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Mark Feuerstein (/ˈfɔɪ.ərstn/; born June 8, 1971) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal 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 currently produces and stars on the CBS sitcom 9JKL.

Mark Feuerstein
Mark Feuerstein 2009.jpg
Feuerstein in 2009
Born (1971-06-08) June 8, 1971 (age 46)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Dana Klein (m. 2005)
Children 3


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.


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 and 7. 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.

Film and TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1995–96 Loving Unknown Role Unknown episodes
1996–97 Caroline in the City Joe DeStefano 8 episodes
1997–98 Fired Up Danny Reynolds Main cast
1997 Guiding Light Dr. Steven Levine Unknown episodes
1998 Practical Magic Michael Small role
1998 Conrad Bloom Conrad Bloom Main cast
1999 30 Days Actor
1999 The Muse Josh Martin
1999 Giving It Up Ralph Gagante
1999 Sex and the City Josh Ep: "They Shoot Single People, Don't They"
2000 What Women Want Morgan Farwell Small role
2000–01 Once and Again Leo Fisher 5 episodes
2000 Ally McBeal Hammond Deering Ep: "Pursuit of Loneliness"
2000 An American Daughter Morrow McCarthy
2000 Woman on Top Cliff Lloyd
2000 Rules of Engagement Tom Chandler
2001 The Heart Department Dr. William 'Bump' Daley CBS pilot, unsold
2001–05 The West Wing Clifford Calley 7 episodes
2002 Two Weeks Notice Rich Beck Scenes deleted
2002 Abandon Robert Hanson
2002 Balkanization Matt Harding
2002–04 Good Morning, Miami Jake Silver
2003 Last Comic Standing Himself Ep: "Take Dat, Dave Mordal!"
2002 3 Days of Rain Unknown Role
2005 The Closer Dr. Jerome Ep: "Flashpoint"
2005 In Her Shoes Simon Stein
2005 Law & Order Eric Speicher Ep: "Bible Story"
2006 Lucid Case
2006 3 lbs Dr. Jonathan Seger Main cast
2006 Masters of Horror Alex O'Shea Ep: "Pro-Life"
2006 Shut Up and Sing Greg
2007 Shark Mitchell Latimer Ep: "Porn Free"
2007 Dance Man Unknown Role
2007 On the Lot Actor 2 episodes
2008 Defiance Isaac Malbin
2009 The Hustler The Hustler Main cast/writer/director
2009–16 Royal Pains Dr. Henry 'Hank' Lawson Lead role
2010 WWE Raw Himself Guest host for the June 14 edition; performed botched worm
2010 Knucklehead Eddie Sullivan Main cast
2010 Love Shack Marty Sphincter Main cast
2014 Friends with Better Lives Simon 1 episode
2014 Life Partners Casey Main cast
2014 In Your Eyes Phillip Porter Main cast
2015 Meadowland Rob
2015 Nurse Jackie Barry Wolfe
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Larry Gaye Also producer
2017 Prison Break (Season 5) Jacob Anton Ness Main cast
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Mark
2017 9JKL Josh Roberts lead role, producer, and show creator


  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". 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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