Mark Saul (actor)

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Mark Saul
Born Mark Adam Saul
(1985-06-20) June 20, 1985 (age 29)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Musician
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Ilana Berger (m. 2012)
Website
www.markadamsaul.com

Mark Adam Saul (born June 20, 1985) is an American actor who is best known for appearing on the popular Nickelodeon show All That in the final two seasons of the show's first era. His other notable credits include The Social Network, Parks and Recreation, Rules of Engagement, Bones, Desperate Housewives, and Body of Proof.

Early life[edit]

Saul was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He was born into a family of Eastern European descent. Saul was raised in the West Hills section of Los Angeles, where he attended Pomelo Drive Elementary School, George Ellery Hale Middle School, and El Camino Real High School.[1] He got his start singing, dancing, and acting in a musical theater.[2] He won first place at a Shakespeare Festival Competition. At the age of 10, Saul won first place in a writing contest sponsored by the California Writers' Club San Fernando Valley Branch.[3] Thanks to his sense of humor and comedic timing, Saul has also appeared in numerous national commercials. He got his first break in starring in Nickelodeon's All That. It was his first TV series.

All That[edit]

After the departure of Lori Beth Denberg, Saul joined the cast of All That as a featured player in 1998, with Nick Cannon. Saul's most famous sketch was Stuart, a guy who would pretend to be something. His catchphrase was, "Well, if I was _________, I'd be the greatest _______ in all the land, and people will gather 'round and say, "Oh Stuart, you're the greatest _________ EVER!. Now there's only one thing left to do. Let me hop on my _____, and fly away." During the All That auditions, he did a male version of the Ask Ashley segment. Ironically, in one of the show's episodes, his character "Stuart" ends up taking over Ask Ashley where he is dressed in female's clothing. [4] Saul was promoted to contract status in the sixth season, and lasted until the end of the Golden Era in 2000. He appeared in the 10th Anniversary Reunion Special, despite not having any lines.

He also starred on the show Figure It Out that aired on Nickelodeon GaS. He was a panelist for a number of episodes of the final season, Figure It Out: Wild Style. He was known as one of the guys to ask the stupid yet funny questions on the show. The host of the show, Summer Sanders, seems to tease Mark on the show.

Life after All That[edit]

After leaving the show, he continued on his education at El Camino Real High School in the San Fernando Valley, where he participated in the Thespians Club and Drama class. He was also president of his high school club Comedy Sportz League. He had starred in a lead role in his high school film project, "Passing Moments". The film was released on May 24th, 2003 in the Los Angeles area only. He had recently graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor's Art in Screenwriting.

Saul had a band called Another Man's Trash, and their video, "Such a Fantasy" aired on VH1.

In 2012, Saul starred in a commercial for popular California chain restaurant, Jack in the Box, as a young man getting ready to marry a bacon burger.

He starred on Grey's Anatomy[5] as Steve Mostow, an intern in Seattle Grace Hospital. When he’s not on set, Saul is creating art for his Etsy shop, Novel Brand, writing and performing with his sketch comedy group, Rat Pageant, and playing in the folk/rock band, The Flashcards.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He had been dating his high school girlfriend Ilana Berger since April 2003. They became engaged in 2010. On June 2, 2012, Saul married his long-time girlfriend Ilana Berger, a blogger and senior editor for Lauren Conrad's official website and Hooray Hurrah. The couple currently lives in the Silver Lake enclave of Los Angeles with their two cats and is expecting their first child due on September 22, 2014.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Saul-Biography-IMDb.com". IMDb.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Testimonials". Golden Performing Arts Center. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ FIFTH-GRADERS TURNING PENS TO MAGIC.-a083903731 "WINNING FIFTH-GRADERS TURNING PENS TO MAGIC". The Free Library. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/04/behind-the-scenes-all-that/auditions
  5. ^ "Greys Anatomy Pictures, Chyler Leigh Photos, Amrapali Ambegaokar Pics, Mark Saul Pictures - Photo Gallery: Chyler Leigh". Tvguide.com. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "About Mark Saul". Mark Saul. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "About Ilana Saul". Hooray Hurrah. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 

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