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BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY


Mark Price is a businessman, his marketing, consulting and public relations firm, Mark Price & Associates works primarily with the automobile industry. Mark Price has developed strategies for many of the nation’s largest automakers, including the Ford Motor Company, Chevrolet, Toyota and Chrysler Corporation. His “Ford’s Focus on Women” is still regarded in the industry as an innovative strategy on corporate consumer relations.


Prior to his success in business, Mark was an actor and stand‐up comedian, performing in theaters and clubs across this country. He is perhaps best known to San Diegans for his “If Not You,Then Who? Assuming Personal Responsibility” radio commentaries which have been broadcast on local stations in the region. Recently one of his one‐man plays “One Body, Many Parts – Saint Paul, In His Own Words” was filmed and appeared in movie theaters across the country.


Mark has a distinguished record of community service. In the early 1980’s, Mark united

business and law enforcement to locate missing children by including pictures of missing children on the back of direct mail pieces to consumers. This program was a success, as one missing girl was reunited with her family.


Mark served politically in the following ways:

Immediate Past Chair - Alpine School Board – Elected


Past Chairman, Alpine Planning Board ‐ Elected


Past Co‐Chair with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger ‐ Education Reform


Past Member, California Tax Advisory Committee ‐ Appointed


Founding Chairman, San Diego Association of Republican Elected Officials ‐ Appointed


Member, California Republican Party


Past Member, San Diego County Central Committee ‐ Elected


Past Member, Republican National Committee


Past Senate District Director, California Republican Assembly


Founder & Trustee, Ronald Reagan Presidential Task Force


As a Community and Church Leader:

Founder, Mark Price Foundation ‐ Working to increase investigation and prosecution of elder abuse nationally.


Founder, Job Net ‐ Organized to reduce the burden of the Welfare System


Founder, The Lay Pastor Society


Founded and directed a county‐wide program for at‐risk high school children.


Moderator and Organizer of Town Hall Forums focusing on Illegal Immigration, Welfare Reform,

Transportation and Taxation including Internet Taxation


Past Board Member, YMCA


In Ministry since 1975

Masters in Governance through the California School Board Association


Previously In Doctorate of Ministry Program


Award Winning Radio Commentator


Author of 2 Books ‐

“If Not You ‐ Then Who? Assuming Personal Responsibility”

“How Would You Feel?

11 New books with his publisher


Educator ‐

Evangelist


Professional Sales & Executive trainer and developer of training manuals


Television Commentator



Acting - In Their Own Words - Biblical Portrayals:


Act 1 - Early Stage Work

Mark developed a love for performing at a very early age.  His first experience was in elementary school in 1961.  He sang "Do You Hear What I Hear?" as part of the school Christmas play - He was hooked.  His mother was a great influence and driving force in the early years.  She encouraged his auditioning and participation in many plays both school and at community theaters.  She even founded and ran a community theater at which Mark performed in numerous roles.  Mark proudly keeps some of his mother's scripts for her roles including Hamlet, The Enchanted Cottage and Alice in Wonderland.


Mark has played roles in theaters around the country.  The roles have ranged from Shakespeare's Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night), Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet), Prince Hal (King Henry IV, Part II) and Nick Bottom (A Midsummer Night's Dream) to Cyrano in Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac.


Additional plays include "Of Mice & Men", "The Odd Couple", "Barefoot in the Park", "Harvey", Spoon River Anthology", "The Importance of Being Ernest", "Ah Wilderness", "Our Town", "Tom Jones", and many more.


Mark is very proud of his first one man show - "Oscar Wilde - In His Own Words".  A play written and performed by Mark beginning in 1975.


Act 2 - Stand-Up Comedy

In the early to mid 1970's through 1979 Mark played in many of the nations comedy clubs.  He enjoyed the experience of standing in front of an audience and working to make them laugh.  He enjoyed working alone and in a couple cases working with a partner as a comedy team.  Mark was proud to be apart of Ernest D. Glucksman's comedy troupe.  An early group of comedians, led and instructed by the great Ernie Glucksman.  They wrote and performed their own material at clubs in the Los Angeles area. 


In those early days of modern stand-up Mark had the great honor of performing on the same stage with people who have become incredible stars.  He was lucky to see the very early work of Jay Leno, Robin Williams, Jimmie Walker, Freddie Prinze, to name a few.


Mark enjoyed stand-up but much preferred his theater experience.


Act 3 - Biblical Portrayals

In 1983 Mark was encouraged by famed child actor Bobs Watson to combine his theater background with his faith based efforts.  Mark was moved by Bobs Watson and his ability to combine his acting with his faith;  Bobs was 33 years a movie actor and then 33 years a Methodist Minister.  Mark took up the challenge and developed his one-man Biblical Portrayals.  The series is entitled "In Their Own Words” and includes - Judas Iscariot, Simon Peter, Saint Joseph, Doubting Thomas, Saint Paul, Saint Luke and Saint Francis of Assisi.


Since 1984 Mark has performed his Biblical Portrayals around the world in churches, halls and theaters.  His performances have been translated into many different languages.  In 2008 his Portrayal of Saint Paul "One Body, Many Parts - Saint Paul, In His Own Words" was filmed and shown in movie theaters nationwide. 

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