny People – George Simmons’ Agent (2009)
  • The Last of Robin Hood – Orryn Kelly (2013)
  • 12 Years a Slave – Judge Turner (2013)
  • Parkland – Malcolm Kilduff (2013)
  • The Runner – Mark Lavin (2015)
  • Mississippi Murder – Bernard (2017)

Bryan Batt Television

  • Mad Men (AMC) – Salvatore Romano (Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated 2007, won 2008, 2009)
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Decorate (Style)
  • Rescue Me (FX)
  • Guiding Light (CBS)
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC)
  • Ugly Betty (ABC) – Spencer (“The Past Presents the Future”)
  • Scream (MTV) – Quinn Maddox (Recurring)
  • NCIS (TV series) – (CBS) Dalton Greenbrick (“SIster City, Part I”)
  • The Simpsons – (Fox) Philip Hefflin (“Mad About the Toy”)

Bryan Batt Instagram

Bryan is very active on Instagram. it helps him advertise his works and especially his decor store and business.

Bryan Batt Interview

Q: Who or what inspired you to become a performer?

Bryan Batt: I was always the clown of the family, so entertaining came naturally, I also was shy, and many shy people turn to acting as a way to be heard…Helen Hayes, who saw me in a show in New Orleans and convinced my parents to let me move to NYC…opening night of my first Broadway show a year and a half later she sent a telegram reading “Welcome to Broadway, may you have a triumphant stay”…Kevin Kline ( just worked with him in “The Last Of Robin Hood)…and wait for it…Jerry Lewis.

Q: Who haven’t you worked with that you would like to?

Bryan Batt: That is a very long list…a LONG LIST…well, and as long as they are professional and nice, and love what they do…no crazies, egomaniacs, complainers, or rude people…life is too long for that crap.

Q: What excites you about returning to 54 Below?

Bryan: It’s the swankiest cabaret room in NYC, it’s a real throw back to the more elegant days of smaller intimate chantusing….is that a word? It’s a difficult medium, you must connect with the entire room, you cannot hide in a character, it’s you on that stage, no fourth wall, hell, no walls at all…my first time was terrifying, but after the third song I relaxed and discovered that I love it.

Q: What does 54 Below offer as a venue that another place might not?

Bryan Batt: A bad “Bottom” joke that does not apply…in addition to the above mentioned, the management is great, the food and the adult beverages are fantastic…the whole package.

Q: How did you come up with the title and song selection for your upcoming show “Batt on A Hot Tin Roof”?

Bryan Batt: Have you heard of 52 pick up?…it’s a real eclectic mix, a mixed bag o’ nuts.

Q: What do you hope audiences come away with after seeing your show?

Bryan: “I laughed, I cried, it was better than CATS.”

Q: What was the best part about being on AMC’s Mad Men?

Bryan Batt: The scripts, the cinematography, editing, costumes, sets, design….and our fabulous cast…I loved every minute! Also at the SAG awards, I literally bumped into Meryl Streep and she said “I love you on Mad Men, my husband and I watch every Sunday”…bucket list full.

Q: What do you get from your television work that you do not get from your theatrical/concert work?

Bryan: More recognition…and the chance to be subtle.

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Bryan Batt: Phyllis Newman: “Take the part, ask questions later.”

Tom Cianfichi (my partner): “Never talk about the show/movie until you are at least 6 blocks away from the theatre…you never know who is listening.”

Q: If you could have any super power, which one would you choose?

Bryan Batt: We all have so many powers that we never tap into, realize we have, or give away rather than share…I fly in my dreams and that could be cool, but healing would be the best for me…especially today.

Q: In 2003, you and Tom Cianfichi opened Hazelnut in New Orleans, a home store with fine gifts and elegant home accessories. What made you want to start this venture? What do you like about working the design industry?

Bryan Batt: And we just opened a second location www.hazelnutneworleans.com (shameless plug, but hey we have more expendable and most of us have good taste!) I’ve always loved design…both fashion but mainly interior…I actually wrote a Décor Book called BIG EASY STYLE, (my first was a “momoir” called SHE AIN’T HEAVY, SHE’S MY MOTHER about growing up in the deep south with a steel magnolia/ Auntie Mame of a mom). The best thing for my acting was opening the shop…I realized there was more out there than show business…a great freeing feeling.y

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