|Born||November 25, 1953|
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Pen name||Eric Bowman[nb 1]|
|Residence||Ojai, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Carnegie Mellon University (BFA)|
|Subject||American sports history|
Mark Frost (born November 25, 1953) is an American novelist, screenwriter, film-and-television producer and director. He is best known as the co-creator of the mystery television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991; 2017) and as a writer and executive story editor of Hill Street Blues (1982–1985).
Mark Frost was born on November 25, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Mary Virginia Calhoun and actor Warren Frost. He is the elder brother of actress Lindsay Frost and writer and photographer Scott Frost. During his childhood, Frost was raised in Los Angeles, California and spent his adolescence in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he attended Marshall-University High School. As a high-school student, he spent two years on an internship program studying and working at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater.
Frost subsequently enrolled in Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, studying acting, directing and playwriting. During his time in college, he worked as a member of the lighting crew on PBS' Mister Rogers' Neighborhood alongside actor Michael Keaton. Frost graduated from CMU in 1975 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. After his graduation, he returned to the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, where he was a literary associate until 1978.
Frost was a writer for the NBC television series Hill Street Blues. He co-created the ABC television series Twin Peaks and On the Air with David Lynch. He co-wrote and directed the film Storyville, co-wrote Fantastic Four and wrote The Greatest Game Ever Played, based on his 2002 book of the same name.
His other books on golf are The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever, about a 1956 match pitting pros Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson against amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, and The Grand Slam, about the 1930 golf season of Bobby Jones. His fictional works include The List of Seven, The Six Messiahs, and The Second Objective.
- The List of Seven (1993)
- The Six Messiahs (1995)
- Before I Wake (1997)[nb 1]
- The Second Objective (2009)
- The Paladin Prophecy (2012)
- The Paladin Prophecy 2: Alliance (2013)
- The Paladin Prophecy 3: Rogue (2015)
- The Secret History of Twin Peaks (2016)
- Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier (2017)
- The Greatest Game Ever Played: A True Story (2002)
- The Grand Slam: Bobby Jones, America, and the Story of Golf (2006)
- The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever (2007)
- Game Six: Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series (2009)
|1987||The Believers||Writer · associate producer||Uncredited cameo appearance|
|1992||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me||Executive producer||Based on the television series co-created by Frost|
|Storyville||Director · co-writer||Uncredited cameo appearance|
|Once Upon a Time||Executive producer||Documentary film|
|2000||The Deadly Look of Love||Co-writer · co-executive producer||Television film|
|The Greatest Game Ever Played||Writer · producer||Adaptation of Frost's book of the same name|
|2007||Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer||Co-writer||N/A|
|The Six Million Dollar Man||Writer||Episodes: Return of the Robot Fugitive" and "Steve Austin, Fugitive"|
|1982||Gavilan||Writer||Episodes: "Pirates" and "Best Friend Money Can Buy"|
|1982–1985||Hill Street Blues||Writer · story editor · executive story editor||28 episodes (as writer)|
21 episodes (as story editor)
22 episodes (as executive story editor)
|1986||The Equalizer||Writer||Episodes: "Washed Up" and "No Conscience"|
|1990–1991||Twin Peaks||Co-creator · writer · director · executive producer||30 episodes (as executive producer)|
11 episodes (as writer)
1 episode (as director)
Uncredited cameo appearances: "Pilot" (voice only) and "Episode 8"
|1990||American Chronicles||Creator · writer · director · executive producer||13 episodes (as writer and executive producer)|
1 episode (as director)
|1992||On the Air||Co-creator · writer · executive producer||7 episodes (as executive producer)|
2 episodes (as writer)
|1998||The Repair Shop||Creator · writer · executive producer||Unaired pilot|
|Buddy Faro||Creator · writer · executive producer||13 episodes (as executive producer)|
11 episodes (as writer)
|1999||Forbidden Island||Writer · executive producer||Unaired pilot|
|2001||All Souls||Writer · executive producer||Episode: "Bad Blood"|
|2017||Twin Peaks||Co-creator · co-writer · executive producer||18 episodes|
Cameo appearance: "Part 15"
|2017||Twin Peaks||Superior Achievement in a Screenplay (for "Part 8")||Nominated|||
|1992||Storyville||Prix de la Critique Internationale (International Critics Award)||Nominated|||
|1991||Twin Peaks||Best Television Series – Drama||Won|||
|1984||Hill Street Blues||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (for "Grace Under Pressure")||Nominated|||
|1990||Twin Peaks||Outstanding Drama Series||Nominated|||
|Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (for "Pilot")||Nominated|||
|2018||Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special||Nominated|||
|2005||Fantastic Four||Worst Screenplay for a Film Grossing More Than $100 Million||Won|||
|1985||Hill Street Blues||Episodic Drama (for "Grace Under Pressure")||Won|||
|Episodic Drama (for "Death by Kiki")||Nominated|
|Episodic Drama (for "Parting Is Such Sweep Sorrow")||Nominated|
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- Bradigan, Bret (March 16, 2018). "The Storyteller — From 'Twin Peaks' to Ojai". Ojai Hub. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
- Jennings, Matt, ed. (2017). "Class Acts: In Memoriam". Middlebury Magazine. Vol. 91 no. 3 (Summer 2017 ed.). Middlebury College. p. 96.
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- Frost, Mark (2002). The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vandon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf. Hyperion Books. ISBN 978-0-786-8692-06.
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- "2005 Winners". Stinkers Bad Movie Awards. Archived from the original on March 17, 2006. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
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