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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Comic wife 'Spencer Kayden' (qv) was associated with the late-nite satire "MadTV" in 1995.
- Played the character, "Judas" in three shows at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts: "Godspell", "Jesus Christ, Superstar" and 'Robert Patrick (III)' (qv)'s play, "Judas".
- 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.
- Mark also has a sibling in the entertainment industry. His younger brother Matt is a professional musician working out of their native Texas.
- 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.
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