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ACTOR
Mark Pellegrino
Name Mark Ross Pellegrino
Birth Date 9 April, 1965
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, US
Family Tracy Aziz (wife)

1 child Tess Aziz (step-daughter)

Years Active 1987 - present
Mark Pellegrino is an American character actor best known for his roles in the film Capote and the TV series Dexter, Lost and Supernatural.

BiographyEdit

Mark Pellegrino instantly rose out of obscurity after he played a couple of roles in some of the most popular TV shows of 2009. Prior to this, he was virtually unknown to most television audiences. And for someone who has racked up nearly a hundred TV and film credits on his resume, Pellegrino should be one of the most recognizable faces in the industry. In a span of more than two decades, this character actor has kept a low profile but has constantly landed supporting roles in countless movies and TV shows.

He has been trained in the Meisner Method under acting guru Robert Carnegie at the North Hollywood Playhouse West in California and has had roles in many of the company's theater productions, including The Exonerated, 9-11, Lou Gehrig Didn't Die of Cancer, Of Mice and Men, Lonestar, and Welcome Home Soldier. He has since been teaching the Meisner technique to aspiring and up-and-coming actors.

22-year-old Mark Pellegrino began his career on television with a guest spot in the drama series L.A. Law. He moved on to feature films later that same year. His next TV assignments arrived when he was cast in the Emmy-nominated film What Price Victory (1988) and snagged a one-episodic role in Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989).

Pellegrino continued to alternate between television and film work throughout the 1990s. He guest starred in some of the most popular TV shows of the decade as Hunter (1990), Tales from the Crypt (1990), Northern Exposure (1992), The Commish (1993), Deadly Games (1995), ER (1996), Nash Bridges (1996) and The X Files (1999) and appeared in several TV movies.

In the 2000s, he has continued to make guest appearances in very popular TV series: three episodes of The Beast (2001), two episodes of NYPD Blue (2002) as well as episodic roles in such shows as The Practice (2003), CSI: Miami (2003) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005). He got another recurring role in Dexter (2006-2007), and more episodic ones in The Unit and Without a Trace (both 2006), as well as Burn Notice, Grey's Anatomy, Women's Murder Club and K-Ville (all 2007). 2008 was the year of his roles in Knight Rider, Chuck, Numb3rs, Prison Break and Criminal Minds. Two of his more memorable recurring roles were to come his way in 2009 in Supernatural and Lost.

On the big screen, Pellegrino has lent his unique talent in working with acclaimed film directors Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon 3 in 1992), Joel Coen (The Big Lebowski in 1998), David Mamet (Spartan in 2004), David Lynch (Mulholland Drive in 2001), and Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure in 2004) among others. Moviegoers may well-recognized him for playing Dick Hickock on the biopic Capote (2005), from which he shared a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

His more recent credits include The Number 23 (2007), Boy of Pigs (2008), The Thacker Case (2008), Disappearing in America (2008), Two:Thirteen (2008), TiMER (2008) and Bad Meat (2009).

Criminal MindsEdit

He played Lt. Evans, the Phoenix cop asigned as liason with the BAU in the Season Four episode Brothers in Arms.

