Mark Anthony Baldesarra was born on October 3, 1970 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Having worked in different fields of employment over the years, Mark never felt completely fulfilled until he started acting. He embarked on his journey as an actor in the summer of 2009 after landing a small part on an independent film called ‘Ghosts With Shit Jobs’. The film went on to win the Best Feature Film Award at the 2012 UK based Sci-fi London Film Festival. Although only a small part, Mark felt privileged to have worked with director Jim Munroe and be associated with an award winning film.
Recently, Mark played the role of Ian, the leader of a Nazi skinheads group in the short independent film A Wasteland of Hate. The film was screened at the Toronto Independent Film Festival and The Underground Film Festival in Ireland. Last Summer he was Uncle Will, the ghostly apparition on the TV series Paranormal Witness which airs on the SyFy and Space Channel. He often plays homicidal or unfriendly characters due to his intense presence and appearance.
Aside from acting, Mark’s passion is motorcycles. He’s been an avid motorcyclist for over 25 years and in his free time gets his hands dirty restoring vintage motorbikes. One of Mark's project motorcycles was used by recording artist Danny Fernandes for the video of his single 'come back down'. His latest build - a rare 1972 Yamaha.
From a young age Mark has lived by a fitness lifestyle. He’s competed in mountain bike races and beach volleyball. He’s trained in boxing and muay thai martial arts and has been a certified personal trainer for 16 years.
Having done various short films, feature films, and television, he appreciates and loves the film making process and feels completely at home in front of the camera. To keep his skills sharp he’s always on the lookout for a new challenge as an actor and person.