The son of British vaudevillians, Baker performed pantomime and stand-up in London clubs and cabarets, and acted in such West End stage shows as Joey, Joey and The Great Grimaldi. He starred in his own BBC-TV shows, The Joe Baker Show, Baker's Half Dozen and My Man Joe, and was a favourite of Prince Charles on the children's show Crackerjack! (1955).
After moving to Los Angeles in 1975, Baker starred in movies, TV shows and dozens of commercials. He was a friend of Lou Costello's daughter Chris Costello. She once told Baker, "You do my dad['s voice] better than anyone [else]!" Baker was an expert impressionist, imitating such stars as Lou Costello, John Garfield and James Cagney. Baker once taught Laurence Olivier how to imitate Donald Duck.
- Joe Baker (I) at the Internet Movie Database