Mark is an award-winning Boston-based actor with
a passion for performing and a love of the stage. A Massachusetts native,
he has performed in theaters across New England as a professional
actor, dancer and singer. Mark specializes in musical theater and performs regularly in plays, children's theater, television commercials, industrials and film.
Mark received his Bachelor of Fine
Arts degree in Musical Theater from Emerson College in Boston,
where he studied acting, voice,
stage combat and dance. He is a lifelong student of the saxophone and piano (jazz and classical), and he also plays guitar and ukulele. Mark is trained in advanced tap and musical theater dance as well as juggling & puppeteering.
Mark is also a budding playwright, having written one two-act play that he is currently workshopping and editing. While at Emerson, he wrote and produced the full-length parody show "Forbidden Emerson:
Intent," which premiered in Emerson’s Semel Theater in 2007.
Mark has worked at numerous professional theaters across the Northeast, including
Stage Company, New Repertory Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, Reagle
Music Theatre, Moonbox Productions, Wheelock
Family Theater, Foothills Theatre, Fiddlehead Theater, Next Door Center for the Arts, and the Papermill Theater in Lincoln,
N.H., playing such roles as Tony in West Side Story, Jamie in The Last Five Years (Best Actor in a Musical, Broadway World Boston), Tom
The Glass Menagerie, Homer Collins in Floyd Collins, Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet and General
Genghis Khan Schmitz in Seussical.
Mark was most recently seen performing as George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life" at Stoneham Theatre. Prior to that, he appeared as Minnesota Slim in Stoneham Theatre's "Lumberjacks in Love," and as Officer Stone in "Cupcake: The Musical" at Club Cafe in Boston's Back Bay.
Mark has also appeared in three major
motion pictures: Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, in
as an SS Guard; Surrogates, starring Bruce Willis,
in which he performed several sequences of stunt work
driving; and in the Boston-based comedy Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.
Mark is a licensed high school history teacher who, when he's not performing, works at Somerville High School in Somerville, Massachusetts. From 2010 through 2012, Mark also served as Director of Youth Programs at the Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston. He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA).
Mark currently resides in Malden, Massachusetts, where he and
wife Amanda are expecting their first child in August 2013.