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Mark Feuerstein (/ˈfɔɪ.ərstn/; born June 8, 1971) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Clifford "Cliff" Calley in NBC's series The West Wing (2001–2005) and of Dr. Henry "Hank" Lawson in USA Network's series Royal Pains (2009–2016). He co-starred as Jacob Anton Ness in the revival of Fox's Prison Break in 2017. He formerly produced and starred on the CBS sitcom 9JKL.

Mark Feuerstein
Mark Feuerstein 2009.jpg
Feuerstein in 2009
Born (1971-06-08) June 8, 1971 (age 47)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s)
Dana Klein (m. 2005)
Children 3

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Early life and educationEdit

Feuerstein was born in New York City, the son of Audrey, a school teacher, and Harvey Feuerstein, a lawyer.[1] He was raised in a Jewish family and celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in an Orthodox synagogue.[2] He was a wrestler in high school and won the state championship. Feuerstein attended The Dalton School, and graduated from Princeton University in 1993.[3] He won a Fulbright scholarship[4] and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art[5] and at L'École Phillipe Gaulier in France.

CareerEdit

Feuerstein got his break-through on television as a recurring character on the daytime soap opera Loving. When director Nancy Meyers was casting What Women Want, her daughter recognized Feuerstein from Practical Magic (1998), and insisted that her mother cast him. Feuerstein had a recurring role in season 3 as a lawyer on The West Wing, and then returned in seasons 6. Feuerstein reunited as a love interest with Practical Magic co-star, Sandra Bullock, in the film Two Weeks Notice (2002), but his scenes were later deleted. He was named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2003. In January 2009, Feuerstein began appearing in the web series The Hustler on Crackle.[6]

 
Feuerstein in 2009

Feuerstein starred in the lead role on the USA Network television show Royal Pains, from 2009 to 2016.[7] He appeared as the super guest host of the June 14, 2010 edition of WWE Raw to promote the Royal Pains episode "Keeping the Faith".[8]

In spring 2017, Feuerstein appeared as rogue CIA operative Jacob Ness in the Fox reboot of its original hit series Prison Break.

Feuerstein co-created, with his wife, Dana Klein, and stars in the CBS sitcom 9JKL, which debuted in October 2017. Upon release, it received negative reviews from critics, with a 13% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

He married television writer Dana Klein in 2005. They live in Los Angeles and have three children: Lila, Frisco, and Addie.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Practical Magic Michael film debut
1999 Giving It Up Ralph Gagnate
1999 The Muse Josh Martin
1999 30 Days Actor
2000 Rules of Engagement Tom Chandler
2000 Woman on Top Cliff Lloyd
2000 What Women Want Morgan Farwell Nominated - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor - Comedy/Romance
2002 Abandon Robert Hanson
2002 Three Days of Rain Car Buyer
2002 Balkanization Matt Harding Short film
2002 Two Weeks Notice Rich Beck scenes deleted
2005 In Her Shoes Simon Stein
2006 The Wedding Weekend Greg
2006 Lucid Case Short film
2008 Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh Antoine Tissandier/Yoel Pagli (voice role) Documentary
2008 Defiance Isaac Malbin
2010 Knucklehead Eddie Sullivan
2010 Love Shack Marty Sphincter Direct-to-Video
2013 Artists Writers Softball Game Commercial unknown role Short film
2014 Life Partners Casey
2014 In Your Eyes Philip Porter
2015 Meadowland Rob
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Larry Elizabeth Gaye also Producer
2016 Baked in Brooklyn Businessman
2017 Last Night in Rozzie Ronnie Russo Short film
Northeast Film Festival Award for Best Actor in a Short Film
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actor in a Short Film
Nominated - Hill Country Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Nominated - SoHo International Film Festival Award for Best Lead Actor in a Short Film

TelevisionEdit

Year Titiel Role Notes
1995-1996 Loving unknown role unknown episodes
1996-1997 Caroline in the City Joe DeStefano television debut

eight episodes; recurring role

1997 Guiding Light Dr. Steven Levine unknown episode
1997-1998 Fired Up Danny Reynolds series regular; 28 episodes
1998 Conrad Bloom Conrad Bloom series regular; 13 episodes
1999 Sex and the City Josh Episode: "They Shoot Single People, Don't They?"
2000 Ally McBeal Hammond Deering Episode: "Pursuit of Loneliness"
2000 An American Daughter Morrow McCarthy Television movie
2000-2001 Once and Again Leo Fisher five episodes; recurring role
2001 The Heart Department William "Bump" Daley Television movie
2001-2005 The West Wing Clifford Calley seven episodes; recurring role
Nominated - Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2002)
2002-2004 Good Morning, Miami! Jake Silver series regular; 40 episodes
2005 The Closer Dr. Jerome Episode: "Flashpoint"
2005 Law & Order Eric Speicher Episode: "Bible Story"
2006 Masters of Horror Alex O'Shea Episode: "Pro-Life"
2006 3 lbs. Dr. Jonathan Seger seven episodes; recurring role
2007 Shark Mitchell Latimer Episode: "Porn Free"
2007 Dance Man unknown role Television movie
2009 The Hustler The Hustler series regular; 11 episodes
also Director/Executive Producer/Writer
2009-2016 Royal Pains Dr. Henry "Hank" Lawson series regular; 104 episodes
also Producer of 29 episodes
also Co-Producer of 16 episodes
also Co-Executive Producer of 16 episodes
also Writer of five episodes
2014 Friends with Better Lives Simon Episode: "Something New"
2015 Nurse Jackie Barry Wolfe five episodes; recurring role
2016 One & Done Boxout Bernie Episode: "Temple Four"
2017 Prison Break Jacob Anton Ness nine episodes; recurring role
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Mark eight episodes; recurring role
2017-2018 9JKL Josh series regular; 16 episodes
also Creator/Writer/Executive Producer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein". The New York Times. 10 July 2005. 
  2. ^ Naomi Pfefferman (7 February 2008). "Theater: Mark Feuerstein is the "Some Girls" guy". JewishJournal.com. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  3. ^ "The envelope, please ...Mark Feuerstein '93". Princeton Alumni Weekly. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  4. ^ "'Royal' role: Tiger of the Week: Mark Feuerstein '93". Princeton Alumni Weekly. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  5. ^ Greg Hernandez (8 August 2009). "Saturday Morning Man: Mark Feuerstein!". Greg in Hollywood. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  6. ^ Vander Wal, Chris (5 February 2009). "The Hustler Seeks the Funny In Revenge". NewTeeVee Station. The GigaOM Network. Archived from the original on 26 February 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "CHARACTER PROFILE: Dr. Hank Lawson". Royal Pains official site. USA Network. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Another RAW Guest Host Revealed". USA Network. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  9. ^ 9JKL, retrieved 2017-11-10 

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