FilmographyEdit

  • Lost - The Incident (2009), LA X and Lighthouse (2010) TV episodes - Jacob
  • Supernatural - Sympathy for the Devil, Free to Be You and Me and Abandon All Hope (2009) TV episodes - Lucifer
  • The Mentalist - Red Menace (2009) TV episode - Vaughn McBride
  • The Philanthropist - San Diego (2009) TV episode - Walter Kerabatsos
  • Disappearing in America (2009) - Bodyguard
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Gum Drops (2005) - Elliot Perolta and All In (2009) TV episodes - Bruno Curtis
  • Ghost Whisperer - Leap of Faith (2009) TV episode - Ben Tillman
  • An American Affair (2009) - Graham Caswell
  • Fear Itself The Spirit Box (2009) TV episode
  • 2:13 (2009) - John Tyler
  • Criminal Minds - Brothers in Arms (2008) TV episode - Lt. Evans
  • Prison Break - Deal or No Deal and Just Business (2008) TV episode - Patrick Vikan
  • Numb3rs - Thirty-Six Hours (2008) TV episode - Tim Hamer
  • Chuck - Chuck Versus the Fat Lady (2008) TV episode - Fulcrum agent
  • Knight Rider - Knight of the Hunter (2008) TV episode - Walt Cooperton
  • The Coverup (2008) - Ron Pebble
  • The Last Days of Limbo (2008) - Cardinal Reynolds
  • K-Ville - AKA (2007) TV episode - Quentin
  • Women's Murder Club - Maybe Baby (2007) TV episode - Sam Johannes
  • Dexter - 8 episodes (2006-2007) - Paul Bennett
  • Grey's Anatomy - A Change Is Gonna Come (2007) TV episode - Chris
  • Burn Notice - Identity (2007) TV episode - Quentin King
  • The Number 23 (2007) - Kyle Flinch
  • Suspect (2007) (TV) - Jack Lambroso
  • Without a Trace - Requiem and The Damage Done (2006) TV episode - Sadik Marku
  • Caffeine (2006) - Tom
  • The Unit - Exposure (2006) TV episode - Gary Soto
  • Capote (2005) - Dick Hickock
  • Ellie Parker (2005) - Justin
  • National Treasure (2004) - Agent Johnson
  • Twisted (2004) - Jimmy Schmidt
  • Spartan (2004) - Convict
  • NYPD 2069 (2004) (TV) - Phil Pavelka
  • CSI: Miami - Hurricane Anthony (2003) TV episode - Jed Gold
  • Zelda (2003) - Reginald
  • Moving Alan (2003) - Alan Kennard
  • The Hunted (2003) - Dale Hewitt
  • The Practice - Character Evidence (2003) TV episode - Herrick Smoltz
  • NYPD Blue - 4 episodes (1997-2002) - Steve Dansick
  • Crossing Jordan - Lost and Found (2002) TV episode - Keith Walker
  • Ronnie (2002) - Keith Schwann
  • Astronauts (2002) (TV) - Hollywood
  • Treading Water (2002) - The Actor
  • Thieves - The General (2001) TV episode - Bill
  • Fault Lines (2001)
  • The Beast - The Price, The Damage Done and The Delivery (2001) TV episodes - Bobby James / Robert Tibideau
  • Mulholland Dr. (2001) - Joe Messing
  • Say It Isn't So (2001) - Jimmy Mitchelson
  • Ellie Parker (2001) - Justin
  • Monsters (2001) - Sally Spinelli
  • Something Else (2000) (V) - Julian
  • Certain Guys (2000) - Cal
  • Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2000) - Tripper
  • Drowning Mona (2000) - Murph Calzone
  • The X Files - Hungry (1999) TV episode - Derwood Spinks
  • Word of Mouth (1999) - Darrow
  • Clubland (1999) - Lipton T
  • Honest Injun (1999)
  • Brimstone - Ashes (1998) TV episode - Robert Busch
  • A Murder of Crows (1998) (V) - Prof. Arthur Corvus
  • The Big Lebowski (1998) - Blond Treehorn Thug
  • Movies Kill (1997)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) (uncredited) - Tourist #6
  • Born Into Exile (1997) (TV) - Walter, Owner of Eatery
  • Soul of the Avenger (1997)
  • The Temple of Phenomenal Things (1997) - Dodd
  • Macon County Jail (1997) - Dan Oldum
  • The Cherokee Kid (1996) (TV) - Frank Bonner
  • The Sentinel - Out of the Past (1996) TV episode - Ray Weston
  • Dick Richards (1996) - The Boytoy
  • Nash Bridges - Genesis (1996) TV episode - Ferguson
  • ER - The Right Thing (1996) TV episode - Nathan Conley
  • For Life or Death (1996)
  • Deadly Games - Car Mechanic (1995) TV episode - Ross Logan
  • Little Surprises (1995) (TV) - Jack
  • F.T.W. (1994) - Deputy Sommers
  • Knight Rider 2010 (1994) (TV) - Robert Lee
  • Viper - Pilot (1994) TV episode - Yuri
  • Bank Robber (1993) - Motorcycle Cop
  • Class of '61 (1993) (TV) - Skinner
  • The Commish - The Ides of March (1993) TV episode - Joe Edward Lund
  • Midnight Witness (1993) - Patterson
  • Trouble Bound (1993) - Deputy Roy
  • Mission of Justice (1992) - The Gauntlet
  • The Hat Squad - Family Business (1992) TV episode - D. W. Strong
  • Northern Exposure - Nothing's Perfect (1992) TV episode - Rolf Hauser
  • Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) - Billy Phelps
  • Inside Out (1991) (V) - Jack - segment Doubletalk
  • Blood and Concrete (1991) - Bart
  • Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990) - Bango
  • Tales from the Crypt - The Switch (1990) TV episode - Punk
  • Hunter - Brotherly Love (1990) TV episode - John Reynolds
  • Doogie Howser, M.D. - She Ain't Heavy, She's My Cousin (1989) TV episode - Dude
  • Night Life (1989) - Allen Patumbo
  • No Holds Barred (1989) - Randy
  • What Price Victory (1988) (TV)
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) - Punk
  • Fatal Beauty (1987) - Frankenstein
  • L.A. Law - The Wizard of Odds (1987) TV episode - Punk

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NotesEdit

  • In his free time, he actively participates in a variety of sports, including martial arts, kickboxing, professional Thai boxing, Judo, Karate and Ju-Jitsu.
  • In a 2010 interview he was asked what he enjoyed more, playing a villain or a cop, like on Criminal Minds. His answer was: (laughs) Yeah, you know, the cops on Criminal Minds are hard. I admire those guys because they can rattle off data like nobody’s business. They have to say so much and the bad guy is active and he’s doing things... and as a bad guy I have a lot less to remember. So I like that, and there’s a lot of room for personality in a bad guy.

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