Oct. 28th, 1960
Park Forest, Illinois, USA
Mark Derwin's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Accepted
2005 - Dirty Deeds
1999 - The Minus Man
Guest TV Roles
Attorney Michael Eaves
Attorney James Mandelbaum
Major James McDonald
Derwin attended the State University of New York at Cobleskill, but was kicked out after one semester. He briefly worked at IBM and worked a series of odd jobs before moving to Los Angeles.
After recurring roles on the shows Hardball and Days of our Lives, and a prolific career in commercials (including a notable spot as the "Fiesta" cigarette man in Mexico), Derwin was cast in his first contract role as Adrian Hunter on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. Derwin was on the show from 1989 to 1990, and was featured in a high-profile storyline as a grifter and, ultimately, a murderer.
His next role was on the long-running soap opera Guiding Light as detective A.C. Mallet. Derwin played the character from 1990 to 1993. During his time there, the role of Mallet became a leading character. Derwin became romantically involved with costar Beth Ehlers during his stint at GL; the couple decided to leave the show together in 1993. (Derwin and Ehlers subsequently broke up.)
Derwin returned to daytime television in the role of Dr. Ben Davidson on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live (1999–2002, 2004, 2008). He was again paired in a high profile leading role, this time as the love interest of the show's star, Erika Slezak. His character was eventually discovered to be the son of show patriarch Asa Buchanan.
Derwin co-starred alongside Bonnie Hunt in the non-traditional primetime sitcom, Life with Bonnie, which was partly improvised. He recently was seen in the teen comedy Accepted (2006), playing the father of protagonist Bartleby Gaines (played by Justin Long).
In 2006 he was seen on How I Met Your Mother, playing Greg. Currently, Derwin plays George Juergens on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Most recently he had a recurring role on season 7 of 24 as "Joe", an advisor to President Allison Taylor (played by Cherry Jones).
- Despite his contracts, his "One Life to Live" character Dr. Ben Davidson was killed off mere weeks before "Life with Bonnie" was cancelled.
- His character in "One Life to Live", Dr. Ben Davidson, was put in a coma so he could play Dr. Mark Molloy in "Life with Bonnie", with an option to return if and when the sitcom goes off the air.
- Once dated/lived with Guiding Light co-star 'Beth Ehlers' (qv)
- Worked with Bonnie Hunt twice - on "The Bonnie Hunt Show" and "Life With Bonnie".