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Mark Burnett

Mostly Credited As: Mark Burnett
Birth Name: Mark Burnett
Date Of Birth: July 17, 1960 (Age 54)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: London, England

Mark Burnett


Mark was born in London, served in the British Army and now creates and produces some of the most successful reality shows seen around the world. After getting out of the army in 1982, he moved to Los Angeles and held insignificant jobs until he got interested in adventure racing.

He started the Eco-Challenge, which is now the biggest adventure race in the world. He bought the rights to Survivor, and made the American version of that show a hit throughout the world. He has also created and produced The Apprentice, The Contender, Rock Star and others.

He is currently in a live-in relationship with actress Roma Downey, and he has two sons from a previous marriage.

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) (2013) 
  Cast of Son of God | Jeff Perry | David Banner 01x115: (Mar/07/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 33 63x33: (Feb/26/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Katie (2012) (2012) 
  Roma Downey & Mark Burnett 02x118: (Feb/26/2014) As Himself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 76 39x76: (Feb/17/2014) As Himself 

Oprah Prime (2012) 
  Mark Burnett and Roma Downey discuss their smash hit "The Bible" 02x28: (Apr/14/2013) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 124 16x124: (Mar/13/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Family Guy (1999) 
  Ratings Guy 11x02: (Oct/07/2012) Voiced  Himself 

The Paul Reiser Show (2011) 
  The Father's Occupation 01x01: (Apr/14/2011) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Elizabeth Perkins, Mark Burnett, Bernie Williams 05x95: (Jun/04/2009) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Mark Burnett, Tony Danza, Judah Friedlander, MAtt Pond PA 04x17: (Feb/18/2005) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Kevin James, Mark Burnett, Joe Tamargo 12x76: (Feb/09/2005) As Himself 

The O'Reilly Factor (1996) 
  ACLU & Ward Churchill 10x28: (Feb/08/2005) As Himself 
  Dan Rather Resigning 09x234: (Nov/23/2004) As Himself 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Courtney Thorne-Smith, Mark Burnett, Ming Tsai 01x97: (Feb/08/2005) As Himself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Soleil Moon Frye; Mark Burnett, Rob Lowe 03x201: (Jun/14/2004) As Himself 
  Donald Trump, Mark Burnett 03x94: (Jan/15/2004) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  5/9/2002 04x07: (May/09/2002) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Rock Star (2005)• Executive Producer
• Creator
Survivor (2000)• Executive Producer
• Series Director
• Creator
• Director
The Apprentice (US) (2004)• Executive Producer
• Creator
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart (2005)• Executive Producer
The Apprentice (UK) (2005)• Executive Producer
The Contender (2005) (2005)• Creator
On the Lot (2007)• Creator
• Executive Producer
HGTV Star (2006)• Executive Producer
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (2007)• Executive Producer
Pirate Master (2007)• Executive Producer
Das weiß doch jedes Kind! (2007)• Creator
Noel's Are You Smarter Than A Ten Year Old? (2007)• Producer
My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad (2008)• Executive Producer
Jingles (2008)• Executive Producer
• Creator
Rebuilding the Kingdom (2009)• Executive Producer
• Creator
Shark Tank (2009)• Executive Producer
How'd You Get So Rich? (2009)• Executive Producer
Live Like You're Dying (2009)• Creator
• Executive Producer
Audrina (2011)• Executive Producer
• Producer
• Creator
Survivor Philippines (2008)• Creator
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Daytime) (2009)• Executive Producer
• Creator
• Producer
Don't Bomb Kuala Lumpur (2009)• Executive Producer
Our Little Genius (2010)• Executive Producer
Live for the Moment (2010)• Executive Producer
Trust Me, I'm A Game Show Host (2013)• Executive Producer
One in a Million (2011) (2011)• Creator
• Executive Producer
Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp (2010)• Executive Producer
Sarah Palin's Alaska (2010)• Executive Producer
The Voice (US) (2011)• Producer
Expedition Impossible (2011)• Creator
• Executive Producer
School Spirits (2012)• Executive Producer
Fearless Kitchen (2012)• Executive Producer
The Ambush Cook (2011)• Executive Producer
Mark Burnett's Alaska (2013)• Executive Producer
Stars Earn Stripes (2012)• Executive Producer
AD: After the Bible (2014)• Executive Producer
The Dovekeepers (2015)• Executive Producer
A.D.: After The Bible (2015)• Executive Producer
Divine Intervention (2015) (2015)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Survivor (2000) (Credited in 31 episodes from this show) 
 
Show all 31 episode crew credits
Survivor Fiji: Reunion Show 14x15 May/13/2007 As: Director
You've Got a Puzzled Look 14x14 May/13/2007 As: Director
I Wanna See If I Can Make a Deal 14x13 May/10/2007 As: Director
A Smile, Velvet Gloves and a Dagger in My Pocket 14x12 May/03/2007 As: Director
Blackmail or Betrayal 14x11 Apr/26/2007 As: Director
Trivia

He has won two Emmy Awards.

He is currently living with actress Roma Downey.

He was in the British Army for five years.

He is veteran of the Falklands War.

He has US & UK dual citizenship.

Mark Burnett Quotes
Mark Burnett: I heard my name associated with the Peter Pan syndrome more than once. But really, what's so wrong with Peter Pan? Peter Pan flies. He is a metaphor for dreams and faith.

Mark Burnett: I needed to be in the bush. There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus. That's where my heart lies.

Mark Burnett: There's nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway.

Donald Trump: Mark Burnett is a great visionary, able to see into the future with far better accuracy than any of his competitors.

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