Mark Harelik

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Mark Harelik
Born Marcus Frank Harelik
(1951-06-05) June 5, 1951 (age 65)
Hamilton, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor, playwright
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Spencer Kayden (2004-present; 1 child)

Marcus Frank "Mark" Harelik (born June 5, 1951) is an American television, film, and stage actor, and playwright.

Life and career[edit]

In 1909, Harelik's Russian Jewish grandfather, Haskell Harelik, immigrated to Galveston, Texas, upon which Harelik's 1985 play, The Immigrant, is based.[1][2]

Mark Harelik was born in Hamilton, Texas. In 1987, he moved to Los Angeles where he co-wrote, with Randal Myler, Hank Williams: Lost Highway.[3] In 1990, he worked in the Howard Korder play Search and Destroy[3][4] and the William Ball play Cherry Orchard.[5]

He has appeared in the films Election, Jurassic Park III, Eulogy and For Your Consideration; He was the voice of Rogers in The Swan Princess, and he has played parts on the television sitcoms Seinfeld, Wings, Grace Under Fire, Will & Grace, NCIS, Boy Meets World, Breaking Bad, Bones and The Big Bang Theory. He also played Sara Tancredi's lawyer in Prison Break. He also appeared on the series finale of Cheers , in a 2002 episode of Joss Whedon's Angel as Count Kurushu, and "Counterpoint" an episode of Star Trek Voyager, playing Kashyk, a Devore inspector. He also appeared in five episodes of short-lived NBC series Awake.[6] He appeared as "God" in the TV series Preacher. Harelik appeared in the Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza.[7] Harelik's play, The Immigrant, has been well-received,[8] and was adapted into a musical of the same name.

In 1997, he released a sequel, The Legacy, changing it from a true story to fiction.[9] He has appeared in several other plays including Temptation (1989),[10] The Heidi Chronicles (1991),[11] Elmer Gantry (1991),[12] Tartuffe (1999),[13] Old Money (2000),[14] The Hollow Lands (2000),[4] Be Aggressive,[15] The Beard of Avon (2001),[16] Cyrano de Bergerac (2004).[4] Harelik also played Dr. Paul Stickley in HBO's series Getting On, an American adaptation of the British sitcom of the same name.[6]

In 2015 Harelik played Jamie Thompson's father in This Isn't Funny.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to actress Spencer Kayden, who has acted in theatre productions alongside him.[17] They have one child.[18]

Awards and nominations[edit]



  1. ^ a b Glassman, Marvin (June 13, 2012). "An unusual twist to the immigrant story". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Rickwald, Bethany (September 25, 2012). "Greyssan Felipe, Janet Weakly to Appear in Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre's The Immigrant". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Christion, Lawrence (March 11, 1992). "`Immigrant' Arrives at Westwood Playhouse Stage". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Mark Harelik, In the Garden, South Coast Repertory". 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ Churnin, Nancy (June 10, 1990). "William Ball Stays Up After the Fall". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Mark Harelik at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ Elyse Sommer. "Light In the Piazza, a CurtainUp review". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Brown, Dennis (June 9, 2011). "Immigration Mensch: Mark Harelik's tribute to his grandfather is a modest and charming gem". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ Breslauer, Jan (July 13, 1997). "Addressing Unfinished Business". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  10. ^ Arkatov, Janice (June 25, 1989). "Looking for the Real Item". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  11. ^ Rousuck, J. Wynn (March 29, 1991). "Artistic themes come to life in Wasserstein's 'Heidi Chronicles'". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  12. ^ Drake, Sylvie (October 22, 1991). "STAGE REVIEW: 'Elmer Gantry' as Paradox: A Ruthless Rogue Is Born Again in La Jolla Musical". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  13. ^ Shirley, Don (January 18, 1999). "'Tartuffe' Resonates in the Now". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  14. ^ Dominguez, Robert (December 8, 2000). "Wasserstein time-travels over & over same ground". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  15. ^ Ehren, Christine (August 26, 2001). "Last Cheer: Be Aggressive Closes Aug. 26 at La Jolla Playhouse". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  16. ^ Oxman, Steven (June 4, 2001). "Reviews - The Beard of Avon - Reviews". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  17. ^ Boehm, Mike (2004-06-20). "Think panache, not Pinocchio". Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  18. ^ Rampell, Catherine (2012-05-10). "Spencer Kayden Discusses Her Return to Broadway". Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  19. ^ "2003 Nominations and Recipients". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  20. ^ Propst, Andy (December 6, 2010). "Rick Foucheux, Mark Harelik, Austin Pendleton, et al. Named 2011 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows". Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  21. ^ The Immigrant, ISBN 9780573632723
  22. ^ Harelick, Mark. "Script" The Immigrant, Samuel French, Inc., 2005, ISBN 0573632723
  23. ^ The Legacy, ISBN 9780881451320

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