Mark Frost – Biographical Brief
Bestselling author and award-winning writer-producer Mark Frost studied directing and playwriting at Carnegie Mellon University. At the age of 20 he began his television career writing for the sci-fi classic "The Six Million Dollar Man," after which he moved to Minneapolis and worked as Literary Associate at the Guthrie Theatre and playwright-in-residence at the Midwestern Playwright’s Lab.
After writing and producing documentaries for PBS, Frost received a Writer`s Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for his work as Executive Story Editor on the celebrated television series "Hill Street Blues." His first feature credits came as writer and Associate Producer of "The Believers," directed by John Schlesinger and starring Martin Sheen and Jimmy Smits. In 1989, he founded Lynch-Frost Productions with director David Lynch. Together they created and executive produced the legendary ABC series "Twin Peaks," receiving four Emmy nominations and a Peabody Award. In 1990 he also created the groundbreaking documentary series "American Chronicles." Twentieth Century Fox released Frost`s critically acclaimed directorial feature debut, "Storyville," a political thriller starring James Spader and Jason Robards, in 1992.
Frost`s first novel, "The List of Seven," became a national bestseller in 1994, and was published around the world in 26 languages. The sequel, "The Six Messiahs," was published in 1996, with his third novel, "Before I Wake," following in 1998.
In 1999, Frost created and executive produced "Buddy Faro," starring Dennis Farina, for CBS. In 2001, he executive produced "All Souls" for Spelling Television and UPN. His fourth book, a non-fiction account of the 1913 U.S. Open, "The Greatest Game Ever Played," became a national bestseller in 2002, and won the USGA`s Book of the Year Award.
He wrote and produced the feature film of "Greatest Game" for Walt Disney Studios. Frost`s biography of golfing great Bobby Jones, "The Grand Slam," was published in November, 2004.
A native of New York City, Mark Frost lives in Los Angeles and upstate New York.