Apr. 9th, 1965
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Mark Ross Pellegrino (born April 9, 1965) is an American actor of film and television. He is best known for his work on Dexter as Paul Bennett, Lost as Jacob, Supernatural as Lucifer, and on Season 1 of Being Human as Bishop. He also starred as Jedikiah Price in The CW series The Tomorrow People.
Pellegrino also appeared on the television series such as Northern Exposure, ER, Without a Trace, The X-Files, NYPD Blue, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Knight Rider. He also is well-known as the "Blond Thug" who stuffs The Dude's head down the toilet and drops his bowling ball, breaking the floor tile, in the cult film The Big Lebowski.
In March 2009, Pellegrino was cast on the ABC series Lost for an appearance in the final episode of the fifth season, to play the role of the mysterious Jacob. Although the press release for the episode refers to his character simply as "Man No. 1", the episode revealed that Pellegrino portrayed Jacob, a mysterious character pivotal to the show's plot. On June 26, 2009 it was also announced that Pellegrino was cast in a recurring role as Lucifer in the 5th season of the CW series Supernatural. He portrayed the vampire Bishop in the SyFy horror series Being Human.
Pellegrino lives in Los Angeles with his wife Tracy Aziz, stepdaughter Tess and stepson Misha. He is a teacher at the repertory theater company Playhouse West, a west coast division of Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.
Pellegrino was baptized as a born-again Christian in his mid-20s but now considers himself more spiritual/philosophical.
- Mark is a teacher at Playhouse West, which was founded by 'Robert Carnegie (I)' (qv) and the late 'Sanford Meisner' (qv). 'Jeff Goldblum' (qv) is also a teacher there.
- Worked briefly as a fundraiser/canvasser for CARAL (CA affiliate of NARAL) in 1991 while auditioning for roles.
- In his free time, he actively participates in a variety of sports, including martial arts, kickboxing, professional Thai boxing, Judo, Karate and Ju-Jitsu.