The Many Faces of Mark Pellegrino

There are just some actors who have the ability to star in everything. One of those is Mark Pellegrino. Every time I turn around, there is Pellegrino on another TV show. From playing Jacob on “Lost” to portraying Lucifer on “Supernatural,” Pellegrino is one skilled and multi-talented actor. Whether good or bad, he is loved for his roles and fans are always enthused to hear that he scored yet another role on the small screen. Check out some of his work and the many faces that are Mark Pellegrino. Warning: some spoilers are ahead.

1. Jacob on “Lost”
Mark Pellegrino as Jacob on Lost
I’m not going to lie, and I will tell you that I’ve never watched “Lost.” When it first came on the air, I tried to watch it, but just lost interest. However, that doesn’t mean I didn’t keep up on the ABC hit drama’s hullabaloo. For example, when Pellegrino made his debut as Jacob on the mysterious J.J. Abrams series, I became curious as to who this Jacob was, especially his relationship with the Man in Black (Titus Welliver) and Ben (Michael Emerson). From what I heard, fans enjoyed Pellegrino’s performance on the show, and were sad to see him go. Maybe I’ll have to give the show another shot, because I sure do love me some Mark Pellegrino.

2. Lucifer on “Supernatural”
Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer on Supernatural
I first fell in love with Pellegrino when he portrayed Lucifer on The CW hit “Supernatural.” He played an amazing part as the “angel” who sought out to make Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester’s (Jensen Ackles) life hell - no pun intended - and to ensure the Apocalypse happened. For those who don’t watch the show, the famous brother duo managed to stop Lucifer, but he still played a major part in making Sam go crazy, as Sam continued to see hallucinations of Lucifer. He is no longer on the show, but for about four seasons Pellegrino rocked the part.

3. Bishop on “Being Human”
Mark Pellegrino as Bishop on Being Human
On Syfy’s “Being Human,” Pellegrino used his “Supernatural” experiences to play vampire James Bishop in 13 episodes. While a vampire, he also portrayed a Boston policeman, and in flashbacks, an American soldier in the Civil War. Bishop was an antagonist on the show, and was eventually killed by decapitation in Season 1. Once again, Pellegrino appeared as a hallucination on the show’s second season.

4. Daniel Drake on “Person of Interest”
Mark Pellegrino as Daniel Drake on Person of Interest
Pellegrino appeared in one episode of this season’s “Person of Interest,” and it was well worth it. He played publisher Daniel Drake who hired a hitman to kill his wife; however, at the same time his wife also hired someone to kill her husband. Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) definitely had their hands full with the feisty couple. For “Lost” fans it was probably nice to see Pellegrino and Emerson reunited.

5. Jarold Kempfer on “Grimm”
Mark Pellegrino on Grimm
If I couldn’t love “Grimm” anymore than I already did, it became possible when it was announced Pellegrino would guest star on the NBC thriller. In “Grimm’s” second season, Pellegrino played a Wesen (creatures visible to Grimms) called a Coyotl, or a coyote like creature, named Jarold Kempfer. After his daughter is kidnapped, Jarold enlists help from Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to get her back. It’s actually a thrilling episode, and I recommend watching it. Why is Pellegrino so damn good in supernatural series? I think he needs his own show.

6. Jeremy Baker on “Revolution”
Mark Pellegrino on Revolution
NBC’s new hit series “Revolution,” which comes back March 25 (about time), highlighted Pellegrino’s badass and evil qualities as Jeremy Baker. Baker is part of the Monroe Militia, and it was revealed that he learned everything he knows about killing from the series protagonist Miles Matheson (Billy Burke). He definitely created a mess for the main characters, and I hope it’s not the last we’ve seen from him.

7. Gavin Q. Baker on “The Closer”
Mark Pellegrino on The Closer
On TNT’s former hit drama “The Closer” starring the talented Kyra Sedgwick, Pellegrino changed it up from his supernatural roles, and played Brenda’s (Sedgwick) gay attorney, Gavin Q. Baker. He was a former city attorney-turned-partner in a private law firm that specialized in defending police officer who never lost a case. Sadly, we only got to seem in the final season of the series, but it’s better than nothing.

