Mark Derwin

Actor, Construction, Truck driver
An instantly recognizable face to daytime television fans, actor Mark Derwin appeared in several soap operas, usually portraying hard-nosed doctors or detectives. Derwin began a long and fruitful soap career with a ... Read more »
Born: 10/28/1960 in Park Forest, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

Everest 2015 (Movie)

Lou Kasischke (Actor)

Major Crimes 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bones 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad Men 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Secret Life of the American Teenager 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Life to Live 1967 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

24 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chuck 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Laura Smiles 2007 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

NCIS 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Accepted 2006 (Movie)

Jack Gaines (Actor)

Boston Legal 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heist 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dirty Deeds 2005 (Movie)

Vincent Scarno (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knee High P.I. 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Life With Bonnie 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Medical Investigation 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Erika Slezak 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Pensacola: Wings of Gold 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Cybill 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Love 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Getting Personal 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Minus Man 1999 (Movie)

Creech (Actor)

Touched By an Angel 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bonnie Hunt Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ninth Annual Soap Opera Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 19th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

Biography

An instantly recognizable face to daytime television fans, actor Mark Derwin appeared in several soap operas, usually portraying hard-nosed doctors or detectives. Derwin began a long and fruitful soap career with a short run on "The Young and the Restless" (CBS, 1973- ), followed by a more extensive stay on "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009), where he became a featured cast member. He left soaps for several years in the 1990s for episodic television, but returned with another high-profile role on "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1968-2013). The versatile actor also did a fair share of comedy, including a two-year run as Bonnie Hunt's doctor husband on the experimental sitcom, "Life With Bonnie" (ABC, 2002-04). After two decades on daytime television, Derwin turned to primetime drama, playing the harried father of two troubled teenage girls on "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (ABC Family, 2008-12). Thanks to the quickly popular series, Derwin found a role that perfectly balanced daytime-style melodrama and dry humor, while opening him up to a whole new audience.

Relationships

Beth Ehlers Actor

Companion
Co-starred together in CBS' "Guiding Light" both left the show in 1993, and split shortly after

EDUCATION

State University of New York at Cobleskill

Cobleskill , New York
Left after one semester

Milestones

2009

Cast in a recurring role on "24" (FOX) as an advisor to President Allison Taylor (played by Cherry Jones)

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Parental Unit

2008

Cast as George Juergens, the father of teenage girl who becomes unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"

2006

Played the father of Bartleby Gaines (played by Justin Long) in the teen comedy "Accepted"

2006

Landed a regular series role on the short lived drama, "Heist" (NBC) playing Sam Gordon

2005

Had a recurring role on "Boston Legal" (ABC) as Attorney Michael Eaves

2004

Had a recurring role on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS) as Attorney James Mandelbaum

2002

Was a series regular in the semi-improvised sitcom, "Life With Bonnie" (ABC)

1999

Returned to New York City and joined the cast of ABC's "One Life to Live," playing Dr. Ben Davidson; his character briefly returned in February 2004 and July 2008

1995

Landed a regular series role on the short-lived sitcom, "The Bonnie Hunt Show" (CBS)

1990

Returned to New York City and was cast as detective A.C. Mallet on "Guiding Light" (CBS)

1989

Joined the cast of the CBS daytime soap, "The Young and the Restless," playing grifter and eventual murderer, Adrian Hunter

1987

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career

Starred in a series of television commercials for a Mexican cigarette company called Fiesta

Returned to Los Angeles

Began taking acting classes conducted by actor friend, Michael LaGaurdia in the mid 1980s

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