Biography of Mark Frost

Mark Frost (1953- ) is an American novelist, screenwriter, director, and film producer. Born in Brooklyn, New York Frost began writing professionally at the age of fifteen. He studied at the Guthrie Theater during high school, then studied acting, directing, and playwriting at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After which he moved to Los Angeles to begin his career. Frost is most famous for his career as a writer for television. In the early eighties, he wrote episodes for The Six Million Dollar Man and Hill Street Blues, which earned an Emmy nomination and won a Writers Guild award. Frost formed Lynch-Frost Productions with director David Lynch in 1986. Together they created the television series Twin Peaks in 1989. The show earned 17 Emmy nominations before it was canceled by ABC at the end of its second season. Frost continued to write and produce other shows for television. Under the pseudonym Eric Bowman, Frost began his publishing career in 1993 with best sellers the List of Seven, the Six Messiahs, and Before I Wake, to name a few. Frost continued to write and publish while producing feature films and movies. In 2002, Frost published his first non-fiction book, The Greatest Game Ever Played, became a national bestseller and was named by Wall Street Journal as one of the ten greatest sports books of all time. Frost also wrote and produced a feature film version of his book The Greatest Game Ever Played for Disney in 2006. During that time, he also co-wrote two Fantastic Four films for Fox and Marvel. Frost continued to write non-fiction books about the history of golf with The Grand Slam, the Story of Bobby Jones and The Match, which became a New York Times bestseller in 2007. In 2009, he published an account of the 1975 world series classic between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox. In 2012, Frost wrote the Paladin Prophecy, his first science fiction trilogy for young adult audience. Frost now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son and is a life-long Lakers fan.

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