Mark Teich is an american actor and comedian. He portrays Mr. Garner.
Life & Career[edit | edit source]
Mark Teich (pronounced: "tyke") is one of Hollywood's most versatile character actors. He always takes it a bit too far. His comedy, songs and style tend to be too truthful; it hurts, and people love him for it. In November 2009 Teich performed his comedy to a sold out crowd at the esteemed Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Recently Teich has been seen opposite Tony Shaloub in "Monk", Disney XD's "Zeke and Luther" as well as the ABC/Touchstone Pilot, "Girls on the Bus". In 2008 "Leatherheads" premiered worldwide. Produced, Written and Directed by George Clooney. The film stars George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, John Krasinski and, of course, Mark Teich.
Before relocating to Los Angeles, Mark honed his improv skills in Chicago and New York performing with The Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Improv Olympic. He also enjoyed a highly successful comedy career culminating in four certified gold CD's, a certified gold DVD, two Comedy Central Presents specials (2000 and 2008), five worldwide tours and multiple TV appearances.
Mark has appeared in numerous commercials, most memorably Bacardi's "The FLY Life", Subway's NASCAR campaign, and the award-winning Hallmark's "MC Hammer Dad", recently chosen for "Worlds Funniest Commercial". Mark is also the spokesperson for Bridgestone Tires, Mini Cooper, Cox Cable, H&R Block, Snapple, FedEx/Kinkos, Orbit Gum, Southwest Airlines, Nintendo Wii and Finish Line, for which he has done on-camera, radio, print, and personal appearances. Teich was born in Detroit, Michigan.