Mark Pressed: Articles and Interviews

Mark Valley is fairly quiet, publicity-wise. Articles spring up as film and television projects - and their need for promotion - arise.
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Contents: Articles from    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006    2005    2004    2003    1997    1996    1995    1994    1993
 

2010
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Q & A: Mark Valley
FOX: "It’s 11AM on Sunday – where are you and what are you doing?"
Mark Valley: "I’m in bed, I feel drugged, and I realize that’s probably because I had to work until 1 am the night before."
October 2010 | by FOX.com; http://www.fox.com/humantarget/bios/mark-valley

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2009
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Mark Valley: I've been wearing Captain America costume on weekends
"I was kind of blown away. The power of the Internet, you know? And there might be another reason: I’ve just been walking around in Captain America suits every once in a while on weekends. I didn’t really think it would really go anywhere you know. That’s just a personal hobby of mine."
July 29, 2009 | by Geoff Boucher; http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex
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San Diego Comic Con 2009 - Fox's Human Target in Comic-Con's Crosshairs
"Don't tell me the odds," Valley said, laughing.
July 27, 2009 | by Albert Ching; http://www.newsarama.com/tv/090725-sdcc09-human-target.html
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2008
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Cast Off: Captain America Winner: Mark Valley
With over 200 votes in, Newsarama readers have selected Mark Valley as Captain America. Among readers who voted for Valley, many cited the actor’s physical similarity to Steve Rogers as well as the fact that he is a veteran, having served in Operation Desert Storm. Valley currently appears as Agent John Scott in Fox’s Fringe, but if Newsarama readers are any indication, his acting in Keen Eddie and Boston Legal put him on the radar of many fans as a possible Captain America.
November 21, 2008 | by Matt Brady; Newsarama
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2007
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The Secret Lives of Mark Valley: Boston Legal's hotshot attorney gives us his deposition
"He's a Thief: Well, only when it comes to learning from his Boston Legal compadres: "From James Spader I am learning what to take more seriously, from William Shatner I am learning what not to take so seriously, and from Candice Bergen I am learning the wisdom to know the difference.""
April 21, 2007 | by David A. Keeps; TV Guide [Thanks to Diana of Katco Media]
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2006
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Ferguson + Gretsch = Valley
Question: Am I mistaken, or are Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter of Eureka), Joel Gretsch (Tom Baldwin of The 4400) and Mark Valley (Brad Chase of Boston Legal) the same person using different names?
Matt Roush: You're not the only one to write in about the resemblance between Ferguson and Gretsch, but since you added the similarly square-jawed Valley to the mix, let me just say that if they could bottle the water from that particular handsome-leading-man gene pool, someone could make a fortune. (And speaking of which, if only Mark Valley could find his way out of Legal and into an actual leading-man role again, like the wonderful Keen Eddie.)
August 7, 2006 | by Matt Rousch; TVGuide.com

Ausiello mentions Mark
Question: Don't hear much about Denny Crane and his merry band of Boston Legal loonies from you.
Ausiello: Haven't had much to say till now. It appears Mark Valley will finally get a juicy story line in May when his teenage niece gets arrested for murder and Uncle Brad takes the case. In addition to the niece, the show is also casting the role of Brad's sister.
April 12, 2006  | Ask Ausiello; TVGuide.com

