Mark Rolston
Rolston Shawshank
Rolston as Bogs Diamond in "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994)
Born (1956-12-07) December 7, 1956 (age 63)
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, Voice Actor
Years Active 1981-present
Spouse Georgina O'Farrill

Mark Rolston (born December 7, 1956) is an American actor and voice actor who is known for his supporting roles in various Hollywood movies and TV shows. Rolston, in his debut, was the voice of John Lee in Star Fleet. Since then, Rolston has enjoyed a great success in Hollywood, generally playing supporting roles in movies and TV series. Rolston is best known for his roles as Private Drake in Aliens (1986), Bogs Diamond in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Dan Erickson in Saw V (2008).

Rolston knew he wanted to be an actor at age nine; he took his career and studies to Europe to fulfill his dream. Once there, he was asked by five major acting schools to join them. He chose the London Drama Center where he studied for five years. Then, Mark beat out 2,000 others for an important position in the Theatre Communications Group National Finals. This led to a year's tour of the United States in the lead role in "Richard II." This was the beginning of his U.S. career.

He married Georgina O'Farrill, daughter of Latin jazz legend Chico O'Farrill and sister of musician/bandleader Arturo O'Farrill, in 1990; they have one child, Isabel. Mark has two other children, Adam Rolston and Aslan Rolston, from different marriages.


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