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Mark Casimir Dyniewicz Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA
Nicknames Dino
Dean
Caz
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mark Casimir Dyniewicz was born on April 29, 1971 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on American Horror Story (2011), Jonah Hex (2010) and Argo (2012). He was previously married to Terri Sandberg.

Spouse (1)

Terri Sandberg (24 October 1994 - 1999) (divorced)

Trivia (27)

His parents Carol Ann Freitag-Dyniewicz & Mark Casimir Dyniewicz Sr. were killed in a flash flood while vacationing in Hawaii when he was eight years old.
Worked 8 years as an accountant before attending acting classes at The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
Lost his sense of smell when he was 10 years old.
After his parents' death, he & siblings were raised together by their grandparents Harold & Virginia Freitag in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Moved to Hollywood, California on August 1, 2006 to pursue an acting career.
His last name "Dyniewicz" can be pronounced two different ways: Most commonly in North America - "Den-a-witz" or from the name's origin in Poland - "Din-yay-vich".
He photo tested and was considered to provide the "Beowulf Physique" for Ray Winstone in the motion-capture/CGI adaptation of Beowulf (2007).
Attended acting classes at The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
Performed on stage in San Francisco before moving to Hollywood, CA.
Studied acting with Cliff Osmond in San Francisco.
Trained at The Ivana Chubbuck Studio in Los Angeles, California under Yonda Davis.
Trained under Rebecca Kitt in Los Angeles, California.
Earned an accounting degree in 1995 while attending Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota.
Within one month of arriving in Los Angeles he was hired to work 21 days to play the role of a hotel guest and gambler during the filming of Ocean's Thirteen (2007) at Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, California.
Auditioned to be a member of Blue Man Group.
Favorite performance by an actor: Robert Powell in "Jesus of Nazareth"(1977).
Favorite movies include Some Like It Hot (1959) and School of Rock (2003).
Has a holy cross tattoo with his father's initials on his left shoulder and his mother's initials on his right shoulder.
Hollywood, California, acting in the Ethos Theatre production of "Gods" playing the part of Hades - God of The Underworld. [May 2007]
On stage in Hollywood, California performing in Solaris Prod's adaptation of H.G. Wells' "Time Machine", playing Marveck the Morlock - directed by Philip Abatecola and produced by/starring Julian Bane. [January 2008]
Hollywood, California, acting in The Ethos Theatre production of "Romeo & Juliet" playing the part of Friar Lawrence. [February 2007]
Favorite actors include Patrick Swayze and Gary Oldman.
Favorite actresses include Jessica Lange, Anne Bancroft, Faye Dunaway, and Juliette Lewis.
Close friends with Colin Bird and Megan Franich.
Added a tattoo above his heart with initials "MDD" over a holy cross. When his mother Carol Ann Freitag-Dyniewicz was killed, she was six months pregnant with a boy to be named Matthew David Dyniewicz.
Close friend Aaron Boyum and cousin Kevin Paul Dillon had an influence on his interest in the film industry.

Personal Quotes (1)

One of the many things I am so incredibly grateful and thankful for my acting teachers and coaches in my life,.........they all said one of a few things in common: "No matter how big or small the role, on stage or film, read the entire play (or screenplay) over and over so you know it like the back of your hand".

Salary (3)

Ocean's Thirteen (2007) $1,995 .00
Necessary Evil (2008) $50 .00
American Horror Story (2011) $5,850 .00

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