Backstage at SAG: Real life and an extra guest
[excerpt] Another awards-show virgin, Mark Valley was equally thrilled, especially when he found himself standing right next to George Clooney. “I’m used to just sitting in my house in Venice,” said Valley, from "Boston Legal".
January 30, 2006 | Associated Press/MSNBC.com
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2005
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The year in television
Television in 2005 gave us images of the real-life and the make-believe outrageous. Attorney Brad Chase, played by Mark Valley, used an ax to chop three fingers off the right hand of the Rev. Michael Ryan, played by Richard Fancy, in “Boston Legal” on ABC.
December 27, 2005 | by Larry Bonko; The Virginian-Pilot
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2004
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Keen in the British City
As portrayed by Valley, Eddie is a slick, charming, handsome, likeable bastion of morality and order, the perfect centerpiece for an intelligent and sophisticated exhibition of the value of homey, even sometimes hokey, moral standards.
March 31, 2004 | by S. T. Karnick; National Review Online
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2003
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Roving Eye
Celebrating at the Keen Eddie premiere party May 19 in Santa Monica, Calif., are, from left, cast members Sienna Miller and Mark Valley, Fox's Gail Berman, executive producer Joel Wyman and cast member Julian Rhind-Tutt.
June 2, 2003 | TVWeek
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Breaking News: Keen Eddie Premiere Ratings
The premiere of Fox's new drama "Keen Eddie" didn't fare as well, finishing in third place in its time slot in adults 18 to 49 with a 3.3 rating and 9 share from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. However, that is up 74 percent over the time period's performance last year on the same night. "Eddie" pulled in 8 million viewers.
June 4, 2003 | TVWeek
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Yank-in-London idea gets new twist
Mark Valley brings just the right mix of inner tenderness and outward toughness to the role of New York copper Eddie Arlette.
June 24, 2003 | by Alex Strachan; Vancouver Sun
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5 Years From Now
"I want to have a black belt in kung fu. I only have a green belt now. I want to be a close personal friend of Beck, Eminem, Owen Wilson and Sheryl Crow."
April 25, 2003 | Entertainment Weekly
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  1997
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Breaking Out: Mark's Last Day on 'Days of Our Lives' Set
"I'm not jumping from Days into a comfortable new situation," Valley said. "I want to experience taking a chance, jumping out there without knowing what I will be doing next. I've saved my money and have been planning this for three years. I'm a lucky guy."
September 30, 1997 | Soap Opera Magazine by Lorraine Zenka
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Transcript: Mark's Appearance at the Salem Daysfest Fanfest Reception for him, 1997
Transcript of Mark's appearance at a special reception for him at the Daysfest in Salem, Illinois.
Mark: So what do you want to play? [Woman answers: "Memories" from Cats? Oh, that's going to make me cry."]
Mark, laughs: No, I don't know the words. I'll just make them up.
[Woman starts playing "Memories" on the piano. Mark starts to make up his own song and sings it....or should I say "attempts to sing." He's not exactly ready for Broadway.]
Mark's song: Salem... such a nice little town, in the middle of Illinois... they've got a main street.... Salem... There's lots of nice people here... They've got a bunch of Soap's People showing up .. I could really use a beer... [crowd laughs] Salem... I'm sitting here at Sweeney's Diner... and I don't got much to say... [song ends. Mark smiles]
September 20, 1997
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Transcript: Mark & Braden Matthews Answer Questions at the Salem Daysfest Fanfest Reception for Mark, 1997
Transcript from Mark Valley's (ex-Jack) and Braden Matthews's (Travis) appearance at the 1997 Daysfest in Salem Illinois.
"I don't plan on going to another Soap. I plan on using soap."
September 20, 1997
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Daytime's Sixty Most Beautiful People
"In my heart, I'd be most comfortable surrounded by mahogany walls in a den that a New England math professor might love."
August 12, 1997 | Soap Opera Magazine by Lorraine Zenka
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Fortunate Soldier: Mark talks about his wartime experiences in Kuwait
"I think I make a better actor than I did a soldier."
August 12, 1997 | Soaps In Depth Magazine by Malissa Thompson
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On Your Mark, Get Set -- Jump: Mark talks about his skydiving hobby
Valley first jumped out of a plane when he was in the Army, but his involvement in the sport has taken a daredevil turn in the last six months.
July 15, 1997 | Soap Opera Magazine by Lorraine Zenka
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Holding Out for a Hero
"Knowing I have a limited amount of time to do everything I want," he says, "I feel that acting is the best way to experience all these different things."
July 8, 1997 | Soap Opera Update by Ellen Baskin
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Twins that play "Abby" think Mark is a real life Superhero
"They think that I am Batman and that I live in the Bat Cave," Mark says.'"
April 22, 1997 | Soap Opera Weekly Magazine by Janet Di Lauro, p.13
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Just Call Him Scoop Deveraux: Mark Discusses an Audition
"I'm going to Paris tomorrow to investigate the tunnel story -- a former labyrinth under the streets of Paris that was headquarters of the most evil man in the world."
January 28, 1997 | Soap Opera Digest
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Mark's Assorted Opinions
"Who are your favorite writers?  "Henry Miller, Carl Jung and Ernest Hemingway."
1997 | Official Days of Our Lives Fan Club Newsletter
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Mark's Vital Statistics
"Charlie Chaplin once said something like, 'If you want to know me, watch my movies.' I know it sounds a little vague, but it's true. If you want to really know me, watch my work, because that's when I'm most focused."
1997 | Source Unknown
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  1996
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Valley Guy: Rough-hewn Mark Valley and his Salem alter ego Jack Deveraux are soul mates
"I think a lot of guys believe it is important to be self-reliant. If a nuclear bomb exploded, would I be able to live by myself? I know it sounds crazy, but I have this feeling that I've got to be able to survive alone."
October 15, 1996 | Soap Opera Magazine by Lorraine Zenka
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"The Ricki Lake Show" Appearance
Ricki: "Mark, you are such a good sport. Is this weird for you? All these ladies are drooling over you."
Mark: "I just wish that high school was like this. It would have been so much easier."
October, 1996 | The Ricki Lake Show
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Mark talks about his celebrity 'image'
""Somebody told me once that interviewing me is not difficult, it's just not fun 'because you seem to think about what you're saying."
May 14, 1996 | Soap Opera Weekly Update by Damon Romine
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"I'd like to go back to Berlin"
""I speak German so it's kind of an escape when you go to a country where you can speak their language."
April 1996 | Soap Dish Digest, April 1996 | Dishtakes, p. 65
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1995
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Mark Valley: Just the Facts
Valley's life has been rich with activity and experience. He chose to go to West Point ". . . for two reasons: A good education and the challenge. I felt that if I could make it through the demands of those four years, I would be able to do whatever I wanted in life."
1995 | "The Ultimate Soap Opera Guide" by Seli Grooves; Detroit: Visible Ink Press,  p.203-4
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"Leeza": Mark Valley, Melissa Reeves and Jason visit with Leeza Gibbons on her talk show
Leeza: "What do you like best about being on the show?"
Mark: "Uhmm . . . It would have to be . . . the money."
November 8, 1995 | "Leeza"
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"Northwest Afternoon" Appearance
"He's a riot. He is so funny. We went out and did his Christmas shopping while we were there. He picked out all kinds of things. A robe and a sweater and took it back. And he wanted to interview people."
November 1995 | "Northwest Afternoon"
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Shooting Stars
COMMENT FROM CO-WORKER: "Well, first of all, let's face it: Mark's gorgeous. He has a presence and a fresh quality, and he is able to connect with other actors in a unique way. He has a sensitivity and depth that enhance his performance, and his responses are very real, not pat. Mark has a broad range, and I think that his potential is as big as one can go." -- Jaime Lyn Bauer
October 31, 1995 | Soap Opera Weekly
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Classic Car Man
"It's amazing how all Mustangs, (Volkswagen) Beetles and Fiats end up in California. It's like they come here to retire, live out their old age."
October 3, 1995 | Soap Opera Weekly
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Who The Hell Was Mark Valley?
"I worked in a coffee shop in Manhattan behind the coffee bar, slinging espresso until about three or four months ago! Since it's by where you work, you should go in, tell the owner you know me, and you'll get a free espresso."
July 1995 | Daytime Digest 'Inside Days of our Lives'

