Mark Kassen

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Mark Kassen
Born 1971 (age 42–43)
Occupation Actor, director, producer
Years active 1994–present
Relatives Adam Kassen (brother)

Mark Kassen (born 1971)[1] is an American actor, director and producer. He has appeared in the films Growing Up Brady (2000), The Good Student (2006), Puncture (2011), and Jobs (2013).

Career[edit]

Theatre[edit]

In 1994, he made his theatre debut in a New York Off Broadway play titled Judy at the Stonewall Inn. A few years later, he was cast in a play called Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight which he appeared on stage totally nude.[1] In 2006, he appeared as Hitler's nephew William Patrick Hitler in the play that he also wrote over the course of six years title Little Willy.[1]

Film and television[edit]

Kassen has had small parts in television films and TV series such as Another World in 1994, Cybill in 1997,[1] and Third Watch 1999. In 2006, he produced the television movie Bernard and Doris with Susan Sarandon and Ralph Fiennes, which earned him, along with the other producers, nominations for a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award for Best Television Film.[2][3]

In 2011, he appeared in the drama film Puncture based off the true story of Michael David Weiss played by Chris Evans where Kassen played Weiss's law partner and best friend Paul Danziger. Kassen also directed and produced the film with his brother Adam Kassen.[4][5]

It was announced in December 2013 that Kassen would star in the upcoming indie film Alone where he will play a 35-year-old veteran battling PTSD alongside Sophie Turner and Ray Liotta.[6]

Production company[edit]

Kassen runs an independent film production company with his younger brother Adam Kassen.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Another World Jerry Hoch TV series
1996 ABC Afterschool Specials Spencer TV series (Episode: "Through Thick & Thin")
1997 The Secret Greg Dunleavy TV film
1997 Cybill Brad Marks TV series (Episode: "In Her Dreams")
1998 Looking for Lola[7] Mike Greenbaum
1999 Third Watch Larry Foley TV series (Episode: "Hell Is What You Make of It")
2000 Growing Up Brady[7] Eddie Fontaine TV film
2001 Trigger Happy Alec Also producer
2004 Slogan Matt TV film; also director, writer and producer
2005 Hopeless Pictures Various voices TV series; also producer
2006 The Good Student Pete Macauley Also producer
2006 Why Not... Short; also director and writer
2008 Almost Home Paul Short
2011 Puncture Paul Danziger Also director and producer
2013 Jobs Jud
2014 Dark Around the Stars Glen Post-production
2014 Before We Go Danny Also producer; completed

As producer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2001 Trigger Happy[7]
2003 The Bug Short
2004 Slogan
2004 Looking for Kitty[7] Co-producer
2005 Celebrity Charades[7] TV series; also director
2005 Hopeless Pictures
2006 The Sasquatch Gang[7]
2006 The Good Student[7]
2006 Bernard and Doris[7] Executive producer
2007 The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman[7] TV series (8 episodes)
2011 Puncture[5]
2014 Before We Go Completed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Green, Jesse (9 April 2006). "The Search for the Long Island Hitlers". New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bernard And Doris - Awards and nominations". Emmys. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Golden Globe Contenders: The nominations". The Guardian. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "IAR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Directors Adam and Mark Kassen talk 'Puncture'". I am Rogue. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Catsoulis, Jeannette (22 September 2011). "Flawed Lawyer, Fighting the Good Fight". New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Yamato, Jen. "Mark Kassen, Ray Liotta & ‘Game Of Thrones’ Thesp Sophie Turner To Go It ‘Alone’". Deadline. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Mark Kassen Filmography". New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

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