Mark Harrier, shown here in a screenshot of one of the "Porky's" films in the 1980s, appeared as Corporal Stoddard in the Season 11 M*A*S*H episode "As Time Goes By".
|Born:||October 6, 1954|
|Birthplace||Lompoc, California, U.S.|
|Character played:||Corporal Stoddard|
Mark Herrier (born October 6, 1954) appeared as Corporal Stoddard, a G.I. wounded by a sniper who miraculously arrives at the 4077th with his chopper pilot after they were shot at by snipers in the Season 11 episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H titled "As Time Goes By". Herrier is well known for his role as "Billy" in the Porky's comedy films in the 1980's.
Born and raised in Lompoc California. At the age of 10, Mark first got the acting bug when mother took him to Santa Barbara to see The Music Man (1962). He, after seeing it again twice, decided he wanted to be an actor. After high school, he passed up a scholarship to study law at USC, and started pursuing his career. He trained at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, University of Washington Professional Actor's Training Program, and studied with artists like Robert Lewis. He started acting at regional theaters in Seattle, getting his first Equity job at the Seattle Rep. He worked nonstop in regional theaters including the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, and Circle in the Square.
Mark moved to New York and then, after 5 weeks. got his first acting jobs, as Brigadoon and Macbeth on Broadway. He was cast in Porky's (1982) after attending an audition with his friend Boyd Gaines, who was cast as well. After completing the movie, he came back to New York to act with the original cast of Sister Mary Ignatius off Broadway. At that time Porky's opened, he was in the number one movie in the world and the number one show in New York at the same time.
He is married, has 2 children, and lives in California. He stopped acting and now writes and directs.
- Mark Herrier at the Internet Movie Database