Mark David Duplass (born December 7, 1976) is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and musician. He is the brother of filmmaker Jay Duplass, and together the brothers started the film production company Duplass Brothers Productions in 1996, and have written and directed the films The Puffy Chair (2005), Baghead (2008), Cyrus (2010), Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011), and The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012). Duplass played the role of Pete Eckhart in the FX television series The League (2009–2015).
Duplass in October 2011
Mark David Duplass
December 7, 1976
|Education||University of Texas at Austin |
City College of New York
|Relatives||Jay Duplass (brother)|
Duplass co-wrote the horror film Creep (2014) and its 2017 sequel, and starred in both films as Josef. He co-wrote and co-produced the television anthology series Room 104 (2017–present). Duplass has also appeared in Humpday (2009), Greenberg (2010), The Mindy Project (2012–2014), Tammy (2014), The One I Love (2014), The Lazarus Effect (2015), Togetherness (2015–2016), Blue Jay (2016), Tully (2018), Goliath (2018–2019), Paddleton (2019), and The Morning Show (2019–present). For The Morning Show, he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2020.
Duplass was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Cynthia (née Ernst) and Lawrence Duplass. He was raised as a Roman Catholic, and attended Jesuit High School, University of Texas at Austin, and City University of New York-City College. Duplass is of part Cajun ancestry.
Duplass has written, directed, and produced several feature films with his brother Jay Duplass. In 2005, he wrote and produced The Puffy Chair with his brother, in addition to portraying one of the main characters.
The two brothers later wrote, directed, and produced the films Baghead (2008) and Cyrus (2010) together and have a unique style which consists of a great deal of ad-libbing off of the original script, shooting a number of takes, and editing scenes down 15 to 20 times. Their films Jeff, Who Lives at Home and The Do-Deca-Pentathlon were released in 2012. In 2014, Mark co-wrote, produced and starred in the horror film Creep alongside Patrick Brice, appearing in the film as Josef.  In May 2016, it was announced that there would be a sequel to Creep.  Creep 2 was released in October 2017 which Duplass again co-wrote and starred in.
In 2009, Duplass starred in the FX comedy television series The League, with his wife, Katie Aselton. In 2015, the HBO series Togetherness debuted, which was created by and stars Duplass. That same year, Duplass co-starred with Evan Peters and Olivia Wilde in David Gelb's thriller film The Lazarus Effect.
In 2018, Duplass was in a Wealthsimple commercial, he appeared in Tully and Duck Butter, and released his debut book Like Brothers alongside Jay Duplass. He also starred as real estate developer Tom Wyatt in Season 2 of the Amazon Video series Goliath.
Duplass is married to his The League and The Puffy Chair co-star, Katie Aselton. They have two daughters, Ora (born 2007) and Molly (born 2012). He was also the lead singer of the rock band Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!
|2005||The Puffy Chair||Uncredited||Yes||Yes|
|2011||Jeff, Who Lives at Home||Yes||Yes||No|
Executive producer only
- Bass Ackwards (2010)
- The Freebie (2010)
- Lovers of Hate (2012)
- Your Sister's Sister (2012)
- Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
- The One I Love (2014)
- The Skeleton Twins (2014)
- Adult Beginners (2014)
- The Lazarus Effect (2015)
- 6 Years (2015)
- Asperger's Are Us (2016) (Documentary)
- Take Me (2017)
- Duck Butter (2018)
- The MisEducation of Bindu (2019)
- Young Hearts (2020)
- Horse Girl (2020)
- Not Going Quietly (TBA) (Documentary)
|2018||Evil Genius||No||Yes||No||Documentary series|
|Wild Wild Country||No||Yes||No|
|2002||The New Brad||No||Yes||Yes|
|2003||This Is John||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2002||The New Brad||Brad|
|2005||The Puffy Chair||Josh|
|2007||Hannah Takes the Stairs||Mike|
|2009||Other People's Parties||Doug Rhineau|
|2011||Your Sister's Sister||Jack|
|2012||Safety Not Guaranteed||Kenneth Calloway|
|Darling Companion||Bryan Alexander|
|People Like Us||Ted|
|Zero Dark Thirty||Steve|
|The One I Love||Ethan|
|2015||The Lazarus Effect||Frank Walton|
|2016||Blue Jay||Jim Henderson|
|Love Sonia||Man in LA|
|2009–2015||The League||Pete Eckhart||84 episodes|
|2012–2017||The Mindy Project||Brendan Deslaurier||22 episodes|
|2013||Maron||Himself||Episode: "A Real Woman"|
|2015–2016||Togetherness||Brett Pierson||16 episodes|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||Episode: "Mark Duplass Wears a Striped Sweater and Jeans"|
|2016–2017||Animals.||Various voices||3 episodes|
|2017||Comrade Detective||Todd (voice)||Episode: "Two Films for One Ticket"|
|Manhunt: Unabomber||David Kaczynski||5 episodes|
|2017–2019||Big Mouth||Val Bilzerian / Clerk (voice)||6 episodes|
|2018–2019||Goliath||Tom Wyatt||9 episodes|
|2019–present||The Morning Show||Charlie "Chip" Black||10 episodes|
|2020||When the Streetlights Go On||Mr. Carpenter||1 episode|
|Room 104||Graham Husker||Episode: "The Murderer"|
- Like Brothers (2018) (with Jay Duplass)
- "2020 Primetime Emmy® Awards – Nomination Press Release" (PDF). Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
- "The Week Ahead; Low budget and brotherly". Los Angeles Times. July 3, 2006. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- King, Susan (July 6, 2006). "Puffy Chair carves out a living". Kansas City Star.
- "Mr. John Anthony Ernst, Jr. Obituary - Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries". Stei-23818.tributes.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- Hood, Shannon (March 19, 2013). "SXSW Interview: 'Cyrus' Directors Mark and Jay Duplass". The Flickcast. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- "Jay Duplass Talks Moving To The Mainstream At The 2011 Savannah Film Festival". Indiewire. March 2, 2012. Archived from the original on January 11, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- Lamble, David. "The Bay Area Reporter Online | Now playing & resonating". Ebar.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- Dargis, Manohla (June 17, 2010). "Mommy Dearest, You're Mine Forever". The New York Times.
- Needles, Tim. "5 Questions for the cast of the new film Cyrus". Short and Sweet NYC. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
- Scott, A. O. (March 15, 2012). "Up From the Basement, Slacker Metaphysics". The New York Times.
- Holden, Stephen (July 5, 2012). "Too Old for Sibling Rivalry? Never, Brothers Say". The New York Times.
- Creep (2014), retrieved 2018-12-22
- Duplass, Mark (2016-05-23). "CREEP 2 discussions have officially begun". @MarkDuplass. Retrieved 2018-12-22.
- Holden, Stephen (July 5, 2012). "The Lazarus Effect". The New York Times.
- "Like Brothers". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
- Nordine, Michael (February 21, 2018). "The Duplass Brothers Shot a Secret Movie With Ray Romano as Part of a Four-Picture Deal With Netflix". Indiewire. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
- Freydkin, Donna (November 12, 2009). "Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton: In 'The League' and in love". USA Today. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
- D'Addario, Daniel (March 14, 2012). "Mark and Jay, Who Live in L.A.: The Post-Mumblecore Duplass Brothers Grow Up". The New York Observer.
- "I'm Still Excited Volcano - Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! LP". CD Universe. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- Rotten, Tomatoes (May 28, 2015). "Mars". Rotten Tomatoes.
- Miska, Brad (July 5, 2012). "'The Lazarus Effect' Trailer Resurrects…Hell?!". The New York Times.