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Mark Pellegrino
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Pellegrino in 2016
Mark Ross Pellegrino

(1965-04-09) April 9, 1965 (age 56)
Years active1987–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, Bishop in Being Human, and Deputy Bill Standall in 13 Reasons Why. He also recurred in the role of Clayton Haas in the ABC thriller Quantico.

Early life

An Italian-American, Pellegrino was born in Los Angeles, California.


Pellegrino appeared in season 7, episode 3 of The X-Files in November 1999. In 2001, he played a hitman in David Lynch's critically acclaimed Mulholland Drive. 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, NYPD Blue, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Knight Rider.

He played 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 was featured in National Treasure as the background FBI agent known as Agent Johnson. In 2005, Pellegrino appeared in the Academy Award winning film Capote, playing murderer Dick Hickock.

Among his numerous cable and network television show roles, he portrayed terrorist bomber Bobby James on The Beast.[1]

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.[2]

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. He played a recurring role in the seventh season, and a main role in seasons 12 and 13. He played a main role in season 14 as Nick, Lucifer's vessel, and was a special guest in season 15.

Mark Pellegrino at Calgary Expo 2015

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.[citation needed]

In 2015, Pellegrino joined the ABC thriller series Quantico playing the recurring role of FBI Deputy Director Clayton Haas.[3]

Pellegrino also was featured as a voice actor in the 2018 hit game Far Cry 5 as Jacob Seed, one of the antagonists of the game, as his first role in a video game.

In 2012 he played Daniel Drake in season two of Person of Interest.

Personal life

He is married to Tracy Pellegrino.[4]

He is an adherent of Objectivism, a philosophy created by Russian-American writer Ayn Rand.[citation needed] Though Pellegrino considers libertarianism to be the closest to his political views, he also considers it to be an anarchist political ideology. Thus, he has distanced himself from this ideology and described himself solely as an Objectivist, stating that he sees a place for government in society.[5][6][7][8] He has described his political views, instead, as classical liberalism,[9] and has also described himself as a radical capitalist.[6]

Pellegrino is an atheist.[10]

Pellegrino is a co-founder of The American Capitalist Party.[11]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Fatal Beauty 'Frankenstein' Film
1987 Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Punk Film
1989 No Holds Barred Randy Film
1989 Doogie Howser, M.D. Dude TV series
1990 Prayer of the Rollerboys Bango Film
1990 Tales from the Crypt Punk TV series Season 2 Episode 02
1991 Blood and Concrete Bart Film
1992 Northern Exposure Rolf Hauser TV series
1992 Lethal Weapon 3 Billy Phelps Film
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
1996 Nash Bridges Ferguson TV series Season 1 Episode 1
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Tourist #6 Film
1997 NYPD Blue Fran Watkins TV series
1998 The Big Lebowski Blonde Treehorn Thug Film
1998 A Murder of Crows Professor Arthur Corvus Film
1998 NYPD Blue Stanley Streul TV series Season 6 Episode 04
1999 Word of Mouth Darrow Film
1999 The X-Files Derwood Spinks TV series Episode: "Hungry"
2000 Drowning Mona Murphy 'Murph' Calzone Film
2001 Say It Isn't So Jimmy Mitchelson Film
2001 Mulholland Drive Joe Messing Film
2001 The Beast Bobby James / Robert Tibideau TV series
2002 NYPD Blue Steve Dansick TV series
2002 Mother Ghost Waiter Film
2002 Crossing Jordan Keith Walk Season 1 Episode 16 "Lost and Found"
2003 The Hunted Dale Hewitt Film
2003 Moving Alan Alan Kennard Film
2003 CSI: Miami Jed Gold TV series
2003 The Practice Herrick Smoltz Season 7 Episode 13 "Character Evidence"
2004 Spartan Convict Film
2004 Twisted Jimmy Schmidt Film
2004 National Treasure Agent Johnson Film
2005 Capote Dick Hickock Film
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Elliot Perolta TV series
2006 Caffeine Tom Film
2006 The Unit Gary Soto TV series Season 1 Episode 11
2006 Dexter Paul Bennett TV series
2007 The Number 23 Kyle Flinch Film
2007 Without a Trace Sadik Marku TV series
2007 Grey's Anatomy Chris Season 4 Episode 1 "A Change Is Gonna Come"
2007 Burn Notice Quentin King TV series
2008 The Coverup Ron Pebble Film
2008 Knight Rider Walt Cooperton TV series
2008, 2012 Chuck Fulcrum Agent / Hector Season 2 Episode 7 "Chuck Versus the Fat Lady"
Season 5 Episode 13 "Chuck Versus the Goodbye"
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 Lieutenant Evans Season 4 Episode 10 "Brothers in Arms"
2009 An American Affair Graham Caswell Film
2009 Disappearing In America Bodyguard Film
2009 Two:Thirteen John Tyler Film
2009–2020 Supernatural Nick / Lucifer Recurring role (seasons 5, 7, 11)
Main role (seasons 12-14)
Special Guest (season 15)
2009 Ghost Whisperer Ben Tillman TV series
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bruno Curtis TV series
2009 The Mentalist Vaughn McBride TV series
2009–2010 Lost Jacob Recurring role; 8 episodes
2010 CSI: Miami Greg Calomar TV series
2011 Joint Body Nick Burke Film
2011 Bad Meat Doug Kendrew Film
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 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 Detective Robert Welch Film
2013 Bad Turn Worse Giff Film
2015 Chicago P.D. Jim Anderoff Season 2 Episode 12 "Disco Bob"
2015 The Returned Jack Wiship Main role
2015–2016 Quantico FBI Deputy Director Clayton Haas Recurring role
2017–2020 13 Reasons Why Deputy Bill Standall Recurring role (seasons 1-3)
Main role (season 4)
2018 Beirut Cal Riley Film
2018 Far Cry 5 Jacob Seed Video Game Voice and Motion Capture Performance
2021 American Rust Virgil Poe


  1. ^ "Mark Pellegrino plays terrorist bomber Bobby James on The Beast". Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Lost Casts Dexter Baddie as Mysterious "Man No. 1"". Retrieved 2009-03-30.
  3. ^ Herald, Franchise (16 October 2015). "What Mystery Surrounds Character Of Newest 'Quantico' TV Series Cast Mark Pellegrino?".
  4. ^ "Tracy Pellegrino". Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "Mark Pellegrino on Twitter".
  6. ^ a b "Mark Pellegrino on Twitter".
  7. ^ "Mark Pellegrino on Twitter".
  8. ^ "Mark Pellegrino on Twitter".
  9. ^ "Mark Pellegrino on Twitter".
  10. ^ Rubin, Dave. "Mark Pellegrino and Dave Rubin discuss Capitalism and the Role of Government (full episode)". YouTube. The Rubin Report. Event occurs at 23:15. Retrieved 4 June 2016. I'm an atheist.
  11. ^ "The American Capitalist Party". Retrieved December 31, 2020.

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