Mark Odlum grew up on the mean streets of West Hartford, CT – using his 6'2" frame to play basketball and ‘borrow’ street signs.
After graduating from Providence College, Mark moved to Boston to reach what some say was the peak of his career: corporate telecom sales. Despite a storied reign of cold calls and almost closing deals, his friends and family pushed him toward his true dream – the lucrative and glamorous world of Improv Comedy. Within two years, Mark had elevated to the main stage of Improv Boston and Improv Asylum. Mark soon moved to New York City to study acting while continuing to hone his improv skills at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
He currently resides in Los Angeles where he’s a dues paying member of the WGA, SAG and AFTRA. In addition to acting, Mark co-created Strange Faculty, a sitcom pilot that won the NBC Comedy Short Festival. Mark also co-wrote and developed the pilot Off Season for NBC, and his short Parking Garage: Beyond the Limit has toured the world. Mark has arrested people for shoplifting on As the World Turns, appeared in national commercials, and produced and starred in the western comedy Smokewood. He just finished his first book, a comedic memoir about survival and fatherhood.