Mark Whelan


Head-shot-2020In recent years Mark was commonly recognized as “The Sleeman Guy” in those wonderful beer commercials. Most recently, he has worked as a resident artist for Terra Bruce Productions based in St. Johns Newfoundland. He truly has the gift of holding captive and engaging an audience with his performances. He attributes much of his success in front of the camera to his 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 has numerous TV appearances and film credits to his name including; Murdoch’s Mysteries, Republic of Doyle, Pixels, Pompeii, Love and Savagery, to name a few. He also has completed a number of voice-over projects.

An award-winning actor, some of Mark’s stage credits include; No Change in the Weather a Newfoundland Musical, Stones in his pockets, 1949, The Sunshine Express, 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. His roots in theatre give him an impactful presence in both film and in live performance. In addition to being a founding member of The Irish Stage Company, (Stones in his Pockets) he has written and produced a one-man live performance production “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 beautiful Canada. 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 with a multitude of musical productions. A proud member of both Actra and Equity, Mark is available for performance work in any medium.


It Takes Two To Carry A Stretcher: A Letter To Mother From The Trenches

November, 2021


no-change-1Mark will appear in the leading role of Bill O Brien in the Terra Bruce production of the new exciting musical, No Change in the Weather. This show will tour throughout Canada with performances in St. Johns, Corner brook, Kitchener, Hamilton, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and the St. Lawrence Centre Toronto.


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.


FALL 2015

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

For tickets and info, please email


Summer 2015

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.

Fall 2014

September 2014

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.


Summer 2014

April 16, 2014

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.


Pompeii – February, 2014

December 2013

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.


Is This Love?

July 2013

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 for notification of his performances.


IS THIS LOVE?  to play at Cameron House

July 2013

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
Cameron House
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)



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.



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Mark Whelan Resume - January 2022


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