"Our victim has blunt force trauma ... to the heart"
[January 7, 2013]
Mark begins his new incarnation as Detective Tommy Sullivan in ABC's "Body of
Proof" when it premieres February 19, 2013. This go around, Mark and Dana Delany
are decidedly not brother and sister as they were in the wonderful "Pasadena",
although their subtext in both series may cross paths. [Dana's Pasadena"
character Catherine shared a lustful kiss with her brother Robert - Mark -
albeit in a dream state. See my screenshot of that kiss below ...]
Twenty years ago Megan had her heart broken. Not that she would ever admit it.
As a surgical resident in New York City, she stitched up a wounded young cop
named Tommy Sullivan who had been shot during a drug bust, and a passionate love
affair ensued. It ended just as tempestuously when he cheated on her. Reeling
from this betrayal, Megan returned to Philadelphia, vowing never to be hurt
And then Tommy Sullivan walks back into her life.
After a long career in New York City Detective, Tommy Sullivan has relocated to
Philadelphia, where he and his new partner, Detective Adam Lucas, have drawn the
unenviable job of teaming with Megan to solve homicide cases. Needless to say
Megan is stunned by Tommy’s reappearance, wants nothing to do him, and
immediately suspects he has somehow engineered his new post to rekindle their
relationship. Is she right? Does he have a prayer? Their personal history will
uncomfortably animate every investigation they’re forced to work on together.
Season Three will grab audiences with higher stakes and bigger thrills and
chills, as Megan, Tommy and their respective colleagues work feverishly to track
down killers before they kill again. And with each passing case, as the personal
tension between Megan and Tommy evolves into mutual respect and even hints at
their former attraction, Megan will start to wonder if she should risk opening
herself up to this man again. The answer will come as they tackle the biggest
case of Megan’s career — indeed the biggest mystery of Megan’s entire life: Did
her father really commit suicide, or was he murdered?
Season three teaser; thanks to Sean Mooney for alerting us.
In the meantime, from "Pasadena":
From "Pasadena", season 1, ep. 5, "Puppy Love", Catherine dreams of a lover -
who morphs into her brother:
"What Happened at WonderCon"
[April 3, 2011]
Backstage at WonderCon 2011 with GiveMeMyRemoteTV; Part 1 of 2:
Matt Miller and Mark Valley talk about a potential season 3 and who might be returning.
Backstage at WonderCon 2011 with GiveMeMyRemoteTV; Part 2 of 2:
Matt Miller and Mark Valley talk about the Chance-Ilsa relationship and where it
might go in season three.
WonderCon attendee 'walelia' posted this video from the panel:
WonderCon attendee 'theredmonkey' posted this video from the panel:
Backstage at WonderCon 2011,
Sidewalks Entertainment host Richard R. Lee talks to showrunner and
executive producer Matt Miller about taking over the 2nd season of Fox's Human
Target, fans response to the show, and the current status of a 3rd season for
"Mark Valley Invades WonderCon"
[March 28, 2011] From
Warner Bros. WWTVM Communications & Publicity
Mark Valley is returning to WonderCon to talk about the future of Christopher
Chance in a panel discussion as well as inviting fan questions. Joining Mark are
Jackie Earle Haley (Guerrero), Janet Montgomery (Ames), along with executive producer Matthew Miller.
WonderCon, celebrating its 25th anniversary, rolls into the home base of the
Human Target team - San Francisco, held in Moscone Center South, April 1 through
Mark's WonderCon schedule for Sunday, April 3:
Human Target Signing at the DC Comics Booth #301
Human Target Special Video Presentation
Mark Valley, Janet Montgomery and executive producer Matthew Miller will climb
the panel stairs to look back at the recently concluded second season of this
fan-favorite series. The Human Target team will deliver a special video
presentation prepared exclusively for WonderCon, will talk about their vision
for the future of Christopher Chance and his team, and will answer fan questions
in a Q&A session moderated by Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times.
"TV Actor Nominated"
[June 14, 2010] From
Mark is a TV Actor nominee for a Teen Choice Award. He was previously nominated
for a Teen Choice Award as TV Breakout Star in 2003 for his work in "Keen
Eddie". Mark's series, "Human Target" is also Teen Choice nominated in the
category of TV Show: Action. The award winners will be announced August 9, 2010
on Fox TV.
