Mark Andrew Consuelos
March 30, 1971
|Education||Brandon High School|
Bloomingdale High School
|Alma mater||University of South Florida (B.A., 1994)|
Mark Andrew Consuelos (//; born March 30, 1971) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Mateo Santos on the ABC soap opera All My Children (1995–2001; 2010) and as Hiram Lodge on The CW drama Riverdale (2017–2021).
Mark Consuelos was born in Zaragoza, Spain, to an Italian mother, Camilla, and a Mexican father, Saul Consuelos. He is the youngest of three children: he has one older brother, who is a doctor, and one older sister, who is a lawyer. Consuelos was raised in Italy and the United States since childhood, growing up in Lebanon, Illinois, and later in Brandon, Florida. He attended Bloomingdale Senior High School in Valrico, Florida, and then went to University of Notre Dame before transferring to and graduating from the University of South Florida with a degree in marketing in 1994.
In the early 1990s Consuelos was a dancer with the Suncoast Calendar Men, based in Clearwater, FL. He left in 1995 when he got the part on All My Children.
In February 1995, Consuelos had his breakthrough when he landed the role of Mateo Santos on the soap opera All My Children. There, he fell in love with his on-screen love interest Kelly Ripa, and secretly married her in Las Vegas, in May 1996. At the time, he lived on co-star Winsor Harmon's sofa; Harmon was one of the few to know that co-stars Ripa and Consuelos were not only dating, but married.
Ripa and Consuelos continued to tape episodes of All My Children until 2002, when Ripa wished to focus more on her other job: taking over for Kathie Lee Gifford as host of what then became Live! with Regis and Kelly (later known as Live! with Kelly, and subsequently as Live! with Kelly and Michael and even later became "Live with Kelly and Ryan"). Consuelos is a regular guest co-host.
Since leaving All My Children, Consuelos has starred in the feature film The Great Raid, which debuted in theatres in 2005. In 2006, he appeared in the movies My Super Ex-Girlfriend, as Steve, and Wedding Daze. He has been seen on the Lifetime series Missing, with Vivica A. Fox. He also had a part in Ugly Betty.
Consuelos hosted two reality dating shows, Age of Love and Science of Love, both airing on NBC in 2007. He guest-starred on Third Watch, Friends, American Family, Fortune Hunter, SeaQuest and Hope & Faith.
A weekly live episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show premiered in the show's 23rd season with a panel consisting of Mark Consuelos, Ali Wentworth, Oprah Winfrey, and Gayle King. The panel discussed the week's news and highlighted events in the media and on the show. In the 2009–10 season, Winfrey hosted this segment on her own. Fridays Live did not return for the show's 25th season.
In 2012, Consuelos guest-starred on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit titled "Justice Denied". He played Michael, the prime suspect in a brutal rape during Fleet Week. Consuelos is not new to the Law & Order franchise, he had guest-starred in the sixth-season episode "Albatross" of Law & Order: Criminal Intent as the U.S. Attorney involved in a case where the judge's life is threatened.
In 2013, Consuelos co-starred as Florida Senator Andy Guzman in Amazon's Alpha House, a political comedy written by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau. Along with John Goodman, Consuelos plays one of four Republican senators living together in a house on Capitol Hill. He has spent the summer of 2014 filming the second season.
In 2017, Consuelos was cast in the series regular role of Hiram Lodge on The CW drama Riverdale. His oldest son, Michael Consuelos, plays a younger Hiram Lodge starting on the third season. His final episode as a series regular was the fifth season finale, departing after four seasons.
In 1995, Consuelos met Kelly Ripa, his co-star on All My Children. The two eloped on May 1, 1996. The couple have three children: Michael Joseph (born June 2, 1997), Lola Grace (born June 16, 2001) and Joaquin Antonio (born February 24, 2003).
On October 3, 2008, he performed the marriage ceremony for Howard Stern and model/actress Beth Ostrosky at the Le Cirque restaurant in New York City. The two couples had grown close, which was why Stern asked Consuelos to officiate. Consuelos agreed, and took it upon himself to seek ordination to make it an official ceremony for Stern and Ostrosky. The guest list for the wedding included Joan Rivers, Barbara Walters, Chevy Chase, Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, and Stern's radio co-host Robin Quivers.
For many years, Consuelos and Ripa lived on Crosby Street in SoHo, Manhattan. They sold the apartment in 2015 for $20 million and moved to a townhouse on East 76th Street. They had bought the townhouse in 2013, though it was never officially listed on the market, from fashion designer Luca Orlandi and his wife, Oluchi Onweagba, for $27 million, making it the second most expensive townhouse sold in NYC that year.
