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Mark Sheppard at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2013.
|Born||Mark Andreas Sheppard
30 May 1964
London, England, United Kingdom
|Other names||Mark A. Sheppard
Mark "Empire" Sheppard
|Years active||1992 – present|
Mark Andreas Sheppard (born 30 May 1964) is an English actor and musician, born in London of an Irish-German background. He is often credited as "Mark A. Sheppard". Sheppard is best known for his recurring roles as the demon Crowley on Supernatural, lawyer Romo Lampkin on the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Interpol investigator James Sterling on Leverage and small-time crime lord Badger on Joss Whedon's Firefly.
At 15, he became a professional musician and enjoyed many years as a recording and touring artist with bands including Robyn Hitchcock, the Television Personalities and the Irish group Light a Big Fire. Mark played drums on Light a Big Fire's second album. As a session musician, he recorded albums for many groups throughout Europe, and eventually moved to the United States.
Sheppard was invited to audition for the American production of the play Cock and Bull Story (directed by Midnight Express author Billy Hayes), for which he won numerous awards, including the 1992 L.A. Drama Critics' Circle award and the LA Weekly and Dramalogue awards.
His television work includes the "Fire" episode of The X-Files, a year on the Jerry Bruckheimer action series Soldier of Fortune, guest-starring and recurring roles on The Practice, The Invisible Man, Special Unit 2, JAG, Star Trek: Voyager, The Chronicle, Monk, Las Vegas, CSI: NY, Chuck and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, among others. Mark played a demon named Arnon on an episode titled "Witches in Tights" on the TV series Charmed. He played Badger, a semi-comical cockney-style crime boss in the short-lived Joss Whedon show Firefly and later cast again in another Joss Whedon show, Dollhouse as Paul Ballard's dismissive FBI superior. He has appeared as a villain in season five of the Fox show 24 and as Patricia Arquette's serial-killer nemesis on Medium. He appeared as Romo Lampkin in seasons three and four of Battlestar Galactica, and had a recurring role as Manservant Neville in ABC Family's short-lived cult hit The Middleman. He has been seen as Anthony Anthros on Bionic Woman, as Sterling the nemesis character on Leverage, as the King of Hell Crowley on Supernatural, and as bank robber Tom Prescott on an episode of Burn Notice. He appeared in the pilot episode of the USA series White Collar as a villainous master forger and in NBC's Chuck as the Director of the Ring criminal organisation. Most recently, he appeared in the SyFy series Warehouse 13 as Regent Benedict Valda. He appears in the 2011 Doctor Who episodes "The Impossible Astronaut" and "Day of the Moon" playing the character Canton Everett Delaware III. This was the first time Sheppard had appeared in a British TV series. In October 2013, Sheppard returned to White Collar, reprising his 2009 role as master forger Curtis Hagan.
His film credits include the Jim Sheridan film In the Name of the Father, starring opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and Emma Thompson as Guildford Four member Patrick Armstrong; the romantic comedy Lover's Knot; the Russian historical drama Out of the Cold; the thriller Unstoppable; and with Heather Graham and Jeremy Sisto in the dark independent, Broken. He also starred in Megalodon and New Alcatraz.
Mark Sheppard directed his father W. Morgan Sheppard in the film Room 101 and co-stars with him in the psychological thriller Nether World, which the younger Sheppard also co-produced. His father also played the older version of his son's character in the afforementioned Doctor Who episodes.
Three times Sheppard has been cast with his father as the same character, each playing the character at different ages. "Canton Everett Delaware III" in the Doctor Who episode "The Impossible Astronaut", War criminal Mercin Jarek a.k.a. "Mr. Pain" in the NCIS episode "Broken Bird" playing the younger version of his father's character, and "Captain Nemo" in the 2010 film Mysterious Island, which Mark Sheppard also directed.