"Green It. Mean It: Valley Gives an Earthday Tip"
[April 21, 2010] From
Mark took part in Fox
Broadcasting's 2010 Earth Day campaign and delivered this green tip: "Unplug
your TV when not being used. If households across the country made this small
change, we'd save more than $1 billion a year in energy bills. For convenience,
try using a power strip or outlet connected to a wall switch." Watch Human
Chi McBride's tip here.
"'Human Target' Comic-Con Appearance"
[July 22, 2009] Mark and "Human Target" will
be all over Comic Con in San Diego this week.
Wednesday, July 22, 6pm-9pm / Ballroom 20:
Preview Night with screening of "Human Target"
Saturday, July 25, 3pm-3:40pm / WB Booth 4329:
Cast Autograph Signing with Jackie Earl Haley, Chi McBride, Mark Valley, Jon
Steinberg, Brad Kern, Peter Johnson
Saturday, July 25, 4:45pm-5:55pm / Room 6BCF
Panel with Mark Valley, Jackie Earl Haley, Chi McBride, Jon Steinberg, Brad
Kern, Peter Johnson and original Human Target co-creator Len Wein.
Of note: The "Fringe" panel discussion will slightly overlap that of HT over in
Ballroom 20 from 4pm-5pm. At least Mark and Anna have convergent promotional
schedules as well as filming locations.
[July 27 Update] Thanks to
for capturing and sharing the "Human Target" panel discussion! Visit their
YouTube page and leave appreciative comments!
"'Fox Unveils Video of 'Human Target'"
[May 20, 2009] Fox released video previews and a
three-minute promotional trailer from the pilot of "Human Target". Watch
them at the
Fox Broadcasting YouTube channel. Preview #1 (the second video below)
brings to mind Brad Chase in Boston Legal's "Greater Good" episode when he
nonchalantly takes down the courtroom bomber:
Bomber: 'I do have a bomb.'
Brad Chase: 'Come on. We've got two more expert witnesses to get through by
"'Human Target' debuts January 17, 2010"
[May 18, 2009]
During the Fox upfronts, it was announced that "Human Target" will premiere
mid-season a special preview Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 8pm. It's first
episode will be sandwiched between an NFL playoff game and the season premiere
of "24". However, after the premiere, the show transitions into
its regular time slot on Wednesday nights at 9pm,
following "American Idol Results Show". The run may be short since it appears
the series "Glee", airing in the same timeslot Fall 2009, will resume Spring
It's also possible Mark's Chance will get some out-of-the-box airtime. To get
viewers to watch commercials, Fox is launching something called Alive Air, which
includes original interstitials with Fox series' characters dispersed during ad
"Fox Picks Up 'Human Target'"
[May 13, 2009]
LA Times Blog
It's official: Fox has picked up Human Target, the DC Comics series created by
Len Wein, Carmine Infantino, and Dick Giordano, as a new drama series this fall.
The show was apparently the best-received pilot at the network's screenings last
week. The big action drama has tested extremely well, and is liked by incoming
executive Peter Rice. Rumor is FOX is considering pairing it with “Dollhouse”,
or bringing in one of their other pilots for a back to back pairing in the Fall.
LA Times Blog]
>> Watch pilot guest star Tricia Helfer talk about the storyline
"Mark Valley Cast as 'The Human Target'"
[February 11, 2009] Newsarama.com by Matt Brady
A television version of DC/Vertigo’s The Human target has taken another step
towards reality, as
The Hollywood Reporter named Mark Valley as the actor to
portray the title character, Christopher Chance.
As reported earlier, the
project was picked up by Fox and will be produced by Warner Bros Television, DC
Comics and McG’s Wonderland production company.
Valley’s character assumes the identity of individuals in danger, becoming a
“human target” or his clients while he tries to discover why the person is being
threatened, and by whom. Created by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino in 1972, the
character first saw life in the DC Universe alongside Batman and other “street
level” detectives and private investigators. In more recent years, the character
has moved to the Vertigo imprint where Christopher Chance was revived by writer
Peter Milligan for an original graphic novel, a four issue miniseries, and an
ongoing series that lasted 21 issues.
The new pilot (and hopeful series) will mark the second time the character has
seen the small screen. Rick Springfield portrayed Chance in a short-lived 1992
Speaking of Valley, the commitment to the pilot continues his run in genre
television, as he appeared on Fox’s Fringe this season. Valley was also
by Newsarama readers as the actor that they would like to see portray Captain
America in Marvel’s forthcoming First Avenger: Captain America movie.
