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Mark Valley

Highest Rated:   96% Nanking (2007)
Lowest Rated:   16% Stolen (2012)
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Hunky soap star Mark Valley felt the bite of the acting bug in high school, but the young man's long-term plans didn't include the bright lights of Hollywood. After graduation, Valley attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he earned a degree in mathematics before being stationed in Germany for the better part of five years. The soldier also put his training into action as part of the ground forces in Operation Desert Storm, but it was in Berlin that a talent agent noticed his photogenic face and charismatic nature. The agent convinced Valley to explore the artistic talent he'd noticed so many years before, and he took up the acting profession when his tour of duty ended. The agent helped Valley land small roles on German television while he studied his new craft at the Etage School of Arts. With a few credits on his resumé, Valley then headed back to the States, where he scored a role in the 1993 John Schlesinger film The Innocent, and a role on the soap opera Another World. It was a part on another soap, however, that would earn Valley a loyal fan base. In 1994, he assumed a prominent role on Days of Our Lives, playing Jack Deveraux. Even though three other actors had played the part before, Valley rose to the occasion, winning the hearts of skeptical fans. He would continue to play the role until 1997, at which point he explored his new professional freedom by taking supporting roles in a variety of movies such as The Siege, Some Girl, and The Next Best Thing. As the new millennium began, a slew of TV appearances carried Valley from project to project as he assumed a regular role as the bad-news ex-husband of Maura Tierney on ER, and a government agent on The 4400. Then in 2003, Valley landed his first starring role in a prime-time show, Keen Eddie. He was cast as the titular New York City police detective, Eddie Arlette, who follows the trail of several criminals to London where he then works together with law enforcement during an extended stay. Co-starring with him in the series was soon-to-be up-and-coming actress Sienna Miller, playing his unexpected flatmate. Only a handful of episodes of the series aired on Fox before it was canceled, but it fared better when it was later shown on Bravo, including the episodes that had never been aired on network TV. Wasting no time, Valley soon found another regular TV role the following year, playing attorney Brad Chase on the quirky drama Boston Legal. He was able to hold his own alongside big-name veteran actors James Spader and William Shatner, and the show proved to be a major success. In 2006, Valley signed on to appear in Nanking, Bill Guttentag's documentary about the 1937 massacre of the Chinese city.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground
  • Steve
2017
No Score Yet Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream
  • Steve Marek
2015
No Score Yet The Lost Boy
  • Greg Harris
2015
No Score Yet Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
  • Actor
2013
92% Zero Dark Thirty
  • C-130 Pilot
$95.8M 2013
16% Stolen
  • Fletcher
$0.3M 2012
96% Nanking
  • Stage Manager
$46k 2007
41% Shrek the Third
  • Cyclops
$320.8M 2007
No Score Yet Jericho
  • Jericho
2001
20% The Next Best Thing
  • Cardiologist
2000
44% The Siege
  • FBI Agent Mike Johanssen
1998
No Score Yet Some Girl
  • Police Officer
1998
No Score Yet George Wallace
  • Bobby Kennedy
1997
25% The Innocent
  • Tunnel Technician
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Famous in Love
2017
  • Grant Devon
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Frank Zagar
  • 2016
No Score Yet Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
2014
  • Dr. Harris
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Jack Willman Daniel Shaw
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2001
61% Crisis
2014
  • Widener CIA Director Widener
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Jason
  • 2014
No Score Yet Body of Proof
2011-2013
  • Det. Tommy Sullivan
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
92% Fringe
2008-2013
  • Capt. Windmark John Scott Lincoln Lee
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
19% Are You There, Chelsea?
2012
  • Chris
  • 2012
43% Harry's Law
2011-2012
  • Oliver Oliver Richard
  • 2012
  • 2011
79% Human Target
2010-2011
  • Christopher Chance
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Jake Keegan
  • 2007
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Brad Chase
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Richard Lockhart
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000

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