8. Patrick Vikan on “Prison Break”
Mark Pellegrino on Prison Break
On FOX’s short lived series “Prison Break,” Pellegrino graced the show in only two episodes as Patrick Vikan. In Season 4, his character showed up, and it was revealed at some point in his life he worked at The Company, a secret group of multinational corporate alliances. As short lived as the series, Vikan was killed in his second episode, after a deal ended badly.

9. Paul Bennett on “Dexter”
Mark Pellegrino on Dexter
Pellegrino starred as Paul Bennett on Showtime’s killer drama “Dexter,” which showcases everybody’s favorite serial killer (Michael C. Hall). Pellegrino portrayed Rita’s (Julie Benz) abusive second ex-husband. After being released from prison, Paul harassed, abused and made Rita’s life a living hell. Pellegrino only appeared in eight episodes, which probably made “Dexter” fans happy, as he didn’t play that nice of a guy.

10. Sadik Marku on “Without a Trace”
Mark Pellegrino on Without a Trace
In two episodes of “Without a Trace,” Pellegrino played Sadik Marku, an Albanian mob boss whose mistress and son go missing. The great part about his role is he starred alongside fellow “Supernatural” actor Mark Sheppard, who plays everybody’s favorite demon, Crowley.

If you’re missing Pellegrino on your TV have no fear, because he will soon be heading back to his CW roots by co-starring on the network’s new pilot “The Tomorrow People” as evil Dr. Jedikiah Price.

What’s your favorite role Mark Pellegrino has played?

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- Being Human (US)
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- Lost

Written by: akoerner
Mar 7th, 2013, 1:06 pm

Images courtesy of FOX

Mary Ruh

Message Posted On Jan 2nd, 2014, 11:36 am
Isn't he on the Tomorrow People as well?

Message Posted On Nov 25th, 2013, 12:38 am
Definitely adore him as Lucifer and Jacob but with Lucifer he really nails it so damn good! It's a pity he doesn't play in more seasons. The first role I ever saw him in was Without a trace as a mob boss and well ever since I am a hopeless Pellegrino addict! He is so very talented and he changes every show he features in something even better!

Message Posted On Mar 21st, 2013, 10:21 am
OMG!! Pellegrino is so damn perfect!!!! <3 An awesome actor and an awesome person too, I love him sooo much!! I will meet him in July again! *-* \o/

Message Posted On Mar 17th, 2013, 4:39 am
I love him so much omfg i really really do

Message Posted On Mar 16th, 2013, 1:35 pm
I would agree that he needs his own show, but then we wouldn't get to see how crazy talented he is by doing so many different roles. Jacob and Lucifer are my two favorites, and I loved that I recognized him from Lethal Weapon 3 (I think 3). He was also on an episode of Breakout Kings (which should have kept going). Mark is certainly one of the most talented character actors around on TV today.
Wayfaring Stranger

Message Posted On Mar 14th, 2013, 10:56 pm
OK, how about a couple of small film roles in which he is an offbeat killer: Bart in "Blood and Concrete: a Love Story" and Frankenstein in "Fatal Beauty," and for a change of pace Billy Phelps in "Lethal Weapon 2." Billy is a bit naive and maybe angling for the dumbest criminal of the week award, but then there's Mark's portrayal of Dr. Corvus in "A Murder of Crows." On the small screen, I'd second the motion about his appearance on "Grimm," I hope for a return of him and his family when Portland is once again safe for Wesens like him and his family, and the episode in which he has appeared has, like many episodes on this show, a strong anti-bullying subtext. Three cheers for that!
Wayfaring Stranger

Message Posted On Mar 14th, 2013, 10:50 pm
One good film role (of several) was as the sadistic killer Bart in "Blood and Concrete: a Love Story." He also had a guest appearance on "The Sentinel" (episode "Out of the Past"), a brief appearance in "Lethal Weapon 2." I'm pulling for him to come back in "Grimm" somewhere down the line--he and his family are trying to get along in a world populated by scarier Wesens and pretty awful humans as well. One of the nicer sub-themes in "Grimm" is its powerful anti-bullying message.

Message Posted On Mar 14th, 2013, 8:05 pm
Derwood Spinks on the X-Files episode "Hungry"

Message Posted On Mar 14th, 2013, 1:02 pm
Don't forget his role as the thug who shows Jeff Bridges what the bottom of his toilet looks like in "The Big Lebowski"

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Message Posted On Mar 11th, 2013, 7:49 am


I would love to see “The Many Faces of...” turned into a monthly feature.