Mark Valley

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Mark Valley
Mark Valley (Cropped).jpg
Valley at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2010
Born Mark Thomas Valley
(1964-12-24) December 24, 1964 (age 49)
Ogdensburg, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Anna Torv
(2008–2009)

Mark Thomas Valley (born December 24, 1964) is an American film and television actor, known for his role as Brad Chase on the TV drama Boston Legal, Oliver Richard on the NBC drama Harry's Law, as FBI agent John Scott on Fringe, Christopher Chance in Fox's action/drama Human Target, and as Tommy Sullivan in ABC's Body of Proof.

Early life[edit]

Born in Ogdensburg, New York, Valley graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and engineering before serving in Berlin,[1] where he played Rugby for the U.S. military team, The Berlin Yanks Rugby Football Club. He participated in the Gulf War.[2] He has a daughter, Sherri, born in 1987.

He married Anna Torv, his Fringe costar, in December 2008.[3] They separated after one year of marriage.[4]

Career[edit]

Valley obtained his first role, on The Innocent (1993), while serving in the U.S. Army in Germany.[1] He landed the role of "Father Pete" on Another World in 1993. He later took over the role of Jack Deveraux on the NBC Daytime soap opera Days of our Lives from 1994–97. In 2003, Valley played Detective Eddie Arlette, an American police officer in London, on the short-lived Keen Eddie.

He played Brad Chase on Boston Legal, a spinoff of the television series The Practice. Valley also appeared on the television series ER as Richard Lockhart, Abby Lockhart's ex-husband. In 2008 he appeared on Fringe, as FBI agent John Scott. Valley played the lead in Fox's drama Human Target.[5]

In July 2012, it was announced that Valley would be joining as series regular on ABC's Body of Proof. He played Det. Tommy Sullivan, Dana Delany's love interest.[6] He also co-starred alongside Delany in her short-lived series Pasadena in 2001.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Innocent Tunnel Technician
1997 Breast Men Fair Haired Resident
1998 Some Girl Police Officer
The Siege FBI Agent Mike Johanssen
2000 The Next Best Thing Cardiologist
Jericho Jericho
2001 Big Time Chazz
2007 Live! Blair uncredited
Shrek the Third Cyclops Voice
2012 Stolen Fletcher
2012 Zero Dark Thirty C-130 Pilot
2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Clark Kent/Superman Voice
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Another World Father Pete
1994 Vanishing Son IV Adams
1994–1997 Days of our Lives Jack Deveraux #4
1997 George Wallace Bobby Kennedy
1999 Brimstone Barry Ceneazo
2000 Diagnosis: Murder Captain Paul Davis
Running Mates Dick Tracy
2000–2001 Once and Again Will Gluck 5 episodes
2000–2003 ER Richard Lockhart 5 episodes
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jack Willman
The Lone Gunmen Henry Farst
Gideon's Crossing Mark Epperson
2001–2002 Pasadena Robert Greeley 13 episodes
2002 Spin City Joseph 1 episode
2003–2004 Keen Eddie Detective Eddie Arlette 13 episodes
2004 Harry Green and Eugene Harry Green
The 4400 Warren Lytell 2 episodes
I'm with Her Jack Campbell
2004–2007 Boston Legal Brad Chase 70 episodes
2006–2008 Emily's Reasons Why Not Reese Callahan 2 episodes
2007 Business Class Matt
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jake Keegan 1 episode
2008 Swingtown Brad Davis 3 episodes
2008–2009 Fringe John Scott 12 episodes
2010–2011 Human Target Christopher Chance 25 episodes
2011–2012 Harry's Law Oliver Richard 22 episodes
2013 Body of Proof Tommy Sullivan 13 episodes
2013 SOKO Stuttgart

(German TV series)

John McDuff 1 episode
2014 Crisis CIA Director Widener 6 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Boston Legal Role
Keen Eddie Role

References[edit]

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