Marc Singer (born January 29, 1948) is a Canadian-born American actor best known for his roles in the film series, as Beastmaster Mike Donovan in the original 1980s TV series , and his role in V Dallas as Matt Cantrell. Personal life [edit ]
Singer was born in
Vancouver, British Columbia into a family of performers. His father, Jacques Singer, was a symphony conductor, his mother, Leslie, a concert pianist, and his sister, Lori, is also an actress. His cousin, Bryan, is a noted film producer/director. Marc was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is married to actress Haunani Minn. Career [edit ]
Before the height of his career, Singer appeared in the
to the miniseries sequel as Col. Warner's elder son Andy. Singer has appeared in several fantasy adventure films and series, such as Roots and its sequels, in which he played the title role, and as Mike Donovan in the 1983 miniseries The Beastmaster , the 1984 sequel V , and the TV series V: The Final Battle V: The Series.
Other roles include the
1982 film (where he portrayed blind musician If You Could See What I Hear Tom Sullivan), Body Chemistry, (as Something for Joey football star John Cappelletti), , Watchers II , High Desert Kill The Fighter, and Go Tell the Spartans , as well as General Klaus Von Kraut in Dead Space . A Man Called Sarge
Singer voiced the character of
Man-Bat on . He has guest-starred on television series, such as Batman: The Animated Series , Dallas , The Twilight Zone , The Hitchhiker , Murder, She Wrote , The Young and the Restless and The Ray Bradbury Theater . Highlander: The Series
Singer is active in theater and played
Petruchio in the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) production of Shakespeare's , as well as Christian in Taming of the Shrew . Both Cyrano de Bergerac Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano were filmed.
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 (he is a black belt in Kung fu), boxing, skiing and motorcycling in his spare time, as well as playing some Western classical piano every day.
Singer was the first choice for the role of
Connor MacLeod in , but he turned it down because of his commitment on Highlander . He was also the first choice for the role of Whistler in V: The Series . 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. Work [edit ] Cyrano de Bergerac (TV) (1972) - Christian de Neuvillette Columbo: Double Shock (TV) (1973) - (uncredited) Young TV Doctor The Young and the Restless TV-Series (1973) - Chet Planet of the Apes (TV) (1974) - Dalton — in episode: # 1.2 - "The Gladiators" - 20 September 1974) (TV) (1974) - Randy — in episode: # 7.5 - "Bomb, Bomb, Who's Got the Bomb?" - 8 October 1974 Hawaii Five-O'' Nakia (TV) (1974) - in episode: # 1.5 - "No Place to Hide" - 19 October 1974 Things in Their Season (TV) (1974) - Andy Gerlach (TV) (1975) - Feather Tanner — in episode: # 3.14 - "Trap Play) 7 January 1975 Barnaby Jones Hawaii Five-O (TV) (1975) - Jeff Heywood — in episode: # 8.5 - "Target? The Lady" - 3 October 1975 Barnaby Jones (TV) (1975) - Tally Morgan — in episode: # 4.4 - "The Price of Terror" - 10 October 1975 Journey from Darkness (TV) (1975) - David Hartman Jigsaw John (TV) (1976) - in episode: "Eclipse" 29 March 1976) The Rookies (TV) (1976) - Blair — in episode: # 4.23 - "Journey to Oblivion" - 30 March The Taming of the Shrew (TV) (1976) - Petruchio Something for Joey (TV) (1977) - John Cappelletti Never Con a Killer (TV) (1977) - Tim Donahue... aka The Feather & Father Gang Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (mini) TV-Series (1977) - Ross Savitch Visions (TV) - in episode: # 3.2 - "Escape" - 16 October 1978 Tell the Spartans (1978) - Capt. Olivetti Sergeant Matlovich Vs. the U.S. Air Force (TV) (1978) - Jason Cole Roots: The Next Generations (mini) TV-Series (1979) - Andy Warner The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (TV) (1979) - David Reynolds The Contender (mini) TV-Series (1980) - Johnny Captor For Ladies Only (TV) - (1981) - Stan Novak If You Could See What I Hear (1982) - Tom Sullivan... aka Au-delˆ du regard - (Canada: French title) Paper Dolls (TV) (1982) - Wesley Miles (1982) - Dar... aka Beastmaster — Der Befreier - (West Germany) The Beastmaster (TV) (1983) - Mike Donovan — aka V: The Original Mini Series - (USA: DVD title) V The Love Boat (TV) (1984) - John Neary — in episode: # 8.11- "My Mother, My