Jun. 5th, 1951
Hamilton, Texas, USA
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Mark Harelik (born June 5, 1951) is an American television, film, and stage actor and playwright.
- Artistic advisor at the American National Theatre.
- Mark also has a sibling in the entertainment industry. His younger brother Matt is a professional musician working out of their native Texas.
- The birth of his first child (Haskell Ace Harelik) was documented in the zine "The East Village Inky," issue 28.
- He was nominated for a 2004 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for "The Light in the Piazza" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
- Wrote the book for the new musical "The Immigrant," based upon his play. In 2002, the musical adaptation played at the Denver Center Theater, and The Coconut Grove in Miami.
- He was nominated for a 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "The Beard of Avon" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
- A native Texan who grew up in the only Jewish family in the small town of Hamilton in central Texas, where his two biographical plays "The Immigrant" and its sequel, "The Legacy," take place.
- His 1991 play "The Immigrant," a telling of his Jewish grandparents' immigration to rural Texas and their first thirty years of life there, was the most widely produced play in the country. It has had presentations done at nearly every major theater in the country, among them, the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, The Westwood Playhouse in Los Angeles, Theater Forty in Los Angeles, A.C.T. in San Francisco, the Denver Center Theater Company, The Alley Theater in Houston, and well over a hundred more theaters in cities and towns nationwide.
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