Marcus Frank Harelik
June 5, 1951 Occupation Actor, playwright Years active 1983-present Spencer Kayden (2004-present) Children 1
Marcus Frank Harelik (born June 5, 1951) is an American television, film, and stage actor, and playwright.
Harelik was born in
In 1909, Harelik's
Russian Jewish grandfather, Haskell Harelik—upon whom Harelik's 1985 play, The Immigrant, is based—immigrated to Galveston, Texas.  
In 1987, he moved to Los Angeles where he co-wrote, with Randal Myler,
In 1990, he worked in the Hank Williams: Lost Highway.  Howard Korder play Search and Destroy  and the William Ball play  Cherry Orchard. 
Harelik has appeared in the films
, Election , Jurassic Park III , and Eulogy ; He was the voice of Rogers in For Your Consideration , and he has played parts on the television series The Swan Princess , Seinfeld , Wings , Grace Under Fire , Will & Grace , NCIS , Boy Meets World , Breaking Bad , Bones and five episodes of the first season of Six Feet Under as Dr. The Big Bang Theory Eric Gablehauser. He also played Sara Tancredi's lawyer in . He appeared on the series finale of Prison Break , in a 2002 episode of Cheers Joss Whedon's as Count Kurushu, and " Angel Counterpoint" an episode of . He also appeared in five episodes of short-lived NBC series Star Trek: Voyager . Awake 
In 2015, he appeared under his own name as an actor hired by the
Heavenly host to play God then later as God himself in the TV series .
Harelik appeared in the Broadway musical
. The Light in the Piazza Harelik's play,  The Immigrant, has been well-received, and was adapted into a  musical of the same name.
In 1997, he released a sequel,
The Legacy, changing it from a true story to fiction. He has appeared in several other plays including  Temptation (1989),  The Heidi Chronicles (1991),  Elmer Gantry (1991),  Tartuffe (1999),  Old Money (2000),  The Hollow Lands (2000),  Be Aggressive,  The Beard of Avon (2001),  Cyrano de Bergerac (2004). Harelik also played Dr. Paul Stickley in HBO's series  , an American adaptation of the British sitcom of the same name. Getting On 
In 2015, Harelik co-starred as Jamie Thompson's father in
, and in 2017, he played baseball player This Isn't Funny Hank Greenberg in the film .
Battle of the Sexes
He is married to actress
Spencer Kayden, who has acted in theatre productions alongside him. They have one child.  
Awards and nominations
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Glassman, Marvin (June 13, 2012). "An unusual twist to the immigrant story". sun-sentinel.com . Retrieved 2012.
Rickwald, Bethany (September 25, 2012). "Greyssan Felipe, Janet Weakly to Appear in Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre's The Immigrant". theatermania.com . Retrieved 2012.
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Christion, Lawrence (March 11, 1992). ". latimes.com 'Immigrant' Arrives at Westwood Playhouse Stage" . Retrieved 2012.
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"Mark Harelik, In the Garden, South Coast Repertory". ocweekly.com. 2010 . Retrieved 2012.
Churnin, Nancy (June 10, 1990). "William Ball Stays Up After the Fall". latimes.com . Retrieved 2012.
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Mark Harelik on IMDb
Elyse Sommer. "Light In the Piazza, a CurtainUp review". curtainup.com . Retrieved 2012.
Brown, Dennis (June 9, 2011). "Immigration Mensch: Mark Harelik's tribute to his grandfather is a modest and charming gem". riverfronttimes.com . Retrieved 2012.
Breslauer, Jan (July 13, 1997). "Addressing Unfinished Business". latimes.com . Retrieved 2012.
Arkatov, Janice (June 25, 1989). "Looking for the Real Item". latimes.com . Retrieved 2012.
Rousuck, J. Wynn (March 29, 1991). "Artistic themes come to life in Wasserstein's 'Heidi Chronicles. baltimoresun.com '" . Retrieved 2012.
Drake, Sylvie (October 22, 1991). "STAGE REVIEW: 'Elmer Gantry' as Paradox: A Ruthless Rogue Is Born Again in La Jolla Musical". latimes.com . Retrieved 2012.
Shirley, Don (January 18, 1999). ". latimes.com 'Tartuffe' Resonates in the Now" . Retrieved 2012.
Dominguez, Robert (December 8, 2000). "Wasserstein time-travels over & over same ground". nydailynews.com . Retrieved 2012.
Ehren, Christine (August 26, 2001). "Last Cheer: Be Aggressive Closes Aug. 26 at La Jolla Playhouse". playbill.com. Archived from the original on January 31, 2013 . Retrieved 2012.
Oxman, Steven (June 4, 2001). "Reviews - The Beard of Avon - Reviews". variety.com . Retrieved 2012.
Boehm, Mike (2004-06-20). "Think panache, not Pinocchio". latimes.com . Retrieved .
Rampell, Catherine (2012-05-10). "Spencer Kayden Discusses Her Return to Broadway". nytimes.com . Retrieved .
"2003 Nominations and Recipients". lortelaward.com. Archived from the original on February 6, 2013 . Retrieved 2012.
Propst, Andy (December 6, 2010). "Rick Foucheux, Mark Harelik, Austin Pendleton, et al. Named 2011 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows". theatermania.com . Retrieved 2012.
samuelfrench.com, The Immigrant ISBN 9780573632723
^ Harelick, Mark.
"Script" The Immigrant, Samuel French, Inc., 2005, ISBN 0573632723
samuelfrench.com, The Legacy ISBN 9780881451320