Mark Frost

Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Writer/director Mark Frost teamed with David Lynch to create one of the most popular cult television programs in history, the surreal "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91), while also penning several feature films, including ... Read more »
Born: 11/25/1953 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (10)

Twin Peaks 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Buddy Faro 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Believers 1987 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

All Souls (TV Show)

Executive Producer

On the Air (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Deadly Look of Love (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Twin Peaks (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (10)

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Fantastic Four 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005 (Movie)

("The Greatest Game Ever Played") (Book as Source Material)

Storyville 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Equalizer 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

Writer

Scared Stiff 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Believers 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gavilan (TV Show)

Writer
Director (2)

Storyville 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

American Chronicles 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director
Actor (1)

Twin Peaks & Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Writer/director Mark Frost teamed with David Lynch to create one of the most popular cult television programs in history, the surreal "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91), while also penning several feature films, including "Fantastic Four" (2005) and a series of popular mystery novels and non-fiction sports history books. The New York native got his start in television in the late 1970s, earning an Emmy nomination for "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87) before teaming with Lynch for two proposed feature film projects. Neither came to fruition, but the pair conceived a complex story and array of characters that would comprise "Twin Peaks." A huge critical success, the series' small but ardent fan club was unable to save it from cancellation, though Frost and Lynch would try to provide a summation with the 1992 feature "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me." During this period, Frost began writing books and generated a string of best-sellers that included the mystery-thriller <i>The List of Seven</i> (1993) and <i>The Greatest Game Ever Played</i>(2002), a non-fiction history book that became a feature film in 2005. He continued to mine success in features and publishing into the new millennium before thrilling "Twin Peaks" fans in 2014 by announcing a limited revival of the series for Showtime. Frost's large and varied body of work, which touched on a variety of genres, underscored his continuing status as one of the most prolific and acclaimed writers in multiple mediums.

Relationships

Jody Frost

Wife

Lindsay Frost

Sister

Warren Frost

Father

Scott Frost

Brother

EDUCATION

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
left college during his junior year to work with Steven Bochco at Universal Pictures

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
left college during his junior year to work with Steven Bochco at Universal Pictures

Milestones

2005

Writes the box office hit "Fantastic Four"

1993

Wrote first novel, "The List of 7"

1992

First executive producer credit for a feature film, "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me"

1992

Writer and executive producer for the short-lived TV series "On the Air"

1992

Made feature directorial debut with "Storyville"

1990

Writer, executive producer and director for the documentary series "American Chronicles"

1987

Wrote and produced first feature, "The Believers"

1986

First collaboration with David Lynch, writing a script for a feature film, "Goddess" (about Marilyn Monroe), never produced

Fiction directorial debut for TV, "Hill Street Blues"

Chicago's St. Nicholas Theater produced his play, "The Nuclear Family"; Mark Medoff's workshop at New Mexico State University staged another, "Heart Trouble"

Made TV documentary (for PBS), "The Road Back"

Returned to Minneapolis; became literary associate at Guthrie Theater and playwright-in-residence at Midwestern Playwright's Lab

Wrote episodes of "Sunshine" and "The Six Million Dollar Man" for Universal Television

Debut as executive producer and creator with the ABC TV series "Twin Peaks" (also writer)

Worked as writer, story editor, and executive story editor for the NBC drama series, "Hill Street Blues"

Established Lynch/Frost productions with David Lynch

Bonus Trivia

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Frost grew up in New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

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Wrote the foreward to The Secret Life of Laura Palmer (2011), a faux diary penned by David Lynch's daughter, Jennifer, as the doomed character.

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Lifelong Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Vikings fan.

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Executive producer for the documentary "Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time" (1992).

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His feature film script credits include John Schlesinger's "The Believers" (1987).

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Directed episodes of "Hill Street Blues" and "Twin Peaks" before making his feature directorial debut with "Storyville."

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