These days, most commonly recognized as “The Sleeman Guy”, Mark truly has the gift for holding captive and engaging an audience with his performances. He attributes much of his success in front of the camera to the many years as a stage performer. Mark has also received training from some of the best in the industry; both from Canada and abroad. He still frequently appears on stage and has numerous TV appearances and film credits to his name (see his resume below.)
Some of Marks Stage credits include; 1949, Harvey, Of Mice and Men, The Playboy of the Western World, Da, A Skull in Connemara, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and James Joyce’s The Dead. Mark has been nominated and has won awards for Best Actor by the ATCO and Theatre Ontario. His roots in theatre gives him the edge to be an impactful presence in both film and in live performance. He has written and produced a one man live performance piece, Is This Love, examining the power and effect of love through the spoken word and song. Workshopped in 2012, it was performed at the Cameron House in August, 2013 and at the Stratford SpringWorks festival in 2014.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Mark currently lives in Toronto’s Junction district. He can work in a large variety of accents and dialects including a wide range of Irish, Canadian, American or British.
Mark is also a trained tenor and has experience in a multitude of musical performances. A proud member of both Actra and Equity, Mark is available for performance work in any medium.
Globus Theatre Bobcaygeon and Irish Stage Company present a remount of Marie Jones award winning Play “Stones in His Pockets”. For details visit the theatre website.
In November 2015 at the Alumnae Theatre in Toronto, Mark will produce and star in Marie Jones Olivier’s award-winning, Tony nominated comedy, Stones in His Pockets. To learn more and/or purchase tickets, visit http://stonesinhispockets.ca.
For tickets and info, please email [email protected].
In July and August, Mark will appear in Globus Theatre, Bobcaygeon in Michael Wilmot’s hilarious comedy, No Tell Motel. Check out the Globus website for details.
Mark will appear in the new Adam Sandler film Pixels to be released in 2015.
He will also return to the LAB in Bobcaygeon in November 2014 to reprise his performance in the hugely popular
Sunshine Express. For more information on this show, visit the Globus Theatre’s website.
Mark will perform his one man show Is This Love? as part of the Stratford Springworks Festival on May 9th and 17th. Visit the Springworks Festival website for more details.
Also, Mark is appearing in Cart/Horse production of A Number by Caryl Churchill as part of the Playwright Project on April 23 till May 3rd. For more information, visit Playwright Project’s website.
Coming to Bobcaygeon, Mark is performing in Separate Beds by Mary Cruse in July 2014. For more information, visit Lakeview Warts Barn’s website.
Coming in February, 2014, see Mark’s cameo performance as a Roman ship captain in Paul Anderson’s highly anticipated 3D blockbuster, Pompeii. The historical account of the destruction of the great Roman city of Pompeii.
Mark has written and produced a one man live performance piece, Is This Love?, examining the power and effect of love through the spoken word and song. Work shopped in 2012, it was performed at the Cameron House in August, 2013. Watch this spage for a notice of future productions, or send an email to [email protected] for notification of his performances.
A one act performance exploring the nature of love through Anglo-Irish verse, song, humour and personal anecdotes.
Created and performed by Mark Whelan
Featuring Jim Mallen on Guitar
Sunday 25th/Monday 26th August 2013
408 Queen St. West (just west of Spadina)
Tickets $15 cash only
Limited number of tickets available.
(to view each portfolio type in further detail, click an image below)
Is This Love?
Mark has written and produced a performance called, "Is This Love?". Equal parts poetry, monologue and musical, Mark pe...
Mark's career was born on the stage. Trained in live performance, Mark has been lead in a number of influential plays, such as 19...
A few of Mark's professional headshot photographs. For booking information and other inquiries, please click the Inquiries button...
One of the six Sleeman spots featuring Mark Whelan as spokesperson.
Mark Whelan plays a priest in a scene from the TV show, Murdoch Mysteries.
Reel from an episode of Republic of Doyle.
A scene in the independent film, For God and Ulster.
A clip from the feature film, Love and Savagery.
To download a copy of this resume, click here.