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Born in Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth NameMark Gordon Wheaton
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Mark Wheaton was born on December 29, 1975 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Friday the 13th (2009), The Messengers (2007) and American Dream (2021). He has been married to Lauren Kisilevsky since June 2005.

Family (1)

Spouse Lauren Kisilevsky (June 2005 - present)

Trivia (11)

Wrote for a number of film magazines including Fangoria, Total Film, SFX, Shivers, Starburst, Planet Movie and others before becoming a screenwriter.
Attended the University of Texas at Austin (B.A. in English) and Indiana University (M.F.A. in Playwriting)
Wrote over 1,000 questions for Fangoria's "Reel Scary Trivia" computer game.
Is writing the horror comic "The Cleaners" for Dark Horse Comics.
Is writing the horror video games "Devil's Night" and "F.E.A.R. 2" for Vivendi Games.
In 2015, Wheaton's adaptation of his novella "Adversary" won a fellowship to the PGA's Power of Diversity Producers Workshop with producer Connie Brammeier.
In 2013, Wheaton's adaptation of his novel "Sunday Billy Sunday" won a fellowship to Film Independent's Directing Lab with Croatian filmmaker Morna Ciraki.
In 2007, Wheaton was selected for a writing residency in Paris by the Franco American Cultural Fund and the Ile de France Film Commission based on his unproduced script, "The Hijab.".
In 2016, Wheaton's debut crime novel, "Fields of Wrath," was released by Amazon Publishing's Mystery/Thriller imprint, Thomas & Mercer and sold over 150,000 copies in its first month of release becoming the #2 bestselling book on all of Amazon for the month of January. He was subsequently contracted to write two sequels, "City of Strangers," coming out in Sept., 2016 and "Wages of Sin," to arrive in early 2017.
In 2019, Wheaton's science fiction novel, "Emily Eternal," made the Financial Times's Best Books of the Summer List.
Is autistic. The main characters of much of his fiction-dogs, priests, artificial consciousnesses, ghosts-are explorations of non-neurotypical experiences.

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