Mars Callahan

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Mars Callahan
Born 1971 (age 43–44)
Studio City, California, US
Occupation Actor, director, producer, writer
Years active 1985–present

Mars Callahan (born 1971) is an American actor, director, producer and writer.[1]

He is perhaps best known for the film Poolhall Junkies where he served as director, actor and screenwriter.[2][3]

At the age of eleven, Callahan toured with a children's musical group through thirty-seven states. At fifteen he received his first acting role in the television series The Wonder Years. After honing his acting skills in television he tried for the big screen and soon appeared in various films. Inspired by the directors he worked with Callahan decided to try working behind the camera and in 1998 shot his first short film The Red Bag.

In a 2007 Hollywood Reporter interview he revealed that he has had serious health problems when doctors found a tumor in his right kidney. He lost his right kidney, his right adrenal gland and has been in and out of a wheelchair for years.[4]

Callahan cashed in 94th place in the 2011 World Series of Poker main event, earning $64,531.

In 2014, Callahan was fired as CEO of Gawk, Inc. (the company in possession of the rights to his Poker Junkies script) for misusing corporate funds and failing to disclose his past SEC Desist and Refrain orders for selling unregistered securities relating to Spring Break '83 production company Big Sky Motion Pictures.[5]

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  1. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved February 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ A. O. Scott. "Poolhall Junkies". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Manohla Dargis (February 28, 2003). "Sharks sink their teeth into pool and platitudes". The Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ Grove, Martin A. (March 22, 2007). "Love Is Controlling Destiny of Your Own Films". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 27, 2009. 
  5. ^ "United States Securities and Exchange Commission Form 8-K". 

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