|Born||November 25, 1953|
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Pen name||Eric Bowman[nb 1]|
|Education||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.
Frost has lived in Ojai, California, since 2011 with his wife Lynn and their son, Travis.
His nephew is Major League Baseball player Lucas Giolito.
|1987||The Believers||Writer and associate producer||Uncredited cameo: Locker Room Cop|
|1992||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me||Executive producer|
|Storyville||Director and co-writer|
|Once Upon a Time||Executive producer||Documentary film|
|The Greatest Game Ever Played||Writer and producer||Adaptation of Frost's book of the same name|
|2007||Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer||Co-writer|
|The Six Million Dollar Man||Writer||2 episodes|
|1982–1985||Hill Street Blues||Writer, story editor and 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 and executive producer||11 episodes (as writer)|
"Episode 7" (as director)
Uncredited cameo appearances: "Pilot" (voice only) and "Episode 8"
|1990||American Chronicles||Creator, writer, director and executive producer||13 episodes (as writer)|
Episode: "Farewell to the Flesh" (as director)
|1992||On the Air||Co-creator, writer and executive producer||2 episodes (as writer)|
|1998||The Repair Shop||Creator, writer and executive producer||Unaired pilot|
|Buddy Faro||Creator, writer and executive producer||11 episodes (as writer)|
|1999||Forbidden Island||Writer and executive producer||Unaired pilot|
|2000||The Deadly Look of Love||Co-writer and co-executive producer||Television film|
|2001||All Souls||Writer and executive producer||Episode: "Bad Blood"|
|2017||Twin Peaks||Co-creator, co-writer and executive producer||18 episodes|
Cameo: "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|