Before becoming a director and screenwriter of Hollywood silent films, George D. Baker worked as an illustrator and worked in various capacities in theater. He began directing films under the supervision of J. Stuart Blackton at Vitagraph. Soon Baker became established as a highly competent, versatile and creative director. He is best known for the Bunny and Finch comedies he directed between 1910 and 1914. Baker left the film industry in the mid 1920s.