Mark graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in Liberal Arts and is a third generation Austinite. He completed a two year meisner program in Austin taught by current Penn State MFA professor Richard Robichaux. Mark has continued his training over the years including A-list acting coaches Stephen Bridgewater and Gerry Grennell. Mark has starred in numerous commercials for national and regional brands and has worked in film and television in Texas, Utah and Louisiana. His 19 year old rescue cat Clementine once starred with him in a Purina Cat Chow national commercial.