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Marc Singer at the 2007 Pittsburgh Comicon
January 29, 1948 |
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Occupation||Film, television, stage actor|
|Spouse(s)||Haunani Minn (?-present; 1 child)|
Marc Singer (born January 29, 1948) is a Canadian-born American actor best known for his roles in the Beastmaster film series, as Mike Donovan in the original 1980s TV series V, and his role in Dallas as Matt Cantrell.
Singer was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has two brothers (Claude and Greggory) and one sister (Lori). Several of his family members are performers. His father, Jacques Singer, was a symphony conductor, his mother, Leslie, a concert pianist, and his sister, Lori, is an actress and cellist. His cousin, Bryan, is a noted film producer/director. He is married to actress Haunani Minn.
Before the height of his career, Singer appeared in the sequel to the miniseries Roots as Col. Warner's elder son Andy. He had originally auditioned for the role Jim Warner, But the producers felt he was better suited for the Andy Warner role.
He found fame in the early 80's with the movie The Beastmaster and its sequels, in which he played the title role, and as Mike Donovan in the 1983 miniseries V, the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle, and the TV series V: The Series.
Other roles include the 1982 film If You Could See What I Hear (where he portrayed blind musician Tom Sullivan), Body Chemistry, Something for Joey (as football star John Cappelletti), Watchers II, High Desert Kill, The Fier, Go Tell the Spartans and Dead Space, as well as General Klaus Von Kraut in A Man Called Sarge.
Singer voiced the character of Man-Bat on Batman: The Animated Series. He has guest-starred on television series, such as Dallas, The Twilight Zone, The Hitchhiker, Murder, She Wrote, The Young and the Restless, The Ray Bradbury Theater and Highlander: The Series.
Singer is active in theater and played Petruchio in the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, as well as Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac. Both Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano were filmed.
Singer was the first choice for the role of Connor MacLeod in Highlander, but he turned it down because of his commitment on V: The Series. He was also the first choice for the role of Whistler in Blade.
Singer appeared in the last episode of Season 2 of the new version of V, airing on March 15, 2011, however, instead of reprising his role of Mike Donovan, he plays a new character called Lars Tremont. He will be in a recurring role as General Matthew Shrieve on The CW's television series Arrow's third season.
He met his wife, Hawaiian-born actress Haunani Minn. They have one daughter. Singer holds a blackbelt in Kung fu.
- Cyrano de Bergerac (TV) (1972) - Christian de Neuvillette
- Columbo: Double Shock (TV) (1973) - (uncredited) Young TV Doctor
- The Young and the Restless TV-Series (1973) - Chet
- Planet of the Apes (TV) (1974) - Dalton — in episode: # 1.2 - "The Gladiators" - 20 September 1974)
- Hawaii Five-O (TV) (1974) - Randy — in episode: # 7.5 - "Bomb, Bomb, Who's Got the Bomb?" - 8 October 1974
- Nakia (TV) (1974) - in episode: # 1.5 - "No Place to Hide" - 19 October 1974
- Things in Their Season (TV) (1974) - Andy Gerlach
- Barnaby Jones (TV) (1975) - Feather Tanner — in episode: # 3.14 - "Trap Play) 7 January 1975
- Hawaii Five-O (TV) (1975) - Jeff Heywood — in episode: # 8.5 - "Target? The Lady" - 3 October 1975
- Barnaby Jones (TV) (1975) - Tally Morgan — in episode: # 4.4 - "The Price of Terror" - 10 October 1975
- Journey from Darkness (TV) (1975) - David Hartman
- Jigsaw John (TV) (1976) - in episode: "Eclipse" 29 March 1976)
- The Rookies (TV) (1976) - Blair — in episode: # 4.23 - "Journey to Oblivion" - 30 March
- The Taming of the Shrew (TV) (1976) - Petruchio
- Something for Joey (TV) (1977) - John Cappelletti
- Never Con a Killer (TV) (1977) - Tim Donahue... pilot for The Feather and Father Gang
- Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (mini) TV-Series (1977) - Ross Savitch
- Visions (TV) - in episode: # 3.2 - "Escape" - 16 October 1978
- Tell the Spartans (1978) - Capt. Olivetti
- Sergeant Matlovich Vs. the U.S. Air Force (TV) (1978) - Jason Cole
- Roots: The Next Generations (mini) TV-Series (1979) - Andy Warner
- The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (TV) (1979) - David Reynolds
- The Contender (mini) TV-Series (1980) - Johnny Captor
- For Ladies Only (TV) - (1981) - Stan Novak
- If You Could See What I Hear (1982) - Tom Sullivan... aka Au-delˆ du regard - (Canada: French title)
- Paper Dolls (TV) (1982) - Wesley Miles
- The Beastmaster (1982) - Dar... aka Beastmaster — Der Befreier - (West Germany)
- V (TV) (1983) - Mike Donovan — aka V: The Original Mini Series - (USA: DVD title)
