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Mark Sheppard

Mark Sheppard in 2007
Born Mark Andreas Sheppard
May 30, 1964 (1964-05-30) (age 45)
London, England
Other name(s) Mark A. Sheppard
Mark A Sheppard
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–
Spouse(s) Jessica Sheppard
(March 6, 2004-;)

Mark Andreas Sheppard (born May 30, 1964) is a British actor and musician, born in London of an Irish-German background.

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Personal life

He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Jessica and two sons, Maximilian and William.

Son of actor W. Morgan Sheppard.

Career

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Music

At 15, he became a professional musician and enjoyed many years as a recording and touring artist with bands including Robyn Hitchcock,[1] Television Personalities[1] and the Irish group Light a Big Fire. Mark played drums on Light a Big Fire's second album.[2] As a session musician, he recorded albums for many groups throughout Europe, and eventually moved to the United States.

Stage

Sheppard was invited to audition for the American production of the play Cock and Bull Story (directed by Midnight Express author Billy Hayes), for which he won numerous awards, including the 1992 L.A. Drama Critics Circle award and the LA Weekly and Dramalogue awards.

Television

His television work includes the "Fire" episode of The X-Files, a year on the Jerry Bruckheimer action series Soldier of Fortune, guest-starring and recurring roles on The Practice, The Invisible Man, Special Unit 2, JAG, Star Trek: Voyager, The Chronicle, Monk, Las Vegas, CSI: NY and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, among others. He played Badger, a semi-comical cockney-style crime boss in the short-lived Joss Whedon show Firefly and later cast again in another Joss Whedon show, Dollhouse as Paul Ballard's dismissive FBI superior. He has appeared as a villain in season five of the Fox show 24 and as Patricia Arquette's serial-killer nemesis on Medium.[3] He appeared as Romo Lampkin in seasons three and four of Battlestar Galactica, and had a recurring role as Manservant Neville in ABC Family's short-lived cult hit The Middleman. He has recently been seen as Anthony Anthros on Bionic Woman,[4][5] as the nemesis character on Leverage[6], as the demon Crowley on Supernatural, and as a bank robber on an episode of Burn Notice. He appears in the SyFy series Warehouse 13 as Regent Benedict Valda. Most recently, he appeared in the pilot episode of the USA series White Collar as a villainous master forger.

Film

His film credits include the Jim Sheridan film In the Name of the Father, starring opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and Emma Thompson as Guildford Four member Patrick Armstrong; the romantic comedy Lover's Knot; the Russian historical drama Out of the Cold; the thriller Unstoppable; and with Heather Graham and Jeremy Sisto in the dark independent, Broken. He also starred in Megalodon.

His father is the noted character actor W. Morgan Sheppard, whom he directed in the film Room 101 and with whom he co-stars in the psychological thriller Netherworld, which he also co-produced.

Video games

He currently has a part in The Conduit as protagonist Michael Ford, whose mentor, John Adams, is being voiced by his father, W. Morgan Sheppard.

References

  1. ^ a b "Hayes Moves in New Direction". Daily News of Los Angeles. 1992-04-03. "They are played by Trevor Goddard, a former pro boxer, and Mark Sheppard, a drummer who has performed with the Barracudas, Robyn Hitchcock and the TV Personalities."  
  2. ^ "Light a Big Fire". Irish Punk and New Wave Discography. http://www.irishrock.org/ipnw/bands/lightabig.html#lightabig.  
  3. ^ Rohan, Virginia (2006-02-13). "No Mr. Nice Guy". The Bergen County Record. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-118448464.html.  
  4. ^ Dodd, Stacy (2007-07-26). "Players: Mark Sheppard". Daily Variety. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-32689316_ITM.  
  5. ^ Owen, Rob (2007-09-26). "TV Review: 'Bionic Woman' dark, but intriguing". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07269/820417-42.stm.  
  6. ^ ""IMDb entry on Leverage"". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1103987/. Retrieved 2008-12-22.  

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