|Date of birth||5 June 1951|
|Origin||Hamilton, TX, USA|
Mark Harelik is the American television and film actor who portrays Howard Lemay.
Mark has made small appearances in several popular television shows such as Awake, Star Trek: Voyager, Bryan Fuller's Pushing Daisies, House, Prison Break, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Seinfeld, Wings, Will & Grace, Gilmore Girls, Cheers, and a recurring role on The Big Bang Theory. He also has film credits for Election, The Swan Princess, and Jurassic Park III.
Mark is also well associated with the live stage. He had a role in The Light in the Piazza at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in 2005. Prior to that, he wrote the award-winning play The Immigrant, based on his family history; the play was considered the most widely produced play in the country. He later rewrote the play as a musical, and also wrote an autobiographical sequel called The Legacy. Mark also co-wrote the biographical play Hank Williams: Lost Highway.
Following Heroes, Mark had regular appearances on The Big Bang Theory, Awake, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Getting On, and Imposters.
Mark acted alongside Omid Abtahi and Kevin Alejandro (in Sleeper Cell), Ellen Greene (in Pushing Daisies), Nicholas D'Agosto (in House), Deanna Douglas and Terrence Edwards (in Awake), Stana Katic (in Castle), Raphael Sbarge (in Lie to Me), Jaime Ray Newman in Imposters, Jayma Mays and K Callan in Getting On, Alice Amter and Erin Allin O'Reilly in The Big Bang Theory, and Markus Flanagan (in Meeting Spencer).
- Mark Harelik has played the character of Judas in three different plays.