Photography by Ryan Pfluger in Los Angeles on August 20, 2015. Styling by Alison Brooks. Hair: ananda tuyes. makeup: danielle katherine. Jacket by Topman. Shirt by Bottega Veneta. Tie by Kenneth Cole.
is an unlikely candidate to play Alex, the shifty, philandering lead in the cult-favorite Web series
. That Baur makes the character flawed, yet likable, speaks to his charms and versatility, which also won him roles in TV shows like this year's
and films like the upcoming
Something Like Summer
's second season premiered in May, but what truly rocked Baur's year was a move from East Coast to West, which freed him professionally. "New York is a city that beats the lazy out of you," Baur says, "and in L.A. you learn a lot about how to make something of yourself. I'm really enjoying being unmoored."