Mark Venturini

Mark D. Venturini (January 10, 1961 – February 14, 1996) was an American actor who starred in movies and television.

Mark Venturini
Born(1961-01-10)January 10, 1961
DiedFebruary 14, 1996(1996-02-14) (aged 35)
EducationWest Leyden High School
Years active1984–1995

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.

Mark died from leukemia on Valentine's Day 1996 at age 35. He was buried in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning Victor J. "Vic" Faden
1985 The Return of the Living Dead Suicide
1987 Best Seller Bodyguard #2
1989 Nam Angels Bonelli
1992 Mikey Det. Jack Reynolds
1995 Out-of-Sync Nut (final film role)


Year Title Role Notes
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"

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