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Biography

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 5 June 1951Hamilton, Texas, USA
Birth NameMarcus Frank Harelik

Mini Bio (1)

Mr. Harelik, a native Texan, grew up in the only Jewish family in the small town of Hamilton in central Texas, where his two biographical plays, The Immigrant and The Legacy, take place.

With Randal Myler, he co-wrote Hank Williams:Lost Highway, a biographical musical about the life of the country singer Hank Williams.

The Immigrant, The Musical, is based upon his play.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mark Harelik

Spouse (1)

Spencer Kayden (October 2004 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Portraying lawyers and other people of authority

Trivia (11)

Played the character, "Judas" in three shows at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts: "Godspell", "Jesus Christ, Superstar" and Robert Patrick's play, "Judas".
The birth of his first child (Haskell Ace Harelik) was documented in the zine "The East Village Inky," issue 28.
Comic wife, Spencer Kayden, was associated with the late-nite satire, MADtv (1995) in 1995.
Wrote the book for the new musical "The Immigrant," based upon his play. In 2002, the musical adaptation played at the Denver Center Theater, and The Coconut Grove in Miami.
Artistic advisor at the American National Theatre.
His 1991 play "The Immigrant," a telling of his Jewish grandparents' immigration to rural Texas and their first thirty years of life there, was the most widely produced play in the country. It has had presentations done at nearly every major theater in the country, among them, the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, The Westwood Playhouse in Los Angeles, Theater Forty in Los Angeles, A.C.T. in San Francisco, the Denver Center Theater Company, The Alley Theater in Houston, and well over a hundred more theaters in cities and towns nationwide.
A native Texan who grew up in the only Jewish family in the small town of Hamilton in central Texas, where his two biographical plays "The Immigrant" and its sequel, "The Legacy," take place.
Younger brother, Matt Harelik, plays piano for country singer Johnny Lee of Urban Cowboy (1980) fame; best-known for his number one country hit: "Lookin For Love".
He was nominated for a 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "The Beard of Avon", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
He was nominated for a 2004 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for "The Light in the Piazza", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Brother-in-law of Michael Almereyda.

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