Mark Indelicato

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Mark Indelicato
Mark Indelicato.jpg
Mark Indelicato, 2008
Born (1994-07-16) 16 July 1994 (age 20)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

Mark Indelicato (born July 16, 1994) is an American actor, singer, fashion blogger, and photographer best known for his role in the ABC comedy series Ugly Betty, as Justin Suarez, the fashion-obsessed nephew of series protagonist Betty Suarez.

Life and career[edit]

Indelicato was born in Philadelphia, the son of Lynn and Mark Indelicato, Sr.[1] He is of three quarters Italian and one quarter Puerto Rican descent.[2] He was trained at The Actors Center in that city, and is a student at Dupree School of Music in Linwood, New Jersey. He began acting at age eight at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theater, and has appeared in national television commercials, the CBS television series Hack, Chappelle's Show, and was a regular cast member of Ugly Betty on ABC until the series ended in 2010. He also attended the Professional Performing Arts School, before moving back to Los Angeles. On his Twitter page, Indelicato stated "I'm officially a pescetarian."

Indelicato was featured in an episode of the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody in a special High School Musical-themed episode.[3]

On October 27, 2008, Indelicato performed the part of Boq for the "Wicked Day" 5th Anniversary Concert on Broadway in New York City as well.[4] He performed again at the Gershwin Theatre on February 28, 2009 for the "Defying Inequality" benefit.

He starred as the Artful Dodger in the CLO production of Oliver! in Pittsburgh, PA.

He appeared on a special episode of Dr. Phil about teens who were being bullied after coming out. He shared his experience when he received numerous death threats and verbal abuse from people for his role on Ugly Betty.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Philadelphia Inquirer Jonathan Storm column: from Phila. acting class to 'Ugly Betty' star". Hignbeam.com. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  2. ^ William Keck (February 7, 2007). "Indelicato gives bite to 'Betty' : ABC's hit series fashions a rare boy character". Usatoday.com. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Disney Channel Medianet". Disney Channel Medianet. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  4. ^ Andrew Gans. "Ashanti, Bean, Block, Reichard and More Follow The Yellow Brick Road Not Taken Oct. 27". Playbill.com. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 

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