Pellegrino in 2016
Mark Ross Pellegrino
April 9, 1965
Mark Ross Pellegrino (born April 9, 1965) is an American actor of film and television. He is best known for his work as Lucifer in Supernatural, Paul Bennett in Dexter, Jacob in Lost, as Bishop in Being Human, and Deputy Bill Standall in 13 Reasons Why. He also recurred in the role of Clayton Haas in the ABC thriller Quantico.
Pellegrino appeared in season 7, episode 3 of The X-Files in November 1999. In 2001, he played an incompetent hitman in David Lynch's critically acclaimed Mulholland Drive. Pellegrino starred as Rita's abusive ex-con former husband Paul on Showtime's Dexter; and later as Lucifer on Supernatural and as the mysterious near-immortal Jacob on ABC's Lost. He has appeared on the television series Northern Exposure, ER, Without a Trace, NYPD Blue, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Knight Rider.
He played the "Blond Thug" who stuffs The Dude's head down the toilet and drops his bowling ball, breaking the floor tile, in the cult film The Big Lebowski. He was featured in National Treasure as the background FBI agent known as Agent Johnson. In 2005, Pellegrino appeared in the Academy Award winning film Capote, playing murderer Dick Hickock.
Among his numerous cable and network television show roles, he portrayed terrorist bomber Bobby James on The Beast.
In March 2009, Pellegrino was cast on the ABC series Lost for an appearance in the final episode of Season 5, to play the role of the mysterious Jacob. Although the press release for the episode refers to his character simply as "Man No. 1", the episode revealed that Pellegrino portrayed Jacob, a mysterious character pivotal to the show's plot.
On June 26, 2009, it was also announced that Pellegrino was cast in a recurring role as Lucifer in the fifth season of the CW series Supernatural until he was returned to his prison, returning in the seventh season as a hallucination of protagonist Sam Winchester due to his mental damage after he spent a year in the Cage, until Sam was cured of his insanity. Pellegrino reprised his role as Lucifer in season 11's O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Devil in the Details and Hell's Angel.
Pellegrino also was featured as a voice actor in the 2018 hit game Far Cry 5 as Jacob Seed, one of the antagonists of the game, as his first role in a video game.
An Italian-American, Pellegrino was born in Los Angeles, California. He is an adherent of Objectivism, a philosophy created by Russian-American writer Ayn Rand. Though Pellegrino considers libertarianism to be the closest to his political views, he also considers it to be an anarchist political ideology. Thus, he has distanced himself from this ideology and described himself solely as an Objectivist, stating that he sees a place for government in society. He has described his political views, instead, as classical liberalism, and has also described himself as a radical capitalist. He is married to Tracy Aziz and is the stepfather of her daughter Tess and son Misha.
Pellegrino is a co-founder of The American Capitalist Party.
|1987||Death Wish 4: The Crackdown||Punk|
|1989||No Holds Barred||Randy|
|1989||Doogie Howser, M.D.||Dude||TV series|
|1990||Prayer of the Rollerboys||Bango|
|1990||Tales from the Crypt||Punk||TV series Season 2 Episode 02|
|1991||Blood and Concrete||Bart|
|1992||Northern Exposure||Rolf Hauser||TV series|
|1992||Lethal Weapon 3||Billy Phelps|
|1994||Viper||Yuri||TV movie pilot|
|1994||Knight Rider 2010||Robert Lee||TV movie|
|1996||ER||Nathan Conley||TV series|
|1996||The Sentinel||Ray||TV series|