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Holy Cow: Some interesting quotes about Mark or Jack
"I just don't know what he'll do next."
July 11. 1995 | Soap Opera Update'

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Army Vet Mark Valley Is At Ease As Days' New Jack
Valley even switches gears in the middle of lunch at a tiny Italian cafe on Sunset Boulevard. As he eyes the menu, the blonde-haired, blue-eyed actor unexpectedly launches into an impersonation of Jack Nicholson. Seconds after ordering in flawless Italian, Valley grabs the tape recorder off the table. Suddenly, his voice drops to a whisper and he's Star Trek's Mr. Spock on the deck of the Starship Enterprise.
January 31, 1995 | "He's A Trooper" by Malissa Thompson; Soap Opera Digest, Vol 20, No. 3
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1994
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How Green is Mark Valley?
He says the military and soaps have much in common: "You get up early, you need discipline, and you never know what to expect."
November 18, 1994 | "The Soap Box" by Alan Carter; Entertainment Weekly Magazine
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"Pure Soap" Interview
Q: Who have you ended up pal-ing up with on the "Days of our Lives" set now that you've been working?
MV: Um, in spite of his abrasive personality, I'd say Jason Brooks.
November  1994 | Transcript of Mark's televised interview on "Pure Soap" hosted by Shelley Taylor Morgan
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"New Jack City"
"Lately I've been shopping, just trying to find little knickknacks, like towels for my bathroom. I like to read. I like to rent old movies. I like to run and hike. I go to the gym and play some basketball. I love to swim, too."
December 27, 1994 | Soap Opera Weekly
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1993
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Mark Valley: An Innocent Man
Valley, who started out as an extra, recalls his first day vividly. "The assistant director came up to me and said, 'Stir that coffee and read this magazine.'"
Date Unknown | Soap Opera Weekly Magazine by Janet Di Lauro, p. 27
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