Mark Valley Life story


Mark Thomas Valley is an American film and television actor, best known for his roles as Brad Chase in the TV drama Boston Legal, Oliver Richard in the NBC drama Harry's Law, FBI Special Agent John ...

Mark Thomas Valley (born December 24, 1964) is an American film and television actor, best known for his roles as Brad Chase in the TV drama Boston Legal, Oliver Richard in the NBC drama Harry's Law, FBI Special Agent John Scott in the Fox sci fi series Fringe, Christopher Chance in Fox's action drama Human Target, and Tommy Sullivan in ABC's Body of Proof.

Early life


Valley was born in Ogdensburg, New York. A 1987 graduate from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York with a degree in mathematics.

Career


Military service


He served in Berlin, where he played rugby for the U.S. military team, The Berlin Yanks Rugby Football Club. Valley saw action in Operation Desert Storm as platoon leader detailed from the 18th Engineer Brigade to the 73rd Engineer Company, 3-2 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 7th Transportation Group.

Acting


Valley obtained his first role, on The Innocent (1993), while serving in the U.S. Army in Germany. He landed the role of "Father Pete" on Another World in 1993. He later took over the role of Jack Deveraux on the NBC Daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1994 to 1997. In 2003, Valley played Detective Eddie Arlette, an American police officer in London, on the short-lived Keen Eddie.

He played Brad Chase on Boston Legal, a spinoff of the television series The Practice. Valley also appeared on the television series ER as Richard Lockhart, Abby Lockhart's ex-husband. In 2008 he appeared on Fringe, as FBI agent John Scott. Valley played the lead in Fox's drama Human Target.In 2012, Valley joined ABC's Body of Proof as a series regular. He played Det. Tommy Sullivan, Dana Delany's love interest. He also co-starred alongside Delany in her short-lived series Pasadena in 2001.

Personal life


He has a daughter, Sherri, born in 1987. He married Anna Torv, his Fringe co-star, in December 2008. In April 2010, it was reported that the couple had separated. In 2021, it was reported that the couple divorced back in 2009.

Filmography


Awards and nominations


Boston Legal roleNominated — Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series shared with René Auberjonois, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Candice Bergen, Julie Bowen, Justin Mentell, Rhona Mitra, Monica Potter, William Shatner, and James Spader (2006)

Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series shared with René Auberjonois, Candice Bergen, Craig Bierko, Julie Bowen, William Shatner, and James Spader (2007)

Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series shared with René Auberjonois, Candice Bergen, Julie Bowen, Saffron Burrows, Christian Clemenson, Taraji P. Henson, John Larroquette, William Shatner, James Spader, Tara Summers, Gary Anthony Williams, and Constance Zimmer (2008)Keen Eddie roleNominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star — Male (2003)Human Target roleNominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor — Action (2010)

Radio and podcast appearances


Valley appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on September 14, 2016.

References


External links


Media related to Mark Valley at Wikimedia Commons

Mark Valley at IMDb

Official website

Mark Valley Photos

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