Mark O’Brien is an award-winning actor/filmmaker from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His career started with a large supporting role in the WWII miniseries “Above and Beyond”. He has since starred in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival selection “Grown Up Movie Star”. as well as the wrestling indie “Beat Down”. He has appeared on such television series as “Murdoch Mysteries”, “The One That Got Away” and “Warehouse 13”. In 2011, Mark was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Television performance for his work as Des on “Republic of Doyle”.
As a filmmaker, his short film “Kathy” won the William F. White Award for Best Comedy at the Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival. Mark wrote, directed, edited and starred in “Better People” which premiered at the 2012 Montreal World Film Festival and won the Best Atlantic Short Film at the 2012 Atlantic Film Festival.
Mark also has extensive theatre experience in such shows as Rope, Butler’s Marsh, Poor Superman, Until June, Autobahn, Sex; The Rules of. The Story of Bobby O’Malley and Red Notes. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memorial University in Newfoundland.