Mark Valley Biography

Mark Valley is an American actor best known for his role in the series ‘Boston Legal.’ Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: December 24, 1964

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 55 Years, 55 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Also Known As: Mark Thomas Valley

Born in: Ogdensburg, New York

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'11" (180 cm), 5'11" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Anna Torv (m. 2008–2009)

father: Michael Valley

mother: Martha Valley

siblings: Jennifer Valley (sister), Lynne Valley (sister), Marnie Valley (sister)

children: Sherri Ann Valley

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: United States Military Academy

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Mark Valley is an American actor best known for playing the role of Brad Chase in the TV drama series ‘Boston Legal’, Christopher Chance in the action drama ‘Human Target’ and Oliver Richard in the series ‘Harry's Law’. He is also known for appearing as a series regular in 'Fringe', 'Body of Proof', 'Keen Eddie', 'Pasadena' and 'Days of Our Lives'. Besides these, the actor has also acted in a number of other TV programs including 'Once and Again', 'ER', 'Crisis', 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', 'The 4400' and 'Swingtown'. Valley, who is also a film actor, has appeared in the movies 'The Innocent', 'Breast Men', 'The Next Best Thing' and 'Zero Dark Thirty'. Very few people know that he is also a voice artist who has provided voice to a handful of animated films, such as 'Shrek the Third', 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns' and 'Ferdinand'. Valley is a three-time Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee and a two-time Teen Choice Awards nominee as of early 2018.

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  • Mark Valley first appeared on the big screen in 1993, in the flick ‘The Innocent’. He then began appearing in the series ‘Days of Our Lives’. He did the movie ‘Breast Men’ in 1997. Soon after this, he appeared in the drama ‘Brimstone’. The actor then got featured in the films ‘The Next Best Thing’ and ‘Jericho’ in 2000. The same year, he began playing Will Gluck and Richard Lockhart in ‘Once and Again’ and ‘ER’ respectively. After this, he had a lead role on the series ‘Pasadena’.
  • Valley appeared in an episode of ‘Spin City’ in 2002. The following year, he joined the cast of ‘Keen Eddie’ as a series regular. From 2004 to 2007, he portrayed the character of Brad Chase in the series ‘Boston Legal’. During this time, he also did voice work for the animated flick ‘Shrek the Third’. Soon after this, the actor had a regular role in the drama ‘Fringe’.
  • In 2010, he was cast as Christopher Chance in the series ‘Human Target’. A year later, he was cast as Oliver Richard in ‘Harry's Law’, a role he played till 2012. During this time, Valley also appeared in the movies ‘Stolen’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’. He then voiced Clark Kent/Superman for the animated film ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns’ in 2013. That year, he also acted in the series ‘Body of Proof’. After this, he had roles in the dramas ‘Crisis’ and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’. More recently, the American artist voiced Duque Dodo in the flick ‘Ferdinand’ in 2017. The same year, he appeared in an episode each of ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ and ‘Bloodline.’
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Personal Life
  • Mark Valley was born on December 24, 1964, in Ogdensburg, New York, USA, to Martha and Michael Valley. He has three sisters, Jennifer, Lynne, and Marnie, out of who two are actresses. He attended the United States Military Academy and graduated from there with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and engineering. Valley married actress Anna Torv in 2008. However, the couple separated a year later.
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