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Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon

American television director and producer
Mark Gordon
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American television director and producer
A.K.A. Mark Gordon Company, The Mark Gordon Company
Is Film producer Television producer Filmmaker
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 10 October 1956, Newport News, USA
Age 64 years
Star sign Libra
Spouse: Karen Spencer, Countess Spencer
New York University Tisch School of the Arts
The details


Mark Gordon (born October 10, 1956) is an American television and film producer. He is a former President of the Producers Guild of America.

In January 2018, Gordon was named President and Chief Content Officer of Film, and Television of Entertainment One, which had acquired his namesake production studio.

Early life and education

Gordon was born to a Jewish family on October 10, 1956, in Newport News, Virginia. He is a graduate of New York University Film School.


Gordon's first producing effort was the Off-Broadway production of The Buddy System at Circle in the Square downtown.

In the television arena, Gordon currently serves as an executive producer on Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Ray Donovan, Quantico, and the franchise spin-off Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders for CBS. In 2015 Gordon was honored by the Producers Guild of America with the Norman Lear Award for achievement in television. Gordon is a five-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee and two-time winner. Additionally, he won a Golden Globe Award for his work on Grey's Anatomy.

Gordon's recent films include Steve Jobs, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and directed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, and War Dogs, starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, with Todd Phillips directing. Past film credits include Saving Private Ryan, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Speed, Source Code, The Messenger, and The Patriot. As an executive producer and financier, Gordon's credits include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Wonder Boys, The Painted Veil, A Simple Plan, and Primary Colors.

Gordon is the President Emeritus of the Producers Guild of America, having served as its President from 2010 through 2014.

The Mark Gordon Company / eOne

In 2015, The Mark Gordon Company partnered with Entertainment One to create an independent television and film studio as eOne acquired 51% of the production company for $133,000,000.00. Gordon served as CEO of the company, which finances and produces content by Gordon and other producers. In 2018, eOne paid Gordon an additional $240,000,000.00 to fully own the Mark Gordon Company. Gordon was offered to serve as president and chief content officer of film, television and digital at eOne. On August 22, 2019, Hasbro announced that it would acquire eOne for $4 billion. Hasbro’s self-stated motives for acquiring the company were closely tied to Gordon’s involvement. Gordon’s personal proceeds from the eOne and subsequent Hasbro acquisition were reported to be upwards of $500,000,000.00.


All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Notes
1988 Brothers in Arms
1990 Opportunity Knocks
1992 Traces of Red
Fly by Night
1993 Swing Kids
1994 Speed
Trial by Jury
1995 A Pyromaniac's Love Story
1996 Broken Arrow
1997 The Relic Executive producer
Speed 2: Cruise Control Executive producer
The Jackal Executive producer
1998 Hard Rain
Black Dog Executive producer
Saving Private Ryan
A Simple Plan Executive producer
1999 Virus Executive producer
It's the Rage Executive producer
2000 Isn't She Great Executive producer
The Patriot
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Executive producer
2004 Laws of Attraction Executive producer
The Day After Tomorrow
2005 The Matador Executive producer
Winter Passing Executive producer
Prime Executive producer
Life of the Party Executive producer
2006 The Hoax
The Painted Veil Executive producer
2007 Talk to Me
2008 10,000 BC
Heart of a Dragon Executive producer
2009 The Messenger
12 Rounds
2011 The Details
Source Code
Rampart Executive producer
2013 The To Do List Executive producer
2015 Steve Jobs
2016 War Dogs
2017 Sand Castle
Molly's Game
Murder on the Orient Express
2018 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
2019 Official Secrets Executive producer
Midway Executive producer
2020 Death on the Nile
Bunny Lake Is Missing
Cowboy Ninja Viking
Don't Look Now
Killing Pablo
The Killer
As an actor
Year Film Role Notes
1994 Speed Reporter Waving Outside Airport Fence


Year Title Notes Ref.
1983 How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days Television film
1984−85 ABC Afterschool Special
1987 Disneyland
CBS Summer Playhouse
1991 Lightning Field Television film
Executive producer
Love Kills Television film
Executive producer
1994 The Man Who Wouldn't Die Television pilot
Executive producer
1985−95 CBS Schoolbreak Special
1997 The Ripper Television film
Executive producer
1997−2000 Untitled 90's Project Executive producer
2003 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Television film
Executive producer
Footsteps Television film
Executive producer
2004−05 LAX
2005 Warm Springs Television film
Executive producer
2006 A House Divided Television film
Executive producer
2007−09 Reaper Executive producer
2009 House Rules Television film
Executive producer
Empire State Television film
Executive producer
2010 It Takes a Village Television film
Executive producer
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Executive producer
Identity Television film
Executive producer
2012 Dark Horse Television film
Executive producer
Americana Television pilot
Executive producer
2007−13 Private Practice Executive producer
Army Wives Executive producer
2013 Family Tools Executive producer
Gothica Television film
Executive producer
2014 Benched Executive producer
Clementine Television film
Executive producer
2015 Agatha Television film
Executive producer
2016−17 Conviction Executive producer
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Executive producer
2017 The Climb Television film
Executive producer
Las Reinas Executive producer
2018 Youth & Consequences Executive producer
2015−18 Quantico Executive producer
2013−19 Ray Donovan Executive producer
2005−19 Criminal Minds Executive producer
2016−19 Designated Survivor Executive producer
2018−19 The Rookie Executive producer
2005−19 Grey's Anatomy Executive producer
Street Fighter
As director
Year Title Notes
1980 Good Time Harry
1995 CBS Schoolbreak Special Episode: "Children Remember the Holocaust"
As an actor
Year Title Role
1985 ABC Afterschool Special 2nd Paramedic
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