Mark Pressed: Articles and Interviews|
Mark Valley is fairly quiet, publicity-wise. Articles spring up as film and
television projects - and their need for promotion - arise.
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1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
Q & A: Mark Valley
FOX: "It’s 11AM on Sunday – where are you and what are you doing?"
Mark Valley: "I’m in bed, I feel drugged, and I realize that’s probably because
I had to work until 1 am the night before."
October 2010 |
Mark Valley: I've been
wearing Captain America costume on weekends
"I was kind of blown away. The power of the Internet, you know? And there might
be another reason: I’ve just been walking around in Captain America suits every
once in a while on weekends. I didn’t really think it would really go anywhere
you know. That’s just a personal hobby of mine."
July 29, 2009 |
by Geoff Boucher;
San Diego Comic Con
2009 - Fox's Human Target in Comic-Con's Crosshairs
"Don't tell me the odds," Valley said, laughing.
July 27, 2009 |
by Albert Ching;
Cast Off: Captain America Winner:
With over 200 votes in, Newsarama readers have selected Mark Valley as Captain
America. Among readers who voted for Valley, many cited the actor’s physical
similarity to Steve Rogers as well as the fact that he is a veteran, having
served in Operation Desert Storm. Valley currently appears as Agent John Scott
in Fox’s Fringe, but if Newsarama readers are any indication, his acting in Keen
Eddie and Boston Legal put him on the radar of many fans as a possible Captain
November 21, 2008 | by Matt Brady;
The Secret Lives of Mark
Valley: Boston Legal's hotshot attorney gives us his deposition
"He's a Thief: Well, only when it comes to learning from his Boston Legal
compadres: "From James Spader I am learning what to take more seriously, from
William Shatner I am learning what not to take so seriously, and from Candice
Bergen I am learning the wisdom to know the difference.""
April 21, 2007 | by David A. Keeps; TV Guide [Thanks to Diana of
Ferguson + Gretsch = Valley
Question: Am I mistaken, or are Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter of Eureka), Joel Gretsch (Tom Baldwin of The 4400) and Mark Valley (Brad Chase of Boston Legal)
the same person using different names?
Matt Roush: You're not the only one to write in about the resemblance
between Ferguson and Gretsch, but since you added the similarly square-jawed
Valley to the mix, let me just say that if they could bottle the water from that
particular handsome-leading-man gene pool, someone could make a fortune. (And
speaking of which, if only Mark Valley could find his way out of Legal and into
an actual leading-man role again, like the wonderful Keen Eddie.)
August 7, 2006 |
by Matt Rousch; TVGuide.com
Ausiello mentions Mark
Question: Don't hear much about Denny Crane and his merry band of Boston
Legal loonies from you.
Ausiello: Haven't had much to say till now. It appears Mark Valley will
finally get a juicy story line in May when his teenage niece gets arrested for
murder and Uncle Brad takes the case. In addition to the niece, the show is also
casting the role of Brad's sister.
April 12, 2006 |
Ask Ausiello; TVGuide.com
Backstage at SAG: Real life and an extra guest
[excerpt] Another awards-show virgin, Mark Valley was equally thrilled,
especially when he found himself standing right next to George Clooney. “I’m
used to just sitting in my house in Venice,” said Valley, from "Boston Legal".
January 30, 2006 |
The year in television
Television in 2005 gave us images of the real-life and the make-believe
outrageous. Attorney Brad Chase, played by Mark Valley, used an ax to chop three
fingers off the right hand of the Rev. Michael Ryan, played by Richard Fancy, in
“Boston Legal” on ABC.
December 27, 2005 |
by Larry Bonko; The Virginian-Pilot
Keen in the British City
As portrayed by Valley, Eddie is a slick, charming, handsome, likeable bastion
of morality and order, the perfect centerpiece for an intelligent and
sophisticated exhibition of the value of homey, even sometimes hokey, moral
March 31, 2004 |
by S. T. Karnick; National Review Online
Celebrating at the Keen Eddie premiere party May 19 in Santa Monica, Calif.,
are, from left, cast members Sienna Miller and Mark Valley, Fox's Gail Berman,
executive producer Joel Wyman and cast member Julian Rhind-Tutt.