>> Newsarama article
"... Tattooed veins, pink chicken cutlets, sprinkled some confectioners
[February 7, 2009] From TV Guide's "Up Close with
Mark Valley" with Matt Mitovich
Mitovich: Will we ever get to meet William Bell?
Valley: I do know William Shatner is available because 'Boston Legal' isn't
airing anymore. I think it'd be a fantastic idea.
Mitovich: During pilot casting, lord knows your name turns up every spring, but
I haven't seen it yet. That suggests to me you have a certain amount of job
Valley: I'd like to think that as well. I like to think I have some job
security, but you never really know.
"For somebody whose character died in the pilot, I've done an awful lot of
work on this show."
[February 7, 2009] From Fox TV / Tribune
Mark Valley answers some of the ongoing mysteries about John Scott on Fringe. Is
he alive or is he dead? Did he love Olivia Dunham? Who was he working for?
Broadcast: December 09, 2008
Host: Jessica Holmes / Produced by: Catalina Walsh
"We Venture to the 'Fringe' with Mark Valley"
[February 2, 2009] FROM fearNet:
Mark Valley has one of the more interesting roles on Fringe. His character,
agent John Scott, is blown up in the first episode, lives on in the memories of
agent Olivia Dunham (thanks to that crazy "experimental science"), and is
sustained as a crispy critter in a hyperbolic tent by the evil Massive Dynamic
corporation. With a character like this, it's no wonder that fans are salivating
for answers. We squeeze a few questions out of the elusive actor.
FearNet: What has your contractual status been this season?
Mark: Contractually, I can't really say too much. Basically, it's one of
those situations where they can keep you as long as they want, but it doesn't
necessarily mean you can leave whenever you want. That's all I can really say
about that. I was never signed up to be in every episode regularly.
FearNet: Is this sort of uncertainty fun for you?
Mark: It's fun when you're getting the job, but it's not quite as enjoyable
when you're wondering what the next one is going to be.
FearNet: Do you think your character is really a traitor, or that he's more
of a misunderstood hero on the show?
Mark: I think he's just a real believer. I think he's really serious about
what he does, and whoever it is that he is working for, he's extremely loyal to
them. Aside from that, I don't really want to judge, to be honest with you.
FearNet: Will we ever see John in the flesh again instead of just in Olivia's
mind? Mark: I can't really say. I think you'll probably see both, but I can't
really confirm, nor what condition he's going to be in in either of those
FearNet: When you signed on to the show, did anyone assure that, even though
you "died" in the first episode, you would come back for more episodes? Mark: To start out with, sometimes I need assurance as to what to wear
when I leave the house. [Laughs.] That having been said, I think you can make an
assumption on that. I always felt that, for a guy whose character dies in the
pilot, I've gotten an awful lot of work on this show.
>> Read full FearNet article
"Fringe Stars Anna Torv and Mark Valley Married"
[February 2, 2009] From
E!Online "Watch with Kirstin": It's
true. A rep for Anna Torv has just confirmed to us that the Fringe star secretly
married Mark Valley, who plays her love interest on the Fox show.
OK, "love interest" may be simplifying things just a wee bit. Mark plays her
ex-lover John Scott, who turned out to be evil and died, but then came back to
the series through hallucinations. (Just another day in the world of J.J.
So when and where did the wedding ceremony go down? And more importantly, who
even knew these two were together at all?
Though Torv's rep declined to provide further details, sources on the show tell
us the small, private ceremony took place over the holidays.
The pair has been quietly dating for several months—so quietly that many of
their fellow castmates and crew members weren't aware they were together.
Neither did the press. On Thursday, Valley took part in a conference call with
reporters, and talked about his new bride (without referencing her as such). "I
think [Anna] is just a fantastic actor and I really like working with her," he
said. "She's my favorite on the show, to be honest with you." (We should hope
Back to Brad?
[September 16, 2008] Ausiello calls this a "scoop
on Mark Valley's possible return to Boston Legal". Hardly.
Watch the video, but
the pertinent parts are:
"One would assume some of BL's most notable alums would be paying a visit to the
offices of CP&S in the coming weeks and months." Ausiello: Any chance of going back to "Boston Legal" in the coming
season? Mark: Haven't heard anything. I can still wear a suit. All I need is a
tie and I think I could probably go back, right?""
