David Bezmozgis (left) and Rendall (right)
October 21, 1988 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Years active||2000 - present|
Mark Rendall (born October 21, 1988) is a Canadian actor, perhaps best known for starring in the title role of the 2004 film, Childstar, as well as Mick in Season 1 of the Canadian television drama series ReGenesis. He played Bastian Bux in the TV series, Tales from the Neverending Story, and the title character in The Interrogation of Michael Crowe. He has also done voice work for the television series Jane and the Dragon and Time Warp Trio, and starred in the popular kid TV series Arthur (Season 6-8). Recently, Rendall has appeared in several Hollywood films.
Rendall was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Cathy and Henry Rendall. He has two older brothers, David (an actor) and Matthew. His father is Jewish and his mother is Christian and he celebrates both Jewish and Christian holidays. Rendall attended the Interact Program at Vaughan Road Academy in Toronto, where he became good friends with fellow Canadian actress Ellen Page.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys juggling, playing guitar, photography, baseball and spending time with his pet sugar gliders—tiny flying Australian marsupials.
Rendall started acting at the age of ten, when he asked his parents if he could try his hand at acting. Fortunately, around the same time, the Cameron Maclntosh London touring production of the musical "Oliver" was holding auditions for children. Having had no formal training in either acting or singing, he surprised everyone when he was cast in the role of Spider, and as understudy to the lead role, Oliver.
He later starred in several films, including The Impossible Elephant, Tales from the Neverending Story (for which he received a 2002 Gemini nomination), the multi-award-winning Touching Wild Horses (2002) opposite Jane Seymour (for which he received a 2003 Young Artists Award nomination), Disney's The Scream Team with Eric Idle, the Court TV Peabody award-winning true story, The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (for which he received a 2004 ACTRA Award nomination for Outstanding Performance - Male), Don McKellar's dark comedy Childstar (2004), opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eric Stoltz and Dave Foley; the title role in Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story (2004) with Ed Begley, Jr. and Graham Greene, NBC's mini-series Revelations (2005) opposite Bill Pullman and Natascha MacElhone, and Francois Girard's Silk.
Rendall played supporting roles in the films 30 Days of Night, opposite Josh Hartnett and Melissa George, and Charlie Bartlett, with Anton Yelchin and Kat Dennings. In 2009, he starred in the films, Victoria Day, directed by David Bezmozgis and The Exploding Girl, directed by Bradley Rust Gray.
After Michael Yarmush ended voicing for Arthur, Rendall took his place for three seasons. He also dubbed over Yarmush's voice for reruns of Season 6 most likely due to the voice director complaining Bradley would make Arthur whiny when he got upset.
In 2005, he voiced the 14 year old Jester character of the New Zealand CGI animated show Jane and the Dragon. He has also provided voices for other animated shows, for example King, Time Warp Trio, and Wayside.
|2001||Tales from the Neverending Story||Bastian Balthazar Bux|
|2002||The Scream Team||Ian Carlyle|
|The Interrogation of Michael Crowe||Michael Crowe|
|2003||Open House||Travis Morrow|
|2004||A Different Loyalty||Oliver Cauffied|
|Childstar||Taylor Brandon Burns|
|The Winning Season||Joe Soshack|
|2005||Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story||Simon Jackson|
|2006||Len and Hugo||Len|
|2007||30 Days of Night||Jake Oleson|
|Charlie Bartlett||Kip Crombwell|
|Barney & Friends||Riff (voice)|
|2009||Victoria Day||Ben Spektor|
|The Exploding Girl||Al|
|My One and Only||Robbie|
|Year of the Carnivore||Eugene Zaslavsky|