Mark Andreas Sheppard (born May 30, 1964) is a British actor and musician, born in London of an Irish-German background. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jessica and two sons, Maximilian and William. Mark plays the demon Crowley in Supernatural.
At 15, he became a professional musician and enjoyed many years as a recording and touring artist with bands including Robyn Hitchcock, Television Personalities and the Irish group Light a Big Fire. Mark played drums. As a session musician, he recorded albums for many groups throughout Europe, and eventually moved to the United States.
As an actor his work in television includes The X-Files, Soldier of Fortune, guest-starring and recurring roles on The Practice, The Invisible Man, Special Unit 2, JAG, Star Trek: Voyager, The Chronicle, Monk, Las Vegas, CSI: NY, Chuck and CSI, among others.
He played Badger in Firefly and later Paul Ballard's dismissive FBI superior in Dollhouse. He has appeared as a villain in season five of 24 and as a serial-killer on Medium. He appeared in seasons three and four of Battlestar Galactica, and had a recurring role as Manservant Neville The Middleman.
He has been seen as Anthony Anthros on Bionic Woman, as Sterling the nemesis character on Leverage, and as a bank robber on an episode of Burn Notice.
He appeared in the pilot episode of the USA series White Collar and in Chuck as the Director of The Ring criminal organization. Most recently, he appeared in the series Warehouse 13 as Regent Benedict Valda.
Recently he directed the movie Mysterious Island and he has been a guest star on Doctor Who.
Due to his appearance on so many TV shows, TV critic Maureen Ryan mused that Congress had passed the 'Mark Sheppard Full Employment Act' Source.
- Why Mark Sheppard is Sci Fi's ultimate badass video by io9
- 5.10 Abandon All Hope...
- 5.20 The Devil You Know
- 5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight
- 6.04 Weekend at Bobby's
- 6.07 Family Matters
- 6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven
- 6.10 Caged Heat
- 6.19 Mommy Dearest
- 6.20 The Man Who Would Be King
- 6.21 Let It Bleed
- 6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much
- 7.01 Meet the New Boss
- 7.06 Slash Fiction
- 7.08 Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!
- 7.22 There Will Be Blood
- 7.23 Survival of the Fittest
- 8.01 We Need to Talk About Kevin
- 8.02 What's Up, Tiger Mommy?
- 8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin
- 8.10 Torn and Frayed
- 8.17 Goodbye Stranger
- 8.19 Taxi Driver
- 8.21 The Great Escapist
- 8.22 Clip Show
- 8.23 Sacrifice
- 9.02 Devil May Care
- 9.04 Slumber Party
- 9.06 Heaven Can't Wait
Mark in Fandom
- Mark's Twitter Account on @Mark_Sheppard
- Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2010
- Asylum 5 2010
- Jus In Bello Italy 2011
- Asylum 6: The Final Chapter
- Asylum Europe 2
- Asylum Europe 3
- Asylum 8 2012
- He is the son of actor W. Morgan Sheppard.
- The tattoos seen in Silk Stalkings and Sliders are very real. Mark has at least four (both upper arms, left breast, shoulder blade), all of dragons.
Clips, Articles and Interviews
- Video Interview Comic Con 2009
- Supernatural Fans Online iF Magazine – Mark Sheppard Interview 2010
- audio interview with Mark Sheppard (Crowley) from Toronto Polaris
- Maureen Ryan talks to Mark about his return to Superantural in late Season 5.
- Interview with Whonews
- Mark Sheppard panel at Armageddon in Auckland, October 2011