Mark A. Sheppard Mark "Empire" Sheppard

Mark Sheppard

Birth name
Mark Andreas Sheppard
30 May 1964 ( age: 2017 )
Occupation (s)


Years active



Jessica Sheppard (2004 - 2014)
Sarah Louise Fudge (2015 - present)




W. Morgan Sheppard


At 15, he became a professional musician and enjoyed many years as a recording and touring artist with bands including Robyn Hitchcock, the Television Personalities and the Irish group Light a Big Fire. Mark played drums on Light a Big Fire's second album. As a session musician, he recorded albums for many groups throughout Europe, and eventually moved to the United States.



Sheppard was invited to audition for the American production of the play Cock and Bull Story (directed by Midnight Express author Billy Hayes), for which he won numerous awards, including the 1992 L.A. Drama Critics' Circle award and the LA Weekly and Dramalogue awards.


His television work includes the "Fire" episode of The X-Files, a year on the Jerry Bruckheimer action series Soldier of Fortune, guest-starring and recurring roles on The Practice, The Invisible Man, Special Unit 2, JAG, Star Trek: Voyager, The Chronicle, Monk, Las Vegas, CSI: NY, Chuck, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and White collar, among others. Mark played a demon named Arnon on an episode titled "Witches in Tights" on the TV series Charmed. Marc Sheppard Badger role, a semi-comical cockney-style crime boss in the short-lived Joss Whedon show Firefly and later cast again in another Joss Whedon show, Dollhouse as Paul Ballard's dismissive FBI superior. He has appeared as a villain in season five of the Fox show 24 and as Patricia Arquette's serial-killer nemesis on Marc Sheppard Medium. He appeared as Romo Lampkin in seasons three and four of Battlestar Galactica, and had a recurring role as Manservant Neville in ABC Family's short-lived cult hit The Middleman. He has been seen as Anthony Anthros on Bionic Woman, as Sterling the nemesis character on Leverage, as the King of Hell Crowley on Supernatural, and as bank robber Tom Prescott on an episode of Burn Notice. He appeared in the pilot episode of the US series White Collar as a villainous master forger and in NBC's Chuck as the Director of the Ring criminal organisation. Most recently, he appeared in the SyFy series Warehouse 13 as Regent Benedict Valda. He appears in the 2011 Doctor Who episodes "The Impossible Astronaut" and "Day of the Moon" playing the character Canton Everett Delaware III. This was the first time Sheppard had appeared in a British TV series. In October 2013, Sheppard returned to White Collar, reprising his 2009 role as master forger Curtis Hagan.


His film credits include the Jim Sheridan film In the Name of the Father, starring opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and Emma Thompson as Guildford Four member Patrick Armstrong; the romantic comedy Lover's Knot; the Russian historical drama Out of the Cold; the thriller Unstoppable; and with Heather Graham and Jeremy Sisto in the dark independent, Broken. He also starred in Megalodon and New Alcatraz.

Mark Sheppard directed his father W. Morgan Sheppard in the film Room 101 and co-stars with him in the psychological thriller Nether World, which the younger Sheppard also co-produced. His father also played the older version of his son's character in the afforementioned Doctor Who and "NCIS" episodes.

Video games

He voiced the role of protagonist Michael Ford in The Conduit, whose mentor, John Adams, is voiced by his father W. Morgan Sheppard.

Double casting

Three times Sheppard has been cast with his father as the same character, each playing the character at different ages. "Canton Everett Delaware III" in the Doctor Who episode "The Impossible Astronaut", War criminal Mercin Jarek a.k.a. "Mr. Pain" in the NCIS episode "Broken Bird" playing the younger version of his father's character, and "Captain Nemo" in the 2012 film Mysterious Island, which Mark Sheppard also directed.


Since 2011 Mark Sheppard has been "The Voice" of "BBC America" promos/announcements.


Year    Title

1993  In the Name of the Father

1996  Lover's Knot

1997  Nether World

1999  Out of the Cold

2000  Farewell, My Love

2001  Lady in the Box

2001  New Alcatraz

2002  Megalodon

2004  Evil Eyes

2004  Unstoppable

2006  Broken

2010  Xtinction: Predator X

2013  Sons of Liberty


Year    Title

1992  Silk Stalkings

1993  Silk Stalkings

1993  The X-Files

1995  M.A.N.T.I.S.

1997  Soldier of Fortune

1997–1998   Soldier of Fortune, Inc.

1998  Sliders

1999  Martial Law

1999  The Practice

2000  Star Trek: Voyager

2000  JAG

2001  The Invisible Man

2001  The Chronicle

2001  Special Unit 2

2001  Lost Voyage

2001  VIP

2002  VIP

2002  UC: Undercover

2002  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

2002  Charmed

2002  Firefly

2003  Fastlane

2003  Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle

2003  Deep Shock

2003  Jake 2.0

2004  Las Vegas

2005  Monk

2005  CSI: NY

2005  Medium

2006  Medium

2006  24

2006  Without a Trace

2007–2009   Battlestar Galactica

2007  Bionic Woman

2008  Shark

2008  In Plain Sight

2008  The Middleman

2008–2012   Leverage

2009  NCIS

2009  Burn Notice

2009  Dollhouse

2009  The Conduit

2009–2014   White Collar

2009  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

2009–2014   Warehouse 13

2009–present          Supernatural

2010  Chuck

2011  Doctor Who

2011  Prime Suspect

2012  Jules Verne's Mysterious Island