Mark is a relatively obscure Canadian actor who's most famous for playing a hockey player in the Canadian show Power Play and the Groosalugg in the American series Angel. He was born on Valentine's Day (though the year is something of a mystery), moved to Hong Kong when he was 13 and lived there for four and a half years, has an Honors BA in Political Science, and got his start in improv comedy. He's also an accomplished swimmer and diver, and I have it on good authority that he is indeed just as nice as he looks.
His IMDB page
A nice interview at Sci-Fi Online
And an interview at City Of Angel
I picked him up when I was writing in The Establishment because I wanted a very happy, athletic, easy-going, angst-free pup, and he seemed perfect. When I left that game, I didn't want to give up the character, so I've been exploring a couple of AUs with him. Est!Mark is still probably my favorite of them, but this one (hkverse) is growing on me too... :)
I think he's really cute, nice to fans (see first two pictures below) and in contention with Viggo for the World's Best Smile.
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exhibit four (the dimples!)