Marc Singer

Marc Singer

Jan. 29th, 1948
Born in
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
6' 2

Marc Singer's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
V (1984) TV Show
V (1984)
Beastmaster TV Show
Planet of the Apes TV Show
Planet of the Apes
The Contender (1980) TV Show
The Contender (1980)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Marc Singer (born January 29, 1948) is a Canadian-born American actor best known for his roles in the Beastmaster film series, as Mike Donovan in the original 1980s TV series V, and his role in Dallas as Matt Cantrell.

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia into a family of performers. His father, Jacques Singer, was a symphony conductor, his mother, Leslie, a concert pianist, and his sister, Lori, is also an actress. His cousin, Bryan, is a noted film producer/director. Marc was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Before the height of his career, Singer appeared in the sequel to the miniseries Roots as Col. Warner's elder son Andy. Singer has appeared in several fantasy adventure films and series, such as The Beastmaster and its sequels, in which he played the title role, and as Mike Donovan in the 1983 miniseries V, the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle, and the TV series V: The Series.

Other roles include the 1982 film If You Could See What I Hear (where he portrayed blind musician Tom Sullivan), Body Chemistry, Something for Joey (as football star John Cappelletti), Watchers II, High Desert Kill, The Fighter, Go Tell the Spartans and Dead Space, as well as General Klaus Von Kraut in A Man Called Sarge.

Singer voiced the character of Man-Bat on Batman: The Animated Series. He has guest-starred on television series, such as Dallas, The Twilight Zone, The Hitchhiker, Murder, She Wrote, The Young and the Restless, The Ray Bradbury Theater and Highlander: The Series.

He is active in theater and played Petruchio in the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, as well as Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac. Both Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano were filmed.

Singer was the first choice for the role of Connor MacLeod in Highlander, but he turned it down because of his commitment on V: The Series. He was also the first choice for the role of Whistler in Blade.

He appeared in the last episode of Season 2 of the (new) version of V, airing on March 15, 2011, however, instead of reprising his role of Mike Donovan, he plays a new character called Lars Tremont.

Singer is currently teaching children inter-disciplinary tactics at the Heifetz International Music Institute, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. In Seattle, he met his future wife, Hawaiian-born actress Haunani Minn. They live a California casual lifestyle, and Marc enjoys running, sailing, martial arts, boxing, skiing and motorcycling in his spare time, as well as playing some Western classical piano every day.

  • Son of Jacques Singer, a symphony conductor, and Leslie Singer, a concert pianist.
  • Brother of Claude Singer.
  • Ex-brother-in-law of 'Richard Emery (I)' (qv).
  • Daughter with wife Haunani named Phoebe.
  • Brother of actress 'Lori Singer' (qv) and 'Gregory Singer (I)' (qv).
  • Has a black belt in kung fu.
  • Cousin of director 'Bryan Singer' (qv).

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