Who is Marc Singer and what is he doing now?
Marc Singer was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 29 January 1948 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds American nationality, as his family moved to the US shortly after he was born. He is an actor, who is perhaps still best known for his lead role in the sword and sorcery movie “The Beastmaster” in 1982, 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 is fighting evil with his animal friends – the movie won an Antennae II Award at Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival, while the actor Joshua Milrad was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
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There are rumors circulating the internet that Marc has retired from acting, however, he is still quite active in the film industry but is getting less roles due to his old age.
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Ealy life and education
Marc was raised 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 ,movie “The Man with One Red Shoe”.
Marc became interested in acting while attending high school, at which he was also focused on playing soccer as he was among the best players in his school. He practiced cello together with Lori, and while she has since become a famous cellist, Marc abandoned playing instruments, and upon matriculation in 1966 focused on working and financially supporting himself – he changed many jobs until 1973, when he launched his acting career.
Roles in TV series
Marc has been credited with appearing in over 90 movies and TV series, alternating between the two genre, and we are about to mention some of his most notable performances in this article.
He made his debut TV series appearance when he guest starred as Young TV Doctor in the episode “Double Shock” of the crime drama “Columbo” in 1973, and the following years saw him appear in single episodes of several series such as the science fiction “Planet of the Apes” in 1974, the detective series “Barnaby Jones” in 1975, and the police procedural series “The Rookies” in 1976. The year 1977 saw him play the supporting character Ross Savitch in the mini-series “79 Park Avenue”, which starred Lesley Ann Warren, David Dukes and Polly Bergen, and is about a New York teenager who becomes a prostitute and eventually the most famous madam in the city.
Marc starred in the mini-series “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 mini-series, “The Contender” in 1980.
The year 1982 saw Marc guest star in the episode “Something Special” of the critically acclaimed crime drama series “CHiPs”, while he also portrayed Mike Donovan in two episodes of the science fiction mini-series “V” in 1983, and reprised his role in “V: The Final Battle” in 1984. Marc played his first lead character in a series in 1986, when he began portraying Matt Cantrell in the primetime soap opera “Dallas”, and still appeared 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 voicing debut in the same year, when he lent his voice to Dr. Kirk Langstrom and Man-Bat in “Batman: The Animated Series”; the following years saw him continue guest starring in single episodes of many series.
Marc’s next notable performance was in 12 episodes of the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” in 1999, which was followed by his roles of Kirk Manlord in the animated series “Duck Dodgers” in 2005, the episode “See No Evil” of the police procedural drama “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” in 2011, and five episodes of the critically acclaimed superhero series “Arrow” in 2015. Two of his most recent appearances in TV series have been in four episodes of the science fiction 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 debut movie appearance in 1978, when he portrayed 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”, which starred Joseph Bottoms and Maria Heasley.
In 1990, Marc appeared in five movies – his most notable performance was in the fictional film “Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective” in which he played the title character – the story follows detective Dan who has to figure out who used his gun to kill his best friend and his police buddy. The year 1991 saw Marc appear in the sequel “Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time”, and four years later he starred alongside Shannon Tweed in the erotic thriller movie “Victim of Desire”. In 1995, Marc played the supporting character Ziegfeld Von Trotta in the action western movie “Savate”, both written and directed by Isaac Florentine, and which follows a French officer who is searching for his best friend’s killer.
Three of Marc’s latest notable performances in movies have been in the 2002erotic thriller “Angel Blade” in which he played Dr. Martin Gites, the espionage action thriller “Eagle Eye” in which he portrayed Explosives Developer in 2008, and the 2013 psychological horror thriller “House Hunting” in which he appeared as Roger Towne.
Wife and children
Marc married his other half Haunani Minn, the late American actress, on 17 June 1974. They met in 1971 at a party organized by their mutual friend, and the two ventured into the film industry together two years later. Haunani is still remembered for her roles in movies such as “The Man with Two Brains”, “Mulan” and “Young Doctors in Love”. On 21 January 1991, Marc’s wife gave birth to their daughter Phoebe Singer who has been staying away from the media’s attention, while it is known that she was also interested in acting while attending high school, and appeared in several plays.
Haunani died on 23 November 2014 after having battled a rare disease for several years, and Marc has since been single.
Marc hasn’t talked about any other women he might have been with before he met Haunani, and as of September 2020, he is single, was once married now a widower, and has a daughter.
Hobbies and other interests
Marc was physically very active during his 20s, 30s and 40s, as he had four to five training sessions at the gym each week, and he was also interested in martial arts and is today the holder of a black belt in kung fu.
He likes to travel, and his career as an actor has made it possible for him to travel all around the US, while he has also been to many European, Asian and African countries – Marc’s dream travel destination is Bern in Switzerland.
He is a lover of animals and has had several pet dogs and cats all of which have died due to old age. Marc is a philanthropist, and has donated a part of his fortune to charitable causes.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are 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”.
Marc’s age is 72. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of September 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.