Mark Dawson

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Mark Dawson
Born (1960-02-04) 4 February 1960 (age 56)
London, England
Occupation Entertainment Business
Parent(s) Richard Dawson and Diana Dors
Website DRZ Entertainment Group

Mark Richard Dawson[1] (born 4 February 1960) is an entertainment manager and CEO of Dawson, Reeves and Zutaut Entertainment Group (otherwise known as DRZ Entertainment Group).

Dawson was born in London, the first son of actor/game show host Richard Dawson and actress Diana Dors.[2] Previously, he had worked as an assistant to producer Mark Goodson as well as a showcase and question writer for The Price Is Right, Concentration, The Better Sex, Match Game and Family Feud. He was once introduced by his father on an episode of Family Feud to promote his band, "Midnight Eyes". He served as a creative consultant of the latter show's second run with his father as host from 1994 to 1995. A young Dawson appeared alongside his father on a few early episodes of Family Feud as well. Dawson was also an associate producer at Rastar Productions and at NBC for You Bet Your Life, a remake based on the old 1950s Groucho Marx TV program that his father's production company produced in the 1980s. In 2001, he was hired by Paul Schrader as a technical advisor for the movie Auto Focus starring Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe.

Dawson manages the all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens, the cover band Crabby Patty and the all-female heavy metal band Phantom Blue. Drummer Linda McDonald is a member of all three bands. In 2008, he along with Brad and Tom Zutaut developed a tribute bands TV show for New Wave Entertainment.

Selected filmography[edit]



  • Family Feud - Himself (select episodes)
  • Who Got Diana Dors' Millions - Himself


Phantom Blue[edit]

The Iron Maidens[edit]


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