Founder & Managing Director
Mark Pinkosh was born in Frankfurt, Germany to a Polish-American father and a Scottish-American mother. The family moved to Kailua, Hawaii when Mark was 7 years old.
Mark began acting in film and television at age 9, appearing in a number of local television commercials in Hawaii and working as an actor in such shows as Hawaii 5-0, Charlie’s Angels, Rockford Files, The Jeffersons and Eight Is Enough. By the age of 12 he was performing regularly on the stage, and after graduation from High School was named Presidential Scholar In The Arts by President Reagan in 1982. That same year he was flown to Washington D.C. to be presented with the award and to perform at the Kennedy Center.
In 1984, Mark founded Starving Artists Theatre Company. As Founder and Managing Director, Mark produced over sixty shows, directing twelve of them. Starving Artists shows have represented the United States at a number of high profile International Theatre Festivals, including Toronto’s World Stage Festival, Dublin’s International Festival (twice), Philadelphia’s Fringe Fest and the Edinburgh International Fringe. Their work has been seen by audiences in London, Auckland, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Vancouver, Calgary, San Francisco, Houston, Munich, Paris and Seattle.
Mark has enjoyed recognition for his work in both the U.K. and the U.S.. His awards include the Manchester Evening News Award for Actor of the Year. He was given the first-ever London Stage Award for Outstanding Actor at the Edinburgh Festival and two Po’okela Awards for his stage work in Honolulu.
Mark had appeared in a variety of television and film roles. Films include: Fifty First Dates, The Mod Squad, Underclassmen, Man In The Moon, Take Me With You and The Ghosts of Los Angeles. He also appeared on the BBC Radio 4 Monday Night Play, Pacific Dreams.