Biography

Mark Smolinski is a stuntman and actor that started training in martial arts in 2001 and improv comedy in 2008. His comedic acting actually started years before in the Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout), entertaining peers while acting out skits at the camp fire. He started formal acting training in 2012 with Diaan Ainslee. He loves film making, but also has a knack for stage work.

Mark started with improv comedy at the UCB Theatre in 2008 in New York City. There he worked through 4 levels of classes and joined an independent improv comedy team called Ghost Fight. Ghost Fight had monthly shows in New York City through 2014.

At Kent State University, Mark earned his BA in philosophy. In New York City, he earned his black belt (shodan) in daito ryu aikijujitsu in August 2015. He is a member of Takumakai based out of Osaka, Japan. The U.S. affiliate is Yushinkan, based in Brooklyn, NY.