Mark August Spitznagel is an actor and musician based out of NYC.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Mark studied acting at Point Park University, where he received his BFA under the tutelage of some of the best acting teachers in the US. While there, and for the first time in the University's history, Mark was formally declared a "Rising Star" by Jimmy Miller, a title earning him a generous scholarship with the school. Since graduating, Mark has been a part of several off-broadway, TV and film productions, ranging everywhere from Shakespeare to Arthur Miller's "The American Clock", and appearing in CBS' The Good Wife.

 

Mark is also an accomplished banjo player. He was found by the banjo at the adventurous age of 12 and immediately fell in love with the twangy loud happiness that emitted from its soul. He searched for a teacher to help him unveil the magic of the five stringed device, and was blessed when he found the president of the Pittsburgh Banjo Club, Norm Azinger, who accepted Mark as his pupil. Since that day 18 years ago, Mark has taken his best friend on all of his Journeys into the unknown and back again. Along the way, he had the honor of meeting and working with a guitar player by the name of Chris Cornwell. The banjo was pleased. Chris and Mark started a band, and this band is called THE RUSTY GUNSThey've released a debut album and can be seen and heard all over New York.