- The Love Boat (TV) (1984) - John Neary — in episode: # 8.11- "My Mother, My Chaperone/Present, The/Death and Life of Sir Alfred Demerest, The/Welcome Aboard: Part 1) 24 November 1984
- The Love Boat (TV) (1984) - John Neary — in episode: # 8.12 - "My Mother, My Chaperone/Present, The/Death and Life of Sir Alfred Demerest, The/Welcome Aboard: Part 2" - 24 November 1984
- Battle of the Network Stars XVII (TV) (1984) - Himself
- Her Life as a Man (TV) (1984) - Mark Rogers
- V: The Final Battle (mini) TV-Series (1984) - Mike Donovan
- V TV-Series (1984) - Mike Donovan - (1984–1985)... aka V: The Series
- Dallas TV-Series (1978) - Matt Cantrell - (1986)
- Hotel (TV) (1987) - Lt. Cmdr. Tom Hardison — in episode: # 4.21 - "Past Tense" - 27 May 1987
- Shades of Love: Indigo Autumn (TV) (1987) - Bruce
- The Twilight Zone (TV) (1988) - Monty Hanks — in episode: # 3.2 - "Extra Innings" - 1 October 1988
- Simon & Simon (TV) (1988) - Ray McGuinness — in episode: # 8.6 - "Love Song of Abigail Marsh" - 12 November 1988
- The Quest for Power TV-Series (1988)
- Born to Race (1988) - Kenny Landruff
- Murder, She Wrote (TV) (1989) - Rick Barton — in episode: # 5.11 - "The Search for Peter Kerry" - 5 February 1989
- The Hitchhiker (TV) (1989) - Robert Lewis — in episode 5.8: "Code Liz" - 21 July 1989)
- High ù Desert Kill (TV) (1989) - Brad Mueller
- Watchers II (1990) - Paul Ferguson
- A Man Called Sarge (feature film) (1990) - General Klaus Von Kraut
- Body Chemistry (1990) - Tom Redding
- Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective (TV) (1990) - Dan Turner... aka The Raven Red Kiss-Off
- The Making of 'Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time' (1991) - Himself/Dar
- Dead Space (1991) - Krieger
- In the Cold of the Night (1991) - Ken Strom
- Deadly Game (TV) (1991) - Jake Kellogg
- Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991) - Dar
- Batman (TV) (1992) - (voice) Dr. Kirk Langstrom/Man-Bat — in episode: # 1.2 - "On Leather Wings" - 6 September 1992
- The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV) (1992) - Commander Trask — in episode: # 6.6 - "The Long Rain" - 19 September 1992
- Batman" (TV) (1992) - (voice) Dr. Kirk Langstrom/Man-Bat — in episode: # 1.30 - "Tyger Tyger" - 30 October 1992
- Highlander (TV) (1992) - Caleb Cole — in episode: # 1.7 - "Mountain Men") 9 November 1992)
- Batman" (TV) (1992) - (voice) Dr. Kirk Langstrom/Man-Bat — in episode: # 1.37 - "Terror in the Sky" - 12 November 1992
- Ultimate Desires (1992) - Jonathan Sullivan... aka Beyond the Silhouette
- Sweet Justice (1992) - Steve Colton... aka Killer Instincts - (Europe: English title: video title)
- The Berlin Conspiracy (1992) - Harry Spangler
- The Sea Wolf (TV) (1993) - Johnson
- Sirens" (TV) (1994) - Bruce Waller — in episode # 2.1: "Gun Play: Part 1" - 22 September 1994)
- Sirens" (TV) (1994) - Bruce Waller — in episode: "Gun Play: Part 2"in episode: # 2.2) 29 September 1994)
- Silk Degrees (1994) - Baker... aka Target Witness - (USA: longer version)
- Animated Stories from the Bible: Music Video — Volume 1 (1994) - (voice) Adam
- Victim of Desire (1995) - Peter Starky... aka Implicated
- Droid Gunner (1995) - Jack Ford... aka Cyberzone - (USA: video title) ... aka Phoenix 2 - (UK)
- The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest" (TV) (1996) - (voice) Montague — in episode: # 1.12 - "The Alchemist" - 10 September 1996
- The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV) (1996) - (voice) Mitchell Stramm — in episode: # 1.15 - "AMOK" - 13 September 1996
- Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus (TV) (1996) - Dar... aka Beastmaster III
- Street Corner Justice (1996) - Mike Justus
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (TV) (1997) - Bob in episode: "Honey, It's Doomsday" - in episode: # 2.3) 10 October 1998)
- Lancelot: Guardian of Time (1997) - Lancelot du Lac
- Savate (1997) - Ziegfield Von Trotta... aka The Fighter
- BeastMaster (TV Series) (1999) - Dartanus (2001–2002)
- Determination of Death (2001) - Reese Williams
- L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001) - Sam Steele
- Angel Blade (2002) - Dr. Martin Gites
- The Daily Show (TV) (2003) - Himself (7 October 2003)
- UnConventional (2004) - Himself
- Snowman's Pass (2004) - Curt Seaver... aka What Lies Above - (USA)
- The Saga of 'The Beastmaster' (TV) (2005) - Himself
- The Saga of 'The Beastmaster' (TV) (2005) - (behind the scenes footage)
- DragonQuest' (2009)- Maxim
- V (TV) (2011) - Lars Tremont
- Life at the Resort (2011) - Thomas Warfield
- The Last Letter (2012) - Mr. Haynes
- House Hunting (2013) - Charlie Hays
- Arrow (TV) (2015) - Matthew Shrieve.
- "About". Marc Singer Fan Community. facebook. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- Blake, Emily. "Marc Singer joins 'Arrow'". Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved Dec 15, 2014.