Awards and honors
In 1998 and 1999, Consuelos won the American Latino Media Arts Award for "Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera." Consuelos won "Hottest Romance" along with Ripa in 1997 at the Soap Opera Awards. He also won the Teen's Choice Award for Choice TV Villain in 2018.
|2002||The Last Place on Earth||Party Toast|
|2002||Pride & Loyalty||Bill the Cop|
|2005||The Great Raid||Cpl. Guttierez|
|2006||My Super Ex-Girlfriend||Steve Velard|
|2008||Husband for Hire||Bo/Normando|
|2008||For the Love of Grace||Steve Lockwood|
|2014||A Walk Among the Tombstones||Reuben|
|2016||All We Had||Vic|
|2016||Nine Lives||Ian Cox|
|1995–2010||All My Children||Mateo Santos||104 episodes|
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer
Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Romance (share with Kelly Ripa)
ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama
Nominated—Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama (1999–2002)
|1997||Road Rules||Himself||Episode: "Road Rules on All My Children"|
|1997||Connect With English||Alberto Mendoza||8 episodes|
|2001||Third Watch||Daddy||Episode: "Childhood Watch"|
|2001||Friends||Policeman #1 (Mr. Hanson)||Episode: "The One with Chandler's Dad"|
|2002||American Family||Eduardo||2 episodes|
|2003||Third Watch||Detective Ramon Valenzuela||Episode: "Everybody Lies"|
|2003||Beautiful Girl||Adam Lopez||Television movie|
|2004–2006||Missing||Antonio Cortez||37 episodes|
Nominated—Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
|2005–2006||Hope & Faith||Gary Gucharez||10 episodes|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||US Attorney Berner||Episode: "Albatross"|
|2007||Age of Love||Himself / Host||8 episodes|
|2008||Ugly Betty||Detective Averaimo||Episode: "Crimes of Fashion"|
|2011||The Protector||Chuck Wyatt||Episode: "Bangs"|
|2012||I Hate My Teenage Daughter||Alejandro Castillo||2 episodes|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Mike Martinez||Episode: "Justice Denied"|
|2012–2013||American Horror Story: Asylum||Spivey||5 episodes|
|2013||The New Normal||Chris||Episode: "Gaydar"|
|2013||Guys with Kids||Andy||Episode: "The Will"|
|2013–2014||Alpha House||Andy Guzman||21 episodes|
|2015||Kingdom||Sean Chapas||5 episodes|
|2016||Queen of the South||Teo Aljarafe||7 episodes|
|2016||Difficult People||Joey||Episode: "Italian Piñata"|
|2017–2022||Riverdale||Hiram Lodge||Main cast (season 2–5)|
Guest role (season 6), 74 episodes
|2017||The Night Shift||Dr. Cain Diaz||8 episodes|
|2019||Broad City||Brad||Episode: "Bitcoin & the Missing Girl"|
|2020||Katy Keene||Hiram Lodge||Special guest star, episode: "Chapter Thirteen: Come Together"|
|2022||Only Murders in the Building||Mabel's late father||Episode: Flipping the Pieces|
- "Riverdale's Mark Consuelos and Skeet Ulrich Teach You Riverdale Slang". Vanity Fair. October 16, 2018. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
- Toomey, Alyssa (April 1, 2015). "Mark Consuelos Reveals 44th Birthday Present From Wife Kelly Ripa, Calls It the Best Gift I've Ever Received". E! News. Archived from the original on April 3, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
'My wife got me a plaque on one of the park benches.' The [birthday-present] plaque read 'Daddy Cool, est. March 30, 1971,' and as Consuelos explained, 'That's what she calls me. ...That's the best gift I've ever received.'
- "Mark Consuelos". Age of Love official website (NBC). Archived from the original on June 13, 2007. Retrieved September 10, 2007.
- Atkins, Ace (February 25, 1996). "TV role brings dream to life". St. Petersburg Times.
- "Mark Consuelos Biography, Celebrity Facts and Awards". TV Guide. January 29, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
- "Mark Consuelos". ABC. Retrieved September 10, 2007.
- Tell 'Em Steve-Dave! Podcast 4: Keeping Up With Consuelos
- Rizzo, Carita (March 5, 2012). "Law & Order: SVU: Mariska Will Be Back, A Tense New Case and More!". TV Guide. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
- Stack, Tim (July 16, 2012). "'American Horror Story': Mark Consuelos joins season 2". Entertainment Weekly.
- Goodman, Tim (November 14, 2013). "Alpha House: TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- Goldberg, Lesley (February 26, 2016). "Mark Consuelos Nabs Key Role in Fox Baseball Drama 'Pitch' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
- Petski, Denise (April 25, 2017). "Mark Consuelos Joins 'Riverdale' For Season 2; 'Suits' Casts Dulé Hill". Deadline. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
- Romano, Nick (October 7, 2021). "Mark Consuelos leaving 'Riverdale' after 4 seasons". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
- Friedman, Megan (August 16, 2018). "Kelly Ripa Reveals the Amazing Moment She Knew Mark Consuelos Was "The One"". Good Housekeeping. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
- Ripa, Kelly [@KellyRipa] (May 1, 2013). "Omg. Here it is. 5/1/96" (Tweet). Retrieved November 7, 2018 – via Twitter.
- Silverman, Stephen M. (February 25, 2003). "Kelly Ripa: 'All My Children,' Indeed". People. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
- "Kelly Ripa's Home Life Is Quite Extravagant — Find out Where the Talk Show Host Lives!". Closer. July 17, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2019.