Mark Sheppard is a British American actor best known for his excellent acting and music skills on TV shows such as the popular series, Supernatural where he played the role of the King of Hell Crowley. His cockney accent and low raspy voice have made his performances unbeatable and unique as he is also known for playing cunning and intelligent anti-villain roles. Interestingly, he was formerly a musician and has enjoyed many years working in bands like the TV Personalities, Robyn Hitchcock and many others.
Mark Sheppard’s Biography (Age)
He was born on the 30th of May 1964 to the famous actor William Morgan and his wife in London, England. Mark is of an Irish German background and is often credited as Mark A. Sheppard. At the age of 15, he became a professional musician and was employed for many years as a recording and touring artist.
Mark toured with bands like Television Personalities and was part of Light a Big Fire’s second album. Sheppard recorded with bands across Europe before relocating to the United States where he auditioned for the production of Cock and Bull Story (directed by midnight express author Billy Hayes).
While in the United States, he won the 1992 L.A Drama Critics Circle Award as well as the LA Weekly and Dramalogue Awards. Mark first appeared in television in 1992 when he played the role of Eddie Bryce in Silk Stalkings. From 1997 to 1998, he played the role of Christopher C.J Yates in The X-Files, and also had recurring roles in shows like The Practice, Special Unit 2, The Chronicle, The Invisible Man, JAG, Star Trek, Voyager, Monk, White Collar, CSI, and Chuck.
Other appearances include acting as Joss Whedon on Dollhouse and Firefly, a villain on 24 and Medium, The Middleman, Bionic Woman, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, among others.
He has been seen as the King of Hell Crowley in the drama Supernatural and as bank robber Tom Prescott on an episode of Burn Notice. He also appeared in the 2011 British series, Doctor Who playing the character Canton Everett Delaware. This was the first time Mark Sheppard appeared in a British TV series. But in October 2013, he returned to White Collar, reprising his 2009 role as the master forger, Curtis Hagen.
Mark’s film career started out in earnest back in 1993, when he appeared in the movie, In the Name of the Father. After this, he acted in numerous forgettable movies such as the romantic comedy Lover’s Knot; the Russian historical drama, Out of the Cold and so many others.
In 2001, he appeared in the New Alcatraz and later got featured in the Films, Evil Eyes and Unstoppable. Also active as a stage actor, he played Dr. Charles LeBlanc in Xtinction Predator X and received numerous awards. On three occasions, Mark Sheppard has been double-casted with his father as they play the younger and older versions of the same character. Thus, each playing the character at different ages. He has also directed his father in the film, Room 101 and co-stars with him in the psychological thriller Neither World.
In addition to film, Mark Sheppard has lent his voice to characters in video games such as voicing the role of the protagonist in The Conduit, Whose Mentor. John Adams was voiced by his father, W. Morgan Sheppard.
Family – Wife and Son
Mark Sheppard got married to Jessica on the 6th of March, 2004. They have two children, two sons named Max and William. Cracks began to show in their union and they later got divorced in 2014. Following this divorce, Mark got into a relationship with Sarah Louise Fudge, an Australian mining heiress whom he met at a convention of the show, Supernatural.
Mark proposed to her on 20th August 2015 and they got engaged. Following the announcement that they were expecting a baby girl (Isabella in 2016), they got married on the 9th of November, 2015 in Denver Colorado where they seem to be doing very fine.
Mark Sheppard has a height of 5 feet and 9 inches with a bad boy demeanor that comes in handy while playing his roles. Very little is known about his other body stats like the measurements of his biceps and triceps.