"Fringe" Photo Shoot
[September 12, 2008] Go behind the scenes of a Fringe photo shoot in late June in New Jersy. Mark comments: "It's something you've seen maybe only in a nightmare."
JJ and Bob Talk about Mark's "Fringe" Future
[September 11, 2008] JJ Abrams and Bob Orci talk
about the future of Mark Valley's character in "Fringe" at the series panel at
Comic Con, July 26, 2008 in San Diego.
Mod: Someone dies or
appears to die or maybe not die - Mr. Valley. What can you tell us about his
further participation in "Fringe"? <nervous laughter among the creative's on the panel>
Bob Orci: He certainly is going to live on in Olivia's mind. <evasive and cagey looks between JJ and Bob>
Mod: You do have the technology. You could rebuild him. I saw the arm on Blair.
JJ: True. But could we make it better than anyone?
JJ: We will say he will be back in some form, for sure.
>> Watch the discussion
[July 4, 2008] Mark portrays a police officer in
Eddie Murphy's "Meet Dave", in theaters July 11. [ETA: Not sure this
is Valley. We were told he auditioned for an Eddie Murphy movie and it sure
looks like him, but he's not in the credits and the cop part is played by
similar-looking Scott Caan. If anyone can confirm, please
contact this site] >> "Meet Dave" trailer
>> Photos posted in the Boston Legal forum
[July 4, 2008] Mark played swinging psychologist
Brad Davis in episode 2 & 3 of CBS's "Swingtown", airing June 12 and June 19,
2008. In "Love Will Find a Way", he and his sideburns did the Hustle in the
Playboy Club, In "Double Exposure", he charmed the series star by drawing her
portrait on her living room wall, then concluded the evening in the pool with
another man's wife.
>> "Swingtown" video [coming soon]
>> Photos posted in the Boston Legal forum [photos in gallery coming soon]
Fox Upfronts Markets "Fringe" [May 15, 2008] "Fringe" details and a huge marketing campaign came forth during the
Fox Upfronts in New York. "Fringe",
Mark's new series, will premiere with two-hour episode Tuesday,
August 26 (rescheduled for) September 9, at 8 p.m. and then settle into its regular time period at 9 p.m. after "House." Starting new series in August is a week earlier than usual and during the same week as the Democratic National Convention.
Kevin Reilly, Fox entertainment president, said, "We have high expectations for
this. We'll have a huge campaign for it." The network plans to give the show an
even bigger boost in January, when it will air behind "American Idol."
TV Week reports: "Fox importing two dozen cows to heavy traffic locations in
Manhattan. The bovine billboards will be accompanied by street teams handing out
all sorts of "Fringe"-themed merchandise, from T-shirts to apples. Other street
teams will ride around town on Segway scooters or moving on foot. All told, Fox
will hand out more than 5,000 "Fringe" items around the city.
The network will also be advertising heavily on a jumbo screen in Times Square,
as well as more than 40 digital billboards attached to subway entrances.
And once the sun sets, random video projectors set up around New York City will
beam "Fringe" ads on the sides of buildings and other public space."
"Fringe" will be one of two series Fox is calling
"Remote-Free TV," which means it will include about half the usual amount of
In review, "Fringe" is about two FBI agents (Mark Valley, Anna Torv) who
investigate weird goings-on with the aid of an Einstein-like genius (Lord of the
Ring's John Noble) and his estranged son (Dawson Creek's Joshua Jackson).
Spoiler alert! There's a plane crash. Everyone on Flight 627 dies. The shocking
truth leads to an even more shocking truth. For more spoilers, read SealCrab's
New Series "Fringe" [January 18, 2008] Mark will portray John
Scott, an FBI Special Agent in J.J. Abrams new drama series
launching in the 2008-2009 season. Filming starts mid-January in
>> read more
Guest Star on "Law and Order: SVU" [November 27, 2007]
Screen captures from Mark's guest appearance on "Law & Order: SVU" (scroll
down forum page)
Ferguson + Gretsch = Valley [September 4, 2006]
by Matt Rousch | TVGuide.com
Question: Am I mistaken, or are
Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter of
Joel Gretsch (Tom Baldwin of
and Mark Valley (Brad Chase of Boston Legal) the same person using different
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'
into the Valley doppelganger trifecta]
Mark Valley, Julie Bowen and the Creative Arts Emmys [August 14, 2006]
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