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McDermott, Dylan 1961(?)–

McDermott, Dylan 1961(?)–

(Mark McDermott)


Original name, Mark Anthony McDermott; born October 26, 1961 (some sources cite 1962), in Waterbury, CT; son of Richard "Mac" (a bartender and saloon owner) and Diane McDermott; former stepson of Eve Ensler (a playwright, actress, and activist); married Shiva Rose Afshar (an actress), November 19, 1995; children: Colette, Charlotte Rose. Education: Fordham University, B.A., 1983; trained at Neighborhood Playhouse and studied with Sanford Meisner. Avocational Interests: Writing poetry, shopping.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Judy Hofflund, Hofflund/Polone, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Cari Ross, I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actor and director. Appeared in commercials. Worked as a busboy and a waiter and in a junkyard.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Q Award nominations, best actor in a quality drama series, Viewers for Quality Television, 1998 and 2000, Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actor in a television drama series, 1999, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a drama series, 1999, Golden Satellite Award nominations, best performance by an actor in a television drama series, International Press Academy, 1999 and 2000, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, 1999, 2000, and 2001, and Golden Globe Award nominations, best performance by an actor in a television drama series, 2000 and 2001, all for The Practice.


Television Appearances; Series:

Robert G. "Bobby" Donnell, The Practice, ABC, 1997–2003.

Narrator, Legal Action, The Learning Channel, beginning 2001.

Host, Music behind Bars, VH1, beginning 2002.

FBI agent Max Canary, The Grid, TNT and BBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Vic Rothman, The Neon Empire, Showtime, 1989.

Host, The 100 Greatest Songs of Rock and Roll, VH1, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

McComas, Into the Badlands, USA Network, 1991.

Peter Caswell, The Fear Inside, Showtime, 1992.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Comic Relief VIII, HBO, 1998.

The American Red Cross Holiday Music Spectacular, Fox, 1999.

Influences: From Yesterday to Today, CBS, 1999.

Host, Hidden Victims: Children of Domestic Violence, Lifetime, 2000.

Presenter, A Home for the Holidays, CBS, 2000.

Men Strike Back (also known as VH1: Men Strike Back), VH1, 2000.

(In archive footage) Himself, Sex and the City: A Farewell, HBO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 14th Annual CableACE Awards, Lifetime, 1993.

American Film Institute Salute to Clint Eastwood, ABC, 1996.

Presenter, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1997.

Presenter, The 50th Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998.

Presenter, The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards, VH1, 1998.

Screen Actors Guild Fourth Annual Awards, TNT, 1998.

Presenter, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999.

Presenter, The 1999 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 1999.

Presenter, TV Guide Awards, Fox, 1999.

Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute, TNT, 1999.

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1999.

Host, First Annual Laureus Sports Awards, TNT, 2000.

Presenter, The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2000.

VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, VH1, 2000, 2001.

Presenter, The Seventh Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2001.

Presenter, The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, "Broadway Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre," American Masters, PBS, 1989.

George, "This'll Kill Ya," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1992.

Robert G. "Bobby" Donnell, "The Inmates," Ally Mc-Beal, Fox, 1998.

Robert G. "Bobby" Donnell, "These Are the Days," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998.

Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's" Sin City Spectacular"), fX Channel, 1998.

Tom, "Heart Like a Wheelchair," Will & Grace, NBC, 2003.

Robert G. "Bobby" Donnell, "Cheers (a.k.a. Adjourned: Series Finale)," The Practice, ABC, 2004.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, multiple appearances between 1997 and 2002.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998, 1999.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1999.

Intimate Portrait: Holly Hunter, Lifetime, 2001.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001.

Intimate Portrait: Eve Ensler, Lifetime, 2003.

Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Robert G. "Bobby" Donnell, The Practice, ABC, 1997.

Television Director; Episodic:

The Practice, ABC, episodes beginning c. 1999.

Film Appearances:

Sergeant Terry Frantz, Hamburger Hill, Paramount, 1987.

Vince Holloway, The Blue Iguana (also known as La iguana azul), Paramount, 1988.

Chris, Twister, Strand Releasing, 1989.

Jackson Latcherie, Steel Magnolias, TriStar, 1989.

Moses "Mo" Baxter, Hardware (also known as M.A.R.K. 13), Miramax, 1990.

Bruce Simmons, Where Sleeping Dogs Lie, c. 1991.

Agent Al D'Andrea, In the Line of Fire, Columbia, 1993.

Bryan edford, Miracle on 34th Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

John Stark, The Cowboy Way, Universal, 1994.

Sal Torri, Jersey Girl, Triumph Releasing, 1994.

Julian Goddard, Destiny Turns on the Radio, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Leo Fish, Home for the Holidays, Paramount, 1995.

Nick Dawkan, 'Til There Was You, Paramount, 1997.

Charles Newman, Three to Tango, Warner Bros., 1999.

Leander McNelly, Texas Rangers, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2000.

David Lind, Wonderland (also known as The Wonderland Murders), Lions Gate Films, 2003.

(Uncredited) Jacob Woods, Runaway Jury, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Peter Gatien, Party Monster, Strand Releasing, 2003.

Jake Salamander, Unbeatable Harold, The Syndicate, 2005.

Lazerov, Edison, Nu-Image, c. 2005.

Doug, Mistress of Spices, Entertainment Film Distributors, 2006.

Harry Lesser, The Tenants, Millennium Films, 2006.

Roy, The Messengers (also known as Untitled Pang Brothers Horror Project), Columbia, 2006.

Film Producer:

The Tenants, Millennium Films, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Believe It, See It, Survival, 1977.

(As Mark McDermott) Biloxi Blues, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, c. 1985–86.

Title role, Scooncat, Samuel Beckett Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Tom Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1990–91.

Floating Rhonda and the Glue Man, 1995.

Also appeared in a production of Golden Boy.

Stage Work:

Director, Short Eyes, 1994.



In the Line of Fire: The Ultimate Sacrifice, Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment, 2000.



Cosmopolitan, April, 1994, p. 102; April, 1998, p. 194.

Entertainment Weekly, August 6, 1993, pp. 20-21.

Movieline, September, 2000, pp. 48-53, 95.

Parade, August 15, 1999, pp. 4-5.

People Weekly, May 11, 1998, p. 144; May 8, 2000, p. 174.

TV Guide, February 26, 2000, pp. 18-23; January 10, 2004, p. 10.


CNN Online,, July 19, 2004.

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