|1996||Nash Bridges||Ferguson||TV series Season 1 Episode 1|
|1997||The Lost World: Jurassic Park||Tourist #6|
|1997||NYPD Blue||Fran Watkins||TV series|
|1998||The Big Lebowski||Blonde Treehorn Thug|
|1998||A Murder of Crows||Professor Arthur Corvus|
|1998||NYPD Blue||Stanley Streul||TV series Season 6 Episode 04|
|1999||Word of Mouth||Darrow|
|1999||The X-Files||Derwood Spinks||TV series Episode: "Hungry"|
|2000||Drowning Mona||Murphy 'Murph' Calzone|
|2001||Say It Isn't So||Jimmy Mitchelson|
|2001||Mulholland Drive||Joe Messing|
|2001||The Beast||Bobby James / Robert Tibideau||TV series|
|2002||NYPD Blue||Steve Dansick||TV series|
|2002||Crossing Jordan||Keith Walk||Season 1 Episode 16 "Lost and Found"|
|2003||The Hunted||Dale Hewitt|
|2003||Moving Alan||Alan Kennard|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Jed Gold||TV series|
|2003||The Practice||Herrick Smoltz||Season 7 Episode 13 "Character Evidence"|
|2004||National Treasure||Agent Johnson|
|2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Elliot Perolta|
|2006||The Unit||Gary Soto||TV series Season 1 Episode 11|
|2006||Dexter||Paul Bennett||TV series|
|2007||The Number 23||Kyle Flinch|
|2007||Without a Trace||Sadik Marku||TV series|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Chris||Season 4 Episode 1 "A Change Is Gonna Come"|
|2007||Burn Notice||Quentin King||TV series|
|2008||The Coverup||Ron Pebble|
|2008||Knight Rider||Walt Cooperton||TV series|
|2008||Chuck||Alexander Winterborne / Edgar||Season 2 Episode 7 "Chuck Versus the Fat Lady"
Season 5 Episode 13 "Chuck Versus the Goodbye"
|2008||Numb3rs||Tim Hamer||TV series|
|2008||Prison Break||Patrick Vikan||Season 4 Episode 13 "Deal or No Deal"
Season 4 Episode 14 "Just Business"
|2008||Criminal Minds||Lieutenant Evans||Season 4 Episode 10 "Brothers in Arms"|
|2009||An American Affair||Graham Caswell|
|2009||Disappearing In America||Bodyguard|
|2009-2020||Supernatural||Nick/Lucifer||Recurring role (seasons 5, 7, 11) |
Main role (seasons 12-14)
Special Guest (season 15)
|2009||Ghost Whisperer||Ben Tillman||TV series|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Bruno Curtis||TV series|
|2009||The Mentalist||Vaughn McBride||TV series|
|2009-2010||Lost||Jacob||Recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2010||CSI: Miami||Greg Calomar||TV series|
|2011||Bad Meat||Doug Kendrew||Film|
|2011||Being Human||Bishop||TV series; Season 1 main cast|
|2011||The Closer||Gavin Q. Baker III||TV series; 7th season|
|2011||Breakout Kings||Virgil Downing||TV series|
|2011||Locke & Key||Rendell Locke||Unaired pilot|
|2012||Chuck||Fulcrum Agent||Season 5 Episode 13 "Chuck Versus the Goodbye"|
|2012||Hemingway & Gellhorn||Max Eastman||TV movie|
|2012||Castle||Tom Dempsey||Season 4 Episode 14 "The Blue Butterfly"|
|2012||Being Human||Bishop||TV series; season 2 recurring cast|
|2012||Grimm||Jarold Kampfer||Season 2 Episode 3 "Bad Moon Rising"|
|2012||Revolution||Jeremy Baker||4 Episodes; recurring role|
|2012||Person of Interest||Daniel Drake||Season 2 Episode 8 "Til Death"|
|2013-2014||The Tomorrow People||Jedikiah Price||Main role|
|2013||The Trials of Cate McCall||Detective Robert Welch||Film|
|2013||Bad Turn Worse||Giff|
|2015||Chicago P.D.||Jim Anderoff||Season 2 Episode 12 "Disco Bob"|
|2015||The Returned||Jack Wiship||Main role|
|2015-2016||Quantico||FBI Deputy Director Clayton Haas||Recurring role|
|2017-2020||13 Reasons Why||Deputy Bill Standall||Recurring role (seasons 1-3) |
Main role (season 4)
|2018||Far Cry 5||Jacob Seed||Video Game Voice and Motion Capture Performance|
I'm an atheist.