June 2, 2003 |
Breaking News: Keen Eddie Premiere Ratings
The premiere of Fox's new drama "Keen Eddie" didn't fare as well, finishing in
third place in its time slot in adults 18 to 49 with a 3.3 rating and 9 share
from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. However, that is up 74 percent over the time period's
performance last year on the same night. "Eddie" pulled in 8 million viewers.
June 4, 2003 |
Yank-in-London idea gets new twist
Mark Valley brings just the right mix of inner tenderness and outward toughness
to the role of New York copper Eddie Arlette.
June 24, 2003 |
Strachan; Vancouver Sun
Years From Now
"I want to have a black belt in kung fu. I only have a green belt now. I want to
be a close personal friend of Beck, Eminem, Owen Wilson and Sheryl Crow."
April 25, 2003 |
Breaking Out: Mark's Last Day on
'Days of Our Lives' Set
"I'm not jumping from Days into a comfortable new situation," Valley said. "I
want to experience taking a chance, jumping out there without knowing what I
will be doing next. I've saved my money and have been planning this for three
years. I'm a lucky guy."
September 30, 1997 | Soap Opera Magazine by Lorraine Zenka
Transcript: Mark's Appearance at
the Salem Daysfest Fanfest Reception for him, 1997
Transcript of Mark's appearance at a special reception for him at the Daysfest
in Salem, Illinois.
Mark: So what do you want to play? [Woman answers: "Memories" from
Cats? Oh, that's going to make me cry."]
Mark, laughs: No, I don't know the
words. I'll just make them up.
[Woman starts playing "Memories" on the piano. Mark starts to make up his own
song and sings it....or should I say "attempts to sing." He's not exactly ready
Mark's song: Salem... such a nice little town, in the middle of
Illinois... they've got a main street.... Salem... There's lots of nice people
here... They've got a bunch of Soap's People showing up .. I could really use a
beer... [crowd laughs] Salem... I'm sitting here at Sweeney's Diner...
and I don't got much to say... [song ends. Mark smiles]
September 20, 1997
Transcript: Mark &
Braden Matthews Answer Questions at
the Salem Daysfest Fanfest Reception for Mark, 1997
Transcript from Mark Valley's (ex-Jack) and Braden Matthews's (Travis)
appearance at the 1997 Daysfest in Salem Illinois.
"I don't plan on going to another Soap. I plan on
September 20, 1997
Daytime's Sixty Most Beautiful
"In my heart, I'd be most comfortable surrounded by mahogany walls in a den that
a New England math professor might love."
August 12, 1997 | Soap Opera Magazine by Lorraine Zenka
Fortunate Soldier: Mark talks
about his wartime experiences in Kuwait
"I think I make a better actor than I did a soldier."
August 12, 1997 | Soaps In Depth Magazine by Malissa Thompson
On Your Mark, Get Set -- Jump:
Mark talks about his skydiving hobby
Valley first jumped out of a plane when he was in the Army, but his involvement
in the sport has taken a daredevil turn in the last six months.
July 15, 1997 | Soap Opera Magazine by Lorraine Zenka
Holding Out for a Hero
"Knowing I have a limited amount of time to do everything I want," he says, "I
feel that acting is the best way to experience all these different things."
July 8, 1997 | Soap Opera Update by Ellen Baskin
Twins that play "Abby"
think Mark is a real life Superhero
"They think that I am Batman and that I live in the Bat Cave," Mark says.'"
April 22, 1997 | Soap Opera Weekly Magazine by Janet Di Lauro, p.13
Just Call Him Scoop
Deveraux: Mark Discusses an Audition
"I'm going to Paris tomorrow to investigate the tunnel story -- a former
labyrinth under the streets of Paris that was headquarters of the most evil man
in the world."
January 28, 1997 | Soap Opera Digest
"Who are your favorite writers? "Henry Miller, Carl Jung and Ernest
1997 | Official Days of Our Lives Fan Club Newsletter
Mark's Vital Statistics
"Charlie Chaplin once said something like, 'If you want to know me, watch my
movies.' I know it sounds a little vague, but it's true. If you want to really
know me, watch my work, because that's when I'm most focused."
1997 | Source Unknown
Valley Guy: Rough-hewn Mark
Valley and his Salem alter ego Jack Deveraux are soul mates
"I think a lot of guys believe it is important to be self-reliant. If a nuclear
bomb exploded, would I be able to live by myself? I know it sounds crazy, but I
have this feeling that I've got to be able to survive alone."