|1993||In the Name of the Father||Paddy Armstrong|
|1996||Lover's Knot||Nigel Bowles|
|1999||Out of the Cold||Fang|
|2000||Farewell, My Love||M.J.|
|2001||Lady in the Box||Doug Sweeney|
|2001||New Alcatraz||Yuri Breshcov|
|2010||Mysterious Island||Young Captain Nemo|
|2010||Xtinction: Predator X||Dr. Charles LeBlanc|
|2013||Sons of Liberty||Ackley||Post-production|
|1992||Silk Stalkings||Eric||Episode: "In Too Deep"|
|1993||Silk Stalkings||Eddie Bryce||Episode: "Schemes Like Old Times"|
|1993||X-Files, TheThe X-Files||Bob / Cecil L'Ively||Episode: "Fire"|
|1995||M.A.N.T.I.S.||C. Flayton Ruell||Episode: "Spider in the Tower"|
|1997||Soldier of Fortune||Christopher 'C.J.' Yates||TV film|
|1997-1998||Soldier of Fortune, Inc.||Christopher 'C.J.' Yates||(20 episodes)|
|1998||Sliders||Jack||Episode: "Net Worth"|
|1999||Martial Law||Clay Sullivan||Episode: "Thieves Among Thieves"|
|1999||Practice, TheThe Practice||Eddie Wicks||Episode: "Day in Court"|
|2000||Star Trek: Voyager||Leucon||Episode: "Child's Play"|
|2000||JAG||Deputy Director of Air Operations/Young General Parker||Episodes: "A Separate Peace: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2001||Invisible Man, TheThe Invisible Man||Yuri Gregorov||Episode: "Diseased"|
|2001||Chronicle, TheThe Chronicle||Nitro||Episode: "Bring Me the Head of Tucker Burns"|
|2001||Special Unit 2||The Chameleon||Episode: "The Skin"|
|2001||Lost Voyage||Ian Fields||TV film|
|2001||V.I.P.||Nero||Episode: "A.I. Highrise"|
|2002||V.I.P.||Nero||Episode: "48½ Hours"|
|2002||UC: Undercover||Mitchell Reeves||Episode: "Manhunt"|
|2002||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Rod Darling||Episode: "The Hunger Artist"|
|2002||Charmed||Arnon||Episode: "Witches in Tights"|
|2002||Firefly||Badger||Episodes: "Serenity", "Shindig"|
|2003||Fastlane||Ronan Dennehy||Episode: "Simone Says"|
|2003||Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle||Man in Car||TV film|
|2003||Deep Shock||Chomsky||TV film|
|2003||Jake 2.0||Hartman||Episode: "Whiskey - Tango - Foxtrot"|
|2004||Las Vegas||George Beckwahr||Episode: "Degas Away with It"|
|2005||Monk||Chris Downey||Episode: "Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra"|
|2005||CSI: NY||Kevin Hannigan||Episode: "Hush"|
|2005||Medium||Dr. Charles Walker||Episode: "Penny for Your Thoughts"|
|2006||Medium||Dr. Charles Walker||Episodes: "Doctor's Orders", "Blood Relation"|
|2006||24||Ivan Erwich||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2006||Without a Trace||Ioannis 'Johnny' Patani||Episode: "Requiem"|
|2007||Battlestar Galactica||Romo Lampkin||Episodes: "The Son Also Rises", "Crossroads: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2007||Bionic Woman||Anthony Anthros||Episodes: "Pilot", "Sisterhood"|
|2008||Shark||Rupert Stone||Episode: "One Hit Wonder"|
|2008||In Plain Sight||Russell||Episode: "To Serge with Love"|
|2008||Middleman, TheThe Middleman||Manservant Neville||Episodes: "The Clotharian Contamination Protocol", "The Palindrome
|2008||Battlestar Galactica||Romo Lampkin||Episodes: "Sine Qua Non"|
|2008-2012||Leverage||Jim Sterling||Recurring role (10 episodes)|
|2009||Battlestar Galactica||Romo Lampkin||Episodes: "Blood on the Scales", "Daybreak: Part 2"|
|2009||NCIS||Young Mr. Pain||Episode: "Broken Bird"|
|2009||Burn Notice||Tom Prescott||Episode: "Bad Breaks"|
|2009||Dollhouse||Tanaka||Episodes: "The Target", "Man on the Street", "Omega"|
|2009||Conduit, TheThe Conduit||Agent Michael Ford (voice)||Video game|
|2009 - present||White Collar||Curtis Hagen||Episodes: "Pilot", "At What Price", "One Last Stakeout"|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dimitri Sadesky||Episode: "The Lost Girls"|
|2009||Warehouse 13||Benedict Valda||Episode: "Breakdown"|
|Supernatural||Crowley||Recurring role (27 episodes)|
|2010||Warehouse 13||Benedict Valda||Episodes: "Beyond Our Control", "Around the Bend", "Buried"|
|2010||Chuck||Ring Director||Episodes: "Chuck Versus the American Hero", "Chuck Versus the Other Guy"|
|2011||Doctor Who||Canton Everett Delaware III||Episodes: "The Impossible Astronaut", "Day of the Moon"|
|2011||Prime Suspect||Blackjack Mullins||Episode: "A Gorgeous Mosaic"|
- Martin, Dan (23 April 2011). "Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut - Series 32, episode 1". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 April 2011. "...the older Canton on the beach is actually Mark Sheppard's dad, William Morgan Sheppard."
- "Hayes Moves in New Direction". Daily News of Los Angeles. 1992-04-03. "They are played by Trevor Goddard, a former pro boxer, and Mark Sheppard, a drummer who has performed with the Barracudas, Robyn Hitchcock and the TV Personalities."
- "Light a Big Fire". Irish Punk and New Wave Discography.
- Rohan, Virginia (2006-02-13). "No Mr. Nice Guy". The Bergen County Record.
- Dodd, Stacy (2007-07-26). "Players: Mark Sheppard". Daily Variety.
- Owen, Rob (2007-09-26). "TV Review: 'Bionic Woman' dark, but intriguing". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- "IMDb entry on Leverage". Retrieved 2008-12-22.
- "Casting Update: Mark Sheppard". Doctor Who News Page. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
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