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Mark Pinter, who joined the cast of Another World in October 1991 as the scoundrel Grant Harrison, was honored in 1996 with the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villain. Pinter was recently nominated for a Soap Opera Award, with co-star Kim Rhodes, for Favorite New Couple. Pinter made his daytime debut as Dr. Tom Crawford on Love of Life in 1979. He then portrayed Mark Evans on Guiding Light in 1981 and joined As the World Turns as Brian McColl in 1983. He also played Ian Hollister on Loving.

His primetime credits include guest-starring roles on Hunter, Charlie’s Angels, The Love Boat and Hart to Hart. He also appeared in the television movies Crash, Go West, Young Girl and Peyton Place ’79. He made his feature-film debut in Other People’s Money. Pinter performed on stage in The Show Off, What the Butler Saw, Equus, The Shadow Box, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and most recently, Love Letters, with his wife, actress Colleen Zenk Pinter of As the World Turns. They also tour nationally with a cabaret show called An Evening with Pinter and Zenk.

Born in Decorah, Iowa, Pinter graduated from Iowa State University with a B.A. in theater arts and is a founding member of The Old Creamery Theater Company in Garrison, Iowa. He earned an M.F.A. at Wayne State University’s famed Hilberry Graduate Repertory Theater in Michigan. He and his wife have a blended family of six children. The actor enjoys skiing, gardening and participating in invitational golf tournaments around the country. Pinter’s birthday is March 7.