October 15, 1996 | Soap Opera Magazine by Lorraine Zenka
"The Ricki Lake Show"
Ricki: "Mark, you are such a good sport. Is this weird for you? All these ladies
are drooling over you."
Mark: "I just wish that high school was like this. It would have been so much
October, 1996 | The Ricki Lake Show
Mark talks about his celebrity 'image'
""Somebody told me once that interviewing me is not difficult, it's just not fun
'because you seem to think about what you're saying."
May 14, 1996 | Soap Opera Weekly Update by Damon Romine
"I'd like to go back to Berlin"
""I speak German so it's kind of an escape when you go to a country
where you can speak their language."
April 1996 | Soap Dish Digest, April 1996 | Dishtakes, p. 65
Mark Valley: Just the Facts
Valley's life has been rich with activity and experience. He chose to go to West
Point ". . . for two reasons: A good education and the challenge. I felt that if
I could make it through the demands of those four years, I would be able to do
whatever I wanted in life."
1995 | "The Ultimate Soap Opera Guide" by Seli Grooves; Detroit: Visible Ink
"Leeza": Mark Valley, Melissa Reeves and Jason visit with Leeza Gibbons on her talk show
Leeza: "What do you like best about being on the show?"
Mark: "Uhmm . . . It would have to be . . . the money."
November 8, 1995 | "Leeza"
"He's a riot. He is so funny. We went out and did his Christmas shopping while
we were there. He picked out all kinds of things. A robe and a sweater and took
it back. And he wanted to interview people."
November 1995 | "Northwest Afternoon"
COMMENT FROM CO-WORKER: "Well, first of all, let's face it: Mark's gorgeous. He
has a presence and a fresh quality, and he is able to connect with other actors
in a unique way. He has a sensitivity and depth that enhance his performance,
and his responses are very real, not pat. Mark has a broad range, and I think
that his potential is as big as one can go." -- Jaime Lyn Bauer
1995 | Soap Opera Weekly
Classic Car Man
"It's amazing how all Mustangs, (Volkswagen) Beetles and Fiats end up in
California. It's like they come here to retire, live out their old age."
1995 | Soap Opera Weekly
Who The Hell Was
"I worked in a coffee shop in Manhattan behind the coffee bar, slinging espresso
until about three or four months ago! Since it's by where you work, you should
go in, tell the owner you know me, and you'll get a free espresso."
July 1995 | Daytime Digest 'Inside Days of our Lives'
Holy Cow: Some interesting quotes about
Mark or Jack
"I just don't know what he'll do next."
July 11. 1995 | Soap Opera Update'
Army Vet Mark Valley Is At Ease As Days' New Jack
Valley even switches gears in the middle of lunch at a tiny Italian cafe on
Sunset Boulevard. As he eyes the menu, the blonde-haired, blue-eyed actor
unexpectedly launches into an impersonation of Jack Nicholson. Seconds after
ordering in flawless Italian, Valley grabs the tape recorder off the table.
Suddenly, his voice drops to a whisper and he's Star Trek's Mr. Spock on the
deck of the Starship Enterprise.
January 31, 1995 | "He's A Trooper" by Malissa Thompson; Soap Opera Digest, Vol
20, No. 3
How Green is Mark Valley?
He says the military and soaps have much in common: "You get up early, you need
discipline, and you never know what to expect."
November 18, 1994 | "The Soap Box" by Alan Carter; Entertainment Weekly Magazine
"Pure Soap" Interview
Q: Who have you ended up pal-ing up with on the "Days of our Lives" set now that
you've been working?
MV: Um, in spite of his abrasive personality, I'd say Jason Brooks.
November 1994 | Transcript of Mark's televised interview on "Pure Soap"
hosted by Shelley Taylor Morgan
"New Jack City"
"Lately I've been shopping, just trying to find little knickknacks, like towels
for my bathroom. I like to read. I like to rent old movies. I like to run and
hike. I go to the gym and play some basketball. I love to swim, too."
December 27, 1994 | Soap Opera Weekly
Mark Valley: An Innocent Man
Valley, who started out as an extra, recalls his first day vividly. "The
assistant director came up to me and said, 'Stir that coffee and read this
Date Unknown | Soap Opera Weekly Magazine by Janet Di Lauro, p. 27