Marc Singer

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Marc Singer
Marc Singer at Pittsburgh Comicon.jpg
Marc Singer at the 2007 Pittsburgh Comicon
Born(1948-01-29) January 29, 1948 (age 66)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationFilm, television, stage actor
Spouse(s)Haunani Minn (?-present; 1 child)
 
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For the filmmaker of the same name, see Marc Singer (documentarian).
Marc Singer
Marc Singer at Pittsburgh Comicon.jpg
Marc Singer at the 2007 Pittsburgh Comicon
Born(1948-01-29) January 29, 1948 (age 66)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationFilm, television, stage actor
Spouse(s)Haunani Minn (?-present; 1 child)

Marc Singer (born January 29, 1948) is a Canadian-born American actor best known for his roles in the Beastmaster film series, as Mike Donovan in the original 1980s TV series V, and his role in Dallas as Matt Cantrell.

Early Life[edit]

Singer was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has two brothers (Claude and Greggory) and one sister (Lori). [1]Several of his family members are performers. His father, Jacques Singer, was a symphony conductor, his mother, Leslie, a concert pianist, and his sister, Lori, is an actress. His cousin, Bryan, is a noted film producer/director. He is married to actress Haunani Minn.

Career[edit]

Before the height of his career, Singer appeared in the sequel to the miniseries Roots as Col. Warner's elder son Andy. Singer has appeared in several fantasy adventure films and series, such as The Beastmaster and its sequels, in which he played the title role, and as Mike Donovan in the 1983 miniseries V, the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle, and the TV series V: The Series.

Other roles include the 1982 film If You Could See What I Hear (where he portrayed blind musician Tom Sullivan), Body Chemistry, Something for Joey (as football star John Cappelletti), Watchers II, High Desert Kill, The Fighter, Go Tell the Spartans and Dead Space, as well as General Klaus Von Kraut in A Man Called Sarge.

Singer voiced the character of Man-Bat on Batman: The Animated Series. He has guest-starred on television series, such as Dallas, The Twilight Zone, The Hitchhiker, Murder, She Wrote, The Young and the Restless, The Ray Bradbury Theater and Highlander: The Series.

Singer is active in theater and played Petruchio in the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, as well as Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac. Both Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano were filmed.

Singer was the first choice for the role of Connor MacLeod in Highlander, but he turned it down because of his commitment on V: The Series. He was also the first choice for the role of Whistler in Blade.

Singer appeared in the last episode of Season 2 of the new version of V, airing on March 15, 2011, however, instead of reprising his role of Mike Donovan, he plays a new character called Lars Tremont.

Personal life[edit]

Singer is currently teaching children inter-disciplinary tactics at the Heifetz International Music Institute, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. In Seattle, he met his future wife, Hawaiian-born actress Haunani Minn. They live a California casual lifestyle, and Marc enjoys running, sailing, martial arts, boxing, skiing and motorcycling in his spare time, as well as playing some Western classical piano every day.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Marc Singer Fan Community. facebook. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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