Mark Pellegrino

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Mark Pellegrino
Mark Pellegrino LA Supernatural Con 2010 (cropped).jpg
Born(1965-04-09) April 9, 1965 (age 49)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationActor
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 49)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationActor
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 Dexter as Paul Bennett, Lost as Jacob, Supernatural as Lucifer, and on season one of Being Human as Bishop. He also starred as Jedikiah Price in The CW series The Tomorrow People.

Career[edit]

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. He also is featured in "National Treasure" as the background FBI agent known as Agent Johnson.

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, until Sam was cured of his insanity.

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.

He starred as Jedikiah Price in The CW series The Tomorrow People.

Personal life[edit]

Pellegrino is an adherent of Objectivism, a philosophy created by Russian-American writer Ayn Rand.[2] Pellegrino does not identify as a libertarian; though he considers this description to be the closest to his political views, he considers libertarianism to be an anarchist political ideology, and has distanced himself from this ideology, describing himself solely as an Objectivist, stating that he sees a place for government in society.[3][4][5][6] He has described his political views, instead, as classical liberalism,[7] and has also described himself as a radical capitalist.[4]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
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
2004SpartanConvict
TwistedJimmy Schmidt
National TreasureAgent Johnson
2005CapoteDick Hickock
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationElliot Perolta
2006CaffeineTom
The UnitGary SotoTV series
DexterPaul BennettTV series
2007The Number 23Kyle Flinch
Without a TraceSadik MarkuTV series
Grey's AnatomyChrisSeason 4 Episode 1 "A Change Is Gonna Come"
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
Locke & KeyRendell LockeUnaired pilot
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"
2013-2014The Tomorrow PeopleJedikiah PriceMain role
2013The Trials of Cate McCallFilm, Post-production

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