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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Nickname Chaplin
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mark Feuerstein got his break-through on television as a recurring character on the daytime soap opera Loving (1983). Most of the people in his family are lawyers. He was a high school state championship wrestler. He enjoys mountain-biking, wrestling, dancing (hip-hop to salsa) and jogging.

He got the nickname "Chaplin" on the set of Giving It Up (1999) because of his uncanny knack of physical comedy. He even had a physical slapstick back-and-forth with Mel Gibson a year later on the set of What Women Want (2000).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: dane youssef

Spouse (1)

Dana Klein (9 June 2005 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (29)

He was named "It Phoenix" by the June 30th 2000 issue of Entertainment Weekly due to his rise from the ashes after the demise of his NBC sitcom Conrad Bloom (1998).
His brother is a successful real estate attorney.
Graduated from Princeton University class of 1993.
Was named one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003.
Wrote an 193-page school thesis: "Every Man is A King: An Actor's Journal."
When director Nancy Meyers was casting What Women Want (2000) her daughter recognized Feuerstein from Practical Magic (1998) and other endeavors. She insisted that her mother cast him.
Won a full scholarship to the London School of Dramatic Arts and studied with the top clown teacher at Ecole Phillipe Gaulier in France.
Was a wrestler in High School and won the State Championship.
Was given the nickname of "Chaplin" on the set of Giving It Up (1999) for his uncanny knack with physical slapstick by the writer/director Christopher Kublan.
Was dubbed by wags as "Murderer of a thousand sit-coms" and "sit-com kryptonite" due to his lack of success as a lead in Conrad Bloom (1998), The Heart Department (2001), and Good Morning, Miami (2002).
The underrated cult-hit Fired Up (1997) was canceled after a little over a season and a half. The disappointing Conrad Bloom (1998) lasted a little less than a whole season. Good Morning, Miami (2002) marked his first successful TV lead.
Most of the people in his family are lawyers.
Is a constant supporter and activist for AIDS charities.
Most favorite role was the weaselly junior suit in Albert Brooks' The Muse (1999) Most hated role was the short-term sex partner who Cynthia Nixon had to fake orgasms for on Sex and the City (1998).
Was on a panel of judges for a film festival sponsored by Princeton in Hollywood.
Is often photographed either shirtless or wearing a bow-tie.
Top three favorite movies are Annie Hall (1977), The Godfather (1972), and Rocky (1976).
He has played executives in an advertising company dealing with women issues in Conrad Bloom (1998), Giving It Up (1999), and What Women Want (2000).
Sit-com switch-hitter whose best success lies in guest-spots and recurring roles (Caroline in the City (1995), Ally McBeal (1997), The West Wing (1999), and Once and Again (1999)) and has struck out as a regular (Fired Up (1997), Conrad Bloom (1998), and Good Morning, Miami (2002)).
Appeared with Lauren Graham in both Caroline in the City (1995) as the lead's love interests and Conrad Bloom (1998) as the stars.
His mother is named Audrey.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Father of Lila Jane and Frisco Jones.
Is occasionally misidentified as being the son of actor Harvey Fierstein. His father's name is actually Harvey Feuerstein.
[July 2005] Is working on the new medical drama 3 lbs. (2006), exec-produced by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, starring Stanley Tucci. Only 8 episodes were produced, before CBS canceled it.
Currently working on Shut Up and Sing (2006). [October 2005]
Completed production on In Her Shoes (2005). [September 2005]
A New York writer mentioned that even though he was dubbed a "sitcom jinx" in many circles, it never stopped him from being hired for another one. He has remained consistently employed in TV and film for over 25 years.
He is of Eastern European Jewish descent (including ancestors from Odessa and Galicia).

Personal Quotes (7)

(When People Magazine voted him one of the 50 Most Beautiful of 2003, they asked him what beauty products he uses): "The closest thing I use to beauty products is the grease on the pizza from John's Pizzeria."
(On Ashley Williams' character on "Good Morning, Miami): "Her's is a combination of wisdom and innocence."
I just give off this kind of feminine vibe which has... served me so well with women in my life.
In high school, I was a total jock/extracurricular nerd/just plain nerd. When I got to college, I realized that building a resume to get into a good school was no longer necessary. I had already gotten into one. I might as well follow my bliss.
(On working with Penelope Cruz in "Woman On Top"): "I can't say enough nice things about her. She is amazing. You would think, looking at her, "Well, she can't be smart, funny, and a good actress," but she is all these things and more. She's great at imitations, dancing, partying. And she's a great person, too. She doesn't do it for show. One day when we were shooting in Pellerinho, a small town in Bahia, Brazil, we're hanging out on a street corner and there's this little boy who's dirty, dressed in rags, who is begging. She takes him by the hand and walks him to a sandwich shop and buys him two roast beef sandwiches. There's no one around, writing an article about her, this is just Penelope being herself."
Once you become an actor, it's important to take care of yourself. I live in Santa Monica, where I can mountain bike, hike and go running on the beach. I like a nice sunset jog.
(On "In Her Shoes"): "It's not a chick flick. Guys should go see this movie because if anybody has a brother out there or is interested in their relationship with their family - or enjoys seeing Cameron Diaz in a bikini - this will appeal to you."

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