Mark Taylor was born and raised in Toronto, and relocated to Palm Harbor, Florida during his last two years of high school before returning to Toronto. His numerous and diverse credits include an upcoming role in “The Umbrella Academy” for Netflix, as well as two indie shorts, Related Destiny, directed by Will Thompson and The Women of Alpine Road directed by Mark Datuin.
Other feature films include "Cinderella Man" for Universal and directed by Ron Howard, "One Drop' directed by Tricia Lee and "Gone Tomorrow" for director Jordan Brown. Taylor appeared as a series regular in the mini-series “Insomnia,” as well as “American Gothic” for CBS. He was nominated for a Canadian Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a featured supporting role in a dramatic program and series for his roles in “Flashpoint,” and “Doomstown.” Taylor’s performance in “Drop the Beat” earned him a Gemini Award nomination as well as a Reel Black Award Winner for Outstanding Actor in a Film or Television. Taylor has had recurring roles on “Beauty & The Beast” on The CW, and “Being Erica” for CBC, and was a series regular on “Instant Star” for CTV and “Student Bodies” for the Fox Network.
Taylor’s earlier roles included appearances in HBO’s “Rebound,” “Color of Justice” for Showtime, “FX: The Series” for CBS, “My Father’s Hands,” “Our Hero” for CBC, “Thin Blue Line” and “Seventeen Again” for Showtime. Taylor guest starred in “The Famous Jett Jackson” for Disney Channel, “Covert Affairs” for USA Network, and “Remedy” a Canadian medical drama series which ran for two seasons on Global.
Taylor studied Computer Engineering Technology at Seneca College and graduated from Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute. When he isn’t filming, he enjoys boxing, basketball, Tai Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, kickboxing, soccer, cycling and jogging.