Mark Pellegrino

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Mark Pellegrino
Mark Pellegrino LA Supernatural Con 2010 (cropped).jpg
Pellegrino on March 28, 2010
Born (1965-04-09) April 9, 1965 (age 50)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present

Mark Ross Pellegrino (born April 9, 1965) is an American actor of film and television. He is best known for his work as Lucifer in Supernatural, Paul Bennett in Dexter, Jacob in Lost and as Bishop in Being Human. He also starred as Jedikiah Price in The CW series The Tomorrow People.


Pellegrino starred as Rita's abusive ex-con former husband Paul on Showtime's Dexter; and later as Lucifer on Supernatural and as the mysterious near-immortal Jacob on ABC's Lost. He has appeared on the television series Northern Exposure, ER, Without a Trace, The X-Files, NYPD Blue, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Knight Rider. He also is well known as the "Blond Thug" who stuffs The Dude's head down the toilet and drops his bowling ball, breaking the floor tile, in the cult film The Big Lebowski. He also is featured in "National Treasure" as the background FBI agent known as Agent Johnson.

In March 2009, Pellegrino was cast on the ABC series Lost for an appearance in the final episode of Season 5, to play the role of the mysterious Jacob. Although the press release for the episode refers to his character simply as "Man No. 1", the episode revealed that Pellegrino portrayed Jacob, a mysterious character pivotal to the show's plot.[1] On June 26, 2009 it was also announced that Pellegrino was cast in a recurring role as Lucifer in the fifth season of the CW series Supernatural until he was returned to his prison, returning in the seventh season as a hallucination of protagonist Sam Winchester due to his mental damage after he spent a year in the Cage, until Sam was cured of his insanity.

He portrayed the vampire "Bishop" in the SyFy horror series Being Human in the first season, and also reprises the role in season 2 and 3 as both flashbacks and hallucinations.

He starred as Jedikiah Price in The CW series The Tomorrow People.

Personal life[edit]

Mark Pellegrino at Calgary Expo 2015

Pellegrino was born in Los Angeles, California. He is an adherent of Objectivism, a philosophy created by Russian-American writer Ayn Rand.[2] Pellegrino does not identify as a libertarian; though he considers this description to be the closest to his political views, he considers libertarianism to be an anarchist political ideology, and has distanced himself from this ideology, describing himself solely as an Objectivist, stating that he sees a place for government in society.[3][4][5][6] He has described his political views, instead, as classical liberalism,[7] and has also described himself as a radical capitalist.[4] He is married to Tracy Aziz, and stepfather of her daughter Tess.[8]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Fatal Beauty Frankenstein
1987 Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Punk
1989 No Holds Barred Randy
1989 Doogie Howser, M.D. Dude TV series
1990 Prayer of the Rollerboys Bango
1990 Tales from the Crypt Punk TV series
1991 Blood and Concrete Bart
1992 Northern Exposure Rolf Hauser TV series
1992 Lethal Weapon 3 Billy Phelps
1994 Viper Yuri TV movie pilot
1994 Knight Rider 2010 Robert Lee TV movie
1996 ER Nathan Conley TV series
1996 The Sentinel Ray TV series
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Tourist #6
1997 NYPD Blue Fran Watkins TV series
1998 The Big Lebowski Blond Treehorn Thug
1998 A Murder of Crows Prof. Arthur Corvus
1998 NYPD Blue Stanley Streul TV series S06E04
1999 Word of Mouth Darrow
1999 The X-Files Derwood Spinks TV series Episode: "Hungry"
2000 Drowning Mona Murph Calzone
2001 Say It Isn't So Jimmy Mitchelson
2001 Mulholland Drive Joe Messing
2001 The Beast Bobby James/Robert Tibideau TV series
2002 NYPD Blue Steve Dansick TV series
2002 Mother Ghost Waiter
2003 The Hunted Dale Hewitt
2003 Moving Alan Alan Kennard
2003 CSI: Miami Jed Gold TV series
2004 Spartan Convict
2004 Twisted Jimmy Schmidt
2004 National Treasure Agent Johnson
2005 Capote Dick Hickock
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Elliot Perolta
2006 Caffeine Tom
2006 The Unit Gary Soto TV series
2006 Dexter Paul Bennett TV series
2007 The Number 23 Kyle Flinch
2007 Without a Trace Sadik Marku TV series
2007 Grey's Anatomy Chris Season 4 Episode 1 "A Change Is Goen Come"
2007 Burn Notice Quentin King TV series
2008 Knight Rider Walt Cooperton TV series
2008 Chuck Fulcrum Agent Season 2 Episode 7 "Chuck Versus the Fat Lady"
2008 Numb3rs Tim Hamer TV series
2008 Prison Break Patrick Vikan Season 4 Episode 13 "Deal or No Deal"

Season 4 Episode 14 "Just Business"

2008 Criminal Minds Lt. Evans Season 4 Episode 10 "Brothers in Arms"
2009 An American Affair Graham Caswell
2009 Disappearing In America Bodyguard
2009 Two:Thirteen John Tyler
2009 Supernatural Nick/Lucifer TV series; 5th season, 7th season.
2009 Ghost Whisperer Ben Tillman TV series
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bruno Curtis TV series
2009 The Mentalist Vaughn McBride TV series
2009 Lost Jacob TV series
2010 CSI: Miami Greg Calomar TV series
2011 Being Human Bishop TV series; Season 1 main cast
2011 The Closer Gavin Q. Baker III TV series; 7th season
2011 Breakout Kings Virgil Downing TV series
2011 Locke & Key Rendell Locke Unaired pilot
2012 Chuck Fulcrum Agent Season 5 Episode 13 "Chuck Versus the Goodbye"
2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn Max Eastman TV movie
2012 Castle Tom Dempsey Season 4 Episode 14 "The Blue Butterfly"
2012 Being Human Bishop TV series; season 2 recurring cast
2012 Grimm Jarold Kampfer Season 2 Episode 3 "Bad Moon Rising"
2012 Revolution Jeremy Baker 4 Episodes; recurring role
2012 Person of Interest Daniel Drake Season 2 Episode 8 "Til Death"
2013-2014 The Tomorrow People Jedikiah Price Main role
2013 The Trials of Cate McCall Film, Post-production
2013 Bad Turn Worse Giff
2015 Chicago P.D. Jim Anderoff Episode: "Disco Bob"
2015 The Returned Jack Wiship Main role
2015 Quantico FBI Deputy Director Clayton Recurring role


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