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Mark D. Venturini (January 10, 1961 – February 14, 1996) was an American actor who starred in movies and television.
|Born||January 10, 1961|
Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||February 14, 1996 (aged 35)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Education||West Leyden High School|
Personal life and careerEdit
Mark was born to parents Osvaldo and Carmelina Venturini (née DeAngelis) and raised in Illinois. He had two brothers, Ralph (born 1959), Patrick (born 1964) and a sister Emily (born 1967). He attended West Leyden High School where he played football and wrestled. After graduation, he quickly pursued his acting career. He moved to California at sometime in his early 20s and began his acting career. His father owned a sandwich store in Illinois called Ozzie's. His children, including Mark, often worked there to help out.
He was perhaps best known for his role in movies like Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) as Vic, and The Return of the Living Dead as Suicide (1985). Mark's final role was in the movie Out-of-Sync (1995). He made guest appearances on television series like Fantasy Island, Knight Rider, Charles in Charge, Murder, She Wrote, Falcon Crest and Space Rangers.
|1985||Friday the 13th: A New Beginning||Victor J. "Vic" Faden|
|1985||The Return of the Living Dead||Suicide|
|1987||Best Seller||Bodyguard #2|
|1992||Mikey||Det. Jack Reynolds|
|1995||Out-of-Sync||Nut||(final film role)|
|1984||Fantasy Island||George||1 episode: "Sing Melancholy Baby/The Last Dogfight"|
|1985||Knight Rider||Keith Lawson||1 episode: "Knight Song"|
|1987||Murder, She Wrote||Leon Bigard||1 episode: "The Corpse Flew First Class"|
|1987||Duet||Eddie||1 episode: "Apart"|
|1987–88||Charles in Charge||Herman Holloway||2 episodes: "Feud for Thought", "May the Best Man Lose"|
|1990||Falcon Crest||Big John||1 episode: "Dark Streets"|
|1993||Renegade||1 episode: "Lyon's Roar"|
|1993||Space Rangers||Lieutenant||1 episode: "The Replacements"|