A Whole Lotta Kids in the Hall

Mark McKinney

Vital Facts

 Full Name- Mark Douglas Brown McKinney
 Birthdate- June 26, 1959
 Hometown(s)- Ottawa, ON; various places overseas
 Family- Marina Gharabegian (wife, 1995 - present), Christopher Thomas Russell (son, b. 1996), Emma Jane (daughter, b. 2001)



Mark was born to Russell, a Canadian diplomat, and Chloe, an architectural writer, McKinney. Since his dad was a diplomat Mark and his siblings spent most of their childhood traveling with him. Mark's younger brother, Nick, is also a comedian and appeared on the short lived Comedy Central sketch comedy show The Vacant Lot. You can see Nick as a patron in a KITH sketch, where Mark interrupts a fight between Bruce and his girlfriend. Mark attended a number of schools in cities around the world while traveling with his father, including Trinidad, Paris, and Washington D.C. He met Bruce McCulloch at the Loose Moose Theater Company, and the two joined with two other comedians to form the comedy troupe The Audience which performed at Theatresports. Later, Mark moved with Bruce to Toronto and met Dave and Kevin. They combined to form The Kids In the Hall. Currently Mark and his family live in New York City.



 Mark's brother is Nick McKinney- former Vacant Lot member and writer/producer for such shows as Michael Moore's The Awful Truth and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
 Mark won the 1989 Cable Ace Award for Actor in a comedy and he won the 2000 Genie for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Dog Park. Mark was nominated for the 1990 Cable Ace Award for Actor in a comedy and also for a 2000 Canadian Comedy Award for his performance in Dog Park.


TV/Radio Interviews

 The Daily Show With Jon Stewart-- Interview with the "nice" Kid in the Hall and the "prettiest" Kid in the Hall. (September 30, 1999)


Print Interviews/Articles

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 Mark's Saturday Night Live bio
 SNL Chicken Lady Sketch- Transcript
 Mark's Brain Candy bio



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Other Media

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TV & Filmography

Actor - Film
 Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1999) .... Mr. Fish
 Superstar (1999) .... Father Ritley
 New Waterford Girl (1999) .... Doctor Hogan
 Out-of-Towners, The (1999) .... Greg
 Fidelio (1998).... Mark
 Night at the Roxbury, A (1998) .... Father Williams
 Dog Park (1998) .... Dr. Cavan
 Herd, The (1998)
 Last Days of Disco, The (1998) .... Rex
 Spice World (1997) .... Graydon
 Hayseed (1997)
 Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996) .... Don Roritor/Simon/German patient/Nina Bedford/Cabbie/White trash woman
 Passion of John Ruskin, The (1994) .... John Ruskin

Actor - TV
"Saturday Night Live" (1994-1997).... Himself
 "Kids in the Hall, The" (1989)
 "Dynaman" (1988)(voice) .... Dynablue

Stage Work
Fuddy Meers (2000) ... Millet (New York)
 A Flea In Her Ear (1997) ... Don Carlos Homenides de Histingua (Roundabout Theater, New York)
 The Rivals ... Faulkland (Williamstown Theatre Festival)
 The Ugly Man ... (One Yellow Rabbit Co. Tour - Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh & Tron Theatre, Glasgow)

"Kids in the Hall, The" (1989)

Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)
 "Kids in the Hall, The" (1989)
 "Saturday Night Live"(1985-1986)


Dedicated Links

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Contributors To This Page

 Mark's Keeper- Jessi Fields
 Photos- Trista Lycosky (1-4), Jessi Fields (5)
 Other- Trista Lycosky, Stefanie Gray
 Interviews/Articles- Sabby McD
 Bio & Filmography- Bethany Cramer and the FAQ



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