Mark Pellegrino

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Mark Pellegrino
Mark Pellegrino LA Supernatural Con 2010 (cropped).jpg
Born(1965-04-09) April 9, 1965 (age 48)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Years active1987–present
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Mark Pellegrino
Mark Pellegrino LA Supernatural Con 2010 (cropped).jpg
Born(1965-04-09) April 9, 1965 (age 48)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Years active1987–present

Mark Ross Pellegrino (born April 9, 1965) is an American actor of film and television. He is best known for his work on Lost as Jacob, Supernatural as Lucifer, and on season one of Being Human as Bishop.


Pellegrino starred as Rita's abusive ex-con former husband Paul on Showtime's Dexter; and later as Lucifer on Supernatural and as the mysterious near-immortal Jacob on ABC's Lost. He has appeared on the television series Northern Exposure, ER, Without a Trace, The X-Files, NYPD Blue, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Knight Rider. He also is well known as the "Blond Thug" who stuffs The Dude's head down the toilet and drops his bowling ball, breaking the floor tile, in the cult film The Big Lebowski.

In March 2009, Pellegrino was cast on the ABC series Lost for an appearance in the final episode of the fifth season, to play the role of the mysterious Jacob. Although the press release for the episode refers to his character simply as "Man No. 1," the episode revealed that Pellegrino portrayed Jacob, a mysterious character pivotal to the show's plot.[1] On June 26, 2009 it was also announced that Pellegrino was cast in a recurring role as Lucifer in the fifth season of the CW series Supernatural until he was returned to his prison, returning in the seventh season as a hallucination of protagonist Sam Winchester due to his mental damage after he spent a year in the Cage (though evidence shows that Sam was more than likely, in fact, protected by Lucifer whilst in the Cage and tortured by Michael), until Sam was cured of his insanity. He is likely to return to the show in season 9, if not for him being busy with The Tomorrow People.

He portrayed the vampire "Bishop" in the SyFy horror series Being Human in the first season, and also reprises the role in season 2 and 3 as both flashbacks and hallucinations.

Personal life[edit]

Pellegrino lives in Los Angeles with his wife Tracy Aziz. He is a teacher at the repertory theater company "Playhouse West", a west coast division of Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Pellegrino was baptized as a born-again Christian in his mid-20s and remains outspoken about his conservative politics.


1987Fatal BeautyFrankenstein
Death Wish 4: The CrackdownPunk
1989No Holds BarredRandy
Doogie Howser, M.D.DudeTV series
1990Prayer of the RollerboysBango
Tales from the CryptPunkTV series
1991Blood and ConcreteBart
1992Northern ExposureRolf HauserTV series
Lethal Weapon 3Billy Phelps
1994ViperYuriTV movie pilot
Knight Rider 2010Robert LeeTV movie
1996ERNathan ConleyTV series
The SentinelRayTV series
1997The Lost World: Jurassic ParkTourist #6
NYPD BlueFran WatkinsTV series
1998The Big LebowskiBlond Treehorn Thug
A Murder of CrowsProf. Arthur Corvus
NYPD BlueStanley StreulTV series S06E04
1999Word of MouthDarrow
The X FilesDerwood SpinksTV series
2000Drowning MonaMurph Calzone
2001Say It Isn't SoJimmy Mitchelson
Mulholland DriveJoe Messing
The BeastBobby James/Robert TibideauTV series
2002NYPD BlueSteve DansickTV series
Mother GhostWaiter
2003The HuntedDale Hewitt
CSI: MiamiJed GoldTV series
TwistedJimmy Schmidt
National TreasureAgent Johnson
2005CapoteDick Hickock
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationElliot Perolta
The UnitGary SotoTV series
DexterPaul BennettTV series
2007The Number 23Kyle Flinch
Without a TraceSadik MarkuTV series
Grey's AnatomyChrisTV series
Burn NoticeQuentin KingTV series
2008Knight RiderWalt CoopertonTV series
ChuckFulcrum AgentSeason 2 Episode 7 "Chuck Versus the Fat Lady"
Numb3rsTim HamerTV series
Prison BreakPatrick VikanSeason 4 Episode 13 "Deal or No Deal"

Season 4 Episode 14 "Just Business"

Criminal MindsLt. EvansTV series
2009An American AffairGraham Caswell
Disappearing In AmericaBodyguard
Two:ThirteenJohn Tyler
SupernaturalNick/Lucifer/HalluciferTV series; 5th season, 7th season
Ghost WhispererBen TillmanTV series
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationBruno CurtisTV series
The MentalistVaughn McBrideTV series
LostJacobTV series
2010CSI: MiamiGreg CalomarTV series
2011Being HumanBishopTV series; Season 1 main cast
The CloserGavin Q. Baker IIITV series; 7th season
Breakout KingsVirgil DowningTV series
2012ChuckFulcrum AgentSeason 5 Episode 13 "Chuck Versus the Goodbye"
Hemingway & GellhornMax EastmanTV movie
CastleTom DempseySeason 4 Episode 14 "The Blue Butterfly"
Being HumanBishopTV series; season 2 recurring cast
GrimmJarold KampferSeason 2 Episode 3 "Bad Moon Rising"
RevolutionJeremy Baker4 Episodes; recurring role
Person of InterestDaniel DrakeSeason 2 Episode 8 "Til Death"
2013–presentThe Tomorrow PeopleJedikiah PriceMain role
2013The Trials of Cate McCallFilm, Post-production


  1. ^ "Lost Casts Dexter Baddie as Mysterious "Man No. 1"". Retrieved 2009-03-30. 

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