Chaperone/Present, The/Death and Life of Sir Alfred Demerest, The/Welcome Aboard: Part 1) 24 November 1984 The Love Boat (TV) (1984) - John Neary — in episode: # 8.12 - "My Mother, My Chaperone/Present, The/Death and Life of Sir Alfred Demerest, The/Welcome Aboard: Part 2" - 24 November 1984 (TV) (1984) - Himself Battle of the Network Stars XVII Her Life as a Man (TV) (1984) - Mark Rogers (mini) TV-Series (1984) - Mike Donovan V: The Final Battle TV-Series (1984) - Mike Donovan - V (1984–1985)... aka V: The Series Dallas TV-Series (1978) - Matt Cantrell - (1986) (TV) (1987) - Lt. Cmdr. Tom Hardison — in episode: # 4.21 - "Past Tense" - 27 May 1987 Hotel (TV) (1987) - Bruce Shades of Love: Indigo Autumn The Twilight Zone (TV) (1988) - Monty Hanks — in episode: # 3.2 - "Extra Innings" - 1 October 1988 (TV) (1988) - Ray McGuinness — in episode: # 8.6 - "Love Song of Abigail Marsh" - 12 November 1988 Simon & Simon'' The Quest for Power TV-Series (1988) (1988) - Kenny Landruff Born to Race Murder, She Wrote (TV) (1989) - Rick Barton — in episode: # 5.11 - "The Search for Peter Kerry" - 5 February 1989 The Hitchhiker (TV) (1989) - Robert Lewis — in episode 5.8: "Code Liz" - 21 July 1989) High ù Desert Kill (TV) (1989) - Brad Mueller (1990) - Paul Ferguson Watchers II (feature film) (1990) - General Klaus Von Kraut A Man Called Sarge Body Chemistry (1990) - Tom Redding (TV) (1990) - Dan Turner... aka The Raven Red Kiss-Off Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective The Making of ' (1991) - Himself/Dar Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time' (1991) - Krieger Dead Space In the Cold of the Night (1991) - Ken Strom Deadly Game (TV) (1991) - Jake Kellogg (1991) - Dar Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time Batman (TV) (1992) - (voice) Dr. Kirk Langstrom/Man-Bat — in episode: # 1.2 - "On Leather Wings" - 6 September 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV) (1992) - Commander Trask — in episode: # 6.6 - "The Long Rain" - 19 September 1992 Batman" (TV) (1992) - (voice) Dr. Kirk Langstrom/Man-Bat — in episode: # 1.30 - "Tyger Tyger" - 30 October 1992 Highlander (TV) (1992) - Caleb Cole — in episode: # 1.7 - "Mountain Men") 9 November 1992) Batman" (TV) (1992) - (voice) Dr. Kirk Langstrom/Man-Bat — in episode: # 1.37 - "Terror in the Sky" - 12 November 1992 Ultimate Desires (1992) - Jonathan Sullivan... aka Beyond the Silhouette Sweet Justice (1992) - Steve Colton... aka Killer Instincts - (Europe: English title: video title) The Berlin Conspiracy (1992) - Harry Spangler The Sea Wolf (TV) (1993) - Johnson Sirens" (TV) (1994) - Bruce Waller — in episode # 2.1: "Gun Play: Part 1" - 22 September 1994) Sirens" (TV) (1994) - Bruce Waller — in episode: "Gun Play: Part 2"in episode: # 2.2) 29 September 1994) Silk Degrees (1994) - Baker... aka Target Witness - (USA: longer version) Animated Stories from the Bible: Music Video — Volume 1 (1994) - (voice) Adam Victim of Desire (1995) - Peter Starky... aka Implicated Droid Gunner (1995) - Jack Ford... aka Cyberzone - (USA: video title) ... aka Phoenix 2 - (UK) The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest" (TV) (1996) - (voice) Montague — in episode: # 1.12 - "The Alchemist" - 10 September 1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV) (1996) - (voice) Mitchell Stramm — in episode: # 1.15 - "AMOK" - 13 September 1996 (TV) (1996) - Dar... aka Beastmaster III Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus Street Corner Justice (1996) - Mike Justus (1997) - Bob in episode: "Honey, It's Doomsday" - in episode: # 2.3) 10 October 1998) Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (TV) Lancelot: Guardian of Time (1997) - Lancelot du Lac Savate (1997) - Ziegfield Von Trotta... aka The Fighter (TV Series) (1999) - Dartanus (2001–2002) BeastMaster Determination of Death (2001) - Reese Williams L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001) - Sam Steele (2002) - Dr. Martin Gites Angel Blade The Daily Show (TV) (2003) - Himself (7 October 2003) UnConventional (2004) - Himself Snowman's Pass (2004) - Curt Seaver... aka What Lies Above - (USA) The Saga of 'The Beastmaster' (TV) (2005) - Himself The Saga of 'The Beastmaster' (TV) (2005) - (behind the scenes footage) (TV) (2011) - Lars Tremont V Life at the Resort (2011) - Thomas Warfield The Last Letter (2012) - Mr. Haynes (2013) - Charlie Hays House Hunting External links [edit ]