logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g SciFi TV Site

BellaOnline's SciFi TV Editor

g

SciFi TV Profile: Mark Sheppard


Who is Mark Sheppard?

There’s a meme going around the Internet right now, with a picture of actor/musician Mark Sheppard’s face. It says, “If you do not know this man: turn in your geek card.”

Mark Sheppard

Here’s the reason: if you’re a fan of scifi television, like us, then you know Mark Sheppard. No, really, you do. He’s the guy who always looks familiar, because you know you’ve seen him before in something else you watched. Cheezburger.com calls him “Sci-Fi’s Christopher Walken.”

Mark Sheppard’s career, which according to the Internet Movie Database began in 1992 with a couple of appearances on “Silk Stalkings,” has included pretty much all the shows. He’s been on “The X-Files,” “Sliders,” “Martial Law,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Charmed,” “Medium,” “24,” “Bionic Woman,” “Leverage,” “Dollhouse,” “Warehouse 13,” and “Firefly.” He’s best known, though, for his turns on “Battlestar Galatica,” “Firefly,” “Supernatural,” and “Doctor Who.”

And he’s been memorable in his roles. In “The X-Files,” he played the monster of the week: a man named L’ively, who happens to be a serial killer capable of pyrokinesis (being able to set things on fire with your mind). In “Firefly,” he played Badger in two episodes, “Serenity” and “Shindig.” Badger hired Mal and the Serenity crew to make a heist that went wrong. In “Supernatural,” Sheppard was in 25 episodes as Crowley, a Crossroads demon second only to Lilith, starting in the fifth season. In “Battlestar Galactica,” he was Romo Lampkin, Admiral Adama’s reluctant legal counsel in the series’ fourth season. He also appeared in the finale, “Daybreak.” He played Canton Delaware III in two Matt Smith series six episodes of “Doctor Who,” “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon,” with an opening scene that was said to have been inspired by Sheppard’s history of villainy on the American TV scene.

So, do you know him now? If you don’t, you really should. If you don’t, it means you haven’t been watching any of the major scifi TV shows from the last decade or so. It means you aren’t paying any attention – and if you’re a fan, looking at a site about SciFi TV, then presumably you like that kind of thing. The only question is, where will Mark Sheppard pop up next?

Born in 1964 in London, Mark Andreas Sheppard has a Hiberno-German background. He is the son of W. Morgan Sheppard, with whom he acted in “Doctor Who,” “NCIS” and the 2010 film “Mysterious Island”; he and his dad are among the few actors that were in both “Star Trek” and “Doctor Who” shows. He lives in Los Angeles with wife Jessica and two sons, Max and Will. He often comes to science fiction conventions and is also active on Twitter, at @Mark_Sheppard, in case you want to know more about him.
Add SciFi+TV+Profile%3A+Mark+Sheppard to Twitter Add SciFi+TV+Profile%3A+Mark+Sheppard to Facebook Add SciFi+TV+Profile%3A+Mark+Sheppard to MySpace Add SciFi+TV+Profile%3A+Mark+Sheppard to Del.icio.us Digg SciFi+TV+Profile%3A+Mark+Sheppard Add SciFi+TV+Profile%3A+Mark+Sheppard to Yahoo My Web Add SciFi+TV+Profile%3A+Mark+Sheppard to Google Bookmarks Add SciFi+TV+Profile%3A+Mark+Sheppard to Stumbleupon Add SciFi+TV+Profile%3A+Mark+Sheppard to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the SciFi TV Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
talk
Talk to Editor
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Helen Angela Lee. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Helen Angela Lee. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Helen Angela Lee for details.

g


g features
Sharnado 101

Book Review - Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Book Review - Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor