• Marc Singer is an actor born in Vancouver, Canada and an American national
• He is best known for his role in the movie “The Beastmaster” in 1982 and has since appeared in over 90 movies and TV series
• He married his late wife Haunani Minn in 1974 and has a daughter, Phoebe Singer
• He enjoys martial arts, travelling, and is a philanthropist and animal lover
• His net worth is estimated to be over $5 million
Who is Marc Singer and what is he doing now?
Marc Singer was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on January 29, 1948 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he is an American national, as his family moved to the US shortly after his birth. He’s an actor, who is perhaps best known for starring in the 1982 sword and sorcery film “The Beastmaster,” which was both written and directed by Don Coscarelli and also starred Tanya Roberts and Rip Torn. The story follows a young man with supernatural powers who fights evil along with his animal friends. The film won an Antennae II Award at the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival, while actor Joshua Milrad was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actor in a Motion Picture.
Rumors are circulating on the internet that Marc has retired from acting, but he is still quite active in the film industry but is getting fewer roles due to his advanced age.
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Early life and education
Marc grew up alongside his two brothers, Gregory and Claude, and their sister Lori in Corpus Christi in Texas, USA, by their British mother Leslie Wright, who was a concert pianist, and their Polish father Jacques, who was a symphony conductor. Marc’s sister has also become an actress and is known for her roles in the spy drama film “The Falcon and the Snowman” and the comedy film “The Man with One Red Shoe”.
Marc became interested in acting when he entered high school where he also focused on playing football as he was among the best players in his school. Together with Lori he practiced celloand although she has since become a famous cellist, Marc stopped playing instruments and, after his matriculation exam in 1966, concentrated on working and supporting himself financially – changing many jobs until 1973, when he began his acting career.
Roles in TV series
Marc has been credited with appearing in over 90 movies and TV series, alternating between the two genres, and we’re about to list some of his most notable performances in this article.
He made his debut in the TV series when he guest-starred as Young TV Doctor in the episode “Double Shock” of the crime drama “Colombo” in 1973, and in the following years he appeared in few episodes of various series such as the science fiction “Planet of the Apes” in 1974, the detective series “Barnaby Jones” in 1975, and the police series “The Rookies” in 1976. In the year 1977, he played the supporting character Ross Savitch in the mini-series “79 Park Avenue”, starring Lesley Ann Warren, David Dukes and Polly Bergen, and is about a New York teenager who becomes a prostitute and eventually becomes the city’s most famous madam.
Marc starred in the miniseries “Roots: The Next Generation” in 1979, which is closely based on the novel “Roots: The Saga of an American Family” by Alex Haley, and also starred in another miniseries, “The Contender” in 1980 .
In 1982, Marc guest starred in the episode “Something Special” of the critically acclaimed crime drama series “CHiPs”, while also playing Mike Donovan in two episodes of the science fiction miniseries “V” in 1983, and his role in “V: The Final Battle” in 1984. Marc played his first main character in a series in 1986, when he started playing Matt Cantrell on the primetime soap opera “Dallas”, and continued to appear in a single episode of many series such as the drama “The Twilight Zone in 1988, the mystery horror anthology “The Hitchhiker” in 1989, and the anthology “The Ray Bradbury Theater” in 1992.
He made his voice debut the same year, lending his voice to Dr. Kirk Langstrom and Man-Bat in “Batman: The Animated Series”; in the following years he continued to guest star in single episodes of many series.
Marc’s next notable appearance was in 12 episodes of the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” in 1999, followed by his roles of Kirk Manlord in the animated series “Duck Dodgers” in 2005, the episode “See No Evil” of the procedural police drama ‘ Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” in 2011, and five episodes of the critically acclaimed superhero series “Arrow” in 2015. Two of his most recent TV series appearances were in four episodes of the sci-fi police procedural series “Beauty & the Beast” in 2016, and the episode “Columbus” of the web comedy series “AJ and the Queen” in 2020.
Roles in movies
Marc made his film debut in 1978, playing Captain Al Olivetti in the war movie “Go Tell the Spartans”. Ten years later, he played a supporting character in the sports car movie “Born to Race,” starring Joseph Bottoms and Maria Heasley.
In 1990, Marc appeared in five films – his most notable performance was in the fiction film “Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective” in which he played the title character – the story follows Detective Dan who must find out who used his gun to kill his best friend and his cop buddy. In 1991, Marc appeared in the sequel “Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time”, and four years later, he co-starred with Shannon Tweed in the erotic thriller film “Victim of Desire”. In 1995, Marc played the supporting character Ziegfeld Von Trotta in the action western film “Savate”, both written and directed by Isaac Florentine, and follows a French officer who searches for his best friend’s killer.
Three of Marc’s last notable appearances in movies were in the 2002 erotic thriller “Angel Blade” where he played Dr. Martin Gites, the spy action thriller “Eagle Eye” in which he played Explosives Developer in 2008, and the 2013 psychological horror thriller “House Hunting”, in which he appeared as Roger Towne.
Woman and children
Marc married his other half Haunani Minn, the late American actress, on June 17, 1974. They met in 1971 at a party hosted by their mutual friend, and the two ventured into the film industry together two years later. Haunani is still remembered for her roles in films like “The Man with Two Brains”, “Mulan” and “Young Doctors in Love”. On January 21, 1991, Marc’s wife gave birth to their daughter Phoebe Singer, who has remained out of the media’s eye while she is known to have also been interested in acting while attending high school, appearing in several plays.
Haunani passed away on November 23, 2014 after battling a rare disease for several years, and Marc has been single ever since.
Marc has not spoken of any other women he may have been with before meeting Haunani, and as of September 2020 is single, was once married, now a widower, and has a daughter.
Hobbies and other interests
Marc was very physically active in his twenties, thirties and forties as he had four to five training sessions a week at the gym, and he was also interested in martial arts and today is the holder of a black belt in kung fu.
He loves to travel and his career as an actor has allowed him to travel all over the US while also visiting many European, Asian and African countries – Marc’s dream travel destination is Bern in Switzerland.
He is a lover of animals and has owned several dogs and cats, all of whom have died of old age. Marc is a philanthropist and has donated part of his fortune to charities.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, including the late Robin Williams and Elvis Presley, and the famous “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson – some of his favorite movies are “Patch Adams”, “Viva Las Vegas” and “King Creole” .
Mark is 72 years old. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, is 1.88 m tall and weighs about 80 kg.
As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated at more than $5 million.