Mark Rydell

Actor + Director + Producer
Born Mar 23, 1935

Mark Rydell is an American actor, film director and producer.

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1934 Birth Born on March 23, 1934.


1956 22 Years Old Rydell's initial training was in music. As a youth, he wanted to be a conductor. He began his career as an actor and first became known for his role as Walt Johnson on The Edge of Night and as Jeff Baker on As the World Turns, which he played from 1956 to 1962. … Read More
1962 28 Years Old Rydell was married to actress Joanne Linville in 1962. They had two children, Amy and Christopher, both actors. They divorced in 1973. … Read More


2006 72 Years Old In 2006, Rydell directed the movie Even Money which starred Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker, and Danny DeVito. … Read More
2009 75 Years Old In 2009, Rydell, working with actor Martin Landau and screenwriter/playwright Lyle Kessler, produced an education seminar, The Total Picture Seminar. … Read More
2010 76 Years Old In 2010, Rydell joined the Advisory Board of Openfilm, an online video sharing site created to help aspiring independent filmmakers.
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