MARK A. SHEPPARD
as of June 1997
Mark A. Sheppard stars as Christopher "C.J." Yates,
a former SAS Sergeant who is a master in demolition and an accomplished
Sheppard was born in London of an Irish-German background. He
became a professional musician at 15 and enjoyed many years as
a recording and touring artist with bands including Robyn Hitchcock,
The Television Personalities and the Irish group, Light A Big
Fire (who toured with U2 among others). As a session musician,
he recorded numerous albums for many groups throughout Europe
and eventually moved to the U.S. to try his luck there.
After forming and leaving the L.A. group "School of Fish,"
he was invited to audition for an American production of the
play Cock and Bull Story (Directed by Midnight Express' author
Billy Hayes), for which he won numerous awards including the
1992 Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle award and the L.A. Weekly
and Dramalogue awards.
Some television work followed including the "Fire"
episode of Fox TV's "The X-Files," until he landed
the role of Guildford Four Member Patrick (Paddy) Armstrong co-starring
opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and Emma Thompson in the Jim Sheridan
film "In The Name Of The Father" (Which received seven
Academy Award nominations). He then starred opposite Bill Campbell,
Jennifer Grey and Tim Curry in the romantic comedy "Lovers'
His father is the noted character actor W. Morgan Sheppard with
whom he co-stars in the upcoming psychological thriller "Netherworld,"
which he also co-produced. Now residing in L.A., he is the founder
and in-house Director of the "Up Against the Wall Theater
Company" and is working on the proverbial screenplay.
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