Mark Andreas Sheppard
30 May 1964
|Other names||Mark A. Sheppard|
(m. 2004; div. 2014)
Sarah Louise Fudge
Mark Andreas Sheppard (born 30 May 1964) is an English actor and musician. Sheppard is known for playing the demon/King of Hell Crowley on Supernatural and for his recurring roles as lawyer Romo Lampkin on the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Interpol investigator James Sterling on Leverage, and small-time crime lord Badger on Joss Whedon's Firefly.
Sheppard became a drummer as a teenager, enjoying many years recording and touring with artists including Robyn Hitchcock, the Television Personalities, the Finnish rock band Hanoi Rocks, and the Irish group Light a Big Fire. Mark played drums on Light a Big Fire's second album.
Sheppard's television work includes the following: the "Fire" episode of The X-Files, a year on the Jerry Bruckheimer action series Soldier of Fortune, guest-starring and recurring roles on The Practice, The Invisible Man, Special Unit 2, JAG, Star Trek: Voyager, The Chronicle, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: NY, Monk, and Las Vegas, among others. He played a demon named Arnon on an episode titled "Witches in Tights" on the TV series Charmed. He played Badger, a semi-comical cockney-style crime boss in the short-lived Joss Whedon show Firefly and later cast again in another Whedon show, Dollhouse as Paul Ballard's dismissive FBI superior. He appeared as a villain in season five of the Fox show 24 and as Patricia Arquette's reincarnated Jack the Ripper-style serial killer nemesis on Medium. He appeared as Romo Lampkin in seasons three and four of Battlestar Galactica, and had a recurring role as Manservant Neville in ABC Family's short-lived The Middleman. He has been seen as Anthony Anthros on Bionic Woman, as Sterling the nemesis character on Leverage, and as the King of Hell Crowley on Supernatural.
He appeared in the pilot episode of White Collar as a villainous master forger and as the Director of the Ring criminal organisation in Chuck. He appeared in the SyFy series Warehouse 13 as Regent Benedict Valda. He appears in the 2011 Doctor Who episodes "The Impossible Astronaut" and "Day of the Moon" playing the character Canton Everett Delaware III. In October 2013, Sheppard returned to White Collar, reprising his 2009 role as master forger Curtis Hagen.
His film credits include the Jim Sheridan film In the Name of the Father, starring opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and Emma Thompson as Guildford Four member Patrick Armstrong; the romantic comedy Lover's Knot; the Russian historical drama Out of the Cold; the thriller Unstoppable; and with Heather Graham and Jeremy Sisto in the dark independent, Broken. He also starred in Megalodon and New Alcatraz.
Mark Sheppard directed his father, actor W. Morgan Sheppard. in the film Room 101, and co-starred with him in the psychological thriller Nether World, which the younger Sheppard also co-produced. The elder Sheppard played the older version of his son's character in the aforementioned Doctor Who and NCIS episodes.
Sheppard was cast with his father (who died in 2019) as the same character on three occasions, each playing the character at different ages:
- Canton Everett Delaware III in the Doctor Who episode "The Impossible Astronaut";
- War criminal Marcin Jarek a.k.a. "Mr. Pain" in the NCIS episode "Broken Bird"; and
- Captain Nemo in the 2010 film Jules Verne's Mysterious Island, which Mark also directed.
In the Macgyver reboot episode, "Cigar Cutter", which first aired 14 April 2017, he plays an assassin who assumes the identity of murder victim "Dr. Zito", a role his father played in the original series, except "Dr. Zito" was the name of the killer.
Sheppard and his first wife, Jessica, married on 6 March 2004, and have two sons, Max and Will. They divorced on 23 December 2014. On 9 November 2015, Sheppard married Australian heiress Sarah Louise Fudge. They celebrated their union in a private ceremony a year later on 19 November 2016 in Malibu, California. On 1 March 2016, their daughter, Isabella Rose, was born.
