Mark Roman

Mark Roman

Actor, Comedian, Host/presenter, Screenwriter, Author, Content Creator, Other, Producer, Voice Actor and Voice Artist

Hollywood, California

Member Since:
August 2012
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> 2 weeks ago
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About Mark

I am a full-time working artist. I'm the creator, producer, and host of Mark Roman Empire (also a podcast), where I interview in Hollywood actors, buskers, bands, comedians and others I find groovy. Booking guests I find insanely easy (i'm booking 4-5 months out at the moment), but I could really use a working producer (I'd remain executive producer). I'm a busker known for my live improv comedy character "Lt. Frank", as seen on/in/at The Hollywood Reporter, KTLA 5, Driving With Bill (All Things Comedy), Beacher's Madhouse (Vegas & Hollywood) as well as college & NFL football tailgates in LA. I've emceed a variety of events, including a fashion show, comedy shows, professional networking events, and this past NYE a concert at the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip. I'm a SAG-AFTRA actor. I'm the author of the poem "Son of Elmer's Gantry Bitch" which I'm open to adapting to a song, a one-man play, my stand-up comedy, a novel, a feature film and/or a television series. I've performed stand-up comedy, mostly in the SF Bay Area (I opened for Lisa Landry). I'd love to get back to stand-up comedy. I'm now publishing my poetry and prose on Medium. I intend to publish a book about reactions from tourists and fans around the globe to my Lt. Frank character. I've got a few screenplays rattling around in my head. I'm an Eagle Scout, an expelled student editor, on the FBI's Subversives List, and was ruled a celebrity by a federal judge long before The Big Short. Sometimes I daydream of starting a The The (Matt Johnson) cover band. My big dream is to pick up where Johnny Carson left off. Live, from the Hollywood Bowl. Creatives are my tribe. Crew and those who support creatives - I'm eternally grateful for them, and that voodoo that they do. I have absolutely no representation. I'm seriously considering taking interviews with people who make $200k+ selling homes or high end vehicles or sparkly widgets to book my Lt. Frank act for live events. I've already booked wedding, birthday, and CHP lieutenant promotion luncheon events for Lt. Frank. I'm hiding in Hollywood. And Hollywood representation can't see past their screens, it would seem. I'm not even thinking about theatrical & commercial representation. Anything short of WME or CAA seems almost pointless to me. And my celebrity pull is not yet strong enough to catch their attention. I feel like I have so much to learn. But I'm afraid I could teach classes. I'd rather create. Laughter, mostly. Once upon a time we didn't know we needed a cellular phone. Now we are lost if we lose our smartphone. I'm the smartphone of entertainment you don't yet know you desperately need. I'm unlike anyone you've ever met. I'm also like Charlie in the Chocolate Factory. I'm just happy to be here. In Hollywood. I sleep so much better now. Since I gave myself permission to create. Instead of being another Elmer Gantry or Willie Loman. Fun talk! Now go have a blast making something that knocks your socks off!

Unique traits: Improv comedy creation machine. LIVE. Even in women's short shorts and rainbow tactical leg warmers. Without a net. Without a stage. Without a bouncer. I taught my Congressman, Adam Schiff, the definition of the word "busker". I invented the word "heroteer". I hate the word "content-creator". But I am one. In spades. I possess bottomless pits of new, unique and personal material. I actually thoroughly enjoy Los Angeles, Hollywood, film, television, music, and comedy more than most people you may know. I was once homeless, and if I don't build an enormous empire, people like my friends Venka & Will aka "Will & Grace" will remain homeless and become sicker. Because Wilber Ross. That's the world we live in. The frightened and religious world that made me agnostic. But Ryan Seacrest is absolutely the Anti-Christ. Cheers!

Credits

Awards

  • Federal Judge Rules Mark "Limited-Purpose Public Figure"
    (2001)

  • FBI Subversives List
    (1991)

Education

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