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Mark Jenkins

Professor Emeritus, Acting

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1961-1965 University of Wyoming, Theatre Major

Mark Jenkins, Professor Emeritus, has had a long professional career in New York, Hollywood, and regional theatres around the country. He made his professional debut with the New York Shakespeare Festival and has worked on Broadway and off-Broadway. His film and television credits include The Andromeda Strain, Riverrun, Apocolypse Now; guest starring roles on many major television series: Hawaii Five-0, Then Came Bronson, Medical Center, The FBI, Barnaby Jones, etc. Regional theatre roles include playing Biff in Death of a Salesman at Seattle Rep, Still Life, Husbandry, and The Waverly Gallery at The Empty Space Theatre; The Wild Duck, A Doll's House, Duet for One and The Seahorse at Intiman, Cat's Paw at the Old Globe, etc. He played Hans Blix in the 2007 production of David Hare's Stuff Happens at ACT in Seattle and plays an ex-KGB spy in the forthcoming feature The Spy and the Sparrow, recently shown at the Seattle International Film Festival.; He is a life-time member of the Actors Studio and co-founded Seattle's Freehold Theatre Lab in 1991. He has collaborated with Russian Stanislavski master, Leonid Anisimov in Russia, Japan and the U.S. and with the Ilkhom Theatre in Tashkent Uzbekistan. He was instrumental in bringing the Ilkhom Theatre company to Seattle's ACT Theatre and to the UW in the spring of 2008 and is returning to Ilkhom to work and teach in the summer of 2009. His McCarthy era play All Powers Necessary and Convenient has been produced by the School of Drama and was published by the University of Washington Press.

Mark retired from the UW in June 2018.

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