|1993||In the Name of the Father||Paddy Armstrong|
|1996||Lover's Knot||Nigel Bowles|
|1999||Out of the Cold||"Fang"|
|2000||Farewell, My Love||M.J.|
|2001||Lady in the Box||Doug Sweeney|
|2001||New Alcatraz||Yuri Breshcov|
|2002||Megalodon||Mitchell Parks||Direct-to-video film|
|2010||Xtinction: Predator X||Dr. Charles LeBlanc|
|2012||Jules Verne's Mysterious Island||Young Captain Nemo||Also director|
|2012||War of the Worlds: Goliath||Sean O'Brien (Voice)|
|2013||Sons of Liberty||Ackley|
|1992–1993||Silk Stalkings||Eric / Eddie Bryce||Episodes: "In Too Deep", "Schemes Like Old Times"|
|1993||The X-Files||Bob / Cecil L'Ively||Episode: "Fire"|
|1995||M.A.N.T.I.S.||C. Flayton Ruell||Episode: "Spider in the Tower"|
|1997||Soldier of Fortune||Christopher "C.J." Yates||TV film|
|1997–1998||Soldier of Fortune, Inc.||Christopher "C.J." Yates||Main role (season 1)|
|1998||Sliders||Jack||Episode: "Net Worth"|
|1999||Martial Law||Clay Sullivan||Episode: "Thieves Among Thieves"|
|1999||The Practice||Eddie Wicks||Episode: Day in Court|
|2000||Star Trek: Voyager||Leucon||Episode: "Child's Play"|
|2000||JAG||Deputy Director of Air Operations / Young General Parker||Episodes: "A Separate Peace: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2001||The Invisible Man||Yuri Gregorov||Episode: "Diseased"|
|2001||The Chronicle||"Nitro"||Episode: "Bring Me the Head of Tucker Burns"|
|2001||Special Unit 2||"The Chameleon"||Episode: "The Skin"|
|2001||Lost Voyage||Ian Fields||TV film|
|2001–2002||V.I.P.||Nero||Episodes: "A.I. Highrise", "48½ Hours"|
|2002||UC: Undercover||Mitchell Reeves||Episode: "Manhunt"|
|2002||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Rod Darling||Episode: "The Hunger Artist"|
|2002||Charmed||Arnon||Episode: "Witches in Tights"|
|2002||Firefly||"Badger"||Episodes: "Serenity", "Shindig"|
|2003||Fastlane||Ronan Dennehy||Episode: "Simone Says"|
|2003||Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle||Man In Car||TV film|
|2003||Deep Shock||Chomsky||TV film|
|2003||Jake 2.0||Hartman||Episode: "Whiskey – Tango – Foxtrot"|
|2004||Las Vegas||George Beckwahr||Episode: "Degas Away with It"|
|2004||Monk||Chris Downey||Episode: "Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra"|
|2005||CSI: NY||Kevin Hannigan||Episode: "Hush"|
|2005–2006||Medium||Dr. Charles Walker||Episodes: "Penny for Your Thoughts", "Doctor's Orders", "Blood Relation"|
|2006||24||Ivan Erwich||Recurring role (season 5), 6 episodes|
|2006||Without a Trace||Ioannis "Johnny" Patani||Episode: "Requiem"|
|2007–2009||Battlestar Galactica||Romo Lampkin||Recurring role, 7 episodes|
|2007||Bionic Woman||Anthony Anthros||Episodes: Pilot, "Sisterhood"|
|2008||Shark||Rupert Stone||Episode: "One Hit Wonder"|
|2008||In Plain Sight||Russell||Episode: "To Serge with Love"|
|2008||The Middleman||Neville, The Manservant||Episodes: "The Clotharian Contamination Protocol", "The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome"|
|2008–2012||Leverage||James Sterling||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2009||NCIS||Young Marcin Jerek||Episode: "Broken Bird"|
|2009||Burn Notice||Tom Prescott||Episode: "Bad Breaks"|
|2009||Dollhouse||Tanaka||Episodes: "The Target", "Man on the Street", "Omega"|
|2009–2014||White Collar||Curtis Hagen||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dimitri Sadesky||Episode: "The Lost Girls"|
|2009–2014||Warehouse 13||Benedict Valda||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2009–2017||Supernatural||Crowley||Recurring role (seasons 5–9); main role (seasons 10-12)|
|2010||Chuck||Ring Director||Episodes: "Chuck Versus the American Hero", "Chuck Versus the Other Guy"|
|2011||Doctor Who||Canton Everett Delaware III||Episodes: "The Impossible Astronaut", "Day of the Moon"|
|2011||Prime Suspect||"Blackjack" Mullins||Episode: "A Gorgeous Mosaic"|
|2017||MacGyver||Fake Dr. Zito / Jason Tennant||Episode: "Cigar Cutter"|
|2018||Mania City||Richard Johnson||Recurring role|
|2019–present||Doom Patrol||Willoughby Kipling||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2022-2023||Walker: Independence||Nathaniel Hagan||5 episodes|
Video game roles
|2009||The Conduit||Michael Ford|
|2021||Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War||Roman "Knight" Grey||DLC|
- "Mark Sheppard Biography". Retrieved 3 June 2023.
- "Light a Big Fire". Irish Punk and New Wave Discography. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008.
- Adam Budofsky (27 June 2020). "Mark Sheppard of Robyn Hitchcock and His L.A. Squires". moderndrummer.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2020.
- "Mark Sheppard Credits". Retrieved 3 June 2023.
- Rohan, Virginia (13 February 2006). "No Mr. Nice Guy". The Bergen County Record. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012.
- Dodd, Stacy (26 July 2007). "Players: Mark Sheppard". Daily Variety.
- Owen, Rob (26 September 2007). "TV Review: 'Bionic Woman' dark, but intriguing". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- "Casting Update: Mark Sheppard". Doctor Who News Page. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
- Martin, Dan (23 April 2011). "Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut – Series 32, episode 1". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
...the older Canton on the beach is actually Mark Sheppard's dad, William Morgan Sheppard.
- ""Zito Zives!" - MacGyver S01E21 News". TV.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
- "Mark Sheppard on Being a Voice for BBC America". BBC News. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
- Vulpo, Mike (20 November 2016). "Supernatural's Mark Sheppard Is Married! All the Details on His "Fantastic" Sunset Wedding". E! Online. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
- Cuccinelli, Jamie (21 November 2016). "Supernatural's Mark Sheppard Is Married! And His Wedding Photos Are GORG". Brides. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
- Fowler, Matt (23 May 2014). "Supernatural: Mark Sheppard Promoted to Series Regular". IGN. Retrieved 17 August 2014.