Mark Valley
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Valley at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2010
Mark Thomas Valley

(1964-12-24) December 24, 1964 (age 57)
Years active1993–present
(m. 2008; div. 2009)
Military career
AllegianceUnited States United States
Flag of the United States Army.svg
United States Army
Years of service1987-1992
First lieutenant
Unit18th Engineer Brigade
Battles/warsGulf War

Mark Thomas Valley (born December 24, 1964) is an American film and television actor, best known for his roles as Brad Chase in the TV drama Boston Legal, Oliver Richard in the NBC drama Harry's Law, FBI Special Agent John Scott in the Fox sci fi series Fringe, Christopher Chance in Fox's action drama Human Target, and Tommy Sullivan in ABC's Body of Proof.

Early life

Valley was born in Ogdensburg, New York. A 1987 graduate from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York with a degree in mathematics.


Military service

He served in Berlin,[1] where he played rugby for the U.S. military team, The Berlin Yanks Rugby Football Club. Valley saw action in Operation Desert Storm as platoon leader detailed from the 18th Engineer Brigade to the 73rd Engineer Company, 3-2 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 7th Transportation Group.[2]


Valley obtained his first role, on The Innocent (1993), while serving in the U.S. Army in Germany.[1] He landed the role of "Father Pete" on Another World in 1993. He later took over the role of Jack Deveraux on the NBC Daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1994 to 1997. In 2003, Valley played Detective Eddie Arlette, an American police officer in London, on the short-lived Keen Eddie.

He played Brad Chase on Boston Legal, a spinoff of the television series The Practice. Valley also appeared on the television series ER as Richard Lockhart, Abby Lockhart's ex-husband. In 2008 he appeared on Fringe, as FBI agent John Scott. Valley played the lead in Fox's drama Human Target.[3]

In 2012, Valley joined ABC's Body of Proof as a series regular. He played Det. Tommy Sullivan, Dana Delany's love interest.[4] He also co-starred alongside Delany in her short-lived series Pasadena in 2001.[5]

Personal life

He has a daughter, Sherri, born in 1987. He married Anna Torv, his Fringe co-star, in December 2008.[6] In April 2010, it was reported that the couple had separated.[7] In 2021, it was reported that the couple divorced back in 2009.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Innocent Tunnel Technician
1997 Breast Men Fair Haired Resident
1998 Some Girl Police Officer
1998 The Siege FBI Agent Mike Johanssen
2000 The Next Best Thing Cardiologist
2000 Jericho Jericho
2001 Big Time Chazz
2007 Live! Blair uncredited
2007 Shrek the Third Cyclops Voice
2012 Stolen Fletcher
2012 Zero Dark Thirty C-130 Pilot
2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2 Clark Kent / Superman Voice
2015 Lost Boy Greg Harris
2017 Gun Shy Ben Harding
Garrow Mr. Bell Post-Production
Operation Jericho General Gundersen Pre-Production
2020 It's A Wonderful Life George Bailey A Tracy Brown Production
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Another World Father Pete
1994 Vanishing Son IV Adams
1994–1997 Days of Our Lives Jack Deveraux #4 37 episodes
1997 George Wallace Bobby Kennedy
1999 Brimstone Barry Ceneazo
2000 Diagnosis: Murder Captain Paul Davis
2000 Running Mates Dick Tracy
2000–2001 Once and Again Will Gluck 5 episodes
2000–2003 ER Richard Lockhart 5 episodes
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jack Willman
2001 The Lone Gunmen Henry Farst
2001 Gideon's Crossing Mark Epperson
2001–2002 Pasadena Robert Greeley Series regular, 13 episodes
2002 Spin City Joseph 1 episode
2003–2004 Keen Eddie Detective Eddie Arlette Series regular, 13 episodes
2004 Harry Green and Eugene Harry Green
2004 The 4400 Warren Lytell 2 episodes
2004 I'm with Her Jack Campbell
2004–2007 Boston Legal Brad Chase Series regular, 70 episodes
2006–2008 Emily's Reasons Why Not Reese Callahan 2 episodes
2007 Business Class Matt
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jake Keegan 1 episode
2008 Swingtown Brad Davis 3 episodes
2008–2009 Fringe John Scott Series regular, 12 episodes
2010–2011 Human Target Christopher Chance Series regular, 25 episodes
2011–2012 Harry's Law Oliver Richard Series regular, 22 episodes
2013 Body of Proof Tommy Sullivan Series regular, 13 episodes
2013 Stuttgart Homicide John McDuff 1 episode
2014 Crisis CIA Director Widener 8 episodes
2014–2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Private Investigator Daniel Shaw 8 episodes
2015–2016 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Dr. Harris 7 episodes
2016 Hawaii Five-0 Special Agent Frank Zagar 1 episode
2017 Feud: Bette and Joan Gary Merrill 1 episode
2017 Bloodline Mike Gallagher 1 episode
2017 Wisdom of the Crowd Dino Hutton, U.S. Deputy Marshal 1 episode
2018 The Flash Anton Slater 1 episode
2018 Another Time Ben
2018 ZBurg Harry Mallette Pilot
2018 The Romanoffs Steve Lewis 1 episode
2019 Emma Fielding: More Bitter Than Death Duncan Thatcher TV Movie
2019 Blood & Treasure Patrick McNamara 1 episode

Awards and nominations

Boston Legal role
Keen Eddie role
Human Target role

Radio and podcast appearances


  1. ^ a b Rochlin, Margy. "The Man Without the Prosthetic Nose", The New York Times, January 10, 2010.
  2. ^ Pioneer Local blogsite
  3. ^ Hollywood Reporter article referencing Valley
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 28, 2012). "Mark Valley To Join 'Body Of Proof' As New Regular". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  5. ^ Jay Bobbin (February 19, 2013). "'Body of Proof': Dana Delany reunites with Mark Valley for Season 3". Zap2it. Archived from the original on March 28, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  6. ^ Dos Santos, Kristin. "Anna Torv and Mark Valley Married!" E! Online, February 2, 2009.
  7. ^ Jordan, Julie (9 April 2010). "Anna Torv and Mark Valley Split". People. Archived from the original on 27 March 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  8. ^ Quigley, Genevieve (10 July 2021). "Why you won't find The Newsreader actor Anna Torv on social media". The Sydney Morning Herald.