He graduated from the NZ Drama School some 20 years ago and worked extensively in professional theatre before embarking on a successful television career appearing in over 20 different series including the ‘Billy T James Show’ ‘Issues’ with McPhail and Gadsby, ‘That Comedy Show’ ‘Comedy Central’ and ‘Newsflash’.
He has also graced our screens in ‘What Now’, ‘Shortland Street’, ‘Celebrity Squares’, and ‘The Mean Team on Sports night’. And more recently in ‘Amazing Extraordinary Friends’
Mark has won two NZ Film and Television awards both for Best Performance. He is also a talented improvisor, being a regional, national and international Theatresports champion. He has represented NZ at Improv festivals in Sydney, New York and Amsterdam.
Mark is a professional speaker, conference facilitator and M.C. He has hosted many live and televised events; including ‘The New Zealand Film Awards’, ‘The Comedyfest Gala’, ‘Inside New Zealand’, ‘The Radio Awards’, ‘The ALAC Sports Awards’ and ‘The Smokefree Stage Challenge’. At present, Mark is in high demand in the corporate field as an entertainer, MC and presenter coach.
For many years Mark has been involved with a number of charity organisations. In 1999 Mark was made a New Zealand Ambassador of Variety International-The Children’s Charity, and in 2007 received a Presidential Citation for 10 years of service to Variety.
Despite all of this, Mark is perhaps most well known as New Zealand’s original “ODD-FELLOW”
• After Dinner Entertainment
• Master of Ceremonies
• Product Launches
“Mark has the rare ability to engage with a large cross section of people throughout our business. Through his various personas, wit, engaging style and professionalism he stands out as a world class talent” Rob Fyfe, CEO, Air New Zealand
“I have worked with Mark on numerous conferences and product launches. His work is of the highest standard and he combines commercial professionalism with brilliant humour. It works with all audiences. He is our first choice and I would recommend him without hesitation” Steve Rieger, General Manager Vodafone NZ
“Your professionalism and fresh approach in each of the three locations was fundamental to the success of the overall event. Feedback from around the country has been fantastic.” Russell Hewitt - MD, Hewlett Packard N.Z.
“We are very appreciative of the great job you did at our breakfast. We have received so many comments complimenting your performance and you were influential in making the whole morning a great success. Thank you very much for you professionalism and outstanding humour” Graham Darlow, GM Engineering Fletcher Construction Co.