Mark Feuerstein (//; born June 8, 1971) is an American actor. He first came to public notice in a guest appearance in an episode of Season 2 of Sex and the City and went on to appear in TV series The West Wing (2001–2005), Royal Pains (2009–2016) and Prison Break (2017). He produced as well as starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom 9JKL.
Feuerstein in 2009
|Born||June 8, 1971|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
Dana Klein (m. 2005)
Early life and educationEdit
Feuerstein was born in New York City, the son of Audrey, a school teacher, and Harvey Feuerstein, a lawyer. He was raised in a Jewish family and celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in an Orthodox synagogue. He was a wrestler in high school and won the state championship. Feuerstein attended The Dalton School, and graduated from Princeton University in 1993. He won a Fulbright scholarship and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art 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.
He came to public attention in a guest appearance in an episode of Season 2 of Sex and the City entitled "They Shoot Single People, Don't They?", playing an ophthalmologist named Josh who has sex with Miranda (played by Cynthia Nixon) but fails to give her an orgasm, despite repeated attempts and Miranda's coaching tips. The episode concludes with Miranda realising that Josh will never satisfy her sexually and decides to fake her orgasm one last time. Josh punches the air with pride and yells "I'm the man!", while Miranda privately resolves to avoid him in future. Feuerstein has publicly expressed regret for taking the role and has referred to it as his most-hated performance.
Feuerstein had a recurring role in Season 3 of The West Wing as a lawyer, and returned in the same role in Season 6. Feuerstein reunited with Practical Magic co-star, Sandra Bullock as her love interest in the film Two Weeks Notice (2002), but his scenes were deleted from the film. 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.
Feuerstein starred in the lead role on the USA Network television show Royal Pains, from 2009 to 2016. 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".
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. On May 12, 2018, the series was canceled after one season.
He married television writer Dana Klein in 2005. They live in Los Angeles and have three children: Lila, Frisco, and Addie.
|1998||Practical Magic||Michael||film debut|
|1999||Giving It Up||Ralph Gagnate|
|1999||The Muse||Josh Martin|
|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||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|
|2008||Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh||Antoine Tissandier/Yoel Pagli (voice role)||Documentary|
|2010||Love Shack||Marty Sphincter||Direct-to-Video|
|2013||Artists Writers Softball Game Commercial||unknown role||Short film|
|2014||In Your Eyes||Philip Porter|
|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
|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||5 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||8 episodes; recurring role|
|2017–2018||9JKL||Josh||Series regular; 16 episodes|
also Creator/Writer/Executive Producer
|2018||BoJack Horseman||Himself||Episode: "BoJack the Feminist"|
|2019||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Dr. Heath Barron||Episode: "Plastic"|
|2019||Better Things||Himself||Episode: "The Unknown"|
- "Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein". The New York Times. 10 July 2005.
- Naomi Pfefferman (7 February 2008). "Theater: Mark Feuerstein is the "Some Girls" guy". JewishJournal.com. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
- "The envelope, please ...Mark Feuerstein '93". Princeton Alumni Weekly. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
- "'Royal' role: Tiger of the Week: Mark Feuerstein '93". Princeton Alumni Weekly. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
- Greg Hernandez (8 August 2009). "Saturday Morning Man: Mark Feuerstein!". Greg in Hollywood. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
- 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.
- "CHARACTER PROFILE: Dr. Hank Lawson". Royal Pains official site. USA Network. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
- "Another RAW Guest Host Revealed". USA Network. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
- 9JKL, retrieved 2017-11-10