Mark McKinney Biography (1959-)

Full name, Mark Douglas Brown McKinney; born June 26, 1959, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; son of Russell (a diplomat) and Chloe (an architectural writer) McKinney; brother of Nick McKinney (an actor); married Marina Gharabegian (a caterer), September 1995; children: Christopher Thomas Russell, Emma Jane. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, BeverlyHills, CA 90212.; Manager: Hofflund/Polone, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820,Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Comedy writer, actor
Birth Details
June 26, 1959
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • John Ruskin, Ruskin (also known as The Passion of John Ruskin), 1994
  • Various characters, Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (also known as Brain Candy and Kids in the Hall: La pilule du bonheur), Paramount, 1996
  • Hayseed, 1997
  • Graydon, Spice World, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998
  • Father Williams, A Night at the Roxbury, Paramount, 1998
  • Rex, The Last Days of Disco, Gramercy, 1998
  • The Herd, 1998
  • Himself/various characters, Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies, NBC Studios, 1998
  • Dr. Cavarn, dog psychologist, Dog Park (also known as Reserve aux chiens), New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Doctor Hogan, New Waterford Girl (also known as La fille de NewWaterford), Alliance Atlantis Communications, 1999
  • Father Tylenol Ritley, Superstar, Paramount, 1999
  • Greg, The Out-of-Towners, Paramount, 1999
  • Mr. Fish, Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Odeon Films, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Dad, Saturday Night Live Christmas (also known as Saturday Night Live Christmas Past), Trimark Video, 1999
  • Mr. White, The Ladies' Man, Paramount, 2000
  • This Might Be Good (short film), 2000
  • Himself/various, Kids in the Hall: Same Guys, New Dresses, 2001
  • Himself, Made in Canada, Volume 1: Best of the CFC, The Asylum, 2002
  • Husband, Toothpaste (short film), 2002
  • Various, Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty, Razor & Tie Direct, 2002
  • Chester, The Saddest Music in the World, IFC Films, 2003
  • Reg and Ron Shelman, Falling Angels, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Voice of Dynablue, Dynaman, 1988
  • Various characters, The Kids in the Hall, CBC, 1989-1994, HBO, 1992-1995
  • Cast, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 1994-1997
  • Rex Reilly, Twitch City, CBC and Bravo, 2000
  • Richard Smith-Jones, Slings and Arrows, TMN, 2003
  • Miniseries
  • Sam Cutter, Dice, 2001
  • Himself, I Love the '70s (documentary), VH1, 2003
  • Specials
  • (In archive footage) Himself/various, Saturday Night Live: The Best ofWill Ferrell, NBC, 2002
  • The 6th Annual Sears Soul Train Christmas Starfest, UPN, 2003
  • Pilots
  • The Kids in the Hall, HBO, 1988
  • Criminal Mastermind, ABC, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Stanley, "Mr. Nice Guy," Street Legal, CBC, 1987
  • "Another Point of View," Seeing Things, CBC, 1987
  • Officer Robert Kaufman, "Wedding," Street Legal, CBC, 1990
  • Lee, "The Last Temptation of Blank," Strangers with Candy, ComedyCentral, 2000
  • Dean Sutherland, "Wrongly Convicted," Made in Canada, 2000
  • Guy, "My Mother, My Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 2001
  • Mark, "They Shoot Reporters, Don't They?," Wanda at Large, Fox, 2003
  • Mark, "Where's Roger?," Wanda at Large, Fox, 2003
  • "Clowns to the Left of Me," Wanda at Large, Fox, 2003
  • Voice of Bertley Pleakley, "Fibber: Experiment 032," Lilo & Stitch: The Series (animated), 2003
  • Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2003
  • Mack Sennett, "Silent Movie," Mentors, 2003
  • Quiz shot host, "Rocko Gets a Lung," Puppets Who Kill, Comedy Central, 2004
  • Also appeared as voice of Pinhead, "The Last Episode," Clerks (animated); Mr. Why, "Six Gestures," Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach, PBS; in The Industry, Bravo.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Carlos Homenides de Histingua, A Flea in Her Ear, Laura Pels Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • Millet, Fuddy Meers, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1999-2000, then Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Also appeared in The Ugly Man, On Yellow Rabbit Company, Calgary and Edinburgh; Faulkland in the Rivals, Williamstown Theatre Festival.
  • Television Pilots
  • The Kids in the Hall, HBO, 1988
  • Television Episodes
  • (With others) The Kids in the Hall, CBC, 1989-1994, CBS, 1992-1995
  • (With others) Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1994-1997
  • (With others) "The Sword of Orion," Sports Night, ABC, 1999
  • (With others) "Oliver's Dream," Slings and Arrows, TMN, 2003
  • (With others) "Geoffrey Returns," Slings and Arrows, TMN, 2003
  • (With others) "Madness in Great Ones," Slings and Arrows, TMN, 2003
  • Screenplays
  • (With others) Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (also known as Brain Candy and Kids in the Hall: La pilule du bonheur), Paramount, 1996
  • Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty, Razor & Tie Direct, 2002

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, February 7, 2003, p. 68
    • Maclean's, November 5, 2001, p. 59; April 1, 2002, p. 32
    • People Weekly, May 6, 1996, p. 217
    • Variety, January 31, 2000, p. 44

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