In 1983, Bakay graduated from the MFA: Professional Acting Program at SMU in Dallas, Texas. After moving to New York, he spent the early part of his acting career performing in numerous theater productions. At the same time, he became a contributing editor for The National Lampoon Magazine, which led to a writing job and starring roles in two cable series, "Night After Night" and "Sports Monster."
After landing a job as writer and sidekick/announcer on "The Dennis Miller Show," Bakay decided it was time to move to Los Angeles. Since that time he has written and performed in numerous television series, including "What's So Funny," "She TV," "In Living Color"; and Comedy Central's "Baseballapalooza" and "NFL Offsides." He has also guest-starred in the series, "Coach," "Ellen," "Grace Under Fire," "Seinfeld" and "It's like, you know . . ."
He servesd as co-producer for "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"; and since 1994, has provided segments and commentary for ESPN and ESPN2, including the popular "Nick Bakay's Tale of the Tape." He's also the voice for the cartoon, "The Angry Beavers."
His feature film credits include "A Weekend in the Country" and "Jury Duty." A native of Buffalo, New York, Bakay graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio.
Bakay lived in Los Angeles with his wife, Robin, a writer; along with their dog and two cats.