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.)
[Ed. note: This is exactly what I've been thinking while
watching "Eureka". Notice the mirrored back of the head shot.
Also, I'd like to add
Max Martini of CBS'
"The Unit" into the Valley doppelganger trifecta]
[August 14, 2006]
Mark Valley and Julie Bowen and the Creative Arts Emmys
LA Times | The Envelope
You won’t get to see the taped Creative Arts Emmys – hosted by Penn and
Teller - airing on E! Network until August 26, the night before the
Primetime Emmys. But it’s definitely worth watching since the guest list
has grown very impressive in recent years.
This year's roster includes .... Julie Bowen and Mark Valley, those hot
copulating attorneys from “Boston Legal.”
>> read more
[July 26, 2006] Mark
Valley - "Live!"
Mark Valley will star alongside Eva Mendes ("Hitch") and David Krumholtz
("Numb3rs") in the indie film "Live!," Production Weekly reports. The
film will center on a documentary film crew that will follow an
ambitious woman who attempts to create a highly-controversial reality TV
show in which contestants compete for $5 million by playing Russian
Roulette on the air. Documentary filmmaker Bill Guttentag, who won an
Academy Award for the 2003 documentary "Twin Towers," will helm his
first fiction film with "Live!" Shooting began in June in Los Angeles.
[May 10, 2006]
Boston Legal: "Spring Fever"
From "Spring Fever" [2x26 airdate May 16, season finale]:
Brad Chase: She’s on anti-depressants. I had
no idea. I thought we were close. Suddenly we’re “Ordinary People.”
Denise Bauer: You’re holiday close.
Brad: Holiday close.
Denise: You get together for all the biggies,
Christmas, Easter, share a lot of laughs. Old stories, there’s something
really comforting about it. But those small pauses in between the jokes,
that’s where things like “Hannah’s got clinical depression’ hang out. And
how do you share something like that? It’s Hannah’s private business.
Brad: Not anymore. It’s like we’ve been
strangers for years.
Denise: Do they know everything about you?
It's Daytime Emmy season, so we're looking back a decade to see Mark at the
event, nominated for Best Actor and forced into
performing a running gag skit. [Thanks to Romy for the clip] >> video
[2:31] >> images 1234
If you watched Boston Legal "Ivan the Incorrigible", then you know exactly what
preceded this moment. Watch video clips from this ep, including the Brad Chase
video [21 min.]
[April 19, 2006]
Ausiello mentions Mark
TVGuide does a pretty good job being blind to Boston Legal, but does tend to pop
up with Mark's name now and again. From the April 12 Ask Ausiello column: Question: Don't hear much about Denny Crane and his merry band of
Boston Legal loonies from you. — Tom 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.
Fistful of Mercenaries : a ficlet inspired by the word fortune
Zovko took out a pack of cigarettes and offered me one. "Thank you,
no." I poured the rest of the bottled water into my glass and watched the
5 o’clock crowd hustle past our outdoor table at the café next to the
"Right. Corporate guy. Don’t smoke, drink Pellegrino, golf on Saturdays… "
"No – but we, of course, practice other native vices." Vices 180 degrees
from the ones we’d practiced together in '91 in Kuwait City. >>
[April 5, 2006]
Brad has relations
In "Deep End of the Poole" [Boston Legal 2x24 airdate May 2] Brad's
relations are of an intimate nature - with a collegue. In "Spring Fever"
[2x26 airdate May 16, season finale], his relations are a niece in
desperate need of his legal skills.
>> episode spoilers in our forum
[March 9, 2006]
Bill looked over at me and he goes, “Energize”
dvd is now on sale for The Museum of Television & Radio's 2005 William
S. Paley Television Festival Boston Legal Panel.
images and quotes in our forum. Mark Valley: I was a little daunted today. I think one day we're
working, Candice was there, and Bill was there, and Shelly Long was there.
These are the people that... You know and Betty... William Shatner: Don’t say you grew up with them. Mark Valley: These are all shows my parents would tell me about.
Brad's not getting his nightcap
"Race Ipsa" [Boston Legal, 2x23, airdate: April 25]. In this episode,
Brad's date with Sandy doesn't end how he wants it to and for a reason
that is, frankly, unbelievable. My lips are sealed, although Brad's
Brad: "Wait. Look, I don't mean to be too pushy but... our last date, we
kissed and tonight went well I thought and... am I missing something?"
