Marc Coppola (actor)

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Marc Coppola
Born (1958-04-29) April 29, 1958 (age 60)
United States
Residence New York City, New York
Occupation Actor, disc jockey
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Seton Brindak
Children 2
Parent(s) August Coppola
Joy Vogelsang
Relatives Christopher Coppola (brother)
Nicolas Cage (brother)
Family Coppola

Marc "The Cope" Coppola is an American actor and DJ working for KGB-FM in San Diego, California and WAXQ and WLTW in New York City.

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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.[1]

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.


Year Film Role Notes
1979 Apocalypse Now AFRS Announcer
1984 The Cotton Club Ted Husing
1989 Vampire's Kiss Joke Guy
Dracula's Widow Brad
1993 Deadfall Bob
1994 North Reporter (as Mark Coppola)
1995 One Night Stand Mark the Make-up Man (as Mark Coppola)
Leaving Las Vegas Dealer
1996 Jack Radio Personality Voice
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

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