Marc Coppola (actor)
April 29, 1958 |
|Residence||New York City, New York|
|Occupation||Actor, disc jockey|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Seton Brindak|
|Relatives||Christopher Coppola (brother)
Nicolas Cage (brother)
Marc's father, August Coppola, was a professor of literature, while his mother, Joy Vogelsang, is a dancer and choreographer; the two divorced in 1976. Coppola's mother was of German and Polish descent, and his father was an Italian American, with his paternal grandparents being Carmine Coppola, a composer and flutist, and Italia Pennino, an actress. Through his father, Coppola is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, the cousin of director Sofia Coppola, Robert Schwartzman, actor and lead singer of the band Rooney, and actor and former Phantom Planet drummer Jason Schwartzman. Coppola's brother is actor Nicolas Cage.
Coppola is married to actress Elizabeth Seton Brindak. They have two children; Natasha Coppola-Shalom, who is an actress, and Cayley Coppola.
Coppola entered the film industry at a young age thanks to his family. He first appeared in Apocalypse Now (1979) where he was also in the casting department. Coppola acted in 11 other films and two episodes of Law & Order. He worked as a DJ at KLOS 95.5 FM in Los Angeles, California, WYXE and WMAD FM in Madison, Wisconsin in the late 1970s, WBAB 102.3 FM in Babylon, New York, WRCN 103.9 FM in Riverhead, New York, WPLJ 95.5 FM New York City and New York's WAPP 103.5 FM in the 1980s as well as New York's K-ROCK WXRK 92.3 FM in the late '80s and early '90s. Coppola is credited with being the first Rock DJ in New York to play the next generation of Heavy Metal (The bands right after Zeppelin and Black Sabbath Era) originally on WBAB and then when WPLJ hired him, they let him play back to back Metal the Friday nights before 3 day weekends and Wednesday night before Thanksgiving under the name of "Dr. Metal."
After WXRK switched formats Coppola left the station, eventually resurfacing at WAXQ hosting afternoon drive, morning drive, then late evenings. During the workweek, Coppola can be heard on Clear Channel's I Heart Radio "Big Classic Hits" format 10am to 3pm EST and "Classic Rock" format 6am-10am EST Weekend mornings. He does the swing shift on both WAXQ and Q104.3 and WLTW 106.7 LITE FM and can also be heard on the station that influenced him the most while growing up, KGB-FM 101.5FM in San Diego, California weekdays from 10am to 3pm PST and Sunday mornings from 6am to 12Noon and he can be heard from our nation's capital weekends at 97.1 WASH-FM and 100.3 FM WBIG-FM in DC.
|1979||Apocalypse Now||AFRS Announcer|
|1984||The Cotton Club||Ted Husing|
|1989||Vampire's Kiss||Joke Guy|
|1994||North||Reporter||(as Mark Coppola)|
|1995||One Night Stand||Mark the Make-up Man||(as Mark Coppola)|
|Leaving Las Vegas||Dealer|
|1999||Palmer's Pick-Up||Dick Cash Announcer|
|2000||Bel Air||Curson Beeley|
|Sonny||Jimmy at Mattie's||Directed by Nicolas Cage|
|2005||The Signs of the Cross||Landlord|
|2012||A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III||Announcer|
|2013||The Bling Ring||Mr. Hall|
|Hitting Home||Fred Seeger|
|2015||Living with the Dead||Professor Tyre|
|2017||Vengeance: A Love Story||Dr. Collins|