>> toying with you
[February 14, 2006] Brad Defends
Boston Legal's "Word Salad Day" [2x21, March 28] has Mark's Brad Chase
defending his friend from Annapolis [slighly skewing the fact that in
"Smile" it's stated Brad went to West Point] whom he's known for 20 years
and is CEO of Alcove Game and is being sued for wrongful death from a video
game. As Lewiston puts it, "Five hundred and two million. [his friends
quarterly profit]. You've landed your first whale."
[January 30, 2006] 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
from Boston Legal 2x9 "Gone" / Thanks to SueB for creating this icon.
Who's playing Kennedy in Bobby?
[Correction] Unfortunately, not Mark Valley. We apologize for reporting
this. IMDb has updated their 'Bobby' movie page and it no longer reflects
[January 26, 2006]
Season Three? Another year of Brad
Update on the earlier unsubstantiated report that Boston Legal has been
picked up for a third season (2006-2007). I've heard from both David E.
Kelley Productions [Stacy Luchs] and ABC [Harry Linn] that no deal has yet
been reached. Still, channel those positive thoughts.
Good News: Mark Valley did indeed film a second episode of "Emily's
Reasons Why Not". The brief 'falling off the karaoke stage into his arms'
clip in the ABC promos didn't lie. Bad News: No more "Emily".
Episode 2 - "Why Not To Cheat On Your Best Friend" - and the series
was shelved. C'mon. What kind of a chance is one thirty min.
episode, anyway? [We will post the promo so everyone can see... what we
[January 22, 2006] Mark
Valley Masters Law
TV-Now.com by Tony Bray
[excerpt] Tony: Have you got anything on the burner that interests you?
Mark: I’m doing some research on Rudy Vallee because I have this
hair-brained idea of putting on a one man show, trying to play him or
read more>> pdf
[January 6, 2006] ABC's "Emily's Reasons Why Not"
Don't miss Mark Valley's guest appearance January 9 on "Emily" [see video
clip further down this page]. Boston Herald's review by Amy
Amatangelo doesn't care for the show, but holds Mark up as the one
favorable element. "A total waste of Mark Valley: Valley guest stars as Emily’s jerky
ex-boyfriend Reese. It’s bad enough Valley isn’t utilized on ABC’s ”Boston
Legal.” He doesn’t need to be here. Did he do something to ABC we don’t
>> read more
[Amy also writes for Zap2it.com and frequently mentions Mark's work
favorably in her columns.]
nominated for a SAG Award
Mark Valley was nominated, with the cast of Boston Legal, for
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the 12th
Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Look for him during the live simulcast
for the ceremony Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at the Los Angeles Shrine
Exposition Center on TNT and TBS, 8 pm ET/PT, 7 CT, 6 MT.
>> SAGAwards.com |
[December 27, 2005]
The year in television
[excerpt] 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.
Birthday, Mark Valley [December 24, 2005]
Matt Roush / TV Guide Reader Comment: "It was good to see Mark Valley actually get some
airtime on the December 6 episode of Boston Legal. He's a very good actor
who hasn't had much to do. Having showed his talent in a terrific show
that didn't make it-- Keen Eddie--this actor deserves to have a lot more
to do on this series." --Lloyd Kay, Clyde, N.C. Roush: "Hear, hear. Spin-off, anyone?" --MR
There was something familiar about the cat and finger scene in Boston
Legal's "Gone" episode. Watch this Keen Eddie segment from
"Keeping Up Appearances" and I think you'll understand. Watch
Keen Eddie "Keeping Up Appearances";
wm stream; 340 bitrate / no downloads
[November 22, 2005]
People Magazine names Mark Valley "TV's Sexiest Lawyer" [image]
Watch "I'm not the FBI" clip (3:46) /
Boston Legal: The Black Widow /|
Brad "Shore" Chase technically skirts misrepresentation in order to shut
down a website defaming his client. /
wm stream; 340 bitrate / no downloads
[September 5, 2005] Mark Valley Moonlighting
ABC's "Emily's Reasons Why Not" stars Heather Graham. Emily has a
relationship with Reese (Mark), a roguishly handsome, two-timing, baseball
player/author. Polar opposite of Brad Chase.
Watch 'Emily's Reasons Why Not' promo clip 340 bitrate; wm stream/no downloads (1:46)
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