Mark McKinney

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Mark McKinney
  • Birth Name: Mark Douglas Brown McKinney
  • Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/26/1959, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; writer; producer
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Mark McKinney Fast Facts:
  • The son of a diplomat, he moved around a lot while growing up; lived in (among other places) Trinidad and Tobago, Paris and Washington.
  • Formed a comedy team (The Audience) with future Kids in the Hall cohort Bruce McCulloch in Calgary in the '80s.
  • His popular character, Mr. Tiscic the headcrusher, who playfully used his fingers to "crush heads" of passersby from a distance, was based on an angry Yugoslavian man who once lived next door to McKinney.  
  • Joined Saturday Night Live in 1995, the only Kids in the Hall cast member to do so when all five players from the show were offered SNL spots by the producer of both shows, Lorne Michaels.
  • Received the prestigious Peter Ustinov Award for Comedy in 2009. 
  • Mark McKinney Relationships:
  • Jayne - Sister
  • Chloe McKinney - Mother
  • Marina Gharabegian - Wife
  • Emma Jane McKinney - Daughter
  • Nick McKinney - Brother
  • Russell McKinney - Father
  • Christopher Thomas Russell McKinney - Son
  • Mark McKinney Awards:
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1999 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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